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

Sony FE 55mm F1.8 ZA Carl Zeiss Sonnar T*
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Sony FE 55mm F1.8 ZA Carl Zeiss Sonnar T* review: specs and price

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

Why is Sony FE 55mm F1.8 ZA Carl Zeiss Sonnar T* better than the average?

  • Weight
    281gvs296.47g
  • Widest aperture at maximum focal length
    ?

    1.8fvs3.83f
  • Widest aperture
    ?

    f/1.80 vsf/3.02
  • Smallest aperture at maximum focal length
    ?

    22fvs21.76f
  • Smallest aperture at minimum focal length
    ?

    22fvs21.49f
  • Aperture blades
    ?

    9vs7.31
  • Minimum angle of view
    ?

    29°vs37.2°

Price comparison

General info

1.Weather-sealed (splashproof)
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The device is protected with extra seals to prevent failures caused by dust, raindrops, and water splashes.

Sony FE 55mm F1.8 ZA Carl Zeiss Sonnar T*
2.weight
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Best

Samsung NX-M 9mm F3.5 ED

31g

281g

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

Sony FE 55mm F1.8 ZA Carl Zeiss Sonnar T*
4.has or is a prime lens
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A prime lens has a fixed focal length. In general, these are sharper, with a wider aperture.

Sony FE 55mm F1.8 ZA Carl Zeiss Sonnar T*
5.Includes lens hood
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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.

Sony FE 55mm F1.8 ZA Carl Zeiss Sonnar T*
6.minimum focal length
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A shorter minimum focal length allows you to get more of the scene in the photo, and offers a wider angle of view than longer focal lengths.

Best

Olympus M.Zuiko ED 14-42mm F3.5-5.6 EZ

0.25mm

55mm

Optics

1.maximum angle of view
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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°

29°

2.minimum angle of view
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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°

29°

3.magnification
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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

0.14x

4.optical zoom
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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

1x

Aperture

1.widest aperture at maximum focal length
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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

1.8f

2.widest aperture
?

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/1.40

f/1.80

3.smallest aperture at maximum focal length
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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

Canon EF-M 15-45mm f/3.5-6.3 IS STM

40f

22f

4.smallest aperture at minimum focal length
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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

22f

5.aperture blades
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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

9

6.Has rounded aperture blades
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Similar to the number of aperture blades, rounded blades affect the way the light gets through to the sensor. Rounded blades, often only found on more expensive lenses, improve the appearance of the out-of-focus areas. This allows you to attain better, softer looking bokeh in your photos.

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

Focus

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

Sony FE 55mm F1.8 ZA Carl Zeiss Sonnar T*
2.minimum focus distance
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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

0.5m

3.has a silent focus motor built into the lens
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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.

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

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