Sony 50mm f/1.8 Mid-Range Lens for Sony E Mount Nex Cameras

February 18, 2015 - Comment

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Built-in Optical SteadyShot image stabilization. Large F1.8 aperture. Smooth and quiet high-speed focusing. Compact and lightweight Direct Manual Focus (DMF)

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Eric T "ejt" says:

Great Lens, Great Price Pros:Very sharp across the frame, even wide openLow distortion for lens classSilent AFEffective Shake Reduction (OSS)Cons:Purple fringing and longitudinal CA from f/1.8 to f/2.8 or so.Bottom Line:Finally a great lens that shows off the NEX system for a reasonable price. It is a bit more expensive than other 50mm f/1.8 lenses, but has built in OSS that is very effective and performs superbly. Very sharp even in the corners…

Stephen P. says:

I’m “Disappointed”… I’m “disappointed” that my $4,000 (if you can find one at retail) Leica Summilux 50mm f/1.4 didn’t blow this $300 Sony lens out of the water. This will be a limited, non-technical review, as there are plenty of in-depth reviews on-line already, and my quick comparisons were only done at f/2.0. First, I shot both lenses using my tripod mounted Sony Nex-7 APS-C at 1/125 sec, manually focusing on a building and street construction across the street from my loft. The average person would not be…

Frank Martin says:

Superb, especially for videos – I use this lens with a Nex-5N- Picture quality is a good as my Nikon d-SLR with a 50mm F/1.8 prime on it.- Background blur (ie: Bokeh) is smooth & creamy looking. Better than with the kit 18-55 lens.- It’s actually quite nice to have OSS on a 50mm prime lens. I don’t really think it changes anything for photos (it’s more of a portrait lens) but it’s almost a must for hand-held video shooting (video is too shaky without OSS enabled).- Hand-held…

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