Sony Electronics abrupt announced its new full-frame lens for their E-mount camera system, the Planner T FE 50mm F1.4 ZA (model SEL50F14Z). This full-frame fast prime features an 11-blade aperture for circular out-of-focus highlights even as you stop down, Advanced Aspheric and the ED lens elements and Zeiss’ T coating. Sony says that the lens’ Planar design minimizes distortion.
The Sony FE 50mm f/1.4 ZA lens construction features 12 elements in 9 groups, with 2 aspherical element and 1 extra-low dispersion elements. With an 11-bladed aperture, the lens is able to attain some amazingly beautiful, all-important bokeh. Also, by utilizing a Planar design for glass, sharpness is held from center of the frame to the corner and There is minimal distortion.
The new lens is also equipped with a ring drive SSM (Super Sonic wave Motor) system, which offers it to efficiently lock focus with precision, speed and in near silence, making it particularly useful for shooting movies.
The 50mm ZA measures in at 3.375-inches by 4.375-inches and weighs 1 pound 11.5 ounces. There is no mistaking it for one of Sony’s earlier lighter and slimmer mirrorless lens varieties.
The new lens also features an aperture ring with an adjustable ON/OFF switch mode, an AF/MF focus mode switch, and a moisture and dust resistant design, further increasing its functionality.
The new FE 50mm F1.4 ZA lens start shipping for a retail price of $1,500 US and $1,950 CA. The FE interchangeable lens will be sold at a variety of Sony authorized dealers throughout North America.