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- QuestionWould this be a good lens for someone starting off with an a6000 who has only the stock lens in her collection. Looking to slowly add some lenses to my collection. (4 Answers)
- QuestionI need a prime lens for my SONY NEX 6/B camera - (3 Answers)Answers
I have the three main lenses and find myself using the 16-50 most but the 1.8/50 is the best lens of the group, the 55-210 is a great lens but it makes the camera feel a bit front heavy. The 16-50 is a good lens that makes the camera feel very compact and adds the versatility of getting wide shots, it is just the glass on the 50 is superior to the other two. I use all three frequently and get some awesome results. Good luck and I hope this was helpful.
- QuestionIf I use this lens on a full frame a7r II will it use all or only part of the sensor and if it only uses part of it, how much is it reduced? (5 Answers)Answers
Amazingly, the answer from SonyListens below is actually wrong, and will easily confuse readers here! They must've had the new guy answering questions today, or it's a troll pretending to be a Sony rep... This particular lens (the 50mm 1.8 OSS) was designed for use with Sony's APS-C mirrorless cameras, which all have a cropped sensor that is significantly smaller than Sony's full-frame A7 series. Therefore, when you use this lens on the A7 series, there will be a black vignette and barrel distortion on the outskirts of the frame, and so the camera will (probably automatically) crop it to use the center of the image to remove the vignetting. Due to this cropping, the effective resolution will be lowered, meaning that instead of having, say, the usual 42.4 megapixel images from an A7Rii, images made with this lens on that particular camera will use APS-C Mode, and have a maximum resolution of 18 megapixels. This may still be acceptable, if you have a monster camera like the A7Rii, because even cropped files are pretty big at 18 megapixels, but on the lower res A7, and especially the A7S, you may not want cropped images. If you doubt any of this information, in light of Sony's answer here (as of 8/25/2015), all you have to do is google "SEL50F18 on A7" and see sample images. For picture examples, go here: http://www.fredmiranda.com/forum/topic/1258385 TL;DR - this is a crop-sensor lens, and though it CAN be used on your full-frame Sony cameras (FE mount), the image won't cover the full sensor, and you'll end up with a cropped, lower-resolution image.
- QuestionWhy this model: SEL50F18/B have a B at the end. Can some one tell me if there are a different between this model and the model: SEL50F18. (2 Answers)
- QuestionI have a Sony a6000 what's the best lens to record YouTube videos with ( manly vlogging) (2 Answers)Answers
Hi Cheecho, it depends on your shooting style and shooting environment/situation. The Sony 50mm f/1.8 is a prime lens, it has a great picture quality. But you will not be able to use optical zoom with this lens. -Anthony
- Questionwhat is the difference between this and the sel50f18f? (1 Answer)Answers
- Questionshooting artwork (5 Answers)Answers
Hi Zdenik, The prime lens SEL50F18 is a good lens. This lens is a portrait lens best for taking pictures of people. Macro lens on the other hand is also a good lens, Macro lens can also be used as portrait lens. Here is a complete list of emount lenses that you can check. http://www.sony.com/electronics/lenses/t/camera-lenses?cameramount=e-mount -Zander
- QuestionWill this lense fit on my sony a7? (1 Answer)Answers
Hi, Anonymous, This lens is compatible with ILCE-7 but with restrictions. Check here for more details: http://support.d-imaging.sony.co.jp/www/cscs/accessories/compatibility.php?area=gb&lang=en&mdl=SEL50F18&cat=3 Thanks, Vincent
- QuestionIs this compatible with the Sony a6500? (3 Answers)
- QuestionWhat is the difference if any between a Prime and Optical Lens? (2 Answers)Answers
Prime is fixed focal length so much faster shutter speeds are available at low ISO. Zooms are 3 to 4 times slower. Primes are for portraits and still image work where detail is key, they have far less distortion and can operate in very low light conditions. And they are somewhat cheaper, zooms can be very expensive and heavy. I have a Sony a6000 with this lens, and the two kit lenses. The 50mm is used more than the other two. Great bokeh and very sharp images. Well worth the investment.
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