differences

Reasons to consider the Sony Sonnar T* FE 55mm f/1.8 ZA

Smaller diameter 64 mm vs 85 mm
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More than 20% smaller lens at the end
Narrower aperture f/22 vs f/16
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At its narrowest, the Sonnar T* FE 55mm f/1.8 ZA goes 0.9 f-stops narrower
Shorter 71 mm vs 100 mm
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Around 30% shorter
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Reasons to consider the Sigma 50mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art

Wider aperture f/1.4 vs f/1.8
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At its widest, the 50mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art captures much more light (0.7 f-stops)
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similarities

Compared to digital camera lenses

Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
Aperture Wide aperture Help
Sonnar T* FE 55mm f/1.8 ZAf/1.8
50mm f/1.4 DG HSM Artf/1.4
Prime lens Fixed focal length prime lenses Help
Typically very sharp
Auto focus Auto focus Help
Easier to use

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

Compared to digital camera lenses

Common Strengths Common Weaknesses

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

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

competitors

Sigma 50mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art Competitors

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Samyang 50mm f/1.4 AS UMC Sony Alpha

Low light lens

$289

Wide minimum Narrower aperture
Lowest price Cheaper
Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM

Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM

Low light lens

$269 - $299

Wide minimum Narrower aperture
Length Shorter
Fujifilm XF 56mm f/1.2 R

Fujifilm XF 56mm f/1.2 R

Low light lens

Diameter Smaller diameter
Weight Lighter

Sony Sonnar T* FE 55mm f/1.8 ZA Competitors

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

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

Low light lens

$333

Lowest price Cheaper
Min focal length Better wide angle
Max focal length Slightly worse telephoto
Nikon Nikkor AF-S 58mm f/1.4G

Nikon Nikkor AF-S 58mm f/1.4G

Low light lens

$1,200 - $1,597

Aperture Wider aperture
Diameter Larger diameter
Sony FE 90mm f/2.8 Macro G OSS

Sony FE 90mm f/2.8 Macro G OSS

Macro lens

$1,098 - $1,100

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Magnification Significantly more magnification
Aperture Narrower aperture

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