FE 50mm F1.8
Small, light, bright: a great normal prime
A large-aperture 50mm prime lens is a must-have for serious full-frame camera users, and this is an excellent, affordable choice. The optical design is state-of-the-art for high image quality, and the large F1.8 maximum aperture can produce gorgeous background bokeh. On APS-C format E-mount bodies it provides equally high quality with an equivalent focal length of about 75mm.
FE 50mm F1.8 compatibility
E-mount Full Frame cameras
E-mount APS-C cameras
New software is now available. Improves focus drive speed in picture shooting mode.
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Mobile and manageable for active shooting
Matched with a Sony α7 series body this lens provides outstanding handling and mobility in a compact full-frame system. Lens weight is only 186 grams.
Lifelike detail, texture, and gradation
An updated double-gauss optical configuration with an aspherical element minimises spherical aberration and coma for high image quality right out to the image periphery.
Dreamy large-aperture prime lens bokeh
A large F1.8 maximum aperture and 7-blade circular aperture work together to create beautiful background bokeh that can make subjects stand out in deep, dimensional images.
Shoot at night or in dimly lit interiors
An F1.8 maximum aperture makes it easier to shoot clear night or indoor shots. Combined with in-body image stabilisation you can even shoot handheld without boosting ISO.
A lens you can depend on
A metal mount adds a sophisticated feel as well as solid durability.
Impressive optical performance for Sony cameras, precision engineered for versatility and reliability in a wide range of applications.
 Aspherical lens
MTF (Modulation Transfer Function) describes how well a lens can reproduce fine details, measured as the degree of contrast achieved between finely spaced lines.
 Contrast (%)  Distance from optical center of lens (mm)  Spatial frequency  10 line pairs / mm  30 line pairs / mm  Max. aperture  F8 aperture  Radial values  Tangential values
Specifications & Features
- Minimum Focus Distance
- 0.45 m (1.48 ft)
- Maximum Magnification ratio (x)
- 0.14 x
- Filter Diameter (mm)
- 49 mm
- 186 g (6.6 oz.)
What's in the Box
Hood (ALC-SH146), Lens front cap (ALC-F49S), Lens rear cap (ALC-R1EM)