Sony FE 50mm f/1.8 Lens

BH #SO5018F • MFR #SEL50F18F/2
Sony FE 50mm f/1.8 Lens
Key Features
  • E-Mount Lens/Full-Frame Format
  • Aperture Range: f/1.8 to f/22
  • One Aspherical Element
  • Double-Gauss Optical Design
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A simple, bright, and lightweight normal prime, the FE 50mm f/1.8 from Sony is a versatile normal-length prime lens designed for full-frame E-mount mirrorless cameras. Its sleek design makes it well-suited for everyday shooting, while the fast f/1.8 maximum aperture benefits working in low-light conditions as well as offers increased control over depth of field for selective focus imagery. The optical design incorporates one aspherical element to control spherical aberrations, an employs a double-gauss configuration in order to realize sharper, clearer image quality throughout the aperture range with reduced field curvature. A DC actuator is also employed to provide quick and precise autofocus performance that is also quiet to suit video recording applications. Additionally, a rounded seven-blade diaphragm is featured to render out-of-focus highlights with a smooth, circular appearance. Characterized by its straight-forward design, this go-to lens balances both ease of handling along with enhanced image quality.
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Sony FE 50mm f/1.8 Overview

A simple, bright, and lightweight normal prime, the FE 50mm f/1.8 from Sony is a versatile normal-length prime lens designed for full-frame E-mount mirrorless cameras. Its sleek design makes it well-suited for everyday shooting, while the fast f/1.8 maximum aperture benefits working in low-light conditions as well as offers increased control over depth of field for selective focus imagery. The optical design incorporates one aspherical element to control spherical aberrations, an employs a double-gauss configuration in order to realize sharper, clearer image quality throughout the aperture range with reduced field curvature. A DC actuator is also employed to provide quick and precise autofocus performance that is also quiet to suit video recording applications. Additionally, a rounded seven-blade diaphragm is featured to render out-of-focus highlights with a smooth, circular appearance. Characterized by its straight-forward design, this go-to lens balances both ease of handling along with enhanced image quality.

Normal-length 50mm prime lens is designed for full-frame Sony E-mount mirrorless cameras, however, can also be used with APS-C models where it will provide a 75mm equivalent focal length.
Fast f/1.8 maximum aperture benefits working in difficult lighting conditions and also avails greater control over focus placement for working with shallow depth of field techniques.
One aspherical element is incorporated in the lens design to reduce astigmatism, field curvature, coma, and other monochromatic aberrations.
Double-gauss optical configuration helps to reduce field curvature and distortions for more consistent image quality from edge-to-edge.
DC actuator motor offers quick, quiet, and accurate autofocus performance to suit both stills and video applications.
Metal bayonet offers increased durability and a solid feel when mounting the lens.
Rounded seven-blade diaphragm contributes to a pleasing bokeh quality when employing selective focus techniques.
UPC: 027242918030

Sony FE 50mm f/1.8 Specs

Focal Length50mm
Maximum Aperturef/1.8
Minimum Aperturef/22
Lens MountSony E
Format CompatibilityFull-Frame
Angle of View47°
Minimum Focus Distance1.48' / 45 cm
Maximum Magnification0.14x
Optical Design6 Elements in 5 Groups
Diaphragm Blades7, Rounded
Focus TypeAutofocus
Image StabilizationNone
Filter Size49 mm (Front)
Dimensions (ø x L)2.7 x 2.34" / 68.6 x 59.5 mm
Weight6.56 oz / 186 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight0.7 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)4.7 x 4.1 x 3.2"
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I'm considering this lens to use on my Sony A7sii ...

I'm considering this lens to use on my Sony A7sii with the Ronin SC because I need something lightweight and affordable. Has anyone used this lens with a Ronin? I know a lot of the reviews say auto focus is slow, so I'm concerned about that...any thoughts?
Asked by: Adrienne
Depending on the type of work you're doing the lens's autofocus can be hinderance. It won't focus super fast but basic walking should be fine. It is a nice light option for a gimbal like the SC but something like the Sigma 50mm 1.4 for Sony would be a heavier, but better option.
Answered by: Ryan
Date published: 2021-02-24

Hi, does Sony E mount FF Lenses require a ...

Hi, does Sony E mount FF Lenses require a separate dock to upgrade firmware? Assume I am using A7 III.
Asked by: Marcus
No you would install the firmware update via having it connected to a camera.
Answered by: Zachariah
Date published: 2021-02-14

Is it weather sealed?

Is it weather sealed?
Asked by: Yifan
No.
Answered by: Rob
Date published: 2021-01-29

does this lens have autofocus?

does this lens have autofocus?
Asked by: Jordan
Yes
Answered by: Dwight
Date published: 2020-11-08

Is it usable for video auto focus?

Is it usable for video auto focus?
Asked by: Agustin
Yes, you can autofocus this lens in video mode.
Answered by: Rob
Date published: 2020-08-03

Can this lens work with a sony a6500?

Can this lens work with a sony a6500?
Asked by: Khaled
Yes it will work and produce a 75mm field of view given your aps-c sensor.
Answered by: Rob
Date published: 2020-11-15

Can I use this lens with another brand camera ?

Can I use this lens with another brand camera ?
Asked by: Emmanuel
If you have a "newer" digital camera I would say yes. You can also buy adapter rings for this lens. MostSony lens will fit Canon Cameras.
Answered by: Cathee
Date published: 2020-04-12

How do you change the Aperture on this lens?

How do you change the Aperture on this lens?
Asked by: Stephen
Like most modern lenses including Nikon, Canon and Sony, you change aperture from camera.
Answered by: Anonymous
Date published: 2019-12-21
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