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Sony 50mm DT f/1.8  Lens
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Sony 50mm DT f/1.8 Lens

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Manufacturer # SAL50F18
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FeaturesSpecificationsPackage ContentsSony 50mm DT f/1.8  Lens Reviews  
Step-up from the standard zoom kit lens and explore the world of portrait photography with the SAL50F18 50mm 1.8 lens. It has a large aperture which makes it easy to get those great portrait shots. The SAL50F18 is one of the first fixed focal length lenses in the DT series, which is designed exclusively for a DSLRs that use an APS-C type sensor.

SAL 50 F1.8 Lens Features

  • SteadyShot INSIDE In-Camera Image Stabilization
    A major reason for its compact, lightweight lens design is the benefit of SteadyShot INSIDE in-camera image stabilization, built into every (alpha) DSLR camera - and enabling lenses to eliminate the extra weight and expense of in-lens stabilization mechanisms.
  • DT Lens Design
    A more compact, lightweight lens designed specifically for the APS-size CCD imager used in some Sony (alpha) DSLR cameras.
  • Smooth Autofocus Motor (SAM)
    The built-in Smooth Autofocus Motor (SAM) eliminates the need to use a mechanical coupling system in the camera body to transfer auto foucs (AF) drive power and control signals to the lens. Instead, AF control signals from the camera body are sent to the lens-mounted SAM unit, which drives the focusing lens group directly, helping to assure smooth AF response.
  • ED (Extra-low Dispersion) Glass
    To reduce chromatic aberration at telephoto extension, correcting certain wavelengths of light for sharp, clear images with well defined colors.
  • Circular Aperture
    Because aperture blades form a near circle at the wide openings used for low-light shots, spot-light sources have a pleasing circular defocused effect.

Please note: DT lenses are not recommended for use with the DSLR-A900.

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Sony DT SAL 50 F1.8 Lens Specifications

Optics/Lens

  • Aperture (Max.): f/1.8
  • Aperture (Min.): f/22
  • Blades: 7 blade circular aperure
  • Filter Diameter: 49mm
  • Focal Length: APS-C 35mm eqv. 75mm
  • Focus: Front focus SAM (Smooth AF motor)
  • Lens Groups-Elements: 6 Elements / 5 Group
  • Minimum Focus Distance: 1.1ft (0.34m)
Weights and Measurements
  • Dimensions (Approx.): 2-6/8 x 1-6/8 in. (70 x 45mm)
  • Weight (Approx.): 6 oz (170g)
  • Product Warranty: Limited Warranty

Please note: DT lenses are not recommended for use with the DSLR-A900.

Current Sony Camera Compatability


    * Sony a230 DSLR Camera
    * Sony a330 DSLR Camera
    * Sony a380 DSLR Camera
    * Sony a700 DSLR Camera
    * Sony a (alpha) DSLR-A350
    * Sony a DSLR-A300K
    * Sony a (alpha) DSLR-A200
    * Sony a (alpha) DSLR-A100K
    * Sony a DSLR-A300X
    * Sony a (alpha) DSLR-A100H
    * Sony a DSLR-A350
    * Sony a A700 DSLR
    * Sony a DSLR-A200


- Sony DT SAL 50 F1.8 Lens
- Lens Cap


Sony 50mm DT f/1.8 Lens Reviews


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Sony 50mm DT f/1.8 Lens
 
4.6

(based on 5 reviews)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Consistent output (4)
  • Durable (3)
  • Easily interchangeable (3)
  • Lightweight (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

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      4.0

      Great prime lens

      By Bendw99

      from Portland, OR

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Consistent Output

      Cons

      • Weak Casing

      Best Uses

      • Weddings/Events
      • Wildlife Photos

      Comments about Sony 50mm DT f/1.8 Lens:

      This is a great prime lens and should be required for anyone who is just getting started in SLR cameras. This is a great portrait lens and actually goes pretty well with Marco subjects as well. The one draw back like all Sony brand lenses is the plastic casing construction. Similar third party lenses from Quantaray and Sigma have a metal casing which makes you feel a bit better about the occasional drop in the camera bag. I'm assuming Sony choose to go with plastic because it is noticeably lighter and cheaper to manufacture.

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      • No

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      5.0

      Excellent Lens!

      By Lara

      from Trussville, AL

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Consistent Output
      • Durable
      • Easily Interchangeable
      • Lightweight
      • Nice Bokeh

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Indoors/Low Light
        • Landscape/Scenery
        • Sports/Action

        Comments about Sony 50mm DT f/1.8 Lens:

        This lens is wonderful! It's very easy to attach & lightweight. It's great for portraits indoors or out.

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        • No

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        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Son-in Law loved it!

        By Tim the photographer

        from Raleigh, NC

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Sony 50mm DT f/1.8 Lens:

              Just the additional lens my son-in-law needed for his hobby.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • Yes

              Comment on this review

              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Oh yeah!

              By Scotty Rocksett

              from Murrieta, CA

              About Me Photo Enthusiast

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • Consistent Output
              • Durable
              • Easily Interchangeable
              • Lightweight
              • Rugged
              • Strong Construction

              Cons

              • Slow Focus

              Best Uses

              • Indoors/Low Light
              • Macro Photography

              Comments about Sony 50mm DT f/1.8 Lens:

              I bought this lens because I primarily take photos in low light locations, such as concerts. I have used it for flowers, people, and everything in between and never disapoints! You will love it!

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              (13 of 13 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Nothing better for the price!!!!

              By Sony-Shooter

              from Dallas, Ga

              About Me Semi-Professional

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • Consistent Output
              • Durable
              • Easily Interchangeable
              • Lightweight
              • Quick Focus
              • Sharp Focus
              • Strong Construction

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • General Use
                • Special Effects
                • Upgrade
                • Wildlife

                Comments about Sony 50mm DT f/1.8 Lens:

                I just bought this lens and I LOVE it. I had rented the 1.4 50mm earlier this year and was waiting for the 1.8. Although its plastic in stead of the metal(which keeps the cost down), it is Awesome! The absolute best [$] you can spend on a lens that will do amazing portraits!

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