Sony SEL 55mm F1.8 FE Carl Zeiss Sonnar T*
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.
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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 (Modulation Transfer Function) describes how well a lens can reproduce fine details, measured as the degree of contrast achieved between finely spaced lines.
Features of the Sony SEL 55mm F1.8 FE Carl Zeiss Sonnar T*
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 the Sony SEL 55mm F1.8 FE Carl Zeiss Sonnar T* is also an advantage when shooting in low light.
Smooth bokeh enhances depth and dimension
A 9-blade circular aperture works with the Sony SEL 55mm F1.8 FE Carl Zeiss Sonnar T* 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.
- Sony E-mount
- 35mm full frame
- 35mm equivalent focal-length (APS-C)
- Lens Groups / Elements
- Angle of View (35mm)
- Angle of View (APS-C)
- Maximum aperture (F)
- Minimum Aperture (F)
- Aperture Blades
- Circular Aperture
- Minimum Focus Distance
- 0.5m (1.64ft)
- Maximum Magnification ratio
- Filter Diameter
Size & Weight
- Dimensions (W x H x D)
- 64.4 x 70.5mm (2-5/8 x 2-7/8in.)
- 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.
What’s In The Box
- Lens hood (ALC-SH131: petal shape, bayonet type)
- Lens front cap
- Lens rear cap