Carl Zeiss Sonnar T* FE 55mm F1.8 ZA Review

4.5
December 5, 2013 | Mark Goldstein |

Main Rivals

Listed below are some of the rivals of the Carl Zeiss Sonnar T* FE 55mm F1.8 ZA.

Nikon AF-S Nikkor 50mm f/1.8G

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The AF-S 50mm f/1.8G from Nikon is a standard prime lens in the full-frame FX format, or a fast portrait optic when mounted on a DX body. The 50mm f/1.8 features seven optical elements in six groups with one aspherical lens element, a Silent Wave Motor which provides smooth and fast autofocus with full-time manual focus override, and a weather-sealed lens mount. Retailing for £185 / $220, read our expert Nikon AF-S Nikkor 50mm f/1.8G review to find out if it's an essential purchase for the Nikon DSLR owner.

Panasonic Leica DG Summilux 25mm f/1.4 ASPH

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The Panasonic Leica DG Summilux 25mm f/1.4 ASPH is a new standard lens for the Micro Four Thirds compact camera system. Providing an effective focal length of 50mm, a fast maximum aperture of f/1.4 and a Nano Surface Coating to help reduce flare, the Leica-branded Panasonic 25mm lens is small in both size and weight. Read our Panasonic Leica DG Summilux 25mm f/1.4 ASPH review to find out if this long-awaited premium optic is a must-have Micro Four Thirds lens.

Sony Carl Zeiss Planar T* 50mm F1.4 ZA SSM

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The Sony Carl Zeiss Planar T* 50mm F1.4 ZA SSM is a brand new fast prime lens for full-frame and APS-C Sony SLT cameras. Offering an ultra-fast maximum aperture of f/1.4 and weather-sealed construction is this a must-have lens for A99/A77 users? Read our Sony Carl Zeiss Planar T* 50mm F1.4 ZA SSM review to find out...

Sony DT 50mm F1.8 SAM

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The Sony DT 50mm F1.8 SAM is a cheap and more than cheerful prime telephoto lens for Sony APS-C sensor cameras. Offering an effective focal length of 75mm and a bright maximum aperture of f/1.8, you'll hardly notice this diminutive lens in your camera bag. Read our Sony DT 50mm F1.8 SAM review to find out if it's worth the modest £159 / $145 asking price.

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