Sony E-Mount 50mm f/1.8 Prime Lens

  • Model #: SEL50F18F
  • Web Code: 10419625
  • Release Date: 05-25-2016


Capture the world around you with this nifty Sony SEL50F18F FE 50mm lens. Ideal for street photographs, portraits, and close-ups, this fixed focal length lens boasts a large f/1.8 aperture. so you get sharp, detailed photos in low light. Combine that with the circular 7-blade aperture and you get a very shallow depth of field with beautiful bokeh.

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The Nifty Fifty

  • This FE 50mm (75mm on an APS-C sensor) fixed focal length prime lens gives you the ideal focal length for street photographs, portraits, and close-up photography.
  • An f/.8 maximum aperture allows this lens to excel in low-light conditions. So, the photos of your late-night stroll in Times Square, after seeing your first Broadway show, will come out in sharp detail.

Keep your focus

  • The lens's DC motor focus actuator system achieves fast autofocusing with a short minimum focusing distance so you get sharp, detailed photos. Whether you're photographing a street performer in Central Park or capturing your friends competing in the NYC marathon, quick autofocusing is crucial when you're trying to capture action.
  • The 9-blade circular aperture lets you create a bokeh effect with round blurred defocused points of light instead of the usual and less appealing polygonal shape. Plus the maximum f/1.8 aperture offers smooth, natural defocusing and a very shallow depth of field.

Quality optics

  • The aspherical lens design reduces spherical aberrations delivering high sharpness and contrast for significantly improved image accuracy and quality. The design also reduces the overall number of elements needed so you get a more compact, lightweight prime lens.
  • The lens's double-gauss element configuration prevents distortion and field curvature, ensuring your subject stays sharp throughout the image.
  • This compact, lightweight lens with durable metal mount is compatible with all E-mount mirroless cameras.

What's in the Box?

  • Lens Rear Cap
  • Lens Front Cap

Manufacturer's Warranty:

  • Parts - 1 Year(s)
  • Labour - 1 Year(s)



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  • from Winnipeg, MB

A Very Good Normal Lens.

I use this as my "walk around" lens for every day shooting. Its quality imaging and ease of use make it more convenient than heavier zooms. I have used many lenses which are no where near the quality of this lens and cost a lot more. I heartily recommend it to any serious photographer.

  • from Nelson, BC

Spend a bit more to get the OSS version

I tested this alongside the OSS (Optical SteadyShot) version of the same lens (50mm 1.8). This one had trouble with the auto-focus whereas the OSS was lightning fast and felt more solid...and the difference in price wasn't that much. It'd be worth it.

  • from Steinbach, MB

Great lens!

I just got my lens a few days ago and I'm already in love. Delivers great pictures for taking portrait type pictures. Would recommend 100%! Great buy!

  • from Vancouver, BC

Great value

Love this lense! I use it for food photography and very impressed with how better my photos look with this lense than the original one which came with my Sony a5000.

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