Sony SEL 55mm F1.8 FE Carl Zeiss Sonnar T*

899.99

Superior full-frame speed and quality

This standard prime lens with a 55mm focal length and large F1.8 maximum aperture offers stunning ZEISS Sonnar contrast and resolution for full-frame E-mount bodies. It can also create gorgeous background bokeh to set off your subject when needed. The big, bright maximum aperture means you can shoot handheld in low-light conditions while still getting outstanding sharpness and clarity.

 

 

 

Description

Lens Configuration

The Sony SEL 55mm F1.8 FE Carl Zeiss Sonnar T* uses legendary ZEISS quality, manufactured and calibrated specifically for Sony imaging products. The T* coating contributes to exquisite rendering and contrast.

MTF Chart

MTF (Modulation Transfer Function) describes how well a lens can reproduce fine details, measured as the degree of contrast achieved between finely spaced lines.

Features

Fast F1.8 for broad creative control

Renowned ZEISS contrast and resolution bring out the best in full frame image sensors such as those in the Sony α7 series, and a large F1.8 maximum aperture can produce beautiful full-frame background bokeh. You can also stop down for extended depth-of-field. A bright lens like this is also an advantage when shooting in low light.

Smooth bokeh enhances depth and dimension

A 9-blade circular aperture works with this lens’s state-of-the-art optics to create beautifully smooth bokeh in out-of-focus background areas when desired, with natural-looking highlights that won’t distract from the important foreground subject and details.

Sony and ZEISS team up for better images

Advanced technology from ZEISS and Sony combines in a precision optical design with three aspherical elements, two double-sided, that effectively reduce all forms of aberration while achieving outstanding image-wide sharpness and contrast. The ZEISS T* coating suppresses internal reflections, for sublime contrast from highlights to deep blacks.

Shoot with confidence anywhere

Some of the most exciting images are captured in challenging environments. A dust and moisture resistant design means that the Sony SEL 55mm F1.8 FE Carl Zeiss Sonnar T* lens will continue to perform reliably in moderately wet or dusty conditions, so you can shoot with confidence wherever those great shots are found.

Outstanding colour and contrast

The ZEISS T* coating is an important contributing factor, effectively suppressing spurious reflections that can degrade overall image quality. Flare and ghosting are reduced for enhanced colour and contrast that give images a deep, three-dimensional feel.

Specifications

Mount
Sony E-mount
Format
35mm full frame
Focal-Length
55mm
35mm equivalent focal-length (APS-C)
82.5mm
Lens Groups / Elements
5/7
Angle of View (35mm)
43°
Angle of View (APS-C)
29
Maximum aperture (F)
1.8
Minimum Aperture (F)
22
Aperture Blades
9
Circular Aperture
Yes
Minimum Focus Distance
0.5m (1.64ft)
Maximum Magnification ratio
0.14x
Filter Diameter
49mm
Dimensions (W x H x D)
64.4 x 70.5mm (2-5/8 x 2-7/8in.)
Weight
281g (10oz.)
*“35mm equivalent focal-length (APS-C)” and “Angle of View (APS-C)” are with interchangeable-lens digital camera incorporating APS-C type image sensors.
  • Lens hood (ALC-SH131: petal shape, bayonet type)
  • Lens front cap
  • Lens rear cap
  • Case