Sony FE 50mm f/1.8 Lens Compared to the Sony FE 55mm f/1.8 ZA Lens

SpecificationsSony FE 50mm f/1.8 LensSony FE 55mm f/1.8 ZA Lens
  Sony FE 50mm f/1.8 Lens Sony FE 55mm f/1.8 ZA Lens
Year Introduced20162013
Mounts OnFull Frame, APS-CFull Frame, APS-C
Lenses / Groups6/57/5
Angle of View: Diagonal47°42.9°
Aperture Range - Wide / Long f/1.8-22 f/1.8-22
Number of Aperture Blades 7 9
Rounded Aperture? Y Y
Manufacturer Specification Weight 6.6 oz  (186g) 9.9 oz  (281g)
Actual Weight 5.8 oz  (165g) 9.9 oz  (280g)
Lens Hood Weight 0.5 oz  (15g) 1.4 oz  (40g)
In-Use Weight 6.4 oz  (180g) 11.3 oz  (320g)
Manufacturer Spec Size (DxL) 2.7 x 2.34”  (68.6 x 59.5mm) 2.54 x 2.78”  (64.4 x 70.5mm)
Measured Size (DxL) 2.7 x 2.56”  (69 x 65mm) 2.54 x 3.01”  (64.5 x 76.4mm)
Max Length at Full Extension 2.93”  (74.4mm) 3.01”  (76.4mm)
Internal Focusing? / Extends with Focusing? N / Y Y / N
Focus Extension Length 0.37”  (9.4mm)
Lens Hood Size (DxL) 3 x 1.24”  (76.3 x 31.6mm) 3.02 x 2.09”  (76.8 x 53.2mm)
Lens Length with Hood (Min-Max) 3.66 - 3.66”  (92.9 - 92.9mm) 4.96 - 4.96”  (126.1 - 126.1mm)
Size of Rings: Focus / Zoom 0.83”  (21.1mm) 0.81”  (20.7mm)
Filter Size 49mm  UV ► CP ► 49mm  UV ► CP ►
Front Element (Filter Mount) Rotates N N
AF Motor Type DC Motor SSM
Full Time Manual Focus
Focus Limiter? / Focus Limiter Ranges N N
Distance Scale? / Type N N
Close Focus  
Specified Min Focus Distance 17.72”  (450mm) 19.69”  (500mm)
Tested Min Focus Distance (Wide / Long) 16.81”  (427mm) 18.98”  (482mm)
Maximum Magnification (MM) 0.14x 0.14x
Tripod Ring Included? / Removable? N /
Lens Hood Included / Model? Y / ALC-SH146 Buy ► Y / ALC-SH131 Buy ►
Weather Sealed? / Filter Required? N Y /
Image Stabilization? / Stops? / Tripod Sensing? N N
Extender Compatible? N N
Case Included? / Type? N / Y /
47.25" x 31.5" Subject Framing Distance 50mm = 5.90' 55mm = 6.34'
1200mm x 800mm Subject Framing Distance 50mm = 1799mm 55mm = 1932mm
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