Sony FE 50mm f/1.8 Lens

Simple and straightforward, the FE 50mm f/1.8 is a classic normal-length prime characterized by a lightweight and bright design. The f/1.8 maximum aperture suits low-light working conditions and also offers increased control over depth of field for producing selective-focusing imagery. One aspherical element is featured in the optical design, which promotes high sharpness and clarity, and a double-gauss configuration also helps to suppress field curvature and distortion. In addition, a DC actuator motor achieves fast autofocus performance that suits stills and video.

Sony FE 50mm f/1.8 Lens

Sony FE 50mm f/1.8 Lens

Applications: The quintessential “nifty fifty,” this lens represents versatility and value. The normal-length field of view is suitable for a wide range of subjects, and the f/1.8 maximum aperture is bright enough for difficult lighting and depth-of-field control while also contributing to a lightweight design.

Perks

Drawbacks

Bright f/1.8 maximum aperture
Portable form factor

Neither the fastest lens nor the most advanced optical design

Specs

Focal Length 50mm
Aperture Range f/1.8 to f/22
Optical Layout 6 elements, 5 groups (1 aspherical element)
Coating Not specified
Minimum Focusing Distance 1.5' / 45 cm
Maximum Magnification 0.14x
Diaphragm Blades 7
Image Stabilization No
Filter Size 49mm
Dimensions 2.7 x 2.3" / 68.6 x 59.5mm
Weight 6.6 oz / 186 g