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Sony SEL50F18 50mm f/1.8

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

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Our take on the Sony SEL50F18 50mm f/1.8

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.

Great lens. Sharp pictures.

Anonymous, West Jordan, UT

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

Product Highlights:

  • 50mm f/1.8 lens (SEL-50F18)
  • 35mm equivalent focal length:
    • 50mm with full-frame sensor Sony E-mount mirrorless cameras
    • 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
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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.

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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Great lens at a great price! [ Robert  Mar 02, 2017 ]
Image Stabilization [ JON  May 13, 2016 ]
Better than the lens that comes with the kit [ Vince  May 12, 2016 ]
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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