The lens is said to offer impressive contrast and outstanding resolution throughout the entirety of the frame – centre to corner – and at all aperture settings. The optical structure includes high-precision AA (Advanced Aspherical) and ED (Extra-low Dispersion) glass elements to reduce spherical and chromatic aberration, as well as a Zeiss T* Coating to minimize flare and ghosting. The lens’ Planar design is said to ensure minimal distortion.
The lens has an 11-bladed circular aperture and an aperture ring with an adjustable on/off switch, an AF/MF focus mode switch, and a dust and moisture resistant design.
The new lens is also equipped with a ring drive SSM (Super Sonic wave Motor) system, which Sony saus allows it to efficiently lock focus with speed, precision and in near silence.
The FE 50 mm f/1.4 ZA lens will ship this month for a retail price of $1,950.