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Sony 50 mm / F 1,8 OSS SEL-50F18

Sony 50 mm / F 1,8 OSS SEL-50F18
alaAverage 4.2

810 reviews

Apr, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 810 reviews from magazines and websites. People really like the reliability and size. The usability and design are also appreciated.

value for money, design, usability, size, reliability

On average, users rate this product 93/100.

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Sony 50mm F1.4 Lens Review


The Sony 50mm F1.4 is the company's current offering in the classic 'fast standard' category, and was introduced at the genesis of the Alpha system in July 2006. Of course its origins go back well before then; this lens is essentially a reworking of...

Unusually good performance on APS-C even at wide apertures ; Excellent image quality when stopped down on both full-frame and APS-C ; Low distortion

Very soft across most of the frame at wide apertures on full frame ; Bokeh chromatic aberration, most visible at wide apertures ; Vignetting at wide apertures on full frame (essentially disappears by F3.3) ; Corner softness on full-frame - never quite...

Having reviewed four other 50mm F1.4 lenses of similar design over the past few months, we weren't expecting any major surprises from the Sony version. And in broad terms it's not hugely different from its Canon, Nikon and Pentax equivalents; as befits...

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Sony 50mm f/2.8 Macro lens


The Sony 50mm f/2.8 Macro lens is a compact macro-focus lens that covers the full range from life-size to infinity. "Life size" macro imaging means that the image you capture is the same size as the subject in reality, giving you spectacularly sharp...

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NEX essential


I read reviews explaining this was a great lens, but I was now prepared for how great. I've had it for 4 months, and it is a dream to work with. The images look great even wide open, and I love the bokeh effect. The focus ring is very smooth which...

Image Quality, Build, Steady Shot

no focus distance indicator


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This lens is fantastic. The photos are sharp, and it's fast so you can easily capture those shots in lower light. A no brainer, this should be one of the first lenses you add to your collection.

inexpensive, fast, sharp

none that I can see

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Buy this lens!


I go out of my way to use this lens. The 1.4 aperture is a lot of fun and gets great shots with beautiful bokeh. I've shot a couple weddings and this lens is indispensable in low light settings. I haven't really had any problems with focus or...

Incredible color, great in low light


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Nice F1.4 aperture


The pictures look amazing in most cases.

F1.4, shalow depth of field

loud motor sound

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Amazing value


This is an outstanding lens for the money, and would be a bargain even at a much higher price.

Fast, stabilized, sharp center from F1.8, everywhere from F4

Soft edges wide open

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Are more fixed prime lens in E mounts future?


Is this lens offered or going to be offered in black? When can we expect more E mount prime lens to be available.

f 1:8 prime


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50mm f/1.8


I've had it a few days and used it on my NEX 7 with excellent results. It focuses quickly and accurately, is light and handles easily. Bought on sale, I consider it a bargain. I also compliment Sony Canada for their help and quick delivery.

Sharp, fast focusing abd easily handled

None, so far

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A good lens for the excellent NEX-7


A lens required in the camera bag to complement the NEX-7. Sharpness is quite good in the center and the borders from f/3.5 and up are decent. With the NEX-7, the lens brings out an impressive amount of detail from f/4 to f/6.3. The bokeh is superb. CA...

Buttery smooth bokeh, build quality, compact size

f/1.8...would be nice to have f/1.4, borders could be better

Product Specifications


Autofocus: Yes
Image Stabiliser:No / Yes

General Features

3D: No
Application:System Camera
Bayonet Compatibility:Sony / Konica-Minolta / Sony E
Product Type:Single Focal Length Lens
Usage:Digital Cameras