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Web Code: 568SON028  •  Mfr Code: SEL50F18B
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SONY SEL 50MM F1.8 OSS LENS BLACK is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 5.
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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 This is a must-have lens "I own several nex lenses, a month ago bought this 50mm F1.8 lens. This becomes my favorite lens carried all around, even my sel18200 being used less and less. This 50mm lens is very sharp, f1.8 gives you lots of light enabled you to handle many in door situations, most of the time flash is not needed. Comparing to other F1.8 lenses, the price of this lens is set low, and is a very good buy, especially when it is on sale. This is a must-have lens, used it with panorama mode, you get a free wider lens with sharp image."
    Date published: 2014-02-17
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from A great lens for the E-Mount "I am very pleased with this lens. I got it around Christmas time. I was looking to add another lens to my arsenal which includes a Sony A6000, the kit 16-50 & 55-210. I did not want to spend more on the 35mm f1.8. Overall, for me, this lens is awesome. The f1.8 makes it great to use in low-light situations. I am not a pixel-peeper, so I will not comment on more technical aspects of the lens. It can also be used indoors, however, make sure you have enough room - with the 1.5 crop is comes out to around 75mm. Very happy with this purchase!"
    Date published: 2016-01-31
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from My very first prime lens "When I bought my Sony a6000 in 2015, I wasn't sure what to expect, and what kind of lenses would I need. I picked this one based on the camera store's advice. I took out for a shoot, and I was really happy with the results. It is fast and steady. Works like a charm for video, too. Although I now use my 30mm Sigma more often, this lens still travels with me, wherever I go. Lightweight and very very affordable."
    Date published: 2016-10-17
    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
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect Secondary Lens "I purchased this lens for my Sony A6000. It take amazingly sharp pictures. The optical steady shot works really good. If you're thinking about an additional lens, this is a must have."
    Date published: 2016-09-11
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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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