About the Sony SEL50F18/B 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.
- lens type: standard prime
- effective focal length: 75mm
- 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
- front and rear lens caps
- lens hood
- MFR # SEL50F18/B
What's in the box:
- Black E50mm F1.8 OSS lens (SEL50F18)
- 49mm Front lens cap (installed)
- E-mount rear lens cap (installed)
- ALC-SH116 Lens hood
- Operating Instructions (3 copies in multiple languages)
- Precautions Before Using
- Limited Warranty (US)
- European Guarantee Information Document
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More details on the Sony SEL50F18/B 50mm f/1.8
Optics: The Sony E 50mm F1.8 OSS (SEL50F18) standard prime lens is compatible with the Sony α interchangeable lens cameras with the E-mount and APS-C-sized image sensor. It cannot be used on a camera with the Sony A-mount. The lens provides a 35mm full frame equivalent focal length of 75mm. It comes with the ALC-SH116 lens hood, and front and rear lens caps.
Optical Steady Shot (OSS): The SEL50F18 has built-in Optical Steady Shot (OSS) lens stabilization. When mounted to a compatible camera, Optical Steady Shot can compensate for camera shake to prevent blurred images, especially in low light situations. The shake compensation is equivalent to 4 stops.
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-SH116 lens hood to prevent stray light from entering the lens causing lens flare. When installed, the lens hood adds about 1.7" 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.
|Lens||E 50mm F1.8 OSS|
|35mm Equivalent Focal Length||75mm|
|Lens Construction||9 elements in 8 groups|
|Maximum Magnification||0.16x (APS-C)|
|Angle of View||32°|
|Aperture Range||f/1.8 maximum |
|Aperture Type||7-blade circular|
|Dimensions||Diameter 2.441", Length 2.655" (3.125" w/lens caps)|
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