Sony 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.
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.
|Lens type||Prime lens|
|Max Format size||35mm FF|
|Focal length||50 mm|
|Lens mount||Sony FE|
|Number of diaphragm blades||7|
|Special elements / coatings||One aspherical element|
|Minimum focus||0.45 m (17.72″)|
|Full time manual||No|
|Focus distance limiter||No|
|Weight||186 g (0.41 lb)|
|Diameter||69 mm (2.72″)|
|Length||60 mm (2.36″)|
|Filter thread||49.0 mm|
|Hood product code||ALC-SH146|
See also Sony FE 50mm F1.8 Lens Sample Images
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