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Sony SEL50F18 E Mount - APS-C 50mm F1.8 Prime Lens (Black)
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- 50mm F1.8 portrait lens for E-mount cameras, with smooth, quiet AF and Optical SteadyShot to keep images crisp
- Mid-range telephoto lens
- APS-C, E-mount
- SteadyShot image stabilisation
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Bright, very high quality portrait lens with Optical SteadyShot- Only compatible with E-mount cameras.
Take beautiful portraits in available light with the wide aperture and Optical SteadyShot making this lens highly suitable for atmospheric handheld portraits without flash in dim light.
With Optical SteadyShot and image stabilisation you can have crisp, stable handheld images.
Also with smooth, quiet, high speed autofocus with linear motor, this lens makes it ideal for stills and with its silent mechanism, perfect for HD movie shooting.
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Bright, high performance portrait lens
Bright, wide aperture lens with 50mm fixed focal length, ideal for portraits and general photography
F1.8 maximum aperture allows creation of smooth background defocus effects (bokeh) - ideal for flattering your portrait subject
Stylish, light and easy to carry with high quality aluminium alloy finish on barrel
Optical SteadyShot image stabilisation within lens for crisp, stable handheld portraits. Silent mechanism during movie recording
Innovative optical design achieves clear, high-quality images with minimised distortion and chromatic aberration
Direct Manual Focus disengages AF motor for precise, fine manual focusing control
Wide aperture and Optical SteadyShot make lens highly suitable for atmospheric handheld portraits without flash in dim light
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Top Customer Reviews
For taking pictures of people it is head-and-shoulders above all the other NEX lenses I've tried (this one is my fourth lens). Essentially, the f1.8 aperture lets in so much light that (together with the image stabilisation) the camera can use _far_ quicker shutter speeds to get any given shot, which means much less blur and, in practice, lovely sharp pictures. The f1.8 aperture also beautifully de-focuses the background of shots, making for simpler compositions which emphasise the main subjects in the frame. Also, unlike many fast primes, this one is pin sharp right down to F1.8.
Of course the 75mm-equivalent focal length makes this something of a single-purpose lens, but don't let that put you off - it's a purpose which most people will be needing a lot, and there's nothing wrong with doing one thing well. Here's a real-life example:
Last year I went to a wedding. A lovely occasion, but the ceremony was indoors and it was a dull grey day. I used the stock zoom lens that came with the Nex (the 18-55mm one) and for the whole day none of my pictures came out; they were all blurry because people moved too fast and I couldn't respond in time to catch fleeting moments, and that was because the zoom lens can only do about f5 at its 55mm zoom end, and in any case it isn't very sharp at that focal length.
Then, last weekend, we celebrated the Christening of my little son. A lovely occasion, but the ceremony was indoors and it was a dull grey day. I used this lens, and every single one of my photos came out perfectly - beautifully. No need for flash, no need for high ISO.Read more ›
Not just for portaits mind, experiment out and about with it in many situations and it will improve your photography skills.
A great addition to the bag especially for family birthdays, weddings, etc.
Seems to capture a perfect balance between sharp detail and softness.
Manual focus is the only down-side. It's fly-by-wire, so you don't have a direct connection, and it does have a little bit of a mind of it's own.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Sharper, brighter, better than prime lense, cheaper than 35 mm. Love it.Published 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
For its price, this is the best prime lens you can get for your sony e mount camera. It shoots potrait sharply and isolates the subject from the background quite fast. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Amazon Customer
This lens is awesome!! Arrived a little later than expected but was worth the wait and arrived before I went on holiday. Read morePublished 8 months ago by radman5
new to this photograph thing, as I am if you going to buy UV fillerPublished 9 months ago by Zig-Zag1269