Zeiss Sonnar T* FE 55mm F1.8 ZA Lens [SEL55F18Z]
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Full Frame prime lens for night and day
Sonnar T* FE 55mm F1.8 ZA Standard Prime (SEL55F18Z)
Combining a versatile 55mm focal length with a bright F1.8 maximum aperture, this prime lens produces stunning portraits, nature studies and more. High perfomance ZEISS optics ensure outstanding resolution and contrast, while a dust and water resistant design gives you peace of mind when shooting outdoors.
Coupled with a Full Frame E-mount camera from Sony, this lens delivers big camera performance in a remarkably compact, easy-to-handle package.
Crafted by ZEISS
Founded in 1846, ZEISS AG is a legend in the field of camera optics. Their lenses are renowned for exceptional clarity, brightness, resolution and contrast. This one features the acclaimed ZEISS T* coating, which subdues internal reflections to minimise flare and ghosting.
Instead of a standard polygon-shaped lens aperture, this lens features a 9-blade circular aperture for more natural, rounded defocusing or ‘bokeh’.
Refined optical performance
To optimise performance, aspherical lens elements maintain high contrast (even with the aperture wide open) and minimise distortion and flatness of the image plane.
Fast, agile focusing
An internal focusing mechanism means the lens barrel doesn’t move, enabling a more compact design, faster autofocus response, and reduced minimum focusing distances.
35mm Full Frame prime lens from ZEISS
Bright F1.8 maximum aperture
ZEISS T* anti-reflective coating minimises flare
Circular 9-blade aperture for beautiful defocus effects
Dust and moisture resistant design
A 35mm full-frame format - This E-mount prime lens is designed to be used with α7 and α7R bodies for 35mm performance
A large F1.8 maximum aperture - Allows more light to reach the camera sensor, producing rich, high contrast pictures
Carl Zeiss Sonnar T* lens - Produces images in exceptional contrast and resolution with Carl Zeiss technology and a Sonnar T* anti-reflective coating
A 55mm fixed focal length - Capture images in sharp detail with a 'normal' prime lens. Enjoy a higher level of optical performance than most zooms
Minimise distortion - Aspherical lens elements ensures less internal reflection in a more compact design
Smooth and responsive focus - A linear motor driven internal focusing mechanism produces quick autofocus and reduces minimum focal distance
Shoot outdoors, rain or shine - Ideal for shooting in adverse weather conditions: critical areas of the lens exterior have been sealed against dust and moisture
Smooth, rounded defocusing - A 9 blade circular aperture delivers natural defocusing effects or 'bokeh'
A versatile shooting experience - The SEL-55F18Z is ideal for shooting landscapes, portraits and action shots. This bright lens can handle indoor or low-light shoots
Zeiss Sonnar T* FE 55mm F1.8 ZA Lens Specifications
||Sonnar T* FE 55mm F1.8 ZA
||35mm full frame
|35mm equivalent focal-length (APS-C) (mm) *2
|Lens construction (groups-elements)
|Angle of view (APS-C) *2
|Angle of view (35mm)
|Maximum aperture (F)
|Minimum aperture (F)
|Number of aperture blade
|Minimum focus distance (m)
|Minimum focus distance (ft)
|Maximum magnification ratio (x)
|Filter diameter (mm)
||Petal 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)
|Weight (approx.) (oz.)
|Lens front cap
|Lens rear cap