Sony Carl Zeiss FE 50mm 1.4 ZA Planar T* E-mount lens review by tinplater

reviewer#34772 date: Feb-4-2017
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:Any other 50mm prime including 55mm 1.8
price paid:1025 used
positive:Astounding, astonishing images! Wonderful rendering, razor sharp. I love the aperture click/clickless ring option.
negative:No OSS, heavy, expensive...but worth it!
comment:This is the most satisfying lens I have ever owned. The images have that Zeiss pop with wonderful bokeh. Just a spectacular optic.

rating summary

lens image
  • total reviews: 4
  • sharpness: 4.75
  • color: 4.50
  • build: 4.75
  • distortion: 4.75
  • flare control: 4.75
  • overall: 4.70 - Home of the alpha system photographer
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