This standard prime lens with a 55 mm focal length and large F1.8 maximum aperture offers stunning ZEISS Sonnar contrast and resolution for full-frame E-mount bodies. It can also create gorgeous background bokeh to set off your subject when needed. The big, bright maximum aperture means you can shoot handheld in low-light conditions while still getting outstanding sharpness and clarity.
Sonnar® T* FE 55 mm F1.8 ZA Compatibility
E-mount Full Frame cameras
E-mount APS-C cameras
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Renowned ZEISS contrast and sharpness bring out the best in full frame E-mount bodies, and an F1.8 maximum aperture can create beautiful background bokeh when desired.
Sony and ZEISS team up for better images
ZEISS and Sony technology in a precision optical design with the T* coating reduce all forms of aberration while achieving outstanding image-wide sharpness and contrast.
Smooth bokeh enhances depth and dimension
State-of-the-art optical design and a nine-blade circular aperture add up to beautifully smooth bokeh with natural-looking highlights for deep, dimensional images.
Shoot with confidence anywhere
A dust and moisture resistant design means that the lens will function smoothly and reliably in a wide range of conditions and challenging environments.
Dust and moisture resistant
Legendary ZEISS quality manufactured and calibrated specifically for Sony imaging products. The T* coating contributes to exquisite rendering and contrast.  Aspherical lens
MTF (Modulation Transfer Function) describes how well a lens can reproduce fine details, measured as the degree of contrast achieved between finely spaced lines.  Contrast (%)  Distance from optical centre of lens (mm)  Max. aperture  F8 aperture  Spatial frequency  10 line pairs / mm  20 line pairs / mm  40 line pairs / mm  Radial values  Tangential values
Specifications and Features
Zeiss 35 mm Full-Frame normal prime lens
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
Minimum focus distance
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Filter Diameter (mm)
281 g (10 oz)
What's in the Box
Lens hood (ALC-SH131: petal shape, bayonet type), Lens front cap, Lens rear cap, Case