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Sony SEL50F18 50mm f/1.8

Standard prime lens for APS-C sensor Sony E-mount mirrorless cameras (Silver)

Item # 158EL50F18

There's a reason 50mm lenses have sold well for large sensor cameras: this versatile focal length is equally strong...

There's a reason 50mm lenses have sold well for large sensor cameras: this versatile focal length is equally strong...

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About the Sony SEL50F18 50mm f/1.8

A lens for all seasons

There's a reason 50mm lenses have sold well for large sensor cameras: this versatile focal length is equally strong for portraits, general photography and videos. When you've got one with an aperture this wide, you increase its utility tenfold. An f/1.8 aperture means fantastic shots in low light, and the "mild telephoto" focal length means portraits that will stand out against a buttery background blur.

A lens for all seasons

There's a reason 50mm lenses have sold well for large sensor cameras: this versatile focal length is equally strong for portraits, general photography and videos. When you've got one with an aperture this wide, you increase its utility tenfold. An f/1.8 aperture means fantastic shots in low light, and the "mild telephoto" focal length means portraits that will stand out against a buttery background blur.

Sony's outfitted this lens with smooth-running, near-silent motors: a linear motor controls the focus drive, and a stepping motor is the power behind the responsive aperture-control system. You'll appreciate the quiet operation the first time you use this lens to capture video with sound.

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Product highlights:

  • 50mm f/1.8 lens
  • effective focal length: 75mm with APS-C sensor Sony E-mount mirrorless cameras
  • direct manual focus overrides autofocus without the need for any switching
  • SteadyShot® optical image stabilization
  • maximum magnification ratio: x0.16
  • minimum focus distance: 15.3"
  • minimum aperture: f/22
  • lens construction: 8 groups, 9 elements
  • filter/attachment size: 49mm
  • lens is 2-1/2" in diameter, 2-11/16" long
  • weight: 7.25 oz.
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
Supplied Accessories:
  • front and rear lens caps
  • lens hood
  • MFR # SEL50F18

What's in the box:

  • E50mm F1.8 OSS lens (SEL50F18)
  • 49mm Front lens cap (installed)
  • Rear lens cap (installed)
  • ALC-SH116 Lens hood
  • Operating Instructions
  • Precautions Before Using
  • Warranty Sheet

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Features

Optics: The Sony E 50mm F1.8 OSS lens is compatible with the Sony α NEX-series interchangeable lens cameras. The large F1.8 aperture lets you take clear, high-quality images with very little distortion or chromatic aberration. It has 9 elements in 8 groups, and a 7-blade circular aperture.

Note: Using this lens on a full-frame camera may result in vignetting -- causing the corners of the image to become darker than the center.

Optical SteadyShot (OSS): The built-in Optical SteadyShot image stabilization helps you achieve blur-free still images and videos. Optical SteadyShot gives you a 4-stop shutter speed advantage.

Direct Manual Focus (DMF): Direct Manual Focus lets you manually adjust the focus, even when in autofocus mode. After the camera autofocuses on the subject, you can turn the focus ring to focus on a specific point.

Specifications:

Lens E 50mm F1.8 OSS
35mm Equivalent 75mm
Angle of View 32°
Minimum Focus 0.79' (9.48")
Filter Diameter 49mm
f-stop f/1.8 maximum
f/22 minimum
Dimensions Diameter: 2.444"
Length: 2.652" (3.126" w/caps)
Weight 7.25 ounces

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Reviews seem good. [ DORIN  Jan 15, 2018 ]
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Great lens at a great price! [ Robert  Mar 02, 2017 ]
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Image Stabilization [ JON  May 13, 2016 ]
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Better than the lens that comes with the kit [ Vince  May 12, 2016 ]
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Can't beat this lense performance for its price. I own its little brother, the 35mm, and love it. I will use this one for medium range sport shots of my kids. [ ANTONIO  Apr 12, 2016 ]
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