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Sony DT 50mm f/1.8 SAM / SAL50F18

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

Aug, 2015

alaTest has collected and analyzed 682 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 4.3/5 for other Lenses & Filters for all reviews.

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

Review analysis

(Based on 682 reviews)

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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 78 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.

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 SEL50F18 E 50mm f/1.8 OSS E Mount Lens for NEX Series

Aug, 2015

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

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

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 142 user reviews of Sony DT 50mm f/1.8 SAM / SAL50F18 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.6/5, 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 CamerasSony DSLR SEL50F18 Sel 50mm F1.8 Nex System Camera Lens + Capkeeper + Lens Pouch + UV Portector + Accessory Kit

Aug, 2015

Expert review by: PhotographyBLOG (photographyblog.com)

Sony DT 50mm F1.8 SAM

 
Dec, 2010
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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: LensTip.com (lenstip.com)

DT 50 mm f/1.8 SAM

 

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

On one hand, we understand cuts in the price and the necessity of presence of the lowest category of products. On the other hand, we are thinking if it’s necessary to economize maximally, putting plastic everywhere possible. Sigma shows that even in...

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: RedEyeEntertainment (sonystyle.com)

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

Apr, 2013

Consumer review by: Ttom (sonystyle.com)

Incredible

 

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

Feb, 2013

Product Specifications

Configuration

Autofocus: Yes
Image Stabiliser:No / Yes

General Features

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