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(based on 4 ratings)
Brand: Sony
Located in: Lenses For Sony / Minolta
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.

Review Snapshot®
Avg. Customer Rating:
 
4.8 stars
(based on 4 reviews)
100% of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Customers most agreed on the following attributes:

Pros:
Consistent output(3), Durable(3), Easily interchangeable(3), Lightweight(3)
 
Excellent Lens!
By LaraVerified Purchaser from Trussville, AL on 4/12/2011
Pros:
Consistent Output, Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Lightweight, Nice Bokeh
Best Uses:
Indoors/Low Light, Landscape/Scenery, Sports/Action
Describe Yourself:
Photo Enthusiast
Was this a gift?:
No
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Sony 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.

[1 of 1 customers found this review helpful]

 
Son-in Law loved it!
By Tim the photographerVerified Purchaser from Raleigh, NC on 12/27/2010
Was this a gift?:
Yes
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Sony Sony 50mm DT f/1.8 Lens:

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

[2 of 2 customers found this review helpful]

 
Oh yeah!
By Scotty RocksettVerified Reviewer from Murrieta, CA on 4/20/2010
Pros:
Consistent Output, Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Lightweight, Rugged, Strong Construction
Cons:
Slow Focus
Best Uses:
Indoors/Low Light, Macro Photography
Describe Yourself:
Photo Enthusiast
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Sony 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!

[12 of 12 customers found this review helpful]

 
Nothing better for the price!!!!
By Sony-ShooterVerified Reviewer from Dallas, Ga on 8/4/2009
Describe Yourself:
Semi-Professional
Pros:
Consistent Output, Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Lightweight, Quick Focus, Sharp Focus, Strong Construction
Best Uses:
General Use, Special Effects, Upgrade, Wildlife
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Sony 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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