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Sony FE 50mm f/1.8 Lens

  • mfr: SEL50F18F2
  • SKU: SEL50F18F
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  • Focal length: 50-75mm
  • Aperture range: f/1.8-22
  • Sony E-mount lens
  • Full-frame format
  • One aspherical element
  • Double-Gauss optical design
  • DC autofocus motor
  • 7-blade circular aperture

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Sony FE 50mm f/1.8 Lens

Weighing in at less than 7 ounces, the lightweight Sony FE 50mm f/1.8 “normal” prime lens delivers an outstanding blend of performance, compactness and value, making it a perfect choice for hobbyist photographers and videographers looking to experience the benefits of a wide aperture prime lens at an attainable cost. The lens features a new optical design with an aspherical element that effectively compensates for all forms of aberration, resulting in beautiful, crisp imagery. Additionally, it has a circular aperture with a maximum of f/1.8, producing beautiful ‘bokeh’ in images that allows the subject to stand out against a smoothly defocused background. For extended durability, the new prime lens is built with a solid metal mount.

In the world of photography the 50mm lens is the absolute must-have for any collection. This lens has a fixed focal range of 50mm and is absolutely perfect for an array of uses such as portrait, wedding, detail shots, beautifully manipulated depth-of-field shots and so much more. By keeping the focal range fixed, this lens allows for a much wider aperture range, this is what allows for the depth-of field focus manipulation and the wonderful shots where the subject-matter is crisp and clear while the background is a beautiful blur.

Smooth Defocusing

The f/1.8 maximum aperture opens up a world of beautiful prime-lens bokeh. The large f/1.8 maximum aperture is also an advantage when shooting night scenes or in dimly lit interiors. When used with an α series camera body that features in-body image stabilization, even greater low-light capability enables handheld capture of clear images in dark scenes without having to use excessively high ISO sensitivity.

Refined Optical Performance

The lens has an innovative optical design to achieve clear, high-quality images by effectively minimizing distortion and chromatic aberration. A double-Gauss configuration effectively suppresses field curvature and distortion, while a precisely placed aspherical element controls spherical aberration and coma for excellent optical characteristics right out to the image periphery. An aspherical element in a new optical design controls all types of aberration (spherical, coma, distortion), rendering the subject with superior sharpness.

DC Motor Focus

A new DC motor drive system has been carefully designed and implemented for optimum focus precision and speed as well as quiet operation. This system provides the same smoothness for autofocus and manual focus control. Note: Focus motor sound may be recorded when shooting movies.

7-Blade Circular Aperture

The 7-blade circular aperture maximizes the beauty of large-aperture prime-lens, contributing to impressive images in which the subject stands out against a smoothly defocused background bokeh.

Solid Durability

Designed for reliability in a wide range of environments, the metal mount adds a sophisticated feel as well as solid durability.

Specifications

Physical
Weight 6.6 oz (186 g)
Color Black
Mount
Lens Mount Sony E-Mount
Focus
Maximum Aperture f/1.8
Minimum Aperture f/22
Focal Length 50mm
Maximum Magnification 0.14x
Angle of view 47 Degree
Minimum Focus Distance 1.48 feet (0.45 m)
Focus Type Auto
Diaphragm Blades 7, Circular
Fixed Focal Length 50mm
Lens Format Full Frame Sensors
Lens Type Standard Zoom
Special Designs Macro

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Ratings and reviews

Sony FE 50mm f/1.8 Lens

Sony FE 50mm f/1.8 Lens SKU: SEL50F18F

Rated 5 out of 5 by from A really nice "Nifty-Fifty" lens 50mm lens! I use this lens on my Sony a7R Mark II and I love it, it's a Full Frame Lens with a nice clarity that produces great pictures. At F1.8, this lens is capable of taking good images in low light conditions and also produces a lovely background blur when taking pictures at full aperture, especially on portraits. This lens is also great for video, it has a "low breath" when focusing, it's not fast, at least on my a7RII, but it will do the work, with almost zero out-of-focus images when doing a high fps shooting.
Date published: 2024-04-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Not a sigma, but takes amazing pictures I bought this over 8 months ago and had not become serious about shooting. I've since learned my camera and I'm an apsc shooter. So it shoots like a 75 mm. I love the clean beautiful look. I am big fan of sigma, but I love this lens.
Date published: 2024-03-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love love LOVE Absolute love this lens. You can never go wrong with a 50mm. So if you’re thinking about it just do it!!
Date published: 2023-07-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Sony above others, no doubts after owning Nikons All my Sony alpha gear amazes - pro sport photoggraher
Date published: 2023-06-29
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great lens for the money Can’t go wrong with this tiny little lens. I love it, for taking pictures inside is very good. The quality is a lot better than expected in this price range.
Date published: 2023-02-13
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Less than Stellar Features The Sony f/ 1.8 isn’t very sharp and hunts for focus on low light. I should have spent my money elsewhere. I plan on selling the lens probably at a loss.
Date published: 2021-07-13
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Great Lens, Okay Autofocus This is the first lens I bought for my first full frame camera after switching from Nikon and it hasn’t disappointed me too much yet. It has great image quality, the bokeh is pretty nice of this lens, and it’s lightweight and affordable. The only thing I don’t like on this lens is that I wish the autofocus was in line with the 35mm and 85mm f/1.8. It is very loud in single autofocus and noisy in continuous focus. The autofocus is also not 100% accurate and it’s pretty clunky and slow. I take portraits, so it’s fine for now. I’d recommend for anyone starting out over the 28-70mm f/3.5-5.6 kit lens.
Date published: 2021-05-29
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Terrible chromatic fringing I recently bought the Sony A7R IV and was recommended this lens to go with it. Wide open, this lens is almost unusable because of the terrible green fringing. I'm still seeing fringing even at 5.6...I wish they would have recommended a different lens.
Date published: 2021-04-18
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