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Sony DT 50mm f/1.8 SAM / SAL50F18

Sony DT 50mm f/1.8 SAM / SAL50F18
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631 reviews

Dec, 2016

alaTest has collected and analyzed 631 reviews of Sony DT 50mm f/1.8 SAM / SAL50F18. The average rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.4/5 for other Lenses & Filters for all reviews. Reviews about the design and size are overall positive. The reliability and usability also get good comments.

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On average, users rate this product 93/100 and experts rate this product 79/100.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Sony DT 50mm f/1.8 SAM / SAL50F18

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 71 user reviews of Sony DT 50mm f/1.8 SAM / SAL50F18 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.4/5 for other Lenses & Filters on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers are impressed by the usability. The price also gets good opinions.

price, usability

99% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony DT 50mm AF f/1.8 SAM (SAL-50F18)Sony DT 50mm AF f/1.8 SAM (SAL-50F18)

Dec, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Sony DT 50mm f/1.8 SAM / SAL50F18

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 141 user reviews of Sony DT 50mm f/1.8 SAM / SAL50F18 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Lenses & Filters on Amazon.com.

99% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony 50mm f/1.8 SAM DT Lens for Sony Alpha Digital SLR CamerasSony 50mm f/1.8 SAM DT Lens for Sony Alpha Digital SLR Cameras

Dec, 2016

Expert review by: PhotographyBLOG (photographyblog.com)

Sony DT 50mm F1.8 SAM

 
Dec, 2010

Expert review by: ePHOTOzine (ephotozine.com)

Sony 50mm f/1.8 OSS Lens Review

 

Good build quality, Sharp, Lightweight, Optical stabilisation

CA levels towards the edges of the frame at fast apertures

Apr, 2013

Expert review by: (ephotozine.com)

Sony DT 50mm f/1.8 SAM lens review

 

Gary Wolstenholme takes a look at this budget 50mm lens for APS-C DSLRs sporting Sony's new smooth autofocus

Lightweight; Quality when stopped down; Cheap

AF hunts occasionally

Dec, 2010

Expert review by: photozone.de (photozone.de)

Sony 50mm f/1.8 DT ( SAL-50F18 ) - Lab Test / Review

 

The Sony 50mm f/1.8 DT ( SAL-50F18 ) is pretty much a no-brainer for Sony APS-C DSLR users. The lens is very sharp even at f/1.8 and the resolution is about as good as it gets around f/5.6. Lateral CAs are absolutely negligible which adds to the...

Sep, 2010

Expert review by: PhotoReview (photoreview.com.au)

Sony DT 50mm f/1.8 SAM Lens

 

A fast 50mm prime lens designed for Sony's Alpha DSLRs with APS-C sized sensors.The DT 50mm f/1.8 SAM lens was introduced as one of four lenses announced with the A230, A330 and A380 DSLR cameras in early May 2009. The DT 50mm f/1.8 SAM lens is the...

You want an affordable, fast lens for available light photography., You'd like superior depth-of-field control for portrait photography., You require distortion-free images., You'd like good performance with backlit shots. Don't buy this lens if :,...

Oct, 2009

Expert review by: Arkadiusz Olech (lenstip.com)

Sony DT 50 mm f/1.8 SAM

 

A few days ago, Sony has presented three new DSLRs of the lowest price level, and four lenses. On the conference devoted to new products, Sony's spokespeople didn't keep secret for whom their newest offer is. Crisis is the time to save money, but as...

very good image quality at the center and the edge of the frame ; insignificant chromatic aberration ; small distortion ; fairly well corrected coma ; very good work against bright light ; quite fast autofocus

noticeable astigmatism ; vignetting larger than in with competitors ; autofocus could be more accurate and quieter ; too much plastic in the body

May, 2009

Expert review by: Jon Tarrant (whatdigitalcamera.com)

Sony DT 50mm f/1.8 SAM review

 

Does this 50mm prime lens deliver on its low price? Find out with the Sony DT 50mm f/1.8 SAM lens review

Compact and very affordable

Non-internal focusing

A very useful lens that performs well and carries a rock-bottom price tag. If I were a Sony user then this lens would simply have to be in my camera bag.

Expert review by: photodo.com (photodo.com)

REVIEW: Sony DT 50mm f/1.8 SAM

 

Gary Wolstenholme investigates this budget 50mm lens for Sony's range of crop sensor digital SLRs.

Lightweight; Quality when stopped down; Cheap

Basic design may be off-putting to some; Softness at maximum aperture; AF hunts occasionally

Although this lens is not the best performer when it comes to resolution at maximum aperture, it should still make a great portrait lens when stopped down a little for those on a budget. The out of focus blur is quite smooth and pleasant too.

Consumer review by: dsnine (sony.com)

Light and sharp

 

I've been thinking of buying a prime lens for some time and decided to take the plunge. If you only own zoom lenses this lens will make you think about your photography it will make you get involved with your subject it will make you think about what...

Jun, 2015

Consumer review by: BenIOM (sony.com)

Compact lens, good flexibility in low light.

 

Compact lens, good flexibility in low light. Easy to swap on/off camera body.

Apr, 2015

Product Specifications

Configuration

Autofocus: Yes
Image Stabiliser: No
Ultra Sonic Motor: Yes

General Features

3D: No
Application:SLR Camera
Bayonet Compatibility:Sony / Konica-Minolta / Sony alpha / Konica-Minolta
Camera Mount:Sony Alpha
Lens Mount:Not Applicable
Product Type:Single Focal Length Lens
Type Single Focal Length Lens:Single Focal Length Lens
Usage:Digital Cameras
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