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Sony Sonnar T* FE 55mm F1.8 ZA Lens for E-mount Cameras

SKU: ISO5518 MFR: SEL55F18Z
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About the Sony 55mm F/1.8

Renowned Carl Zeiss contrast and resolution brings out the best in a7 and a7R full frame E-mount bodies. The T* coating works with an innovative optical design to suppress internal reflections, for sublime contrast from highlights to deep blacks. In keeping with the Sonnar concept a large F1.8 maximum aperture can produce beautiful full-frame background bokeh, but you also have the option of stopping down for extended depth-of-field. A bright lens like this is also an advantage when shooting indoors or outdoors in low light. Linear motor driven internal focusing is smooth and quiet, and a dust and moisture resistant design ensures consistently reliable performance.

Get the extra speed and brightness of a large F1.8 maximum aperture in a conveniently compact design, plus high performance 55mm full frame format. This Carl Zeiss Sonnar T* mid-range zoom lens provides the perfect pair for Alpha a7 Series full frame cameras.

Delivering beautiful rendering as well as exceptional sharpness, this prime lens is an obvious choice for portraiture, low-light and everyday photographic assignments. Its extra-bright F1.8 maximum aperture allows exceptional bokeh. background defocus, aided by the 9-blade circular aperture. Like all E-mount full-frame lenses, dust and moisture resistance makes the SEL55F18Z a dependable outdoor partner.

The unique T* surface coating works with Carl Zeiss. advanced optical design, suppressing internal reflections within the lens body. This guarantees sublime contrast with sparkling highlights and deep blacks - a signature of this premium lens-maker.

The Sony 55mm F/1.8 is commonly used for Landscape/scenery, Low light, Night photography and more.The Sony 55mm F/1.8 is most used by customers who consider themselves to be a Photo enthusiast among others.The Sony 55mm F/1.8 is popular because customers like the following qualities of the Sony 55mm F/1.8: Consistent output, Lightweight, Nice bokeh and Strong construction.

Sony 55mm F/1.8 Includes

  • Front and Rear Lens Caps
  • ALC-TBD Lens Hood
  • Lens Case
  • Sony 1 Year Warranty

Summary of Customer Reviews

(7)
Customers most agreed on the following attributes:
Pros:
Consistent output (5) , Nice bokeh (5) , Lightweight (4) , Strong construction (4)
Best Uses:
Landscape/scenery (5) , Low light (5) , Night photography (4)
Reviewer Profile:
Photo enthusiast (6) , Semi-pro photographer (1)

Sony 55mm F/1.8 Features

  • 55mm focal length and large aperture in a "normal" prime lens with impressive Carl Zeiss Sonnar T* contrast and resolution
  • 35mm full frame format, a large F1.8 maximum aperture, and sophisticated design make this lens ideal for a7 and a7R bodies.
  • 9-blade circular aperture contributes to gorgeous bokeh.
  • Optical SteadyShot image stabilization: Optical SteadyShot image stabilization provides a marked reduction in image blurcaused by camera shake, especially when shooting handheld at telephoto focal lengths or in dim indoor lighting.
  • Dust and moisture resistant design: Critical areas of the lens exterior feature dust and moisture resistant seals that help to ensure professional reliability even in tough environmental conditions.
  • Dust and moisture resistant design.

Sony 55mm F/1.8 Specifications

Lens Configuration (Group / Element) 5 / 7
35mm-Equivalent Focal Length (APS-C) 82.5mm

When mounted on a series cameras with APS-C type sensors, the actual angle of view will be equal to the angle obtained at a focal length approx. 1.5 times longer than stated. Less light is transmitted by any lens at the image periphery. If the light falloff becomes excessive, reduce the aperture by 1 or 2 stops.
Angle of View (APS-C) 29°

When mounted on a series cameras with APS-C type sensors, the actual angle of view will be equal to the angle obtained at a focal length approx. 1.5 times longer than stated. Less light is transmitted by any lens at the image periphery. If the light falloff becomes excessive, reduce the aperture by 1 or 2 stops.
Aperture (Max.) f/1.8
Aperture (Min.) f/22
Max. Magnification Ratio 0.14x
Min. Focus Distance 19.7" (0.5m)
Filter Diameter 49mm
Hood Shape / Mount Petal / Bayonet
Dimensions (Diameter x Length) 2.6 x 2.9" (64.4 x 70.5mm)
Weight 10 oz (281g)
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