|E||The lens is designed only for Sony APS-C digital mirrorless cameras.|
|OSS||The lens is equipped with optical image stabilizer. The stabilizer allows to increase the shutter speed by several stops and shoot handheld in such lighting conditions and at such focal lengths where without stabilizer you will have to use tripod, decrease the shutter speed and/or increase the ISO setting which can lead to blurry and noisy images.|
|Diagonal angle of view:||31.6° (Sony APS-C)
|Lens construction:||9 elements in 8 groups|
|Number of blades:||7|
|Closest focusing distance:||38 cm|
|Type of autofocus motor:||Linear|
|Full-Time Manual Focus:||Determined by camera|
|Stabilizer features:||Determined by camera|
|Stabilizer efficiency:||up to 4 stops|
|Maximum diameter x Length:||Ø62 x 62 mm|
|Filter size:||49 mm|
Design and Features
The lens barrel is of moderate weight, made of metal. The lens mount is metallic.
The focusing ring is not physically coupled with the focusing mechanism and works electronically (focus-by-wire) - turning of the ring actuates an electric motor that moves the focusing group of the lens to the proper position to achieve sharp focus.
The lens lacks focusing mode switch, therefore you have to set the automatic or manual focus mode from the camera.
The lens uses front filters with standard size of 49 mm which are easy to find. They are also inexpensive.
The filter thread does not rotate during focusing which allows convenient use of different types of filters (including but not limited to polarizing and gradient).
The lens features optical image stabilizer, which, according to the manufacturer, compensates up to 4 stops of shutter speed. Theoretically it allows to capture sharp images of static subjects at shutter speeds down to 1/3 second*).
*) without the need to increase ISO sensitivity and/or use a tripod, at the same lighting conditions and at the same aperture
|Sensor size:||23.5×15.6 mm|
|Vignetting at F/1.8:||-1.56 EV|
|User Manual. Multilingual, Adobe PDF, 541 KB|
|User Manual. Multilingual, Adobe PDF, 586 KB|
Alternatives (AF, 44..56 mm)
|Samyang AF 50mm F/1.4 FE (Bower, Rokinon, Walimex Pro)||2016||⊗|
|Sony FE 50mm F/1.8 (SEL50F18F)||2016||⊗|
|Sony FE ZEISS Planar T* 50mm F/1.4 ZA SSM (SEL50F14Z)||2016||⊗|
|Sony FE ZEISS Sonnar T* 55mm F/1.8 ZA (SEL55F18Z)||2013||⊗|