Sometimes (being a girl), all I need is one lens that produces beautiful and sharp images but also being really, really, really light.
Sony Sonnar T* FE 55mm f/1.8 ZA Lens
Released together with Sony’s Alpha full-frame mirrorless cameras, this was the first partner in crime to my A7. This lens never leaves my bag. In fact, this is the one lens I take for editorial work, holiday, or everyday shoot. Paired with the trusty A7, this lens has probably created 80% of the images you see on this blog. The 55/1.8 lives up to its Carl Zeiss branding. It is VERY compact, lightweighted, super fast, super sharp and best of all, more budget friendly (compared to its sister, the Planar 50) with such amazing quality (What’s not to love?).
The 1.8 aperture creates gorgeous (and super creamy!) background bokeh to separate your subject from the distracting background. It also supports you to shoot handheld in low-light conditions while still getting outstanding sharpness and clarity.
Superb result on portrait and fashion photos. Distortion? What distortion? There’s no such word with this baby.
The lens is dust and moisture resistant, and made of beautiful black metal. Like I said earlier, this is my daily go-to prime lens. It has met light rain, fog, sand, dust, Bali scorching heat, Swiss mountain snowstorm, and is sturdy enough to be perfectly okay when it fell down the hill that one time (Thanks clumsy hands. And no I really don’t recommend you throwing your lenses around.)
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