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Quick Hands-On With the Sony FE 50mm f/1.4 ZA Lens


Earlier today Sony announced two lenses – a Zeiss branded Sony FE 50mm f/1.4 ZA lens as well as the already announced (but have yet to arrive) Sony FE 70-200mm f/2.8 GM OSS lens. On this first quick hands on photographer Steve Huff had a chance to try the new lens and shows some images he took with it.

First let’s talk about the Sony FE 50mm f/1.4 ZA which is the company’s fastest 50mm FE lens to date and is significantly larger (and heavier than the two other 50mm Sony FE lenses).

Here are some specs for the Sony FE 50mm f/1.4 ZA:

  • Focal length: 50mm f/1.4 E-Mount Lens (Full-Frame coverage)
  • Aperture: f/1.4 to f/16
  • Design: 12 elements in 9 groups (1 AA Element, 1 Aspherical Element and One Extra-Low Dispersion Element).
  • Coating: Zeiss T* Anti-Reflective.
  • Focusing: Ring Drive Super Sonic Wave Motor System
  • Physical Aperture Ring; De-Click Switch
  • Filter thread: 72mm.
  • Construction: Dust- & Moisture-Resistant
  • Aperture: 11 Blade circular diaphragm.
  • Weight: 778 grams/27.44 oz.
  • Price: $1500 on B&H.

The Sony/Zeiss FE 50mm f/1.4 ZA

Sony Planar T FE 50mm f1.4 ZA

The Sony FE 70-200mm f/2.8 GM OSS was actually announced earlier this year along side the Sony in February but not all the details were released at the time including the price. One paper at least this lens seem to be the most advanced 70-200mm f/2.8 lens on the market and it seems like it’s price reflects that.

Here are some details about the FE 70-200mm f/2.8 GM OSS:

  • Focal length: 70-200 f/2.8 E-Mount Lens (Full-Frame coverage)
  • Aperture: f/2.8 to f/22
  • Design: 23 elements in 18 groups (1 XA Element, 2 Aspherical Elements, 4 ED Elements, 2 Super ED Elements)
  • Coating: Nano AR Coating and Fluorine Coating.
  • Focusing: Linear SSM Focus System.
  • Stabilization: Optical SteadyShot Image.
  • Filter thread: 77mm.
  • Construction: Dust- & Moisture-Resistant
  • Aperture: 11 Blade circular diaphragm.
  • Weight: 1480 grams/3.26 lb.
  • Price: $2600 on B&H.

The new FE 70-200mm f/2.8 GM OSS

Sony-FE-70-200mm-f2.8-GM-OSS

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