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Sony Sonnar T FE 55mm f/1.8 Lens

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Stunning prime for portraits and low-light

This full-frame 55mm prime lens is a stellar pick for creating portraits with beautiful bokeh qualities and shooting in low light conditions, allowing superior control over depth of field. With fast and precise AF, a compact design and dust- and moisture-resistant seals, it’s a nifty little lens for when you’re on the go – ideal for both stills and video.  

Beautiful bokeh and low light performance

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. 

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Stunning image clarity and colour

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.

Speedy and precise AF

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.

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Small, compact and weather-sealed

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. 

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Brands Sony
Promo Type No
Format Full Frame
Lens Mount Sony E
Lens Series No
Focal Length 55 mm
Comparable APS-C Focal Length: 82.5 mm
Aperture Maximum:f/1.8
Minimum:f/22
Diaphragm Blades 9
Angle of View Diagonal : 43°
Horizontal :
Vertical :
Min. Focus Distance 50 cm
Magnification 0.14x
Max. Reproduction Ratio 1:7.1
Filter Thread Front, 49 mm
Lens Hood No
Tripod Collar No
Stabilisation No
Connectivity No
Colour Black
Lens Type Prime Lenses
Speciality Auto Focus
Genre/Use Portrait
Physical Weight (Grams) 281.00 gms
Physical Dimensions 6.44 cm x 7.05 cm
Shipping Weight 1.5000
GTIN/UPC Code 4905524934762

Can this only be used on full frame cameras? What type of mount is it?

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. 

Does this lens have image stabilisation technology?

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.

What genre of photography is this lens best suited to?

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.

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