Sony - FE 50mm F1.8 Standard Lens (SEL50F18F), Black
|Compatible Mountings||Sony FE|
|Max Focal Length||50 Millimeters|
|Min Focal Length||50 Millimeters|
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- Large F1.8 maximum aperture enables beautiful defocusing effects, 7-blade circular aperture creates beautiful defocused bokeh
- Compact, lightweight design ideal for full-frame E-mount cameras, Aspherical element controls spherical aberration and coma
- Double-gauss configuration suppresses field curvature & distortion, Metal mount adds solid durability as well as a sophisticated feel, Fast DC motor focus actuator system drives all lens groups
- 75mm (35mm equivalent) focal length with APS-C sensor. Angle of View (APS-C) : 32 degree
- In-the-box: Hood (ALC-SH146), Lens front cap (ALC-F49S), Lens rear cap (ALC-R1EM)
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FE 50mm F1.8 Lens
This 50mm Full-frame E-mount Fast Prime Lens offers a focal length that is perfect for portraiture and a range of other subjects. A bright F1.8 maximum aperture, 7-blade circular aperture and aspherical element deliver impressive image quality with beautifully defocussed background bokeh, all in a surprisingly compact and lightweight package
The F1.8 maximum aperture opens up a world of beautiful prime-lens bokeh. The large F1.8 maximum aperture is also an advantage when shooting night scenes or in dimly lit interiors. When used with an α series camera body that features in-body image stabilization, even greater low-light capability enables handheld capture of clear images in dark scenes without having to use excessively high ISO sensitivity.
7-blade circular aperture
The 7-blade circular aperture maximizes the beauty of large-aperture prime-lens, contributing to impressive images in which the subject stands out against a smoothly defocused background bokeh.
Refined optical performance
The lens has an innovative optical design to achieve clear, high-quality images by effectively minimizing distortion and chromatic aberration. A double-gauss configuration effectively suppresses field curvature and distortion, while a precisely placed aspherical element controls spherical aberration and coma for excellent optical characteristics right out to the image periphery. An aspherical element in a new optical design controls all types of aberration (spherical, coma, distortion), rendering the subject with superior sharpness.
Designed for reliability in a wide range of environments, the metal mount adds a sophisticated feel as well as solid durability.
Fast, agile focusing
Fast and accurate autofocus is achieved with a newly developed DC motor focus actuator system which drives all lens groups for optimum focus precision and speed as well as quiet operation.
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Depending on the model, the operation may be restricted or additional accessory products may be required.
|Product Name||α7R III 35 mm full-frame camera with autofocus||α7 III WITH 35 MM FULL-FRAME IMAGE SENSOR||α7R II with back-illuminated full-frame image sensor||α7S II E-mount Camera with Full-Frame Sensor||α7 II E-mount Camera with Full Frame Sensor||α6500 Premium E-mount APS-C Camera|
|Lens compatibility||Sony E-mount lenses||Sony E-mount lenses||Sony E-mount lenses||Sony E-mount lenses||Sony E-mount lenses|
|Sensor type||35 mm full frame (35.9 x 24.0 mm), Exmor R CMOS sensor||35 mm full frame (35.6 × 23.8 mm), Exmor R CMOS sensor||35 mm full-frame (1.41" x 0.94"), Exmor R CMOS sensor||35 mm full frame (35.6 x 23.8 mm), Exmor CMOS sensor||35 mm full-frame (1.41" x 0.94"), Exmor R CMOS sensor||APS-C type (23.5 x 15.6 mm), Exmor CMOS sensor|
|Megapixels||Approx. 42.4 megapixels||Approx. 24.2 megapixels||42.4 megapixels||Approx.12.2 Megapixels||42.4 megapixels||Approx. 24.2 megapixels|
|Weight||657 g / 1 lb 7.2 oz||Approx. 1 lb 7.0 oz / 650 g||20.53 oz (body only)||20.6 oz (Body Only)||20.53 oz (body only)||Approx. 1 lb, Approx. 453 g|
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|Compatible Camera Mount||Sony FE||Sony E||Sony E, Sony E||Sony E||This lens is designed for Sony α camera system E-mount cameras. You cannot use it on A-mount cameras||Sony E|
|Focus Type||Autofocus||Stepper motor||Autofocus||Autofocus||Autofocus||Stepper motor|
|Item Dimensions||2.7 x 2.34 x 2.7 inches||2.44 x 2.44 x 2.44 inches||3.6 x 2.8 x 2.8 inches||4.49 x 3.82 x 4.49 inches||1.2 x 2.6 x 2.6 inches||1.77 x 2.48 x 2.48 inches|
|Item Weight||6.56 ounces||7.13 ounces||—||0.65 lbs||—||5.47 ounces|
|Lens Type||Standard||Telephoto||Wide Angle||Telephoto||Wide Angle, Normal||Wide Angle|
|Maximum Aperture||f/1.8||f/1.8||1.4 millimeters||1.8 millimeters||f/3.5||1.8|
|Maximum Focal Length||50 millimeters||50 millimeters||16 millimeters||85 millimeters||50.00 millimeters||35 millimeters|
|Minimum Aperture||22||22||16 millimeters||22||—||22|
|Minimum Focal Length||50 millimeters||50 millimeters||16 millimeters||35||16.00 millimeters||35 millimeters|
|Photo Filter Thread Size||49 millimeters||49 millimeters||67 millimeters||—||—||49 millimeters|
This 50mm Full-frame E-mount Fast Prime Lens offers a focal length that is perfect for portraiture and a range of other subjects. A bright F1.8 maximum aperture, 7-blade circular aperture and aspherical element deliver impressive image quality with beautifully defocused background bokeh, all in a surprisingly compact and lightweight package. Minimum focus distance is 1.48 feet. Maximum magnification is 0.14x. When using a flash always remove the lens hood and shoot at least 3.3 feet away from your subject
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Before you whine about the performance, put the current firmware on both your camera and lens (as of this writing, that would be 3.20 and .2 respectively), and then go into the settings and enable Phase Detect.
AF is fast up to F4, after that the camera needs more time to hunt. For someone like me coming from a Canon 40 2.8 STM w/Commlite adapter, this is not a big deal, and is still way faster than any adapted lens.
Corners are soft and hazy wide-open. In any case, 99.9% of the time your audience is going to marvel at how blurred the background is, while the other .1% is measuring the bokeh balls with a caliper for uniformity. Who cares? It's a portrait lens, for crying out loud. Stop-down if it bothers you. Beyond F5.6, this lens is sharp as nails and produces landscape scenes with stunning detail.
This lens is light-weight. I can see myself traveling with just this lens.
It's a 50mm lens, it produces beautiful images on the A7, and most importantly, it doesn't cost half the price of the A7. Believe me, nobody is going to look at your image shot with this lens and say , "Aha! You didn't shoot this with the $900 Zeiss!".
I have actually found using this in continuous autofocus increases the usability of the focus greatly. For some reason single focus loves to hunt and give up in low contrast situations when the continuous does a much better job.
Video auto focus is a lot better than you would expect, but I would say it's critical that you have an external mic or you might pick up clicks from the DC motor.
I recently received my A7III with Sony's newest focusing technology and the same issues remain, and the lens is at the latest firmware (3).
I compared it directly to my 30+ year old minolta 50mm 1.7 mounted on an LA-EA4 adapter on my A7ii camera. The Minolta focused faster indoors. That is ridiculous. This lens is an embarrassment for Sony. I wish they made something under $500 before stepping up to the Ziess. The 85mm 1.8 is a masterpiece and sells for $600, so Sony just needs to put that focusing tech into a 50.
Meanwhile, if you are looking for a cheap prime, I would recommend the samyang 35mm 2.8. It is super small and only 85 grams, it focuses faster than this lens and is often on sale for about the same price. If you keep the subject centered and can crop, you won't get the same DOF, but with more responsive AF you will have more keepers when trying to keep up with moving subjects or lower light.
Until Sony makes a better version of this lens under $500, I will stick with a pair of 35mm and 85mm FE lenses that can be acquired new, on sale, for about $820. If you need this focal length, the 55mm 1.8 is the only AF option. Otherwise, pick up an older fast manual focus nifty 50 and a cheap adapter, and you will probably have better results than this clunker of a 50mm.
- Great price point for beginners portrait photography
- Wide aperture for a good shallow depth at F/1.8
- Sharp quality and sustains details
- Fast and native lens
- AF helps a lot on this and its quick
- Feels like high quality plastic and some metal
Physically, it looks and feels much like the kit lens that comes with the a7x cameras. Very light, very plastic. The autofocus is fast, and the eye autofocus works reasonably well on my a7ii.
The f-stop is 1.8, but wide open it doesn't seem to be very sharp. I will, eventually, get around to doing a proper test of the lens, and I will add that to this review. Unlike the old Minolta lens, which does give fantastic shots wide open, this lens is better around f/4 and higher.
It seems, like with most Sony lenses, if you want a good prime, you'll need to drop a grand or more. If clarity really matters, look at the 85mm G Master (but sit down before you look at the price).
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No es un 50mm f1.8 económico, pero Sony tiene unos precios más altos que la competencia.
Su enfoque a pesar de no ser rapidísimo, si resulta efectivo no errando en apenas ocasiones, si lo comparamos con el sony zeiss 55mm 1.8, resulta más lento, es evidente, pero también es un objetivo que vale menos de la mitad.
En cuanto a nitidez, es casi sobresaliente, francamente bueno, aquí no hay pega alguna, control de las aberraciones bueno, y distorsiones controladas.
En prestaciones (sin contar la velocidad de enfoque) mantiene muy bien el tipo, y un punto por delante de la competencia más económica, es aquí donde justifica su precio.
Conclusiones, si no tienes para ir a por el sony zeiss 55mm 1.8, este es un digno sucesor, siempre que no pretendas hacer fotos muy movidas. Como por ejemplo a niños pequeños o animales (Ojo, se pueden hacer, pero no será tan efectivo). Para retratos es muy bueno, funcionando perfectamente con el detector de caras y con el seguimiento en el ojo. (eye focus tracking).
Esto es una valoración real, no de un producto regalado. Si te ha sido útil por favor indícalo. Si quieres hacerme alguna pregunta, contestaré lo antes posible.
Dieses Objektiv hat zwar einen lauten Autofokus, ja, jedoch hat das weder meine Models gestört noch mich, da man in der Zeit des Shootings definitiv mit etwas anderem Beschäftigt ist, als sein Ohr an das Objektiv zu halten. (Es stört auch nicht in der Kirche!)
Zum Fokus muss ich noch sagen, ich weiß nicht, was die Leute mit Ihrem Objektiv machen, dass es nicht automatisch fokussiert, ich habe es ausgiebig getestet und bin zu dem Ergebniss gekommen, dass der Fokus jedesmal gesessen hat auch bei sehr schlechten Lichtverhältnissen, sei es in der Kirche oder im dunklen Draußen.
Dieses Objektiv hat ein wirklich sehr schönes Bokeh, es ist in höherer Blendenregion auch am Rand sehr scharf. Da gibt es von meiner Seite aus nichts zu beanstanden.
Nutze dieses Objektiv sehr gerne als Immerdrauf.
Klare Kaufempfehlung von meiner Seite!
Exceptionally Sharp, and particularly so at centre
Clean Bokeh, with exceptionally smooth focus transition and smooth overall rendering
Low Chromatic Aberration
Light weight and compact size
The AF is a tad slow to acquire focus on AFS but is pretty good on AFC
The focusing although somewhat noisy, does not hunt or misfocus at all on any of my bodies.
Its not as fast to focus as the Zeiss 55mm but its perfectly suited to day to day shooting and the optics are punching well above its weight price wise.
I have found its most responsive in AFC but still good in AFS, ergonomics are excellent (better than the 55), weight is perfect and the focus motor is not as loud as reviews suggest, not noticeable at all really once you get going (unless you have some random OCD!!)
The lens has character no doubt about that, images have a great quality especially paired with Sony's fine sensors.
If money were no object I would pick the Zeiss 55mm but money is absolutely a factor for me so this is a great surprise to find the lens is nowhere near as bad as I expected.
So in summary its got its limitations so don't expect to be blown away but for shooting this lens day to day you can't go wrong IMO, its a little beaut!
Best in lowlight photography....worth of buying it ...all this images are captured on SONY 50MM F1.8 LENS ON SONY A7R3 CAMERA
Reviewed in India on April 1, 2019
Best in lowlight photography....worth of buying it ...all this images are captured on SONY 50MM F1.8 LENS ON SONY A7R3 CAMERA