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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*

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

  • Weight
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    281gvs329.18g
  • Wide aperture (main camera)
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    f/1.8 vsf/3.0
  • Widest aperture at maximum focal length
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    1.8fvs3.7f
  • Smallest aperture at maximum focal length
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    22fvs21.68f
  • Smallest aperture at minimum focal length
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    22fvs21.37f
  • Aperture blades
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    9vs7.6

Price comparison

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

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$659.98

General info

1.weight

281g

We consider a lower weight better because lighter devices are more comfortable to carry. A lower weight is also an advantage for home appliances, as it makes transportation easier, and for many other types of products.
2.weather-sealed (splashproof)
Sony FE 55mm F1.8 ZA Carl Zeiss Sonnar T*
The device is protected with extra seals to prevent failures caused by dust, raindrops, and water splashes.
3.Has a metal mount
Sony FE 55mm F1.8 ZA Carl Zeiss Sonnar T*
A metal mount is generally superior to a plastic mount as it is more durable.
4.Lens hood is reversible
Sony FE 55mm F1.8 ZA Carl Zeiss Sonnar 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.
5.has or is a prime lens
Sony FE 55mm F1.8 ZA Carl Zeiss Sonnar T*
A prime lens has a fixed focal length. In general, these are sharper, with a wider aperture.
6.minimum focal length

55mm

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.

Optics

1.maximum angle of view

43°

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).
2.minimum angle of view

43°

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).
3.magnification

0.14x

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.
4.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.

Aperture

1.wide aperture (main camera)

f/1.8

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.
2.widest aperture at maximum focal length

1.8f

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.
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.
4.Has rounded aperture blades
Sony FE 55mm F1.8 ZA Carl Zeiss Sonnar T*
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.
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.
6.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.

Focus

1.Can focus to infinity
Sony FE 55mm F1.8 ZA Carl Zeiss Sonnar 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.
2.Has focus motor
Sony FE 55mm F1.8 ZA Carl Zeiss Sonnar T*
Lenses with a built-in focus motor can autofocus even if the camera does not have its own focus motor.
3.minimum focus distance

0.5m

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.
4.Has full-time manual focus
Sony FE 55mm F1.8 ZA Carl Zeiss Sonnar 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.
5.has a silent focus motor built into the lens
Sony FE 55mm F1.8 ZA Carl Zeiss Sonnar 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.

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