Budget-Friendly Sony FE 50mm f/1.8 lens announced

Sony has unveiled the budget-friendly FE 50mm f/1.8 lens model SEL50F18F designed for E-mount full-frame mirrorless cameras.

The FE 50mm f/1.8 lens is the perfect solution and a compact, lightweight optic for Sony E-mount full-frame mirrorless cameras.

The bright prime lens gives photographers a considerably less expensive option compared to the Zeiss 55mm F1.8 currently on the market. The price and release date of the lens is also published at $249 and will ship in May.

Sony FE 50mm f/1.8 lens is a compact, and lightweight model

Sony FE 50mm f/1.8 lens is a compact, and lightweight model

It features an internal design consisting of six elements in five groups with one aspherical glass element. The 7-blade circular diaphragm will deliver amazing bokeh effects and a shallow depth of field when choosing a fast aperture for low-light and indoor photography.

The lens comes with a metal mount and weighs only 186 grams / 0.41 lbs. Metal bayonet offers increased durability and a solid feel when mounting the lens.

As for its dimensions, the Sony FE 50mm f/1.8 lens measures 69mm / 2.72 inches in diameter, 60mm / 2.36 inches in lengths, and has a filter thread of 49mm.

Sony E-mount mirrorless camera users can use the lens with APS-C-sized image sensor models like the A6000-series. If so, it will offer a 35mm focal length equivalent of approximately 75mm.

Sony FE 50mm f/1.8 Lens Highlights

  • E-Mount Lens/Full-Frame Format
  • Aperture Range: f/1.8 to f/22
  • One Aspherical Element
  • Double-Gauss Optical Design
  • DC Autofocus Motor
  • Rounded Seven-Blade Diaphragm

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