About the Sony SEL50F18 50mm f/1.8
A lens for all seasons
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.
- 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
- 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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More details on the Sony SEL50F18 50mm f/1.8
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.
|Lens||E 50mm F1.8 OSS|
|Angle of View||32°|
|Minimum Focus||0.79' (9.48")|
|f-stop||f/1.8 maximum |
|Dimensions||Diameter: 2.444" |
Length: 2.652" (3.126" w/caps)
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