The Sony E 50mm f/1.8 OSS is a tele lens for APS-C, manufactured from 2011. The focus is done by Lens AF motor (non-ultrasonic), it has image stabilization. The average price, when it has been added to the JuzaPhoto database, is 268 €;
36 users have given it an average vote of 9.1 out of 10.
This lens is available with the following mounts:
Sony E: this lens is compatible with mirrorless APS-C Sony.
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Pros:Sharp, bright, IQ very good, light, compact, cheap
Opinion:Ideal prime lens for Sony A 6xxx (I have the 6000). It has everything you could want with unbeatable value for money especially if purchased with offers (I paid it 230 euros in summer 2019). In association with the 35mm f 1.8 brother he forms a pair of goals that are a must for APSC Sony owners looking for sharpness and quality. I use it for portraits but also for street and especially for interiors or evening photos where the good resistance of the sensor to the high ISO (I normally use Auto ISO 100-1600) and the stabilization of the lens allow you to take home great shots even in difficult conditions. I have no problem with MAF. The alternatives considered were the two Zeiss (Batis 40mm f 2 and the Loxia 50mm f2) which, from what it reads are exceptional but which cost 800-1200 euros and the Sigma 60mm which has a human price however is not stabilized. Just this last aspect made me lean for the Sony and I am perfectly satisfied with my choice
Pros:Ideal focal point for portrait, stabilization, colors, brightness, lightness
Cons:A little too soft, MAF (on A6000) not always precise, manual MAF dial too demanypicata
Opinion:Taken to complete the triad of fixed in addition to the 12mm Samyang F2 and the 32mm F1.8 Zeiss Touit to cover the american portrait and piano focal. I must say that I chose it as an alternative to the Sony/Zeiss 55mm F1.8 (which I tried thoroughly) for stabilization (absent on the sensor of the A6000) and a little regretted. It is, however, an optic that I judge from acceptable to good, with excellent color yield but that never reaches levels of sharpness. I get much better results by cropping the shots made with the 32mm Zeiss. The automatic MAF surprised me in the negative because often, even in ideal light conditions, it is not very precise. Manually sewing is inconvenient due to excessive demolition of the dial. This 50mm I recommend if you do not intend to spend much, knowing however that around there is much better at human prices anyway. Personally I did not make it but I plan to replace it in a few months. UPDATE: I found that using it in AFC the MAF always becomes perfect. I could not imagine such a difference in behavior between AFS and AFC sincerely. I do not know if it depends on the lens or its combination with the A6000, but at least now I can count on a precise and reasonably fast automatic sealing as with the Zeiss 32mm and, in its time, with the Zeiss 55mm. I change my judgment from "acceptable to good" to "good to great".
Pros:Compact, stabilized, fast autofocus, crisp, inexpensive if taken second hand.
Cons:Poor materials, but it is justified by the price, focus ring not so precise and very ' plasticose '.
Opinion:A ' must have ' objective. Particularly sharp compared to the canon and Nikon counterpart but with the advantage of being stabilized. At f2.8 the sharpness is excellent, between F4 and F 6.3 You have the maximum sharpness. Some chromatic aberration at f 1.8 but nothing serious. Surely there are other chromatic aberrations from F8 up, but considering the focal length I don't think you'll ever use it at this aperture. Also great for video. Combined with Sony a6500 the stabilization is superb. Photo and video quality 9.5. Build Quality 6.5. 50 mm are a single focal, or you can not use it for anything, if you want, better a 35 mm paired with a 85, do almost everything, otherwise better match the 50mm a 16mm or a fish eye for landscape and street fotography. Given the price and the quality it pulls out to have in the outfit.
sent on December 21, 2018
Pros:Great for what it costs
Cons:Nothing in particular
Opinion:I hope to buy it as soon as possible, together with the 35 mm F 1.8 OSS should not be missing for owners of Sony to 6000-6300-6500, it must be said though that if it is true that the barrel is aluminum and this makes the lens more robust, all internal parts are made of plastic , that is, the metallic attack does not have the fastening of the four screws on an equally aluminum support, but it is fixed to a plastic element, I say this because maybe one thinks that the lens is made entirely of metal. It goes without saying that the build quality and glass lenses is excellent
Opinion:Although the 50mm on APSC is a "particular" focal length (equivalent to a 75mm) I must admit that it is giving me a lot of satisfaction. The use mainly for portraiture and returns exceptional colors (especially the complexion) with excellent sharpness, even at 1.8. Fulfilling Bokeh with a good deadlift (clearly not comparable to FF systems). Efficient stabilizer and compactness make it a Best buy on Sony ML. Looking forward to see if the new 56 1.4 Sigma can say its, I highly recommend buying it.
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