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

reviewer#11465 date: Nov-10-2013
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 own this lens
compared to:DT50/1.8
Tamron SP90/2.8
price paid:10000DKK = 1340 €
positive:Just about every thing!
Cheap plastic lenshood whitout "velvet" on the indside of the hood.
And it comes whitout a lens case?
comment:Bought it whith the A99 and it's a match made i Heaven! The build, size and weight offers a perfect setup and it has been mountet on my A99 about 99% of the time since.

The price is pretty steep for a 50/1.4, but compaired to the other members of the Zeiss klan? I guess it's just about right.

This is in my view, a very very very nice and highly recomendable 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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