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

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

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Samyang 50mm f/1.4 AS UMC Sony Alpha

Low light lens

$399

Aperture Wider aperture
Lowest price Cheaper
Sony 24mm f/1.8 E-Mount Carl Zeiss Sonnar

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

Low light lens

$1,098

Min focal length Better wide angle
Magnification Slightly more magnification
Max focal length Slightly worse telephoto
Sony FE 28mm f/2

Sony FE 28mm f/2

Low light lens

$248 - $448

Lowest price Cheaper
Min focal length Slightly better wide angle
Max focal length Slightly worse telephoto

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

$399

Wide minimum Narrower aperture
Lowest price Cheaper
Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM

Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM

Wide angle lens

$1,516 - $1,699

Wide minimum Narrower aperture
Zoom range More zoom
Prime lens Is a zoom lens
Leica Summicron APO- 50mm f/2

Leica Summicron APO- 50mm f/2

Low light lens

$8,599

Weight Lighter
Lowest price Much more expensive

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