With a maximum aperture of f/1.8, this great little full-frame prime lens from Sony performs exceptionally well in low light conditions, allowing you greater creative control. Enjoy the freedom to capture beautifully bright images without a flash or take full advantage of the f/1.8 aperture, when combined with the rounded nine-blade diaphragm qualities, for control over depth of field when using selective focus techniques. This lens is ideal for portraits that keep your subject in crisp focus while creating a lovely blurred effect in the background, but also comes in handy for everyday shooting and street photography.
High-resolution images, impeccable sharpness and detail and low-light shooting performance are key qualities for this Sony Sonnar T FE 55mm f/1.8 Lens. This is made possible thanks the lens’s top-quality optical design, including three aspherical elements (including two double-sided) that assist to reduce aberrations. A special Zeiss T Anti-Reflective Coating on the lens elements also helps to reduce reflections for noticeable image clarity, contrast and colour accuracy. You’ll love seeing the results come to life in your final images.
The Sony Sonnar T FE 55mm f/1.8 Lens promises fast and accurate auto-focusing so you can capture your subject in the moment at a whim. Driven by a linear autofocus motor, it’s also silent – which is perfect for when you’re shooting videos and don’t want any extra noises interfering with your final footage. Whether you’re taking stills in the backyard at a birthday party of you’re shooting your next YouTube hit, this fabulous little lens will keep up with all of your shooting demands.
At just 70.5mm long and with a diameter of 64.4mm, this Sony 55m prime lens is super compact and lightweight – weighing in at just 281g. Whether you have it attached to your camera or you carry it around as a spare, you’ll barely even notice the extra weight. It’s also dust- and moisture-sealed, to featured rubberised control rings to ensure smooth handling when the temperatures drop. From sunny days by the beach to cold nights on the ski slopes, the Sony Sonnar T FE 55mm f/1.8 Lens will consistently deliver gorgeous, crisp shots.
|Lens Mount||Sony E|
|Focal Length||55 mm
Comparable APS-C Focal Length: 82.5 mm
|Angle of View||Diagonal : 43°
|Min. Focus Distance||50 cm|
|Max. Reproduction Ratio||1:7.1|
|Filter Thread||Front, 49 mm|
|Lens Type||Prime Lenses|
|Physical Dimensions||6.44 cm x 7.05 cm|
|Physical Weight (Grams)||281g|
This is a prime lens designed for full-frame E-mount cameras. However, it can also be used on APS-C format cameras, where it will provide an equivalent focal length of 82.5mm.
No, the Sony Sonnar T FE 55mm f/1.8 Lens does not feature a built-in image stabilisation system. However, it produces very sharp images with great colour rendition and almost zero distortion or aberration – and with the f/1.8 aperture it allows very fast handheld shooting. Just be sure to keep your shutter speed at or faster than 1/125 seconds for beautiful blur-free images.
This 55mm prime lens is fabulous for portraits, thanks to the rounded nine-blade diaphgram and f/1.8 aperture which allows you to create gorgeous bokeh. But it’s also a great little walkabout lens due to it’s very compact and lightweight nature. Whether you’re out and about shooting streetscapes or creating unique effects with a shallow depth of field in typical everyday scenes, this lens opens up the possibilities and will continue to perform well into the low-light of night.