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Web Code: 568SON028  •  Mfr Code: SEL50F18B
Only $399.99 CAD
SONY SEL 50MM F1.8 OSS LENS BLACK is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 24.
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  • Mid-Range Prime Lens
  • Optical SteadyShot
  • Low-noise Focus Operation
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  • Mid-Range Prime Lens
  • Optical SteadyShot
  • Low-noise Focus Operation
  • Filter Diameter: 49mm
  • Built-in Optical SteadyShot image stabilization:
  • The built-in Optical SteadyShot image stabilization system provides a 4-stop (approx.) shutter speed advantage, making it significantly easier to achieve crisp, blur-free images and video
  • Large F1.8 aperture:
  • The SEL50F18 has an innovative optical design to achieve clear, high-quality images by effectively minimizing distortion and chromatic aberration
  • Moreover, the large maximum aperture of this lens with its circular aperture design, can produce beautiful, creamily defocused backgrounds
  • Smooth and quiet high-speed focusing:
  • Lens operation is fast but at the same time smooth and quiet, minimizing noise and image jitter when shooting movies
  • A linear motor used for focus drive contributes to low-noise focus operation, while a stepping motor built into the lens, technology inherited from Sony's professional camcorders, results in smooth, quiet aperture actuation ideal for movie shooting
  • Compact and lightweight:
  • The SEL50F18 is remarkably compact and lightweight for a large-aperture mid-range telephoto lens (50mm focal length/75mm equivalent in 35mm format)
  • It is convenient to carry around for general photography, and particularly well suited to shooting portraits
  • The elegant aluminum alloy exterior of this lens affords an appearance that blends beautifully with the graceful design of E-mount bodies, and the engraved focus ring offers sophisticated appearance as well as superior grip and operating feel
  • Direct Manual Focus (DMF):
  • Direct Manual Focus (DMF) allows the user to go directly to manual focusing after autofocus lock-on without having to switch modes
  • In cases where autofocus has trouble locking onto the subject, or when the user wants to focus at a specific point, DMF facilitates fast, easy fine focus adjustments
  • This can be particularly useful for portraits in which depth of field can be extremely shallow
  • In the Box:
  • Sony SEL 50mm f1.8 OSS Lens
  • Lens cap
  • Lens rear cap
  • Compatibility:
  • Sony Alpha NEX-3N
  • Sony Alpha NEX-5
  • Sony Alpha NEX-5R
  • Sony Alpha NEX-5T
  • Sony Alpha NEX-6
  • Sony Alpha NEX-7

Lens Performance

Lens Type: Mirrorless Lenses
Focal Length: 50mm
Maximum Aperture: f/1.8
Aperture (Max. & Min.): Max: f/1.8, Min: f/22
Camera Mount Type: Sony E (NEX)
Camera Format: APS-C
Angle of View: 32 degrees
Minimum Focus Distance: 0.39m (15.3 inches)
Maximum Close-Up Magnification: 0.16x (APS-C)
Groups/Elements: 8 Groups/9 Elements
Diaphragm Blades: 7

Lens Features

Image Stabilization: Yes
Autofocus: Yes
Tripod Collar: No


Filter Thread: 49mm
Dimensions (DxL): 62x62mm (2-1/2 x 2- 1/2 inches)
Weight: 202g (7.25 oz)

Additional Information


What’s Included:

  • Sony SEL 50mm f1.8 OSS Lens
  • Lens cap
  • Lens rear cap
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing value for money After frustration from the kit lens in achieving those creamy bokeh portrait images, I figured I needed this lens. Best decision ever. For this reduced price you're getting some quality glass that has sharp focus, super crisp images, is incredible in low light, and gets those creamy bokeh shots for portraits or any other object. You do have to do the "zooming" with your feet however, but I couldn't ask for more. For this price and what this lens has to offer it is a must have in any persons camera bag.
    Date published: 2018-07-04
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from nice little lens I've owned this lens for 3+ yrs and can tell you it is very sharp,,, I don't know if the others are as sharp or sharper because I don't own them! As far as focus distance, I have focused { manually} at 5-6" so their 1.2' distance in the spec's could be off, so you could use it as a macro lens as far as I'm concerned! I do think it does a better job if you manually focus it but even in auto it does a great job! It does seem to be a little sharper at F4! It's also a very small and light lens as well!
    Date published: 2018-02-08
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great portraits lens This lens is incredible for the price. Truly a nifty fifty. This was my first prime lens I bought and I didn’t regret it. Lens is a good focal length for portraits and with the f1.8 creates creamy bokeh. It is a good bang for the buck in my opinion.
    Date published: 2018-01-25
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from A Useful Prime The apsc 50mm matches the field of fiew of the view finder of both the a6000 and the a7s perfectly. The OSS works well with the a7s. It’s a useful prime to use with a apsc sensor or a cropped 35mm sensor. With a 1.4x crop factor it produces images with an equivilent field of view as a 70mm.
    Date published: 2017-11-12
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from LOVE This was my first lense purchase outside the 16-50mm the Sony a6000 comes with. It has taken some amazing pictures for me so far!
    Date published: 2017-11-08
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent pictures and video I am no expert in photography, but this lens is very easy to use and gives some awesome pictures from the first day of use without too much digging about how to use it. I would totally recommend this lens.
    Date published: 2017-07-12
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good, but very specific use Pros: Excellent image quality Great for posed portraits/ stationary subjects Cons: Very slow to focus for a prime, thus unusable for candid/ street photography
    Date published: 2017-06-06
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from A excellent lens and a bargain in the E line-up "This is a distortion-free, fast lens with very good contrast and resolution. And as an added bonus it includes stabilization. It is an effective 75mm lens - ideal for portraits. I have used it to cover performances (not sports) where you can get close-ish to the subject. (One pro photographer was quoted as saying: if you're not happy with your photographs, get closer. Great advice) I've used it for portraits too and it is superb. The fast lens provides a narrow depth of field which separates your subject from everything else. It focuses quick and well on my a6000. It's optical performance is quite good at f1.8, best (and excellent) from f2.8-5.6 and then, like all lens for digital drops off. It's a really solid performer. It's fast, clean and consistent. It's a bargain in the Sony E-mount line-up. There aren't many but this is one. If you want to step up your portraits, this is a great way to do it. Enjoy. Get out and shoot!"
    Date published: 2017-03-02
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    does it come with a lens hood?

    Asked by: hideonbush
    Hi hideonbush, This lens does not come with a lens hood
    Answered by: Simon
    Date published: 2018-03-05
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