Sony's 50mm f/1.8 Telephoto Lens is an E-mount compatible lens, ideal for use with Sony's line of NEX-5 and NEX-7 cameras. Made from aluminum alloy, the lens is both tough and light, weighing in at around 7.25 ounces - guaranteed not to hold you back. More than being a travel-friendly lens however, this 50mm is a versatile shooter with an aperture range of f/1.8-22, a 0.16x magnification, and a minimum focusing distance of 15.3". The front filter diameter allows for the addition of 49mm filters.
Sony also gave the lens their proprietary built-in Optical SteadyShot image stabilization for both blur-free stills and videos. When shooting at high speeds, the linear motor and the stepping motor work quietly to achieve focus and aperture. Direct Manual Focus on the other hand allows you to go directly from autofocus to manual focus for convenient, on-the-fly shooting.
- Built-in Optical SteadyShot image stabilization
The built-in Optical SteadyShot? image stabilization system provides a 4-stop (approx.) shutter speed advantage, making it significantly easier to achieve crisp, blur-free images and video.
- Compact and lightweight
The SEL50F18 is remarkably compact and lightweight for a large-aperture mid-range telephoto lens (50mm focal length/75mm equivalent in 35mm format).
- Large F1.8 aperture
The SEL50F18 has an innovative optical design to achieve clear, high-quality images by effectively minimizing distortion and chromatic aberration. Moreover, the large maximum aperture of this lens with its circular aperture design, can produce beautiful, creamily defocused backgrounds.
- Direct Manual Focus (DMF)
Direct Manual Focus (DMF) allows the user to go directly to manual focusing after autofocus lock-on without having to switch modes. In cases where autofocushas trouble locking onto the subject, or when the user wants to focus at a specific point, DMF facilitates fast, easy fine focus adjustments
- Smooth and quiet high-speed focusing
Lens operation is fast but at the same time smooth and quiet, minimizing noise and image jitter when shooting movies. A linear motor used for focus drive contributes to low-noise focus operation, while a stepping motor built into the lens,