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Sony E 50mm f/1.8 OSS Lens (Black)

BH #SO5018B • MFR #SEL50F18/B
Sony E 50mm f/1.8 OSS Lens (Black)
Key Features
  • E-Mount Lens/APS-C Format
  • 75mm (35mm Equivalent)
  • Aperture Range: f/1.8 to f/22
  • Optical SteadyShot Image Stabilization
Enjoy a near perfect portrait-length perspective on your APS-C E-mount camera with this black E 50mm f/1.8 OSS Lens from Sony. The bright design pairs with a 75mm equivalent focal length for a flattering perspective and quick focusing and image stabilization also help to achieve sharp imagery.
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Sony E 50mm f/1.8 OSS Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Portrait Prime for APS-C
  • 3Optical Design
  • 4Image Stabilization and Autofocus
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Portrait Prime for APS-C
Enjoy a near perfect portrait-length perspective on your APS-C E-mount camera with this black E 50mm f/1.8 OSS Lens from Sony. The bright design pairs with a 75mm equivalent focal length for a flattering perspective and quick focusing and image stabilization also help to achieve sharp imagery.
Optical Design
  • Flattering 75mm-equivalent focal length helps to isolate subject matter and home in on minute details.
  • Fast f/1.8 maximum aperture facilitates working in low light conditions and allows shooters to create images with an extremely shallow depth of field.
  • Rounded seven-blade diaphragm contributes to a pleasing bokeh quality when employing selective focus techniques.
Image Stabilization and Autofocus
  • Optical SteadyShot image stabilization helps to minimize the appearance of camera shake for sharper imagery when shooting handheld with slower shutter speeds. This stabilization system can be combined with select camera's sensor-shift type image stabilization for more effective control of camera blur.
  • An internal focus mechanism contributes to faster, more responsive autofocus, the minimum focus distance of 1.3', and easier handling as the lens does not change in length during use.

Sony E 50mm f/1.8 OSS Specs

Focal Length50mm (35mm Equivalent Focal Length: 75mm)
Maximum Aperturef/1.8
Minimum Aperturef/22
Lens MountSony E
Lens Format CoverageAPS-C
Angle of View32°
Minimum Focus Distance1.28' / 39 cm
Maximum Magnification0.16x
Optical Design9 Elements in 8 Groups
Diaphragm Blades7, Rounded
Focus TypeAutofocus
Image StabilizationYes
Filter Size49 mm (Front)
Dimensions (ø x L)2.44 x 2.44" / 61.98 x 61.98 mm
Weight7.13 oz / 202 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight0.85 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)4.8 x 3.9 x 3.7"

Sony E 50mm f/1.8 OSS Reviews

great beginner lens !!!!

By Randice
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-09-19

great lens if ur new to photography and want a good budget prime lens! I have the sony a7riii and this lens is perfect to start out and learn how to use my new camera. if ur also a student like me I 100% recommend pros: the AMAZING price for product value. cons: the chromatic aberration and the auto focus is bad but if ur a student working in studio you will be just fine. for the price is great

Amazing stuff!!!

By Marek
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-08-03

This is one of the best lenses I've ever had. Very fast and sharp I'm really happy with the product

Less than Stellar Features

By Shomari
Rated 2 out of 5
Date: 2021-07-13

The Sony f/ 1.8 isn’t very sharp and hunts for focus on low light. I should have spent my money elsewhere. I plan on selling the lens probably at a loss.

Perfect for beginner like me

By Ira
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-06-16

This lens is so awesome for taking Portrait. My son's prom Pictures came out great

Great Lens, Okay Autofocus

By NYCStephen
Rated 3 out of 5
Date: 2021-05-29

This is the first lens I bought for my first full frame camera after switching from Nikon and it hasn’t disappointed me too much yet. It has great image quality, the bokeh is pretty nice of this lens, and it’s lightweight and affordable. The only thing I don’t like on this lens is that I wish the autofocus was in line with the 35mm and 85mm f/1.8. It is very loud in single autofocus and noisy in continuous focus. The autofocus is also not 100% accurate and it’s pretty clunky and slow. I take portraits, so it’s fine for now. I’d recommend for anyone starting out over the 28-70mm f/3.5-5.6 kit lens.

Terrible chromatic fringing

By ad91
Rated 1 out of 5
Date: 2021-04-18

I recently bought the Sony A7R IV and was recommended this lens to go with it. Wide open, this lens is almost unusable because of the terrible green fringing. I'm still seeing fringing even at 5.6...I wish they would have recommended a different lens.

Worth it!

By Scott
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-09-04

This lens is fast, very sharp with great bokeh. It's my low-light lens. What more could you ask for in a 50mm lens?

Great Lens

By Animashaun
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-01-04

My apologies, my review won't be technical in any way, shape or form but I purchased this lens as a Christmas present for my girlfriend who is a photographer. She loves it, she didn't have a lens like it and now she does. I typically hate reviews life this, so again I apologize, but judging from my online research and her happiness with it... it's a solid buy.

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i dont understand the term Focal Length 50mm ...

i dont understand the term Focal Length 50mm (35mm Equivalent Focal Length: 75mm)
Asked by: Vses
This lens is a cropped sensor lens, therefore there is a magnification factor associated with this lens relating to a full frame sensor (35mm).
Answered by: Rob
Date published: 2021-01-21

Is there any way to adapt this lens to Panasonic ...

Is there any way to adapt this lens to Panasonic Lumix G5??
Asked by: larry
Not that I am aware of. Adapting native SLR lenses to Mirrorless cameras takes advantage of the larger mount flange to sensor distances required to accommodate the SLR mirror. In essence they reposition the lens to the same distance from the sensor as on the SLR. This lens is a Sony E mount which is already mirrorless (with a short mount to sensor distance) and so there is no room to fit an adapter unless it also has a corrective lens to allow it to focus on the sensor, which can be done (see the Matabones focal reducers, which effectively 'open' up the aperture) but I'm not aware of any such adapter that is made to fit mirrorless to mirrorless.
Answered by: William
Date published: 2020-01-15

Is this a wide angle lens?

Is this a wide angle lens?
Asked by: KimmY
If by wide you mean "fish eye" not it is not. It is not a full frame lens so I decided to sell mine. Need a full frame lens for video
Answered by: Anonymous
Date published: 2019-05-03


If it work on alpha??
Asked by: Andy F.
I am not bcoz I use it on my fs700 and it's a fatatic lens and this becomes like 75 mm since the sensor size on my cameraThx
Answered by: RICHARD A.
Date published: 2018-08-24

What is the best F Stop range when wanting to ...

What is the best F Stop range when wanting to photograph a 3 to 6 piece band in low light live music situations (I assume glass is not stellar on 100% of lens)?
Asked by: Duane
If you want to have them all in focus , you might want to shoot at around f-8 , if you want to focus lets say in the singer and blur the other members of the band then I found it best to be around f-2.5 depending on the distance to the subject
Answered by: vilson
Date published: 2021-01-21

What sized ND filter would work for this lens?

What sized ND filter would work for this lens?
Asked by: Siddharth
The Sony E 50mm f/1.8 OSS Lens (Black), B&H # SO5018B, uses 49mm filter threads and would accept 49mm neutral density (ND) filters.
Answered by: Manzell
Date published: 2018-12-16


is this lens compatible with the a6000?
Asked by: Anonymous
Yes. Thats what I use it with.
Answered by: Elwyn M.
Date published: 2018-08-25


What the different of FE 50mm 1.8 which cost cheap than this? which one better for A6000?
Asked by: Vall V.
The E lens is for an APC Sensor like the one found in the A6000. The FE needs an adaptor since it is a different type of mount for a full frame film camera (35mm) or full frame digital sensor. Both will give you the same result. Honestly though, the E 50mm f1.8 OSS lens is the best bang for the buck of any of the myriad of lenses I use on my 5T and 6. Fantastic lens for the price.
Answered by: David H.
Date published: 2019-05-24
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