NYC, NY (PRWEB) February 25, 2013
Sony introduces the SAL-50F14Z long-awaited, Carl Zeiss full-frame, large-aperture, single-focal-length lens with an all new optical design that sets new standards in resolving power and contrast.
Legendary Carl Zeiss® optics
A great camera starts with a great lens and Sony has collaborated with Carl Zeiss to create a series of high-quality interchangeable lenses for digital SLT and NEX cameras. Precision lenses by Carl Zeiss are prized by serious photographers and film-makers around the world.
A new optical design for top-end image quality. The luxurious new optical design features 8 elements in 5 groups, with two aspherical elements for ultimate performance despite being a standard 50mm lens.
The Sony SAL-50F14Z Carl Zeiss Planar T 50mm F1.4 lens design is extremely effective at correcting various aberrations and realizes flat reproduction characteristics (minimal field curvature) befitting the renowned "Planar" name. Moreover, the combination of a rear-focus system and aspheric surfaces achieves high contrast from infinity to close distances for clear, sharp images even when the aperture is wide open.
Circular Aperture: With its 9-blade circular aperture, a design said to produce the most beautiful bokeh, this lens realizes beautiful defocusing unique to Sony and meets the stringent demands of advanced class users who are serious about photographic expression.
Quiet and smooth AF operation thanks to SSM
Autofocusing is smooth and quiet, courtesy of a Super Sonic wave Motor (SSM). Excellent focusing performance is complemented by features including a focus hold button, a focus ring that doesn’t rotate during AF operation, a DMF (Direct Manual Focus) function, and a rear-focus
system that maintains the same lens body length during autofocusing.
Dust and drip resistant design
The lens offers dust and drip resistance that meet the standards of mid-range models like the
α99 and α77. The main drive unit is sealed with rubber packing, etc., to realize ample dust and
drip resistance as a system when mounted on a camera to withstand tough usage in harsh
B&H Photo is currently accepting pre-orders on the SAL-50F14Z Carl Zeiss Planar T 50mm F1.4 lens.
High-grade metal body
The high-grade lens body is constructed of aluminum that offers both high rigidity and an attractive finish that contributes to pride of ownership.
Superior Large-Aperture Performance
Like other large-aperture Carl Zeiss® lens designs, this f1.4 lens is simply magnificent in its ability to capture brilliant high-resolution images in low-light conditions requiring fully open aperture.
SSM (Super Sonic wave Motor)
Designed for fast, smooth, silent automatic focusing, this unique technology achieves high torque at low speed with rapid start/stop response. It operates through the ability of a piezoelectric device to reshape itself quickly when voltage is applied.
Glass-Molded Aspherical Lens Elements
These precision lens elements correct distortion for sharper, more visually accurate images.
ED (Extra-low Dispersion) Glass
Because light of different wavelength (or color) bends at different angles when it passes through a lens, ED (Extra-low Dispersion) Glass is used in Carl Zeiss® lenses to eliminate chromatic aberration by correcting certain wavelengths of light for sharp, clear images with well-defined colors.
At this time Sony also announced the DT 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 SAM II lens, portable standard zoom lens that provides a 35mm-equivalent focal length of 27-82.5mm for wide-angle to portrait-length coverage.
This lens' construction integrates two aspherical and one ED (extra-low dispersion) glass elements into its design to help reduce chromatic aberrations throughout the zoom range while also contributing to high overall image sharpness, clarity, and contrast. Also helping to improve the image quality is a refined rear lens element shade that serves to minimize internal reflections and prevent ghosting and flare.
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