Meet Sony’s New Nifty 50: Planar T* FE 50mm F1.4 ZA

July 11, 2016

By Greg Scoblete

Sony is adding a new full frame prime lens to its lineup: the Planar T* FE 50mm F1.4 ZA (model SEL50F14Z).

With an f/1.4 maximum aperture, this fast prime offers manual aperture control and a dust and moisture-resistant build. It features AA (Advanced Aspherical) and ED (Extra-low Dispersion) glass elements to combat spherical and chromatic aberration. It also employs Zeiss T* coating to minimizes flare and ghosting.

The 50mm has 11 aperture blades and a Super Sonic wave Motor system for speedy silent focusing.

It ships this month for $1,500 

Sony also announced pricing for several previously announced products, including the FE 70-200mm f/2.8 GM OSS G Master lens, 1.4x and 2.0x teleconverters and its wireless lighting control system. 

The Sony FE 70-200mm f/2.8 GM OSS G Master lens will ship this month for $2,600. Both teleconverters, which are built exclusively for the new 70-200mm, also ship this month for $550. 

Finally, the new wireless flash and control system –which consists of the FA-WRC1M wireless radio commander and the FA-WRR1 wireless radio receiver – will ship in August. The commander will sell for $350 while the receiver will set you back $200.