The Sony Zeiss 50mm f1.4 Lens for E Mount Has 11 Aperture Blades

The full frame Sony E mount lineup of lenses already has two 50mm offerings in the form of the 50mm f1.8 and the Sony Zeiss 55mm f1.8–and today they’re getting a third in the form of the Sony Zeiss 50mm f1.4 for full frame E mount cameras. This latest offering boasts dust and moisture protection, 11 aperture blades (like the 85mm f1.4 G Master before it), advanced aspherical elements, extra-low dispersion elements, and the Zeiss T+ coating that minimizes flare and gives your images lots of punch–just like standard Zeiss glass does.

Like many of the company’s other f1.4 prime lens offerings, this lens has an aperture ring, an SSM motor, and an overall nice feel to the body. When it launches this month, you’ll be able to score one for $1,500. Details on this lens and much more from Sony (with some re-announcements) are after the jump.

Sony Zeiss 50mm f1.4


Type Interchangeable lens Interchangeable lens
Product name **-** mm F** Planar T* FE 50mm F1.4 ZA
Model name SAL/SEL***** SEL50F14Z
Lens mount Sony A-mount Sony E-mount
Format [[F_DM0002]] APS-C 35mm full frame
Focal-length (mm) **-** 50
35mm equivalent focal-length (APS-C) (mm) **-** 75
Lens construction (groups-elements) **-** 9-12
Angle of view (APS-C)[[F_DM0001]] **°-*°**’ 32°
Angle of view (35mm) **゚-*゚**’ 47°
Maximum aperture (F) **-** 1.4
Minimum aperture (F) **-** 16
Number of aperture blade 7 11
Circular aperture Yes Yes
Minimum focus distance (m) *** 0.45
Minimum focus distance (ft) xx 1.48
Maximum magnification ratio (x) xxx x 0.15
Filter diameter (mm) 40.5 72
ADI metering / Distance encoder No
Image stabilization (SteadyShot) – (body-integrated)
Compensation effect Equivalent to xxx steps – (supported on body)
Zoom system Manual
Zoom speed switch (Step)
Teleconverter compatibility (x1.4) Incompatible Incompatible
Teleconverter compatibility (x2.0) Incompatible Incompatible
Hood type Petal shape, bayonet type
Dimensions dia. x length (mm) ** x ** 83.5 x 108
Dimensions dia. x length (in.) *-*/* x *-*/* 3-3/8 x 4-3/8
Weight (approx.) (g) ***   (Without tripod mount) 778
Weight (approx.) (oz.) *** 27.5
Hood (model) ALC-SH*** ALC-SH143
Lens front cap ALC-F405S ○ALC-F72S
Lens rear cap ALC-R1EM ◯ALC-R1EM
Case Yes Yes

Sony 70-200mm f2.8 G Master


Product name FE 70-200mm F2.8 GM OSS
Model name SEL70200GM
Lens mount Sony E-mount
Format 35mm full frame
Compatability E-mount 35mm Full Frame
E-mount APS-C cameras
Focal-length (mm) 70-200mm
35mm equivalent focal-length (APS-C) (mm)*2 105-300mm
Lens construction (groups-elements) 18 groups, 23 elements
Aspherical Lenses 3 aspherical (1 XA- Extreme Asphirical)
Extra-low Dispersion Glass 6 (4 Super ED glass/ 2 ED glass)
Coating Nano AR Coating
Angle of view (APS-C)*2 23°-8°
Angle of view (35mm) 34°-12°30′
Maximum aperture (F) f/2.8
Minimum aperture (F) f/22
Number of aperture blade 11 circular
Circular aperture Yes
Minimum focus distance (m) 0.96m
Minimum focus distance (ft) 3.15′
Minimum focus distance (in.) 37.8″
Maximum magnification ratio (x) 0.25x
Lens motors Ring SSM, Double Linear Actuator
Focus Range Limiter Yes
Filter diameter (mm) 77mm
ADI metering / Distance encoder
Image stabilization Optical SteadyShot
Compensation effect
Zoom system Manual
Zoom speed switch (Step)
Teleconverter compatibility (x1.4) Yes – SEL14TC
Teleconverter compatibility (x2.0) Yes – SEL20TC
Hood type Petal shape, bayonet type
Dimensions dia. x length (mm) 86 x 200mm
Dimensions dia. x length (in.) 3-1/2″ x 7-7/8″
Weight (approx.) (oz.) 52.3 oz.
Weight (approx.) (g) 1490g (without tripod mount)
Dust and Water Resistant Yes
Fluorine coating Yes
Mount rubber ring Yes
Hood (model) ALC-SH145
Lens front cap ALC-F77S
Lens rear cap ALC-R1EM
Case Yes
Other Tripod mount

When it ships, expect it to cost $2,600.

Sony Teleconverters


Designed exclusively to fit the 70-200mm F2.8 G Master lens, the new 1.4x and 2.0x teleconverters (models SEL14TC and SEL20TC) will both be sold for the same retail price of about $550 US and $700 CA, and will ship this July


Sony Flash Transmitter/Receiver


The versatile new wireless flash and control system – comprised of the FA-WRC1M wireless radio commander and the FA-WRR1 wireless radio receiver – was designed to meet the growing demands of professional Sony photographers. With a maximum range of 30m (approx.. 98 feet) and the ability to control a maximum of 15 separate flash units in 5 different groups, it offers a flexible wireless flash shooting experience with exceptional performance.

The FA-WRC1M commander will be sold for about $350 US and $480 CA. The FA-WRR1 receiver will be sold for about $200 US and $280 CA. Both products will ship this August.






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