Sony Carl Zeiss Sonnar T* FE 55mm f/1.8 ZA Lens - SEL55F18Z

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The Sony Carl Zeiss Sonnar T* FE 55mm f/1.8 ZA Lens offers exceptional bright F1.8 prime lens performance for full-frame E-mount bodies. The T* coating works with an innovative optical design to suppress internal reflections for sublime contrast from highlights to deep blacks.

  • Full-frame standard prime lens for 35mm full frame format bodies
  • 55mm large F1.8 maximum aperture
  • Impressive Carl Zeiss® Sonnar T* contrast and resolution
  • 9-blade circular aperture contributes to gorgeous bokeh
  • Dust and moisture resistant design


A 35mm full-frame format
This E-mount prime lens is designed to be used with α7 and α7R bodies for 35mm performance

A large F1.8 maximum aperture
Allows more light to reach the camera sensor, producing rich, high contrast pictures

Carl Zeiss Sonnar T* lens
Produces images in exceptional contrast and resolution with Carl Zeiss technology and a Sonnar T* anti-reflective coating

A 55mm fixed focal length
Capture images in sharp detail with a 'normal' prime lens. Enjoy a higher level of optical performance than most zooms

Minimise distortion
Aspherical lens elements ensures less internal reflection in a more compact design

Smooth and responsive focus
A linear motor driven internal focusing mechanism produces quick autofocus and reduces minimum focal distance

Shoot outdoors, rain or shine
Ideal for shooting in adverse weather conditions: critical areas of the lens exterior have been sealed against dust and moisture

Smooth, rounded defocusing
A 9 blade circular aperture delivers natural defocusing effects or 'bokeh'

A versatile shooting experience
The SEL-55F18Z is ideal for shooting landscapes, portraits and action shots. This bright lens can handle indoor or low-light shoots


Focal length 55mm
35mm equivalent focal-length (on APS-C) 82.5mm
Lens groups / elements 5 / 7
Angle of view (on 35mm) 43°
Angle of view (on APS-C) 29°
Minimum aperture (F) 22
Number of aperture blades 9
Circular aperture Yes
Minimum focus distance 0.5m
Maximum magnification ratio 0.14x
Filter diameter 49mm
Dimensions (diameter x length) 64.4 x 70.5mm
Weight (approx.) 281g