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Sony Alpha SEL50F18F FE 50mm f/1.8

Standard prime lens for Sony E-mount mirrorless cameras

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Our take on the Sony Alpha SEL50F18F FE 50mm f/1.8

Sony's FE 50mm f/1.8 lens is an affordable way to break into the world of prime lenses. Its wide maximum aperture makes it great for shooting in low-light situations — at twilight, indoors without flash, or on a busy street at night. Since this lens is adept at gathering light, you'll be able to use faster shutter speeds and lower ISO settings to minimize image blur and noise, even in dim lighting. A wider aperture also allows for dreamy blurred background effects while your subject remains sharply focused.

Fifty is nifty

Sony's FE 50mm f/1.8 lens is an affordable way to break into the world of prime lenses. Its wide maximum aperture makes it great for shooting in low-light situations — at twilight, indoors without flash, or on a busy street at night. Since this lens is adept at gathering light, you'll be able to use faster shutter speeds and lower ISO settings to minimize image blur and noise, even in dim lighting. A wider aperture also allows for dreamy blurred background effects while your subject remains sharply focused.

The lens' 50mm focal length is perfect for capturing natural-looking scenes with a perspective that matches the human eye. Use it for street photography, landscapes, and close-ups. It's a great walk-around lens for just about any situation. On APS-C sensor cameras, this versatile lens has an equivalent focal length of 75mm. This medium telephoto length is perfect for capturing expressive portraits and detail shots. Weighing in at less than half a pound, it's an ideal, low-profile travel lens with boundless potential for stunning captures anywhere, any time.

Product Highlights:

  • 50mm f/1.8 lens standard prime lens
  • compatible with Sony E-mount mirrorless cameras
  • effective focal length:
    • 50mm with full-frame sensor Sony E-mount mirrorless cameras
    • 75mm with APS-C sensor Sony E-mount mirrorless cameras
  • minimum focus distance: 1.48'
  • minimum aperture: f/22
  • lens construction: 6 elements in 5 groups
  • one aspherical element for improved sharpness and clarity
  • 7-blade circular aperture for smooth background defocusing
  • filter/attachment size: 49mm
  • lens is 2-3/4" in diameter, 2-3/8" long
  • weight: 6.6 oz.
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
Supplied Accessories:
  • front and rear lens caps
  • lens hood

What's in the Box:

  • FE 50mm F1.8 (SEL50F18F) lens
  • 49mm Lens cap (installed)
  • Rear lens cap (installed)
  • ALC-SH146 Lens hood
  • Operating Instructions
  • Precautions Before Using
  • Limited Warranty sheet
  • "For Customers Using an alpha Series Interchangeable Lens Digital Camera" sheet
  • European Guarantee Information Document

A perfect walk around/low light mid-tele lens.

Jeffrey, Indianapolis, IN

Reviews

Sony Alpha SEL50F18F FE 50mm f/1.8 Reviews

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(3 Reviews)

Small, Lite

Jeffrey from Indianapolis, IN on 7/24/2018

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A perfect walk around/low light mid-tele lens.

Pros: Lite, Sharp

Cons: Plastic

Portraits!!!

Douglas from West Chester, OH on 12/25/2017

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A great lens for portraits!

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So a amazing little lens

Rene from Los Angeles, CA on 5/25/2016

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Bill man with terrible until I updated the firmware on my camera and I was shocked it work flawlessly and made very little annoyed the tracking or the auto focus on it is amazing. I took it out shot if you portrayed it is absolutely great I even shot at night a little bit just to test it out and it worked perfect. And for the price you can't beat that. It's so light compact, it's easy to carry around. I would totally recommend it if you need it for a quick portrait lens without having to spend all that money. And Crutchfield is amazing to buy from. And I never get on to make reviews but I decided I was going to be this.

Pros: Light weight, price, autofocus, clarity.

Cons: No, buy it.

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Optics: The Sony FE 50mm F1.8 (SEL50F18F) standard prime lens is compatible with the Sony α interchangeable lens cameras with the E-mount. It is designed for use with full-frame cameras, but it can be used on cameras with APS-C image sensors. (The lens has a 75mm equivalent focal length when used on APS-C cameras.) The lens is recommended for portraits and general photography, with a wide range of applications. The 7-blade circular aperture delivers beautiful background bokeh. The FE 50mm F1.8 comes with the ALC-SH146 lens hood, and front and rear lens caps.

Note:  This lens cannot be used on a camera with the Sony A-mount.

Focusing: The lens can be used in the auto-focus, direct manual focus, or manual focus modes. You can switch between focusing modes in the camera menu. In Direct Manual focus, you can fine-tune the focus by turning the focusing ring after initially auto-focusing. Manual focusing is performed with the focusing ring as well.

Lens Hood: The lens comes with the bayonet-type ALC-SH146 lens hood to prevent stray light from entering the lens causing lens flare. When installed, the lens hood adds about 1-1/8" to the overall length of the lens. When shooting with flash, you should remove the lens hood to prevent shadows at the bottom of the picture.

Specifications:

Lens FE 50mm F1.8
Focal Length (35mm) 50mm
APS-C Equivalent 75mm
Lens Construction 6 elements in 5 groups
Maximum Magnification 0.14x
Angle of View 47° (35mm camera)
32° (APS-C camera)
Minimum Focus 17.76" (1.48')
Filter Diameter 49mm
Aperture Range f/1.8 maximum
f/22 minimum
Aperture Type 7-blade circular
Weight 6.6 ounces
Dimensions Diameter=2.698", Length=2.563" (3.036" w/lens caps)

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