Sony today announced a new lens for the E-mount system: Planar T* FE 50mm F1.4 ZA (model SEL50F14Z).

With a look and feel that is undeniably Zeiss, the new lens features a large f/1.4 maximum aperture that offers impressive contrast and outstanding resolution that are hallmarks of the Zeiss brand. 

“It produces consistently strong qualities throughout the entirety of the frame – from center to corner – and at all aperture settings, even while shooting wide open at F1.4.”

The cutting edge optical structure includes high-precision AA (Advanced Aspherical) and ED (Extra-low Dispersion) glass elements that reduce spherical and chromatic aberration, as well as a Zeiss \ T* Coating that minimizes flare and ghosting. Additionally, its Planar design ensures minimal distortion. 

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Like many new Sony lenses, this one also features an aperture ring with an adjustable ON/OFF switch, an AF/MF focus mode switch, and a dust and moisture resistant design.

The new lens is also equipped with a ring drive SSM (Super Sonic wave Motor) system, which allows it to efficiently lock focus with speed, precision and in near silence, making it particularly useful for shooting video.

The new FE 50mm F1.4 ZA lens will ship this July for a retail price of $1,500 US and $1,950 CA.