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Sony DT 50mm f/1.8 Standard Fixed Focal Length Lens for (alpha) DSLR Camera

SKU: ISO5018D MFR: SAL50F18
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About the Sony 50mm F/1.8

The Sony SAL-50F18 boasts a large aperture which makes it easy to get great-looking portrait shots. The SAL50F18 is one of the first fixed focal length lenses in the DT series, which is designed exclusively for a DSLRs that use an APS-C type sensor. Make the move from the standard zoom and explore the world of portrait photography with the SAL-50F18 lens for your a DSLR camera.

The Sony 50mm F/1.8 is commonly used for Low light, Macro photography, Night photography, Weddings and more.The Sony 50mm F/1.8 is most used by customers who consider themselves to be a Photo enthusiast, Semi-pro photographer among others.The Sony 50mm F/1.8 is popular because customers like the following qualities of the Sony 50mm F/1.8: Consistent output, Easily interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight and Nice bokeh.

Sony 50mm F/1.8 Includes

  • Front & Rear Lens Caps
  • Sony 1 Year Warranty

Summary of Customer Reviews

Customers most agreed on the following attributes:
Pros:
Lightweight (20) , Fast / accurate auto-focus (17) , Easily interchangeable (13) , Nice bokeh (13) , Consistent output (12) , Fast / accurate auto-focus (3)
Cons:
Weak casing (6)
Best Uses:
Low light (19) , Night photography (11) , Weddings (11) , Macro photography (4) , Landscape/scenery (3) , Portraits (3) , Low light (3)
Reviewer Profile:
Photo enthusiast (11) , Semi-pro photographer (8) , Casual photographer (3) , Semi-pro photographer (2) , Casual photographer (1) , Pro photographer (1)

Sony 50mm F/1.8 Features

  • SteadyShot INSIDE In-Camera Image Stabilization: A major reason for its compact, lightweight lens design is the benefit of SteadyShot INSIDE in-camera image stabilization, enabling lenses to eliminate the extra weight and expense of in-lens stabilization mechanisms
  • DT Lens Design: A more compact, lightweight lens designed specifically for the APS-size CCD imager used in some Sony a (alpha) DSLR cameras
  • Smooth Autofocus Motor (SAM): The built-in Smooth Autofocus Motor (SAM) eliminates the need to use a mechanical coupling system in the camera body to transfer auto focus (AF) drive power and control signals to the lens
  • ED (Extra-low Dispersion) Glass: To reduce chromatic aberration at telephoto extension, correcting certain wavelengths of light for sharp, clear images with well defined colors
  • Circular Aperture: Because aperture blades form a near circle at the wide openings used for low-light shots, spot-light sources have a pleasing circular defocused effect

Sony 50mm F/1.8 Specifications

Aperture (Max.) f/1.8
Aperture (Min.) f/22
Blades 7 blade circular aperture
Filter Diameter 49mm
Focal Length APS-C 35mm eqv. 75mm
Focus Front focus SAM (Smooth AF motor)
Lens Groups-Elements 6 Elements / 5 Group
Minimum Focus Distance 1.1ft (0.34m)
Dimensions (Approx.) 2-6/8" x 1-6/8" (70 x 45mm)
Weight (Approx.) 6oz (170g)
Warranty Sony 1 year limited warranty
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