The Zeiss logo on this handsome, "normal" fixed focal-length lens will tell you what you need to know. On full-frame cameras, this lens will capture the world about you with the same field of view as your naked eye, and on APS-C cameras it's the perfect focal length for razor-sharp portraits with creamy-smooth backgrounds. Optical innovation and painstaking attention to detail have spawned a lens that is likely to be more than up to your critical standards. Even at its fastest f/1.4 aperture, this lens will reward your artistic eye by rendering every photo opportunity with crystal clarity, precision, and style.
Because of that generous f/1.4 aperture, great low-light performance is a given. For the same reason, you'll also be able to manipulate space and depth in your photos and videos for spectacular results. And that background will be even more smoothly and pleasingly defocused thanks to the nine-bladed, near-circular aperture design.