Sony DT 50mm f/1.8 A-Mount Medium Telephoto Lens: A solid lens for everyday use, this versatile lens helps reduce image blur, discoloration and poor image quality. It features a Smooth Autofocus Motor to record beautiful videos or take stunning stills quickly and silently.
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This is a supper sharp lens for the price
Posted by: pkpounds from: Lake Jackson, TX on
I recently bought a Sony Alpha Series camera for the main reason of already having compatible lenses from my Minolta days. I specifically chose the a65 based on it's convenient fit between the a57 and a77. You get the key features of the a77 (24 mp sensor) at more of an a57 price. After shooting a little with the a65, wondered if I would not have been better off with the a57. I wasn't seeing the benefit of 24mp with the kit lens. Someone had told me about the nifty-fifty for portraits. I was surprised to see a price well under $200, and decided to give it a try.
After my first day of shooting with the 50mm, I was convinced that I had a new camera. The detail, bokeh and speed were a major difference from the kit lens, giving me much more zoom and crop capabilities when editing.
I also use it for video with sharp results.
In my opinion, this is probably one of the best purchases for a Sony Alpha camera.
6 out of 6 found this review helpful.
Very good lens - Very good price
Posted by: APISH from: Baltimore, MD on
55mm at 1.8 for $149! Not built from the best stuff on earth but a must have if you don't want to get the better built quality at $400.
Great pictures and sharp.
15 out of 15 found this review helpful.
Posted by: ProudPapaw from: on
****************Great lens for portraits.****************
0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
Great lens for the budget-minded
Posted by: emzman from: Portland, OR on
I was looking for a lens with a big aperture, and with a f1.8 and a relatively low price, I decided to purchase. I'm impressed with the quick auto-focus and the bokeh produced gives my pics that pro look. I've only shot a few evening pics but I'll tell you they came out really nice. Since this is a prime lens, there's no zoom, but I don't mind. You can also use this lens for some macro, but when getting to close the image will start to distort. It's also great for portrait work too. If you don't have the money to spend and you need a good all-around, everyday lens, should really consider this lens.
6 out of 8 found this review helpful.
Portrait Studio Quality at Home
Posted by: kkvikram from: Laurel, MD on
I may not visit portrait studios anymore.
The depth in pictures is well pronounced with little effort.
Lack of zoom sometimes makes it hard to capture the desired frame.
Easy to swap lenses.
Manual Focus is fast enough.
Doesn't feel like its made out of a cheap material.
4 out of 6 found this review helpful.
Nice, fast lens!
Posted by: FourDeckerz from: Holiday, FL on
This lens is a no brainer for any kit. Nice bokeh with the capability of some nice, sharp photos! Can't beat the weight/size factor either.
3 out of 3 found this review helpful.
Great lens, has very good depth.
Posted by: ritcaseas from: Danbury, CT on
It is an excellent product, very good quality for its price. I would have wanted to buy the f 1.4 lens which I'm sure would have a better picture quality but the price is also 3 times higher than this lens. A lens with f 1.8 and a very good image quality and depth priced at $180, I couldn't ask for anything more. I am very satisfied with the quality of pictures I am getting in a fraction of a price. I really like this product.
2 out of 2 found this review helpful.
Great for Shooting at a Theatre
Posted by: Alex from: on
I was looking for a new lens for my Sony A230 to shoot in low light better. This little number does the trick. My shows look so great through this lens.
1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
Great lens for macro photos for beginners
Posted by: hibbie55 from: Florida on
As a beginner in digital photography, I found this lens great for macro photos with my sony a65.
2 out of 2 found this review helpful.
best value "portrait" lens for sony APSC
Posted by: SonyDSLRUser from: on
I have a Sony APSC Camera A77, this lens has a effective range for a great "portrait" lens, IQ is better than f2.8 kit lens. especially at 50mm the kit lens is at softest focal range.
Highly recommended for taking portraits shots. focal length is a bit long for indoor. you can consider 35mm/f1.8 for indoor uses