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About Sony 55mm F/1.8 Mirrorless



The Sony 55mm F/1.8 Mirrorless is commonly used for Landscape/scenery and more.

Summary of Customer Reviews

Customers most agreed on the following attributes:
Pros:
Consistent output (8),Nice bokeh (8),Strong construction (8),Lightweight (7),Easily interchangeable (5),Fast / accurate auto-focus (5),Durable (3),Rugged (3)
Best Uses:
Landscape/scenery (9),Low light (7),Night photography (5),Weddings (3)
Reviewer Profile:
Photo enthusiast (9)

Sony 55mm F/1.8 Mirrorless Features

  • Carl Zeiss quality delivers superior contrast and resolution throughout the image: Outstanding resolution and contrast are the key features of this lens. Three double-sided aspherical elements (six aspherical surfaces) effectively control spherical aberration
  • A perfect match for the 7-series full frame bodies, with outstanding optical performance in a versatile 35mm focal length: The handling and convenience of this wide angle lens for 35mm full frame format bodies is significantly improved by the use of an internal focus mechanism that keeps the length of the lens constant during focusing.
  • Bright F2.8 maximum aperture: A bright maximum aperture of F2.8 enhances shooting convenience, particularly since the same high image quality is maintained at all aperture settings.
  • Dust and moisture resistant design: Like the 7-series full frame E-mount bodies, critical areas of the lens exterior feature dust and moisture resistant seals that help to ensure reliable operation even in adverse environmental conditions. The lens exterior features an elegant aluminum finish
  • Supplied dedicated hood matches the lens's compact form: The supplied ALC-SH129 lens hood is a cap type This design is a perfect match for the compact lens barrel, contributing to bothportability and protection. A filter thread is provided in the lens hood itself, allowing 40.5mm filters to be attached while the lens hood is in use.

Sony 55mm F/1.8 Mirrorless Reviews

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4.8

(based on 12 reviews)

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

Excellent prime

I bought the 35mm prime with the Sony A7r. I think they are both great partners in crime. For one, this 35mm is the right size to match the small body of the A7's. Perfect for on-the-go and travel photographers. Lens is crazy sharp and all around excellent build quality (metallic and solid). Even though it is a f/2.8 and which it had one more stop to go, for the size, quality, and weight, I can forgive Sony for not trying for faster specs. It really is hard to implement faster specs without c...

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I bought the 35mm prime with the Sony A7r. I think they are both great partners in crime. For one, this 35mm is the right size to match the small body of the A7's. Perfect for on-the-go and travel photographers. Lens is crazy sharp and all around excellent build quality (metallic and solid). Even though it is a f/2.8 and which it had one more stop to go, for the size, quality, and weight, I can forgive Sony for not trying for faster specs. It really is hard to implement faster specs without creating bulk. It is after all autofocusing. If you want, Zeiss also makes a line called Touit. YMMV. One of the cons with this lens is it doesn't do macro but you shouldn't be shooting macros with it anyway.

Reviewed by 12 customers

 
5.0

Quick and Awesome!

By

from Colorado Springs, Colorado  -  Photo Enthusiast

Got this for my a6000. It's everything that I had hoped for. Sports, portraits or landscapes... this Zeiss lens does it all. Worth every penny. Ultra Sharp!!!

 
5.0

Amazing Optics

By

from Brooklyn, NY  -  Pro Photographer

Landscape usage ... Resolution ..corner to corner at any aperature. color accuracy, Ease of use and size. What is great about it ; is the size and weight that produces remarkable images. Also a fair price No negatives about this lens

 
5.0

sharp as a razor

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from saint george  -  Semi-pro Photographer

This thing is amazing, super small and lightweight! Sharper than my 45 mm tse canon lens! except that there is no tilt. Every picture I take is razor sharp.the bokeh is dreamy!

 
5.0

Excellent compact lens

By

from Houston, TX  -  Photo Enthusiast

I bought this lens to use with my Sony A7. Autofocus is not the fastest, but it's precise. The picture is sharp sharp sharp, and the bokeh is dreamy. I would really reccomend this lens to anyone who has Sony A7 or Sony A7R

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Fantastic

By

from Fort Collins, CO  -  Photo Enthusiast

I'm really impressed with this lens. Beautifully detailed shots on my A7 with sweet sweet bokeh!

 
4.0

Great so far

By

from Philadelphia PA  -  Photo Enthusiast

I have only had the lens a few days but it seems to be working out well. I am not that keen on the lens hood as it make it awkward to have a polarizing filter on at the same time. Aside from that the focus is nice and sharp.

 
5.0

sharp & good color lens

By

from SaN Jose, CA  -  Photo Enthusiast

Awesome! What else to say?

 
5.0

Ideal les

By

from Houston  -  Photo Enthusiast

The 55mm Zeiss truly lives up to the branding with great contrast and color rendition. The DOF goes from a creamy bokeh to a true depth, and if you are looking for the special lens; this is it.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Right On The Mark

By

from California  -  Pro Photographer

The lens has not been in my bag long enough to give a complete review but first day out in the field; 1) very sharp 2) quick auto focus 3) small and lightweight 4) everything one would expect from a 'Zeiss' product. The lens cap and included sunshade are innovative but allows one to keep the shade on the lens in the camera bag as well as conveniently on the camera when in use.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Excellent prime

By

from San Francisco, CA  -  Photo Enthusiast

I bought the 35mm prime with the Sony A7r. I think they are both great partners in crime. For one, this 35mm is the right size to match the small body of the A7's. Perfect for on-the-go and travel photographers. Lens is crazy sharp and all around excellent build quality (metallic and solid). Even though it is a f/2.8 and which it had one more stop to go, for the size, quality, and weight, I can forgive Sony for not trying for faster specs. It really is hard to implement faster specs without creating bulk. It is after all autofocusing. If you want, Zeiss also makes a line called Touit. YMMV. One of the cons with this lens is it doesn't do macro but you shouldn't be shooting macros with it anyway.

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Tom S  I'm new to the Sony A7 and getting ready to purchase this lens for skiing and other activities. What about filters for like snow or beach pictures? I have never used filters but have friends that always use them so wanting a professional option. UV? Circular Polarizer Filter? Thanks a lot!!
THOMAS L  No matter what the camera is, you should always get filters for your lenses. Especially on 800 dollar equipment. the UV filter is alone is just for protection. Polarizers are used to get more pop and reduce any glare. ND filters are good for very over exposed bright areas. I recommend both.
Tom S  Thanks a lot. Are filters stackable or just one at time depending on conditions?
Tom S  I have the Sony A7 that I plan to use on upcoming ski trip. I'm not comfortable with the longer lens that came with camera so looking for lighter shorter lens to use when skiing but still want to be able to take excellent pictures mostly landscape. Would this 35mm lens be a good option or what other options do I have?? Thanks!
Richard S  This is an excellent lens, the best 35mm lens I have ever used very sharp and color, buy with confidence.
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