Sonnar T* FE 55mm f1.8 ZA

As every photographer knows, ‘good glass’ is fundamental to precise image capture. Carl Zeiss crafts some of the best ‘glass’ available...

Sonnar T* FE 55mm f1.8 ZA

Sony Mount

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Features

  • Full-frame standard prime lens for 35mm full frame format bodies
  • 55mm large F1.8 maximum aperture
  • Impressive Carl Zeiss® Sonnar T* contrast and resolution
  • 9-blade circular aperture contributes to gorgeous bokeh
  • Dust and moisture resistant design
As every photographer knows, ‘good glass’ is fundamental to precise image capture. Carl Zeiss crafts some of the best ‘glass’ available.

For over 160 years, the name Carl Zeiss has been synonymous with the highest quality optics. This remarkable heritage now drives the development of a premium specification range of α-compatible lenses.
Anyone who has sat in a planetarium and viewed hundreds of tiny points of light focused simultaneously on its dome by a Carl Zeiss projector, will appreciate the remarkable precision found at the peak of lens manufacture.

Sony is working with Carl Zeiss to fulfil the α promise; using unparalleled camera optics to provide Sony’s industry-leading digital sensors with the most perfect possible visual information. This formidable alliance of technologies has resulted in the Carl Zeiss ZA range of lenses, crafted exclusively for Sony.

So now exceptional images can be yours; as your full creative potential is fuelled by the powerful combination of α DSLR cameras and Carl Zeiss lenses.
 
Product nameSonnar T* FE 55mm F1.8 ZA
Model nameSEL55F18Z
Lens mountSony E-mount
Format *135mm full frame
Focal-length (mm)55
35mm equivalent focal-length (APS-C) (mm) *282.5
Lens construction (groups-elements)5-7
Angle of view (APS-C) *229
Angle of view (35mm)43
Maximum aperture (F)1.8
Minimum aperture (F)22
Number of aperture blade9
Circular apertureYes
Minimum focus distance (m)0.5
Minimum focus distance (ft)1.64
Maximum magnification ratio (x)0.14
Filter diameter (mm)49
Hood typePetal shape, bayonet type
Dimensions dia. x length (mm)64.4 x 70.5
Dimensions dia. x length (in.)2-5/8 x 2-7/8
Weight (approx.) (g)281
Weight (approx.) (oz.)10