Explore the
Universe

Step 1 of 2

Create your profile to get all your Alpha Program notifications in one convenient location.

The Basics

Must contain at least 8 characters, an uppercase character, a lowercase character, and a number. No symbols or special characters allowed.
Next
By joining the Alpha Universe community, you agree to the Terms and Privacy Policy.

Personalize Your Profile

Step 2 of 2

Create your profile to get all your Alpha Program notifications in one convenient location.

Your Specialty

(Select All That Apply)


(Optional)


What kind of camera(s) do you shoot with?

(Select All That Apply)

Create Profile
https://alphauniverse.media.zestyio.com/sel50f14z_a.be110857376e1c1dc5afaa178864837f.jpg

What Digital Camera Gold Award Goes To The 50mm F1.4 ZA

Andy Westlake from the UK's What Digital Camera has just completed his detailed review of the Sony Planar T* FE 50mm f/1.4 ZA, and he's clearly convinced that it's a special piece of kit worthy of their Gold Award.  Here are some of his impressions:

"It achieves a barely believable combination of cross-frame sharpness with gorgeous-looking out-of-focus blur, essentially regardless of aperture or focus distance. Indeed, few lenses come close to resolving as much detail across the frame 
from corner to corner when used at f/1.4."

"...the actual numbers from our Applied Imaging MTF analysis are staggering; this lens is sharper in the centre at f/1.4 than most others manage at their very best. Remarkably, even in the corners it’s as sharp as most other lenses are in the centre. This is impressive indeed."

"It’s always a little difficult to critically assess a lens this good. Like Sony’s recent FE 85mm f/1.4 GM, its optical characteristics are so close to perfect that all we can sensibly do is admire the pictures it creates."

 

 

Did you like what you just read?

Take a minute and share this story with your friends.