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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
A simple, bright, and lightweight normal-length prime, the FE 50mm f/1.8 from Sony is a versatile lens designed for full-frame E-mount mirrorless cameras. Blending a sleek stature with a versatile focal length, this 50mm prime excels in a variety of shooting situations and the f/1.8 maximum aperture helps straddle an ideal balance between brightness and a compact form factor.
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Sony FE 50mm f/1.8 Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Lightweight Normal Prime
  • 3Optical Design
  • 4Autofocus and Physical Design
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Lightweight Normal Prime

A simple, bright, and lightweight normal-length prime, the FE 50mm f/1.8 from Sony is a versatile lens designed for full-frame E-mount mirrorless cameras. Blending a sleek stature with a versatile focal length, this 50mm prime excels in a variety of shooting situations and the f/1.8 maximum aperture helps straddle an ideal balance between brightness and a compact form factor.

Optical Design

  • 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.
  • Besides contributing to depth of field control and low-light performance, the bright f/1.8 design also helps to achieve a lightweight and compact profile, making this lens suitable for everyday, walkaround shooting.
  • Rounded seven-blade diaphragm contributes to a pleasing bokeh quality when employing selective focus techniques.

Autofocus and Physical Design

  • DC actuator motor offers quick, quiet, and accurate autofocus performance to suit both stills and video applications.
  • Minimum focusing distance of 1.5' and a 0.15x maximum magnification suit working with nearby subjects.
  • Metal bayonet offers increased durability and a solid feel when mounting the lens.

Sony FE 50mm f/1.8 Specs

Focal Length50mm
Maximum Aperturef/1.8
Minimum Aperturef/22
Lens MountSony E
Lens Format CoverageFull-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 StabilizationNo
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 Weight0.67 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)4.7 x 4.1 x 4"

Sony FE 50mm f/1.8 Reviews

Can't go wrong

By Steven
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-05-31

Awesome starter prime lens!

Great Lens

By John
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2022-04-24

I am loving this lens it is perfect size and still great on performance.

Great lens!

By Walker
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-04-19

Reminds me of the canon 50mm

Great Quality

By Daniel
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-03-11

Great lens

Perfect

By Henry
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-02-14

I love it. Perfect for its size and price range

Sharp but excessively focus hunts.

By James
Rated 3 out of 5
Date: 2022-02-11

As the title says. Definitely not for action shots. Takes a few seconds to focus hunt and lock on,

great lens

By Shawn
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-05-30

it is a good lens for that prize.

Nifty Fifty

By Joseph
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-05-23

This lens is a fast, sharp, and compact. AF could be a bit quicker, and quieter, but for the price, you can't go wrong.

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I am new to photography. Have an a6000. Will this ...

I am new to photography. Have an a6000. Will this Sony FE 50mm F/1.8 work with the camera?
Asked by: John
Yes, but like a 75 mm
Answered by: Andres
Date published: 2021-07-22

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

The box says "FE 50mm F1.8" in my mind is for ...

The box says "FE 50mm F1.8" in my mind is for full frame camera, however it also says "35mm F ULL FRAME". I though it was 50mm FF and 75mm APS-C?
Asked by: Alberto
The following lens adapts to Sony e mount cameras which are made for Sony full frame camera units.
Answered by: hectorm
Date published: 2021-08-17

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

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Is it compatible with A7Rii? Tracking focus in video mode?
Asked by: Bao T.
Yes, this lens is compatible with the A7R II and will track focus.
Answered by: Heather S.
Date published: 2018-08-26

How does a filter fit considering the lens moves ...

How does a filter fit considering the lens moves when focusing?
Asked by: Tarik
Fits fine. I use a UV filter and have no problem with the lens focusing.
Answered by: Anonymous
Date published: 2019-02-11

am used sony a6500 dslar camera,then am using ...

am used sony a6500 dslar camera,then am using this 50mm lence cut the frame?
Asked by: Sujith
Your camera sensor is smaller the the lenses, so you will have no issue on using it. Your camera will work as it was using a 85mm-ish not 'cause of the lens, but cause of the sensor on it. Will work all right, but the image will be tight than if you use this lense in a full frame camera.
Answered by: Anonymous
Date published: 2019-01-22

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
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