Sony Carl Zeiss 50mm F1.4 ZA SSM Planar T* A-mount lens review by MartinM

reviewer#11366 date: Oct-4-2013
sharpness: 5
color: 5
build: 5
distortion: 5
flare control: 5
overall: 5
tested on:
  • film camera:Film camera
  • APS-C: 6MP6 MP; 10MP10 MP; 12MP12 MP; 14MP14 MP; 16MP16 MP; 20MP20 MP; 24MP24 MP
  • full frame: 12MP12 MP; 24MP24 MP; 36MP36 MP; 42MP42 MP; 61MP61 MP
ownership:I used to own this lens
compared to:Canon EF 50L f/1.2
Sony 50 f/1.4
Leica 25 f/1.4(50mm) 4/3-Mount E-System
price paid:new
Size & Weight
negative:Plastic Hood
comment:Unlike all other Zeiss, this one has a cheap plastic hood. Apart from this, it is a dream lens. I want to pair it up with a 135Z these are in the same league.

For A99, this is the lens to go with, if you like primes.

No other 50mm does top this lens

rating summary

lens image
  • total reviews: 30
  • sharpness: 4.97
  • color: 5.00
  • build: 4.97
  • distortion: 4.80
  • flare control: 4.90
  • overall: 4.93 - Home of the alpha system photographer
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