Sony 50mm f/1.8 E-Mount Telephoto Lens

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Not a Warmed Over SLR Lens

Sony 50mm f/1.8 E-Mount Telephoto Lens The Sony 50mm f/1.8 OSS E has the new title of the quickest optically-stabilized camera lens for interchangeable lens digital cameras in existence, be they mirrorless or SLR. Don’t be bamboozle by the apparently bland header title. It's not a warmed over SLR lens, on the contrary it's an all-new fabrication in every possible way.

This new Sony E Mount 50mm lens provides anyone who's shooting with the standard E Mount 19-55mm kit lens, or the NEX 16mm pancake lens, the ability to capture portrait images using a f/1.8 fast aperture, to get added out of focus background images (bokeh), and better subject contast. The lens encompasses optical steady shot (image stabilization), while the bigger aperture enables better shots in poor light

Although the lens in itself is identical in size to the standard kit 18-55mm zoom, and additionally the build quality is nearly similar. A rather deep lens hood plus a 49mm lens cap are included. My initial impression of the lens is very upbeat. The autofocus is really quick. It's also stealth silent while operating. Image quality appears to be excellent. It's a sharp lens with a smooth background rendition.  Announced Aug 24, 2011 ✓


    • Sony E-mount
    • f/1.8-22
    • 49mm Front Filter Diameter
    • 9 Elements / 8 Groups
    • Direct Manual Focus
    • 0.16x Maximum Magnification
    • Built-In Optical SteadyShoot Stabilization
    • Smooth and Quiet High Speed Focusing
    • Aluminum Alloy Exterior

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Lens stylePrime lens  
Max Format Size APS-C / DX  
Lens focal length50 mm  
Stabilization type Yes (4 stop claimed)  
Camera mount Sony E (NEX)  
Aperture (lens diaphragm)
Largest aperture opening F1.8  
Smallest aperture opening F22.0  
Includes aperture ring No  
Total diaphragm blades 7  
Aperture annotations Circular aperture  
Total Elements 8  
Number of Groups 7  
Minimum focus distance 0.39 m (15.35")  
Maximum magnification ratio 0.16 x  
Autofocus type Yes  
Lens motor Micromotor  
Full time manual focus Unknown  
Focusing method Internal  
Lens distance scale No  
Depth of field scale No  
Physical features
Overall weight202 g (0.45 lb)  
Lens diameter 62 mm (2.44")  
Overall length 62 mm (2.44")  
Construction materials Metal barrel, metal mount  
Sealing No  
class="label">Lens ColorSilver  
Filter thread size 49 mm  
Lens hood included Yes  
Lens hood code ALC-SH116  
Tripod collar included No


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