Portrait photographers shooting with the Sony E-Mount system will love this prime lens, the Sony 50mm f1.8 OSS. With a 35mm equivalent focal length of 75mm, this lens allows you a tighter crop on your model without getting in too close to them, subsequently resulting in more comfortable and natural images. The large f1.8 maximum aperture is great for sharp handheld shots and for producing background blur - another feature that will satisfy portrait and still-life photographers in particular. Further benefiting handheld shooting , the 50mm f1.8 features Sony's Optical SteadyShot stabiliser, reducing the appearance of dreaded camera shake and allowing for more confident low light shooting.
Another welcome addition to the growing Sony E-Mount lens lineup is this compact and lightweight classic 50mm lens, requiring the immediate attention of Portrait photographers in particular. The 35mm equivalent focal length of 75mm enables a tight-crop for portraiture, which results in a more unguarded and comfortable model - everyone is more at ease without a camera right up in their face!
For the hand-held, low-light shooters
For anyone wanting to shoot hand-held no matter what the lighting condition, this one’s for you. This nifty fifty from Sony features a large f1.8 maximum aperture, letting in plenty of light and allowing you to shoot at consistently fast shutter speeds. Even after the sun has started to set on your city, you will be out wandering the streets capturing tack-sharp images with your 50mm f1.8. This fast aperture is also ready to help you explore selective focus within your photographs. You can decide whether you want a large or little amount in focus and make the adjustment accordingly - maybe in the next shoot, only your model’s face should be in focus - this is easy to achieve.
Further benefitting those shooting with available light, this versatile lens includes Sony’s highly effective Optical SteadyShot stabiliser, accounting for any hand movements and reducing the blur that these movements cause. This stabilisation system is good for up to 4 stops, more than capable of eliminating blur for the majority of your day-to-day shooting.
Always on target
Helping you to find accurate focus in any situation, this Sony 50mm lens has a smooth and quiet linear AF motor and Direct Manual Focus. The Linear AF motor is suited to both stills and video shooting, where it's quiet, stealth-like performance will be especially appreciated, due to it going unnoticed. Direct Manual Focus allows you to take matters into your own hands, making critical adjustments and fine-tuning without changing a setting or a switch on the lens or your camera. Simply grab the focus ring and turn - as we all know, every passing moment is critical when you are aiming for the best photographs of your life.
Brilliant portrait lens, beautiful Bokeh, lovely in low light for picture quality, focus ring while lovely to spin is a little insensitive for my liking (feels like you have to turn it 5 times around to go from long to short. Have tried on both a VG30 and an A6000 mostly for video and lovely on both apart from the auto focus sometimes not hitting what you want.
Beautiful picture quality, excellent build quality, a little difficult to use in some circumstances but overall excellent value and a must have for any e-mount owner. If I could only have one lens it would be this one
Compact, Build quality
Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes