Zeiss FE 50mm f/1.4 Planar T* ZA Lens Announced

Sony has announced the new Zeiss FE 50mm f/1.4 Planar T* ZA lens for full-frame Sony E mount cameras.

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Sony has announced the new Zeiss FE 50mm f/1.4 Planar T* ZA lens for Sony E-mount cameras. Designed to cover the full-frame, the lens adds a third 50-55mm prime lens to the Sony E mount. The lens will be available in July for £1500 including VAT.

View our Zeiss FE 50mm f/1.4 Planar T* ZA sample photos

From Sony: Sony Releases Full-Frame FE 50mm F1.4 ZA Prime Lens  

"A quintessential wide-aperture 50mm “normal” lens, the new ZEISS® Planar F1.4 offers high resolution, high-contrast and overall exceptional performance."

Sony today introduced a new full-frame lens for their E-mount camera system, the Planar T* FE 50mm F1.4 ZA (model SEL50F14Z).  

This 50mm prime lens features a large F1.4 maximum aperture that offers impressive contrast and outstanding resolution that are hallmarks of the ZEISS® brand.  It produces these consistently strong qualities throughout the entirety of the frame – from centre to corner – and at all aperture settings, even while shooting wide open at F1.4. The cutting edge optical structure includes high-precision AA (Advanced Aspherical) and ED (Extra-low Dispersion) glass elements that reduce spherical and chromatic aberration, as well as a ZEISS® T* Coating that minimises flare and ghosting, creating the classic ZEISS® clarity.

Additionally, its Planar design ensures minimal distortion.    


The large F1.4 maximum aperture of the FE 50mm F1.4ZA lens provides a level of brightness and speed that are advantageous for dimly lit indoor shots, night scenes, and portraits, while its 11-bladed circular aperture allows for stunning ‘bokeh’, or background defocus, in images.  The lens also features an aperture ring with an adjustable ON/OFF switch, an AF/MF focus mode switch, and a dust and moisture resistant designi, further increasing its functionality.  

The new lens is also equipped with a ring drive SSM (Super Sonic wave Motor) system, which allows it to efficiently lock focus with speed, precision and in near silence, making it particularly useful for shooting movies.   

Pricing and Availability

The new FE 50mm F1.4 ZA lens will ship this July and will be available across Europe for approximately £1500 (inc VAT) / €1,800.  

View our Zeiss FE 50mm f/1.4 Planar T* ZA sample photos.

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13 Jul 2016 10:38AM
I'd prefer a Sony G-Master f1.2 70mm and a G-Master f1.4 42mm instead of jet another 50mm.
It would have been more impact-full and less resource redundancy. No ?
Granted that if with AF, then also Eye-AF capable, then they are indeed viewer, but still top level.
So it still has to be so much better. Ok, so maybe, after all it will ?! Meanwhile(!) this announcement feels(!) disappointing, in my state of mind Wink

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