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
Cheaper $873.50 vs $1,400.13
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The best price we've seen is $527 cheaper (around 40% less)
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

$399

Wide minimum Narrower aperture
Lowest price Cheaper
Fujifilm 35mm f/1.4 XF R

Fujifilm 35mm f/1.4 XF R

Low light lens

Diameter Smaller diameter
Weight Lighter
Max focal length Slightly worse telephoto
Canon TS-E 90mm f/2.8

Canon TS-E 90mm f/2.8

Tilt-shift lens

$1,399

Tilt-shift Tilt-shift lens
Wide minimum Much narrower aperture
Auto focus Auto focus

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

Leica Summicron 50mm f/2 M

Leica Summicron 50mm f/2 M

Low light lens

$2,395

Diameter Smaller diameter
Length Shorter
Focus motor Doesn't have a silent focus motor
Zeiss Touit 32mm f/1.8 Sony E

Zeiss Touit 32mm f/1.8 Sony E

Low light lens

$670

Min focal length Slightly better wide angle
Lowest price Slightly cheaper
Max focal length Slightly worse telephoto
Rokinon 50mm f/1.4 AS IF UMC Sony E Full Frame

Rokinon 50mm f/1.4 AS IF UMC Sony E Full Frame

Low light lens

$399 - $599

Aperture Wider aperture
Lowest price Cheaper
Auto focus Auto focus

discussion Which do you think is better?

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