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  • Standard Prime Lens
  • Circular Aperture
  • Dust and Moisture Resistant
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  • Standard Prime Lens
  • Circular Aperture
  • Dust and Moisture Resistant
  • Filter Diameter: 49mm
  • Full-frame format fixed focal length prime lens:
  • Specifically designed to bring out the full performance potential of the Alpha 7 - series full-frame E-mount camera bodies
  • Offers superior sharpness and contrast
  • Carl Zeiss T* coating, five aspherical elements, one ED glass element:
  • Coating subdues reflections at the lens surfaces, increasing transmission and minimizing flare and ghosting that can compromise rendering
  • Natural color reproduction and impressive presence give subjects a lifelike quality
  • Five aspherical elements and one ED (Extra-low Dispersion) glass element in an advanced optical design reduce aberration and distortion to a minimum
  • Fast F1.8 maximum aperture:
  • The F1.8 aperture consistently provides outstanding performance and lets you take full advantage of the extra speed and brightness it provides
  • Whether you need the large aperture to shoot in low light, to achieve suitable shutter speeds for shooting action, or for creative control of background defocusing, the SEL55F18Z will reward you with stunning resolution and contrast where it counts
  • Dust and moisture resistant design:
  • Critical areas of the lens exterior feature dust and moisture resistant seals that help to ensure professional reliability even in tough environmental conditions

Lens Performance
Lens Type:Mirrorless Lenses
Focal Length:55mm
Maximum Aperture:f/1.8
Aperture (Max. & Min.):Max: f/1.8, Min: f/22
Camera Mount Type:Sony E (Full Frame)
Format Compatibility:E-mount Full Frame
Angle of View:NA
Minimum Focus Distance:0.50m (19 11/16 in.)
Maximum Close-Up Magnification:0.14x
Groups/Elements:5 Groups/7 Elements
Diaphragm Blades:9
Lens Features
Image Stabilization:Yes
Tripod Collar:No
Filter Thread:49mm
Dimensions (DxL):64.4 x 70.5mm
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  • *****
  • Exceedingly Sharp Lens best used with a high resolution sensor

  • January 22, 2014
  • By: Doug M

I used this lens on a Sony A7R, 36MP body. My reaction to the images produced by this pairing was WOW! Other lenses that produce great images with a 24MP sensor look better with the A7R's 36MP sensor. But to get the full advantage of that high resolution sensor you need a spectacular lens like this 55/1.8. I expect that there are not many lenses that can do justice to 36MP sensors. And, I'm describing the image quality using the lens wide open at f1.8! I've never had a lens that performed so well without stopping down at least a bit (2-3 stops with most lenses; less than a stop with some really good lenses). This lens is super sharp, corner to corner- wide open. Unlike many "fast" lenses that must be stopped down (thereby losing the advantages of their large aperture) to get decent image quality, this lens performs exceptionally well at f1.8. Wide open the lens does have a bit of colour fringing. The Chromatic Aberration checkbox in Lightroom does not remove it; the Defringe sliders eliminate it entirely (the amount never needs to be more than 4 or 5). This colour fringing drops away rapidly with increase in f-stop. At very small apertures (like f18), where I would expect significant diffraction effects, there is very little softening. I don't know if this is an inherent optical property of the lens or the result of a Sony algorithm being applied to the sensor data before it's written to a raw file. Excellent build quality; smooth focusing ring (focus by wire). To realize the full performance potential of this lens it should be used with a high resolution sensor (like that in the Sony A7R).

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  • *****
  • A "must have" for FE shooters!

  • April 30, 2016
  • By: Howard

OMG, tack sharp! DXOmark & DPreview top rated. WOW. If you're buying any full-frame Sony, you're probably picky and have a high attention to photo details - you'll want this lens! I've got A-mount f1.4 50mm too, but this 55mm seems sharper and is also weather resistant; there is no need for LA-EA4 adapter which isn't weather/dust resistant on your FE body. Buy it - you won't regret it.

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  • *****
  • Wow! Super Sharp!

  • February 23, 2015
  • By: Corey

I purchased this lens along with the A7ii and what a combo! the sharpness, colors, and performance is amazing! This lens is worth every penny, and even better on sale for $799.99!!!

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