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Sony FE 55mm f/1.8 ZA Sonnar T* : Specifications and Opinions


Sony FE 55mm f/1.8 ZA Sonnar T*

The Sony FE 55mm f/1.8 ZA Sonnar T* is a standard lens for FF and APS-C, manufactured from 2013. The focus is done by Lens AF motor (non-ultrasonic), it does not have image stabilization. The average price, when it has been added to the JuzaPhoto database, is 737 €;
105 users have given it an average vote of 9.6 out of 10.


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This lens is available with the following mounts:

Sony E: this lens is compatible with mirrorless fullframe and APS-C Sony.



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 Specifications
 Focal lenght   55 mm
 Angle of view   43°
 Format   FF, APS-C
 Max. aperture   f/1.8
 Aperture blades   9
 Lenses/Groups   7 elements in 5 groups
 Min. focus distance   0.50 meters
 Reproduction ratio   0.14x

 Features
 Stabilization   No
 Focus   Lens AF motor (non-ultrasonic)
 Internal Focus   Yes

 Built and notes
 Tripod ring   No
 Extenders   No
 Filters   49 mm
 Lens hood   Yes, supplied
 Weather sealing   Yes
 Weight   281 g
 Dimensions   64 x 70 mm

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avatarjunior
sent on July 14, 2021

Pros: Everythink

Cons: Nothing

Opinion: The lens is was introduced with the A7 series into the market. At that time the cameras were the limiting factor. Since the Sony A7R II you can enjoy the full performance of this lens which is ranked currently as #7 in DxOMark. The lens reaches maximum resoltution in the center at f4 while the edges are at f11 at its best. There is a test report in the internet which shows the values for the lens mounted on a A7R and a A7R II https://www.digitalkamera.de/Zubeh%C3%B6r-Test/Testbericht_Sony_FE_55_mm_1_8_Sonnar_T_ZA_SEL-55F18Z/9187.aspx So the lens is still a great performer in 2021. Considering size and weight there is nothing better. So when you shoot with Zeiss glass, you want to have the Zeiss pop up effect. That delivers the lens, even at f4 it is noticable. The seperation of an subject from the background is simply great. The lens provides rich details of the subject, while the background is blurred. The colors and the contrast are typically Zeiss.

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avatarjunior
sent on January 11, 2023

Pros: Small, sharp, fast

Cons: I don't know

Opinion: I'm using it recently on A7III but the first impressions are really remarkable, small, very sharp, easy to carry because the combo with the A7III is perfect and balanced, a splinter, I found only some uncertainty in the maf but probably because I did not bet correctly, and maybe I could also improve the setting of the machine. The colors for me are fantastic as well as the definition, Zeiss will count for something, the famous loss of definition at the edges so much claimed in other reviews does not seem so obvious to me. I was amazed above all by the almost absent postproduction so much is the quality of the file that you get, paradoxically you have to work a little more passing to the b & w but already how it is born it would be fine. I come from an apsc also of good level, but I must say that there is no comparison. For me very approved, and I would say to evaluate it for what it is, that is, a work tool not a collector's item. instagram.com/mmarzaro57

avatarjunior
sent on November 11, 2022

Pros: Sharpness, Construction, Price-Quality, Bokeh, Speed af

Cons: Suffering in contrasts; The price in my opinion is, at the moment, in accordance with the value

Opinion: I have owned the Sony 55 f1.8 Zeiss for about 2 years. I had the opportunity to test it in 1001 circumstances, such as Portraiture, Ceremonies and Street. Undoubtedly the focal length, together with the generous diaphragm, make the coveted "Portrait" its workhorse. The image quality is really good, the sharpness in the center is decent at 1.4, excellent at 1.8. The feeling in handling this lens is to have in your hands an instrument of excellent workmanship that, if used well, can give infinite satisfaction. Incomparable yield with the smooth 1.8, and at the same time unjustifiable the price difference with Plannar T 1.4. Advised.

avatarsenior
sent on July 10, 2022

Pros: Lightness, sharpness, f1.8 without compromise, low vignetting, filter diameter 49mm, build quality, very nice bokeh with cats eye and in some cases slightly swirl, saturation and color rendering in particular red and blue.

Cons: Chromatic aberrations in some situations of high contrast, in other situations non-existent, high price maintained over the years.

Opinion: The optics that I use the most, in any situation and genre, perfect for the first A7, a compact, light and high quality system. Focus breathing can be a problem for those who make many videos, not making many you do not notice. Fantastic the blurred, swirl and with cats eye that I often hear not "perfectly circular", I prefer it so, a very nice effect especially for portraits in the presence of trees and vegetation, instead less swirling with stones and pebbles. Overall a real bargain for the price of the used, there are no similar optics in any system, quality confirmed by the tests carried out over the years.

avatarjunior
sent on May 05, 2022

Pros: Lightness sharpness autofocus and dial for manual focus

Cons: it costs a lot and can't stand contrast light

Opinion: the best 50ino sony ever makes beautiful photos ... compared to the economic models it has the manual bezel and a very precise focus system allows you to focus endlessly so it always reacts well at all times and does not go crazy, it is tropicalized even if it does not have a gasket on the attack but patience, it is very light compared to the other portrait fixed you do not realize that you have it with you




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