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Sony 50mm F1.4 ZA SSM Carl Zeiss Planar T*

Sony 50mm F1.4 ZA SSM Carl Zeiss Planar T*
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Sony 50mm F1.4 ZA SSM Carl Zeiss Planar T* review: specs and price

Sony 50mm F1.4 ZA SSM Carl Zeiss Planar T*
Sony 50mm F1.4 ZA SSM Carl Zeiss Planar T*
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Why is Sony 50mm F1.4 ZA SSM Carl Zeiss Planar T* better than the average?

  • Widest aperture at maximum focal length
    1.4fvs3.81f
  • Widest aperture
    f/1.4 vsf/3.0072916666666667
  • Smallest aperture at maximum focal length
    22fvs21.76f
  • Aperture blades
    9vs7.3
  • Smallest aperture at minimum focal length
    22fvs21.47f
  • Minimum angle of view
    32°vs36.67°

General info

1.Weather sealed
Sony 50mm F1.4 ZA SSM Carl Zeiss Planar T*

Device is protected with extra seals to prevent failures due to any kind of weather.

2.has or is a prime lens
Sony 50mm F1.4 ZA SSM Carl Zeiss Planar T*

A prime lens has a fixed focal length. In general, these are sharper, with a wider aperture.

3.Includes lens hood
Sony 50mm F1.4 ZA SSM Carl Zeiss Planar T*

It comes with a lens hood so that you don’t have to buy it separately. These are used to block strong light sources, such as the sun, from the lens to prevent glare and lens flare.

4.weight

518g

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Samsung NX-M 9mm F3.5 ED

31g

5.Has a metal mount
Sony 50mm F1.4 ZA SSM Carl Zeiss Planar T*

A metal mount is generally superior to a plastic mount as it is more durable.

6.Lens hood is reversible
Sony 50mm F1.4 ZA SSM Carl Zeiss Planar T*

The lens hood can screw onto the lens in reverse so that you can keep it on your camera at all times, ready to use.

Optics

1.magnification

0.1x

A true macro lens has a magnification of 1:1. This means that the image produced is a life-size representation of the subject being photographed.

Best

Leica Vario-Elmarit-SL 24-90mm F2.8-4 ASPH

14x

2.minimum angle of view

32°

At the longest end of the lens you get the narrowest angle of view. This allows you to fit a small portion of the scene into the photograph, such as when you are zooming in on a subject (based on APS-C format).

Best

Olympus M.Zuiko ED 75-300mm F4.8-6.7 II

4.1°

3.optical zoom

1x

The zoom range is the ratio between the longest and shortest focal lengths. A higher zoom range means that the lens is more versatile.

Best

Samsung NX 18-200mm F3.5-6.3 ED OIS

11x

4.maximum angle of view

47°

At the shorter end of the lens you get the widest angle of view. This allows you to fit more of the scene into the photograph (based on APS-C format).

Best

Samyang 8mm F/2.8 UMC Fish-eye

180°

Aperture

1.widest aperture at maximum focal length

1.4f

With a wider aperture the sensor can capture more light, helping to avoid blur by enabling a faster shutter speed. It also provides a shallow depth of field, allowing you to blur the background to focus attention on the subject.

Best

Leica Summilux-TL 35 mm f/1.4 ASPH

1.4f

2.widest aperture

f/1.4

With a wider aperture the sensor can capture more light, helping to avoid blur by enabling a faster shutter speed. It also provides a shallow depth of field, allowing you to blur the background to focus attention on the subject.

Best

Leica Summilux-TL 35 mm f/1.4 ASPH

f/1.4

3.smallest aperture at maximum focal length

22f

A smaller aperture reduces the amount of light reaching the sensor. This is important in bright conditions where a wider aperture could result in your image being overexposed. Another advantage is that with a smaller aperture you get a greater depth of field, and can keep all of the image in focus.

Best

Sony E PZ 18-200mm F3.5-6.3 OSS

40f

4.aperture blades

9

The aperture controls how much light gets through to the camera’s sensor. More blades is often an indicator of a better quality lens. It also allows you to achieve much nicer looking bokeh when blurring out your background, whereas a lens with less blades will often produce harsher, more polygonal bokeh.

Best

Sony FE 16-35mm f/2.8 GM

11

5.smallest aperture at minimum focal length

22f

A smaller aperture reduces the amount of light reaching the sensor. This is important in bright conditions where a wider aperture could result in your image being overexposed. Another advantage is that with a smaller aperture you get a greater depth of field, and can keep all of the image in focus.

Best

Sony E 18-200mm F3.5-5.6 OSS LE

40f

Focus

1.Has full-time manual focus
Sony 50mm F1.4 ZA SSM Carl Zeiss Planar T*

With full-time manual focus, you can move the focus ring whilst it is in AF (autofocus) mode. This means that you can make manual adjustments once the AF has finished, without changing to manual mode.

2.minimum focus distance

0.4m

This is the closest distance that the lens can focus. A shorter minimum focus distance allows you to get closer to your subject, and is particularly important when doing macro photography.

Best

Samsung NX 10mm F3.5 Fisheye

0.09m

3.Can focus to infinity
Sony 50mm F1.4 ZA SSM Carl Zeiss Planar T*

Many lenses allow you to focus to infinity. This is essential when you wish to take photos including far off objects, such as when shooting landscapes, in order to make sure everything is sharp and in focus.

4.has a silent focus motor built into the lens
Sony 50mm F1.4 ZA SSM Carl Zeiss Planar T*

Lenses with built-in focus motor focus faster and more quietly than lenses without a focus motor which rely on the camera's body focus motor.

5.Has focus motor
Sony 50mm F1.4 ZA SSM Carl Zeiss Planar T*

Lenses with a built-in focus motor can autofocus even if the camera does not have its own focus motor.

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