Sony E-Mount APS-C 50mm f/1.8 OSS Portrait Prime Lens

Model Number: SEL50F18B
Web Code: 10383202

Sony E-Mount APS-C 50mm f/1.8 OSS Portrait Prime Lens

Overview

Develop some serious street cred with this 50mm Sony E-mount lens. Ideal for street photography, portraits, and close-ups, this fixed focal length prime lens boasts a large f/1.8 aperture so you get sharp detailed photos even in low light. Sony's Optical SteadyShot image stabilization minimizes motion blur, ensuring you get sharp, detailed images.
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Overview

Develop some serious street cred with this 50mm Sony E-mount lens. Ideal for street photography, portraits, and close-ups, this fixed focal length prime lens boasts a large f/1.8 aperture so you get sharp detailed photos even in low light. Sony's Optical SteadyShot image stabilization minimizes motion blur, ensuring you get sharp, detailed images.

The Nifty Fifty

  • This 50mm (75mm on an APS-C sensor) lens gives you the ideal focal length for a day out. Ideal for street photography, portraits, and close-up photography, this fixed focal length prime lens works great in low-light conditions thanks to its f/.8 maximum aperture. So, the photos of your late night dai pai dong (outdoor food vendor) feast in a seedy alley in the heart of Hong Kong will come out in sharp detail.

Keep your focus

  • Sony's lens-based Optical SteadyShot image stabilization works to prevent image blur. So when you need to move your camera to follow Kung-Fu masters sparing during a martial arts demonstration, Optical SteadyShot ensures you get sharp images.
  • Whether you're trying to photograph the horses at the finish line at Happy Valley race track or a monkey leaping from branch to branch at the Hong Kong Zoological and Botanical Gardens, quick autofocusing is crucial when you're trying to capture action. The lens' internal focusing system achieves fast autofocusing with a short minimum focusing distance so you get sharp, detailed photos.
  • Unleash your artistic side with the 7-blade circular aperture. When defocusing the background to create a bokeh effect, the circular aperture creates 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 resulting in 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.
  • ED (extra-low dispersion) glass reduces chromatic aberration, providing superior contrast across the entire image, even at large aperture settings. So you get stunning images with exceptional colour quality and higher resolution.
  • This E-mount lens is ideal for basic portrait work and street photography. It's compatible with E-mount mirroless cameras.

Optics

Lens Type
Standard Prime
Lens Mount
Sony E
Apparent Focal Length with APS-C/DX Sensor
75 mm
Horizontal Angle of View with APS-C/DX Sensor
32°
Fixed/Prime Focal Length
Maximum Aperture
f/1.8
Minimum Aperture
f/22
Closest Focusing Distance
0.39 m
Maximum Magnification
0.16x
Macro
No

Mechanics

Focus Adjustment
Internal Focusing
Manual Focusing
Yes
Construction (Elements/Groups)
8/9
Diaphragm Blades
7 (Circular)
Stabilization
Optical SteadyShot (OSS)

Physical Features

Colour
Black
Body Construction
Aluminium Alloy; Plastic
Mount Construction
Metal
Filter Attachment Type
Round / Bayonet
Filter Size
49 mm
Maximum Diameter
62 mm
Maximum Length
62 mm
Weight
202 g

Camera Compatibility

Compatible Brand
Sony
Sony
ILCE5000LB; ILCE5000LW; ILCE5100LW; ILCE5100LB; ILCE6000LB; ILCE6000LW; ILCE6000LS; ILCE7B; ILCE7KB; ILCE7M2K

Warranty

Manufacturer's Warranty - Parts
1 Year
Manufacturer's Warranty - Labour
1 Year
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Reviewer Recommendation

98%

Of the 556 reviewers who responded, 545 would recommend this product.

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  • My new nifty 50. The Sony 50mm f1.8 oss
    Verified BuyerReviewed by Tigerstu - February 13, 2021

    My new favourite prime. Sony 50mm f1.8 oss I like to film footage of different angles, product, backdrops and lighting to try and explore new ideas and with the lens it adds a whole new dimension. It is affordable and solid in the hand. Build quality is good and the bokeh is great for its price. I recommend this lens to anyone as your getting a great prime that makes your portraits pop and gives your videos more definition and great dynamic range considering this is built for Sony’s range of crop sensor cameras.

    Review originally posted on sony.com

    Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.

  • Best lens for price!
    Verified BuyerReviewed by Megan - February 19, 2021

    This lens is amazing!!!! I have been doing more portraits recently and this is the lens to go with. For the price, you cant find much better than this lens. The bokeh is very smooth and lowlight conditions look amazing. My only complaint is that you can not zoom in or out so it can be annoying to move back and forth, but at the same time its worth the price. I dont mind moving a couple feet back to save a couple hundred bucks.

    Review originally posted on bestbuy.com

    Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
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  • Amazing!
    Verified BuyerReviewed by GreyFoxIndy - April 24, 2015

    For me this is an essential les for all owners of an e mount compatible camera. Stunning clarity and stabilisation. You will also get amazing depth of field and the lens delivers silent focusing at all times. the best 50mm in terms of pricing and features. Very lovely in its construction and design, feels very sturdy and will last forever. The included lens hood is also a nice bonus.

    Review originally posted on sony.com

    Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.

  • Fantastic Lens
    Reviewed by YetiPoacher - June 10, 2013

    After buying the NEX-5N I was told by many photographer friends to get a fast fixed lens. I was happy to find out that this lens was well-reviewed and a great value so I decided to buy it. No regrets! I have had this for some months and after getting used to it I am able to take some amazing shots with great clarity. The bokeh is also of very high quality and is the most enjoyable aspect for me. The fast fstop allows great portraits as well. The construction is solid and the focus ring is smooth. A definite must have for any photographer.

    Review originally posted on sony.com

    Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.

  • NEX essential
    Reviewed by RedEyeEntertainment - April 4, 2013

    I read reviews explaining this was a great lens, but I was now prepared for how great. I've had it for 4 months, and it is a dream to work with. The images look great even wide open, and I love the bokeh effect. The focus ring is very smooth which makes it extremely easy to get your tiny depth of field right where you want it manually. If you use the NEX camera you simply have to buy this lens (why else would you buy it?). The only drawback is the lack of any indicator as to where your depth of field is on the lens. That would have been nice, but as stated it's not hard be accurate with just your eye or the peaking function. At $300 this is almost a steal.

    Review originally posted on sony.com

    Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.


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