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p.34 #1 · p.34 #1 · Sony Planar T* FE 50/1.4 ZA Rolling Review


Blakehfreeman wrote:
What the hell?? This lens is on my radar... hopefully his is resolved shortly.



this has the potential to be the best 50mm prime on the market, I'm talking canon/nikon/sony...
when factoring in:
reasonable cost (<$2000 and this is only $1399 new right now)
bokeh (looks great)
character (really unique artsy looking)
sharpness at f1.4 (can't believe the sample I am seeing, wide open)
AF (from my research, seems good enough for the eye AF tech)

I am going to play around with it before sending it in for "fixin".
haven't taken one pic yet!



Dec 01, 2017 at 05:25 PM
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p.34 #2 · p.34 #2 · Sony Planar T* FE 50/1.4 ZA Rolling Review


just shot with this lens for the first time.
stellar!



Dec 01, 2017 at 06:37 PM
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p.34 #3 · p.34 #3 · Sony Planar T* FE 50/1.4 ZA Rolling Review


Dj R wrote:
this has the potential to be the best 50mm prime on the market, I'm talking canon/nikon/sony...
when factoring in:
reasonable cost (<$2000 and this is only $1399 new right now)
bokeh (looks great)
character (really unique artsy looking)
sharpness at f1.4 (can't believe the sample I am seeing, wide open)
AF (from my research, seems good enough for the eye AF tech)

I am going to play around with it before sending it in for "fixin".
haven't taken one pic yet!


let me know what you find out. i also bought this lens used here but before the recall. and the service e-mail says a proof of purchase is required, but maybe not really needed since it is a service for a recall?



Dec 01, 2017 at 06:39 PM
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p.34 #4 · p.34 #4 · Sony Planar T* FE 50/1.4 ZA Rolling Review


newtophoto wrote:
let me know what you find out. i also bought this lens used here but before the recall. and the service e-mail says a proof of purchase is required, but maybe not really needed since it is a service for a recall?



I agree with you. since it's a recall and a repair, we may be ok.

I got this lens and the (cheap) 28 f2 sony lens.
took about 100 pics so far.
so far, I'm amazed at this new world they call sony mirrorless.
truly amazed.



Dec 01, 2017 at 06:46 PM
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p.34 #5 · p.34 #5 · Sony Planar T* FE 50/1.4 ZA Rolling Review


can't wait to get my a7r3. only experience i have with sony is the sony rx1r2. lovely images, but a lot of missed shots (probably user error) and the battery annoyed me to no end. now i have a leica Q as my wide and plan to keep the zony 50 as my portrait/walk around.


Dec 01, 2017 at 07:49 PM
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p.34 #6 · p.34 #6 · Sony Planar T* FE 50/1.4 ZA Rolling Review


so I looked at reviews for Precision Camera in CT, and now I'm afraid to send it in for servicing for the recall. Anyone have luck with this repair center?


Dec 04, 2017 at 11:23 PM
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p.34 #7 · p.34 #7 · Sony Planar T* FE 50/1.4 ZA Rolling Review


Anybody had a chance to compare it against Samyang/Rokinon 50/1.4?


Dec 05, 2017 at 12:52 AM
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p.34 #8 · p.34 #8 · Sony Planar T* FE 50/1.4 ZA Rolling Review


what did they do for your lens?

They replaced an "optical block", which was the part that was backordered. My receipt also states they performed an internal and external cleaning. It now seems to work as well as it did before I sent it in.

FYI, they did require a receipt/proof of purchase to waive the estimated $498.00 fee. Mine was outside of the one-year warranty period by a few days, but they kindly waived the fee. Not sure if my Pro Support membership helped in this case, and I'm not sure what they've been informing others who may have been outside the warranty period and/or not members of Pro Support.

Pro Support covered for a loaner (shipped overnight) for the entire duration of the service, which was awesome.



Dec 05, 2017 at 01:48 PM
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p.34 #9 · p.34 #9 · Sony Planar T* FE 50/1.4 ZA Rolling Review


newtophoto wrote:
can't wait to get my a7r3. only experience i have with sony is the sony rx1r2. lovely images, but a lot of missed shots (probably user error) and the battery annoyed me to no end. now i have a leica Q as my wide and plan to keep the zony 50 as my portrait/walk around.


Honestly the battery is the biggest problem for the RX1RII. I'm hoping Sony adds a grip and a larger battery for the next version.



Dec 07, 2017 at 05:49 PM
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p.34 #10 · p.34 #10 · Sony Planar T* FE 50/1.4 ZA Rolling Review


drewle wrote:
They replaced an "optical block", which was the part that was backordered. My receipt also states they performed an internal and external cleaning. It now seems to work as well as it did before I sent it in.

FYI, they did require a receipt/proof of purchase to waive the estimated $498.00 fee. Mine was outside of the one-year warranty period by a few days, but they kindly waived the fee. Not sure if my Pro Support membership helped in this case, and I'm not sure what they've been informing others who may have been outside the warranty period and/or not members
...Show more

i talked to sony support and they said since it is due to a recall, a receipt was unnecessary. i just hope precision camera doesn't deny me of the service when i ship it in...



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p.34 #11 · p.34 #11 · Sony Planar T* FE 50/1.4 ZA Rolling Review


serhan_ wrote:
Per Sony site:
https://esupport.sony.com/US/p/news-item.pl?mdl=SEL50F14Z&news_id=532

"To address this issue, subject to the terms and conditions in the Limited Warranty that accompanied the Affected Models, we will repair your Affected Model, free of charge, until October 31, 2019."



sony pulled this link and is no longer advertising the recall on their product page!
anyone save the listed serials that are effected? I can't believe I didn't screen shot it!



Dec 10, 2017 at 10:51 PM
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p.34 #12 · p.34 #12 · Sony Planar T* FE 50/1.4 ZA Rolling Review


found it
issued a statement for a free repair service on the Zeiss 50mm f/1.4 FE lens. Lenses with the serial number between 1800001 and 1810699 and the lenses with serial number between 8300001 and 8300119 are affected by a fog issue that appears in certain conditions.



Dec 10, 2017 at 10:52 PM
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p.34 #13 · p.34 #13 · Sony Planar T* FE 50/1.4 ZA Rolling Review


There was a software update for this lens earlier in the year.

You must copy and paste the link. Itís not clickable.

https://esupport.sony.com/US/p/swu-download.pl?mdl=SEL50F14Z&upd_id=11149&os_group_id=3

It appears they have blocked their links from being shared
I did try again
Silly Sony
So youíll have to copy and paste the link into your browser.


Edited on Dec 12, 2017 at 02:22 AM · View previous versions



Dec 11, 2017 at 09:31 AM
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p.34 #14 · p.34 #14 · Sony Planar T* FE 50/1.4 ZA Rolling Review


Bad link, at least for me.



Dec 11, 2017 at 11:53 AM
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p.34 #15 · p.34 #15 · Sony Planar T* FE 50/1.4 ZA Rolling Review


I got my 2nd copy of the 50Z. First was used and in the danger zone with regard to the recall.

The new one that I got, was made near a hundred pieces after the recall! Score.



Dec 16, 2017 at 08:56 PM
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p.34 #16 · p.34 #16 · Sony Planar T* FE 50/1.4 ZA Rolling Review


Does anyone know if the 50 1.4 lenses within the affected range will have problems, or is it that they may have fogging problems? I received one that was manufactured 11/2017 and within the 1800001 and 1810699 range.

Hard to believe it could be manufactured so recently and may have the problem.



Dec 21, 2017 at 12:16 AM
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p.34 #17 · p.34 #17 · Sony Planar T* FE 50/1.4 ZA Rolling Review


Chainring wrote:
Does anyone know if the 50 1.4 lenses within the affected range will have problems, or is it that they may have fogging problems? I received one that was manufactured 11/2017 and within the 1800001 and 1810699 range.

Hard to believe it could be manufactured so recently and may have the problem.


May I ask where did you buy it? I'm thinking about this lens but I'm not sure where I should buy to avoid the recall list. Thanks



Dec 21, 2017 at 12:55 AM
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p.34 #18 · p.34 #18 · Sony Planar T* FE 50/1.4 ZA Rolling Review


Sony should recall all 50/1.4 ZA lenses within the recall serial range from their authorizer reseller vendors!


Dec 21, 2017 at 01:00 AM
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p.34 #19 · p.34 #19 · Sony Planar T* FE 50/1.4 ZA Rolling Review


Fred Miranda wrote:
Sony should recall all 50/1.4 ZA lenses within the recall serial range from their authorizer reseller vendors!


Perfect! I think they should too, unless we buy an imported copy.



Dec 21, 2017 at 03:05 AM
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p.34 #20 · p.34 #20 · Sony Planar T* FE 50/1.4 ZA Rolling Review


Out of all the Google searches I've done prior to purchasing this lens I've read about only one person that got a serial number not in the affected range. How many folks reading this thread have a 50 1.4 NOT in the affected range?

1800001 - 1810699 and 8300001 - 8900119

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