An ideal portrait-length lens, this short telephoto has been designed
specifically for full-frame E-mount mirrorless digital cameras. It can
also be used on APS-C-sized E-mount cameras where it will provide a
127.5mm equivalent focal length.
Fast f/1.8 maximum aperture benefits working in low-light conditions and
also offers extensive control over depth of field for selective focus
Sonnar optical concept incorporates 11 glass elements within 8 groups
and also employs a floating elements design to reduce aberrations and
distortions throughout the focusing range.
Zeiss T* anti-reflective coatings have been applied to each lens surface to help minimize reflections in order to provide greater image clarity, contrast and color fidelity.
Integrated OLED display on the top of the lens shows the distance of the focal plane from the camera as well as the depth of field range for quickly recognizing the parameters of focus in use, even when working in low-light conditions.
Linear motors benefit the autofocus performance of the lens and provide smooth, fast, and quiet operation. For manual focusing, a rubberized ring offers greater tactile control for precise placement of focus.
Dust and weather-sealed construction benefits using the lens in inclement shooting conditions.