Sony FE 50mm f/1.8 Lens Announced, Price $248, Available for Pre-order

sony FE 50mm F1.8 lensSony has just officially announced the Sony FE 50mm F1.8 lens. This is an inexpensive standard prime lens for Sony A7 series cameras, equipped with 6 elements in 5 groups, one aspherical element, a 7-blade aperture and a minimum focus distance of 0.45m. The price is only for $248, available for pre-order at B&H/ Adorama.

  • Sony FE 50mm F1.8 LensPre-Order– B&H/ Adorama

FE 50mm F1.8 Prime Lens

Weighing in at less than 7 oz (192 g), the new lightweight FE 50mm F1.8 “normal” prime lens (model SEL50F18F) delivers an outstanding blend of performance, compactness and value, making it a perfect choice for hobbyist photographers and videographers looking to experience the benefits of a wide aperture prime lens at an attainable cost.

The lens features a new optical design with an aspherical element that effectively compensates for all forms of aberration, resulting in beautiful, crisp imagery.   Additionally, it has a circular aperture with a maximum of F1.8, producing beautiful ‘bokeh’ in images that allows the subject to stand out against a smoothly defocused background.  For extended durability, the new prime lens is built with a solid metal mount.


Principal specifications
Lens type Prime lens
Max Format size 35mm FF
Focal length 50 mm
Image stabilisation No
Lens mount Sony FE
Maximum aperture F1.8
Minimum aperture F22.0
Aperture ring No
Number of diaphragm blades 7
Elements 6
Groups 5
Special elements / coatings One aspherical element
Minimum focus 0.45 m (17.72)
Maximum magnification 0.14×
Autofocus Yes
Full time manual No
Focus method Internal
Distance scale No
DoF scale No
Focus distance limiter No
Weight 186 g (0.41 lb)
Diameter 69 mm (2.72)
Length 60 mm (2.36)
Sealing No
Colour Black
Filter thread 49.0 mm
Hood supplied Yes
Hood product code ALC-SH146
Tripod collar No

sony FE 50mm F1.8 lens with Sony a7r

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