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differences

Reasons to consider the Sony 50mm f/1.4

Wider aperture f/1.4 vs f/1.8
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At its widest, the 50mm f/1.4 captures much more light, 0.7 f-stops
Slightly better telephoto 50 mm vs 24 mm
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More than 2x more reach, less perspective distortion
Sony 50mm f/1.4 Learn more about
the Sony 50mm f/1.4

Reasons to consider the Sony 24mm f/1.8 E-Mount Carl Zeiss Sonnar

More magnification 1:4 (0.2x) vs 1:6.7 (0.1x)
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Take macro shots with subjects around 70% larger in your photo
Slightly better wide angle 24 mm vs 50 mm
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2.1x better wide angle
Sony 24mm f/1.8 E-Mount Carl Zeiss Sonnar Learn more about
the Sony 24mm f/1.8 E-Mount Carl Zeiss Sonnar

similarities

Compared to lenses

Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
Aperture Wide aperture Help
50mm f/1.4:f/1.4
24mm f/1.8 E-Mount Carl Zeiss Sonnar:f/1.8
Prime lens Fixed focal length prime lenses Help
Typically very sharp
Focus motor No silent focus motor Help
Louder and slower
Zoom range Poor zoom Help
1x
Max focal length Poor telephoto Help
50mm f/1.4:50 mm
24mm f/1.8 E-Mount Carl Zeiss Sonnar:24 mm
Image stabilization No image stabilization Help
Risk of blur

Compared to low light lenses

Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
Auto focus Auto focus Help
Easier to use

LensHero is not aware of any interesting weaknesses shared by these two products.

competitors

Shared Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Sony Carl Zeiss Planar T* 85mm f/1.4 *

Sony Carl Zeiss Planar T* 85mm f/1.4 *

Low light lens

$1,698

Min focal length Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens
Sony 50mm f/1.8 DT

Sony 50mm f/1.8 DT

Low light lens

$174

Sony Carl Zeiss Sonnar T* 135mm f/1.8 *

Sony Carl Zeiss Sonnar T* 135mm f/1.8 *

Sports lens

$1,798

Max focal length Has a slightly shorter telephoto lens
Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
Min focal length Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens
Sony 50mm f/1.8

Sony 50mm f/1.8

Low light lens

$300

Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 DC HSM Sony-alpha

Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 DC HSM Sony-alpha

Low light lens

Focus motor Has a silent focus motor
Prime lens Is a zoom lens
Sigma 30mm f/1.4 EX DC HSM Four-thirds

Sigma 30mm f/1.4 EX DC HSM Four-thirds

Low light lens

Focus motor Has a silent focus motor
Wide maximum Has a lower max f/stop

Sony 50mm f/1.4 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Sigma 50mm f/1.4 EX DG HSM Sony-alpha

Sigma 50mm f/1.4 EX DG HSM Sony-alpha

Low light lens

Focus motor Has a silent focus motor
Wide maximum Wider aperture
Length Slightly longer
Sony 16mm f/2.8

Sony 16mm f/2.8

Wide angle lens

$190

Min focal length Better wide angle
Weight Slightly lighter
Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
Magnification Slightly less magnification
Sony 85mm f/2.8 SAM

Sony 85mm f/2.8 SAM

Portrait lens

$273

Focus motor Has a silent focus motor
Max focal length Slightly better telephoto
Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
Min focal length Worse wide angle

Sony 24mm f/1.8 E-Mount Carl Zeiss Sonnar Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Sigma 35mm f/1.4 DG HSM A1

Sigma 35mm f/1.4 DG HSM A1

Low light lens

Focus motor Has a silent focus motor
Aperture Wider aperture
Weight Heavier
Min focal length Slightly worse wide angle
Tokina 11-16mm f/2.8 AT-X 116 Pro DX Sony-alpha

Tokina 11-16mm f/2.8 AT-X 116 Pro DX Sony-alpha

Wide angle lens

Zoom range Slightly more zoom
Min focal length Slightly better wide angle
Prime lens Is a zoom lens
Aperture Narrower aperture
Samyang 24mm f/1.4 ED AS UMC Samsung-nx

Samyang 24mm f/1.4 ED AS UMC Samsung-nx

Low light lens

$615

Aperture Wider aperture
Lowest price Slightly cheaper
Weight Slightly heavier
Sony 28mm f/2.8

Sony 28mm f/2.8

Wide angle lens

Aperture Narrower aperture
Magnification Less magnification

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