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

Capture crisp photos with help from this Sony SEL50F18/B 50mm f/1.8 prime lens that is designed for use with most Sony Alpha cameras with an E-mount and features OSS (Optical SteadyShot) image stabilization to help prevent blurring and ghosting.

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    What's Included


    • 50mm f/1.8 OSS Prime Lens
    • Lens cap, rear lens cap
    • Owner's manual

    Ratings & Reviews


    Overall Customer Rating:
    99% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (88 out of 89)

    Features


    Compatible with most Sony Alpha cameras with an E-mount

    For use with your existing camera.

    OSS (Optical SteadyShot) image stabilization

    Offers approximately 4-stop shutter speed advantage to help minimize blurring in your shots.

    DMF (Direct Manual Focus)

    Facilitates focus adjustments by allowing you to switch directly from autofocus lock-on to manual focusing without having to switch modes.

    Linear motor

    Helps ensure smooth, quiet focusing.

    Metal exterior finish and mount material

    Offer durability and a stylish look.

    Lightweight design

    Makes it easy to transport the lens.

    50mm focal length (35mm equivalent 75mm)

    Enables versatile shooting.

    32° angle of view

    Deliver midrange telephoto coverage.

    0.16x (APS-C) maximum magnification

    Ideal for general photography.

    f/22 minimum aperture and f/1.8 maximum aperture

    For optical light gathering. Large maximum aperture and circular design enable you to achieve stunning out-of-focus backgrounds.

    9 elements in 8 groups with 7 circular aperture blades

    Promote sharp image capture. Optical design minimizes distortion and chromatic aberration to help you achieve clear shots.


    Customer rating

    Rating 4.8 out of 5 stars with 89 reviews

    99%
    would recommend to a friend

    Expert rating

    Rating 3.9 out of 5 stars with 1 review

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    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Keeping my 50mm

      Posted
      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

      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: 5 out of 5 stars

      Absolutely Fantastic Portrait Lens

      Posted
      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

      Amazing Lens!

      Posted
      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!

      Posted
      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

      Pick this for fast prime lens that takes great pic

      Posted
      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

    What experts are saying

    Rating: 3.9 out of 5 stars with 1 review

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    • The Imaging Resource!Rating, 3.9 out of 5June 22, 2012
      Sony E 50mm f/1.8 OSS SEL50F18 Review
      The Sony E 50mm ƒ/1.8 OSS is a capable lens, marred only by some poor CA performance when used wide open; even then, depending on the subject matter, it may not be particularly noticeable.Full Review



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