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Sony FE 50mm F1.8 Lens
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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
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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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|Compatible Mountings||Sony FE|
|Included Components||Hood, front cap, rear cap, case|
|Item Dimensions||4.69 x 3.43 x 4.09 inches|
|Item Weight||0.65 pounds|
|Lens Design||Fixed Prime|
|Lens Type||Prime lens|
|Manufacturer Warranty Description|
|Maximum Aperture Range||F1.8|
|Maximum Focal Length||50 mm|
|Minimum Focal Length||50 mm|
|Number of Elements||6|
|Number of Groups||5|
|Photo Filter Thread Size||49 mm|
|Real Angle Of View||47 Degrees|
|Shipping Weight||0.66 pounds|
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|Compatible Camera Mount||Sony FE||Sony E (NEX)||Sony E (NEX)||Sony E (NEX)||SONY E-Mount||Sony E (NEX)|
|Focus Type||auto-focus||Stepper motor||Stepper motor||Stepper motor||manual||Stepper motor|
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|Item Weight||0.65 lb||7.13 ounces||5.47 ounces||0.62 lb||6.4 ounces||7.05 ounces|
|Lens Type||Prime lens||Prime lens||Prime lens||Prime lens||Prime lens||Prime lens|
|Maximum Focal Length||50 millimeters||50 millimeters||35 millimeters||55 millimeters||35 millimeters||28 millimeters|
|Minimum Focal Length||50 millimeters||50 millimeters||35 millimeters||55 millimeters||35 millimeters||28 millimeters|
|Photo Filter Thread Size||49 millimeters||49 millimeters||49 millimeters||49 millimeters||49 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
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Top customer reviews
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!".
Now, the not so good.
So plenty of professional reviews have covered this, the Auto Focus is s..l..o..w. It rakes focus back and forth quite a bit each time you activate the autofocus even if you are focusing on the same object. If you have pre-focus on, you will notice moving every couple seconds as well, which I found quite annoying. Also the sound is noticeable, this is a cheap AF motor and it shows.
- 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
Really noisy and too slow to auto focus, it hunts a lot in low light; but works great, actually too good as MF or DMF.
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