The sports a Carl Zeiss T* anti-reflective coating for superior contrast and color fidelity as well as a fast f/1.8 aperture for ease of use in low-light situations and for producing pleasing shallow depth-of-field images. It is dust and moisture resistant, making this a good choice for shooting in unpredictable conditions. The 55mm length is ideal for portrait shooting.
Compatible with full frame FE mount cameras, such as the Sony a7 series cameras. It will also mount to crop sensor E mount cameras (such as the NEX series) but is designed specifically for full frame.