Sony E-Mount Full-Frame FE 50mm f/1.8 Portrait Prime Lens

Model Number: SEL50F18F/2
Web Code: 10419625

Sony E-Mount Full-Frame FE 50mm f/1.8 Portrait Prime Lens

Overview

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.

Overview

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.

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/1.8 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.

Optics

Lens Type
Standard Prime
Lens Mount
Sony E
Zoom Focal Length
50 mm
Apparent Focal Length with APS-C/DX Sensor
75 mm
Apparent Focal Length with Other Sensor
Not Applicable
Horizontal Angle of View with 35 mm Sensor
47°
Horizontal Angle of View with APS-C/DX Sensor
32°
Fixed/Prime Focal Length
50 mm
Horizontal Angle of View with Other Sensor
Not Applicable
Maximum Aperture
f/1.8
Minimum Aperture
f/22
Closest Focusing Distance
0.45m
Maximum Magnification
0.15x
Macro
No

Mechanics

Focus Adjustment
Not Applicable
Focusing Motor
DC motor focus actuator
Manual Focusing
No
Construction (Elements/Groups)
5 groups, 6 elements
Zoom System
Not Applicable
Diaphragm Blades
7-blade circular aperture
Stabilization
No
Weather Sealed
Yes

Physical Features

Colour
Black
Mount Construction
Metal
Filter Attachment Type
Round shape, bayonet type
Filter Size
49 mm
Maximum Diameter
68.6 mm
Maximum Length
59.5 mm
Weight
186 g

Camera Compatibility

Sony
a7; a5000; a5100; a6000; a6300 (Series); (Sony Models) ILCE5000L/B; ILCE5000L/W; ILCE5100L/W; ILCE5100L/B; ILCE6000/B; ILCE6000L/B; ILCE6000L/W; ILCE6000L/S; ILCE6300/B; ILCE6300L/B; ILCE7/B; ILCE7K/B; ILCE7M2/B; ILCE7M2K/B; ILCE7R/B; ILCE7RM2/B; ILCE7S/B; ILCE7SM2/B
  • Lens Rear Cap
  • Lens Front Cap

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Reviewer Recommendation

93%

Of the 1155 reviewers who responded, 1076 would recommend this product.

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  • Good lense for the price
    Verified BuyerReviewed by Aceboog - February 15, 2021

    Good lense for the price. I use this lense for my kids portraits and my barber pictures. It does everything i need it to do. I read some reviews talking about how slow it is in autofocus and the picture quality and my reply is u get wat u pay for. Its one of the cheapest lenses sony makes. Nonetheless a great lense for the price i have absolutely no issue with this lense at all. I paired it w/ a sony a7riv simply to jus have something to shoot with upon purchase until i can get another lense because I completely switched from canon and im starting from scratch. This lense on 50 full frame is waaay wider than on my canon crop sensor so it took some getting used to but it literally was jus an adjustment. Good buy

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  • Great lens for the money!
    Verified BuyerReviewed by UncleJJ - August 17, 2019

    I’m an amateur photographer and I think for the price this lens is great!

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  • Great little lens.
    Verified BuyerReviewed by jjpoints - June 20, 2019

    I wanted an inconspicuous lens to mount on my Sony a73. The G master lenses are very large and draw too much attention and situations where you need to use caution. I recently traveled to a Third World country. I did not feel secure walking freely with a large set up. I bought this lens. The size of the lens and weight allowed me to move freely and capture what I intended without unwanted attention. In a world of dizzying sharpness and fascination with ultra clear images, This lens is not it. However, there is a very likable personality with this 50 mm. This has become my go to street lens.

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  • Great value.
    Verified BuyerReviewed by ewoodsphoto - April 20, 2017

    Older tech focus motor is a bit noisy and a tad sluggish compared to some of Sony's speedier lenses, but it is not that bad in either regard. But... Sharp on center. Great bokeh. Thin DOF. Great colors. Exactly what I expect from a nifty fifty.

    Review originally posted on sony.com

    Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.

  • Solid value at a very good price.
    Verified BuyerReviewed by Snow - February 26, 2021

    I really like this little lens. The only negative is the lack on on-lens image stabilization. The f/1.8 is fast enough for most situations I'm in, and at higher f-stops image sharpness seems outstanding to me. I've only used it in winter, so I don't know how it will do in very colorful environments, but the generally monochromatic settings have been fine.

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