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Sony FE 50mm f/1.8 Lens with UV Filter Kit

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Sony FE 50mm f/1.8 Lens with UV Filter Kit
Key Features
  • E-Mount Lens/Full-Frame Format
  • Aperture Range: f/1.8 to f/22
  • One Aspherical Element
  • Double-Gauss Optical Design
Complementing the lens itself, the Sony FE 50mm f/1.8 Lens with UV Filter Kit from B&H bundles the normal-length prime with a 49mm UV filter.
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Sony FE 50mm f/1.8 Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Sony FE 50mm f/1.8 Lens
  • 3Chiaro 49mm 95-UVAT UV Filter
  • 4Pentax Ricoh Lens Cleaning Cloth
By B&H Photo's
Sony FE 50mm f/1.8 Lens
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.
Chiaro 49mm 95-UVAT UV Filter

The 49mm 95-UVAT UV Filter is one of Chiaro’s highly-rated protective UV filters with 95% light transmission. It’s useful for photographers of all levels who demand high-quality glass and other essential features for great image fidelity and construction.

To achieve 95% light transmission, Chiaro uses highly-polished optical glass, multi-coating, and additional advanced elements that improve the filter’s light transmission. A hard-anodized aluminum filter ring is designed to screw on and off effortlessly, and it’s thin to prevent vignetting when used with wide-angle lenses.

Image quality is what matters most at Chiaro. The company has tested and combined many features and essentials to achieve superior image quality and the highest light transmission. To help take the confusion out of selecting a filter, Chiaro prominently displays the light transmission levels so you can choose the perfect filter for your lens and photo session.

95% Light Transmission
Protect your lens while maintaining optical quality. By using highly-polished optical glass, Chiaro offers a 95% transmission rate. And the company verifies the ratings with ISO certified lab testing.
Polished Optical Glass
Highly-polished glass is essential to achieve a high level of light transmission. The optical glass in this Chiaro filter is polished for flatness that ensures great optical clarity.
Multi-coating enhances light transmission to the demanding level set for all Chiaro filters. It reduces unwanted internal reflections and ghosting that can compromise your images.
UV Protection
The filter blocks UV light and reduces the bluish cast of daylight that can affect color accuracy, especially at higher altitudes.
Hard Anodized Aluminum Construction
The process of hard anodizing toughens and strengthens the aluminum for a lightweight yet durable filter ring.
Slim Design
Measuring only 3.2mm, this filter is slim enough to use on wide-angle lenses without experiencing vignetting.
Top Knurling
Top knurling is designed to offer a firm grip on the filter when you're attaching or removing it.
Secure Attachment
It takes two full turns to mount the filter on your lens. This feature will securely hold your Chiaro filter through the most demanding photo shoots.
Front Threads
The front threads on the filter allow you to stack filters by screwing them onto your Chiaro filter.
UPC: 847628593824
Pentax Ricoh Lens Cleaning Cloth

Use this Ricoh Lens Cleaning Cloth from Pentax to clean your camera or binocular lens and improve the image quality. The cloth easily removes smudges, fingerprints, and dust from the glass of your lens. It can be reused several times.

UPC: 027075111592

Sony FE 50mm f/1.8 Lens 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"

Chiaro 49mm 95-UVAT UV Filter Specs

Filter TypeUV
Filter Factor1x (0-Stop)
Circular Size49 mm Filter Thread
Front Accessory Thread / Bayonet49 mm
Physical FeaturesSlim
Filter Thickness0.13" / 3.2 mm
Filter MaterialGlass
Ring MaterialAluminum
Packaging Info
Package Weight0.09 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)3 x 2.95 x 0.85"

Pentax Ricoh Lens Cleaning Cloth Specs

CompatibilityNot Specified by Manufacturer
Material of ConstructionCloth
DimensionsNot Specified by Manufacturer
WeightNot Specified by Manufacturer
Packaging Info
Package Weight0.04 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)5.3 x 3.4 x 0.65"

Sony FE 50mm f/1.8 Reviews

Fifty is nifty

By Jordan
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2023-01-23

Got this 50 and use it as my everyday shooting lens.

Great Value For The Patient

By Thomas
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2022-09-17

The crux of this lens is the auto-focus. It is slow. You won't be able to photograph anything that involves fast motion, or a lot of times even slow motion while using continuous auto-focus. I knew this before I bought the lens, and it definitely holds true after using the lens. With that out of the way, if you're photographing stationary objects, people, landscapes, flowers, street photography, or focusing manually, I think there's a lot to love about this lens. When you play to its strengths, you can get some really lovely results. Some of my favorite photographs ever have come from this lens. Often from grabbing some candid shots at some local events. I really like the bokeh that I've gotten from shooting wide open with this lens. For the price, I think this lens is a tremendous value. You just have to have the patience to work with the auto-focus shortcomings in some situations. I knew what I was getting into when purchasing this lens, and I only use it in situations that play to its strengths. By doing that, I rarely find myself disappointed with the images I get. If you're ready to learn what this lens likes and doesn't like, I think you can create some amazing images with it. I don't regret purchasing this lens even with the shortcomings. And I think working through the shortcomings is making me a better photographer.

poor focus

By Luis
Rated 3 out of 5
Date: 2022-08-18

This Lens with sharp images, but very poor focus.

Inexpensive Bohkeh!

By Alan
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-08-18

For its price, this is the best way into a nice portrait lens, with autofocus, for the FE system. I've heard firmware updates to the camera and lens will greatly improve AF, but I haven't tried it yet.

Can't go wrong

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

Awesome starter prime lens!

great lens

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

it is a good lens for that prize.

Best lens for the $$$

By Mike
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2023-01-17

This is a perfect lens that is extremely versatile

Sharpness is good, everything else is not so great

By Michael
Rated 2 out of 5
Date: 2022-12-01

The overall image quality of this lens is fine, but just fine. The image quality is a tiny step above the 16-50 kit lens. It's sharp across the field and colors (overall) are decent, but compared to the other nifty fifties I've used (Nikon, Canon, Sigma) it just doesn't come close. The AF is loud, crunchy feeling, and slow. The chromatic aberration is TERRIBLE. There's so much magenta fringing all over the image it's essentially unfixable. Why Sony felt this lens was acceptable to sell is beyond me.

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does this fit with Sony alpha 7ii ?

does this fit with Sony alpha 7ii ?
Asked by: Yaniv
Yeah it will fit on any E mount camera. Even the apsc ones like the A6400.
Answered by: Anonymous
Date published: 2019-03-27

a7 iii compatible?

a7 iii compatible?
Asked by: John
Yes. This is compatible with all Sony E-Mount cameras.
Answered by: Anonymous
Date published: 2019-07-01

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
Answered by: Rob
Date published: 2021-01-29

Will this work on my Sony NEX-3N?

Will this work on my Sony NEX-3N?
Asked by: Maxine
Yes, but your camera has APSC sensor. This lens is full frame, equivalent to 75mm aprox. Thanks
Answered by: Anonymous
Date published: 2019-09-23

Is this lens compatible with the Sony a7c?

Is this lens compatible with the Sony a7c?
Asked by: Tracy
Answered by: Andres
Date published: 2021-03-22

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

does this lens have autofocus?

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