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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
  • 4Sensei OC-CK Optics Care and Cleaning Kit

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.

Sony FE 50mm f/1.8 Lens

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

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

Sensei OC-CK Optics Care and Cleaning Kit

Keep your optical surfaces clean with the Sensei OC-CK Optics Care and Cleaning Kit. This kit contains a pack of lens tissues, a lens cleaning pen, bulb air blower, paint brush, lipstick brush, lens cleaning fluid, microfiber cleaning cloth, and see-through mesh travel case to put everything in. This kit can be used to clean a variety of different optics and glass. You can use the air bulb blower and any of the three supplied brushes to initially remove dust from the surface. Sensei recommends applying a small amount of the alcohol- and ammonia-free cleaning fluid directly to the lens tissue. Then, gently rub in small circular motions to remove stubborn smudges or fingerprints from the glass. For those more stubborn blemishes or smudges, the lens pen is very effective.

UPC: 847628008427

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 Weight0.7 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)4.7 x 4.1 x 3.2"

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"

Sensei OC-CK Optics Care and Cleaning Kit Specs

CertificationsRoHS, WEEE, as per Manufacturer
Dimensions4.1 x 1.2" / 10.4 x 3 cm (Cleaning Fluid Bottle)
4.1 x 0.7" / 10.4 x 1.8 cm (Lipstick Brush)
6 x 4" / 15.2 x 10.2 cm (Lens Tissue (Pack))
5.7 x 0.6" / 14.6 x 1.5 cm (Paint Brush)
5.8 x 2.1" / 14.7 x 5.3 cm (Bulb Air Blower)
1 x 0.2 x 0.2' / 30 x 6.9 x 6.6 cm
Weight5 oz / 143 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight0.35 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)8 x 2.4 x 2.4"

Sony FE 50mm f/1.8 Reviews

Manual focus......

By dylan
Rated 3 out of 5
Date: 2022-01-17

First off, this lens makes great starter prime lens coming from kit zooms and such. However, even the kit lenses that I have used have better focusing than this. Overall, not a terrible lens for the price just don't expect good focus performance.

Awesome lense!

By Verna
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-12-01

Love it!

Great nifty fifty

By Lane
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-11-15

Great lens for portraits, low light, etc.


By Kimon
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-09-30


Such an awesome experience!

By Micah A
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-01-17

Such an awesome experience, and such an awesome product! Love B&H so much!


By Oneill
Rated 2 out of 5
Date: 2022-01-10

Too good to be true

Not a quality lens.

By Daniel
Rated 2 out of 5
Date: 2022-01-07

This lens may seem like its good for its value, being one of the cheapest lens in the Sony lineup, but when compared to other lenses and values across multiple brands and mounts, this lens is very low in quality and value. Nikon and Canon both offer cheap 50mm lenses and I owned the Nikon version for a few years and it's miles better than this lens, at a similar price. I would imagine Canon's version is as well. My particular lens has frequent chromatic aberrations, despite the use of a UV filter and post-production CA removal. It has bad highlighting at the center and often times unintentional vignetting. The AF is very slow, and while some of this is not handled in the lens, lenses do play a small role in AF speed and efficiency, of which this lens has neither. It is also not very sharp and lacks crispness that even other cheap lenses provide. I will most likely be returning it for a farther up-market 50mm. Which is disappointing cause its usually nice to have a cheap 50mm laying around, but this just isn't worth it. Hopefully I just got a bad batch but if you're reading this trying to decide what to buy, I would save your money and go for one of the other 50's.

Great Lens!

By Zachariah
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-12-28

This is a very high quality lens!! This is a great affordable full frame lens!

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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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