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Sony - 50mm f/1.8 OSS Prime Lens for Select Sony Alpha E-mount Cameras - Silver-Angle_Standard

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Rating 4.8 out of 5 stars with 104 reviews

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent lens ..

    Posted
    jeffo

    After reading so many strong reviews I bought this prime portrait lens last month from Best Buy for my Sony a6000 and a5100 cameras. It's light , well made and super fun to use. It focuses right away, great color, nice round bokeh and super sharp even in low light. I also use the sony 16-50, 55-210 lenses .. happy with those too. I haven't given up my Canon dslr, but with this sweet gem, plus my other lenses I can travel light and feel confident in the quality of my photographs when using my mirrorless cameras.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Keeping my 50mm

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    rmrm75
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    I happened to purchase the 50mm first...wrong move due to most of my shots being taken within my small home of moving children...room available was the deciding factor on why I went back to purchase the 35mm; I would find myself tripping over things, always looking behind my shoulders to see if I had more room to scoot back with the 50mm, in order to get the shot I wanted. (I did keep my 50mm though due to liking this one for some outdoor shots...I've heard printed photos are better with the 50...I don't know how true this is!) I use the 50/1.8 when I want a head/shoulders/portrait shots of one of my kids. But the 35mm is perfect for general use and if I had a choice of only one...it would be the 35/1.8! Still a great lens though, exactly why it was kept!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Absolutely Fantastic Portrait Lens

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    EvilPhish
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    I initially bought this lens to use for the next few months until I finish saving for one of the nicer models but really, after a few sessions with this one I'm pretty satisfied, to the point that I'm adding and upgrading other pieces before this one. Focus is fast, optics are clear with a minimal amount of distortion around the edges. Very little chromatic aberration and with such a wide aperture is very easy to throw the background out of focus entirely and make the subject pop. I use it often to photograph bands during their performances and the low-light performance is stellar. Definitely a must-have in your bag.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Love it!

    Posted
    William
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    We are not professional photographers so we were looking for something that was easy enough to use without having to read the manual. Success! The manual does help you to learn additional tricks, but the auto shoot on our camera adjusts this lens as necessary, so you don't have to dig through the manual if you don't want to. We use it mostly for family photos, and they're turning out clear, crisp, and full of color.

    I would recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

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      We are happy to hear that you love our lens. We are also happy to hear that its performance meet your standard. These are the feedback that we really want to hear from our customers. Thank you so much for sharing your thoughts and experience. And Thank you for choosing Sony. - Pakorn Sony_US

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Amazing Lens!

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    OCTRAINER
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    I bought this based on a friends recommendation. He always takes such good photos. He also recommended that I learn how to shoot with a fixed lens rather than an adjustable one. I have already had a blast taking photos of my family and friends with this lens. I cannot believe the quality of some of the photos. It far exceeds my capabilities as a photographer and I cannot wait to use it some more!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Makes your pics look PROFESSIONAL!

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    JMG2
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    Love this lens. Any pictures look good when the background isn't in focused & your main object is clear and sharp. I mostly take photos of my family or food so it is perfect for that use. The only downside is that you have to be quite far from what your taking a picture of. So it's hard if your a dinning table and trying to take the picture of the plate right in front of you. I would have to put it across the table

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A beautiful prime lens for portraits

    Posted
    MissElaine
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    I am a beginning photographer as it comes to things like sophisticated lenses and f-stops, but I knew I wanted a great portrait lens for my new Sony NEX-5R camera. The sales people at Best Buy were fantastic in asking me what I wanted to achieve from this lens, and showing me the way it would work. I have only started experimenting with the lens, but already feel I was steered right. Thank you Best Buy!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A must have lens

    Posted
    Robo
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    For the money you should have this lens. I'm not a pro, but gosh you can take some really sharp pictures. The 35mm is another option if you have a little more money in the wallet, but this is a great place to start to build excitement. Photos were taken with my a6000.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    For the price can't beat it

    Posted
    Kalani
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    So far with having this a little over a week now, I'll have to say it is really great an for price point it cannot be beat. Very fast an sharp lens. I'd highly recommend. It is tough in tight places, just learn to adapt an you will not regret it. Hope you enjoy it if you get it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Pick this for fast prime lens that takes great pic

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    Richard
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    This lens takes some amazingly clearly pictures. If you wanted to own only one prime lens I would highly recommend this be it for your Sony camera. It is great for portrait, low light, and narrow focus. I find unless I need to zoom in more this has become my primary lens when out.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Perfect Lenses for Sony Alpha E-Mount Cameras

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    JDizzle
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    Bought this lense for my girlfriend. She has a Sony A5100 Mirrorless camera and wanted a lense that can help take better still shots. The OSS (Optical SteadyShot) is an amazing feature! She's in love with this lense and continues to find ways to better her shots/pics. Sony got this one right!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    50mm sony

    Posted
    Valerie
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    I have been looking at this lense for a very long time, And when I found out that this lense was on sale I just had to purchase it. The quality of this lense is amazing! I have been doing photography for many years & Im glad to add this to my collection. I can't wait to start shooting more portraits with this 50mm.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    great all around lens

    Posted
    TheSig
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    Using on a6300 and a6500. Makes me look like a better photographer than I am. Great low light. Impressive bokah. It's great for landscapes but ended up having to set up too far back for family group photos. Not a fault of the lens, just need a 35mm or smaller for that application.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    awesome lens

    Posted
    Jared
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    I'd say this is the first lens you should buy after getting an a600/6300/6500. At $250 it's a bit of a steal. Great portrait lens. Fast and provides great bokeh. Maybe the 35mm is better suited for your needs, but for the price difference I'll take a few steps back when shooting.

    I would recommend this to a friend

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      Hi Jared, it's good to know that you are happy with your purchase! Thank you for choosing Sony! -Anthony sony_US

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    My first prime lens

    Posted
    EchoMike
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    I recently took an interest in photography and purchased this lens for my Sony A6500. First time out and I took some of the best pictures I have ever taken in my life! Definately recommend this lens!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Very nice bokeh

    Posted
    Senyily
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    I'm a beginner photographer and this is my first prime lens. Love the bokeh. Photos come out nice and sharp. Good all around lens to start but you will have to stand further from your subject. If you want to do a lot of group photos indoors, you might need to get a shorter lens.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    This Lens Is a Must

    Posted
    Mark
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    I would highly recommend this lens to anyone. I am somewhat of a newbie to digital photography and must say this lens greatly enhance my shooting ability. Took some really amazing shots with it which I was very much surprise. You won't be disappointed with this purchase.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Sharp prime with image stabilization get the job d

    Posted
    imagic
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    This is an essential lens for anybody seeking sharp images with beautiful background blur. The image stabilization is very effective helps at this focal length. Prime lenses may not be for everybody, but they do perform wonderfully.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Pretty Good Camera

    Posted
    Mo555
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    Great bokeh and clear pictures... which is exactly what I was looking for. However , caution that this lense shoots at shorter length aka zoomed in view . It can be a pain sometimes hence the 4 stars instead of 5 , but definitely worth it with this cost.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great prime lens for the Sony a6000

    Posted
    Skivi
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    This lens has done wonders for my Sony A6000!! Even though it's technically a portrait lens it takes great sport and landscape photos if you properly adjust your settings.

    I would recommend this to a friend