Sony today announced the new Planar T* FE 50mm F1.4 ZA, a full-frame lens that features an 11-bladed circular aperture for “stunning bokeh.”
The company claims the lens has consistent resolution and contrast from center to corner within the frame, even when you’re shooting wide open with the large f/1.4 max aperture.
Technologies in the lens include a Planar design for minimal distortion, AA (Advanced Aspherical) and ED (Extra-low Dispersion) glass elements for reducing spherical and chromatic aberration, and a ZEISS T* that reduces ghosting and flare. A ring drive SSM (Super Sonic wave Motor) provides fast, quiet, and accurate autofocus.
The body of the lens features an aperture ring with an on/off switch, an AF/MF mode switch, and a design that’s resistant to dust and moisture, allowing you to take the lens into tougher environments with peace of mind.
Here are some official sample photos captured with the new 50mm f/1.4:
You’ll be able to purchase the new Sony FE 50mm f/1.4 lens in July 2016 with a price tag of $1,500.
P.S. In other news, Sony just revealed the price of its highly anticipated FE 70-200mm f/2.8 G lens that was announced back in February. The lens will cost $2,600 when it ships in July 2016.