Sony E 50mm F1.8 OSS
Sony E 50mm F1.8 OSS
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Sony E 50mm F1.8 OSS: 22 facts and highlights

1. widest aperture at maximum focal length

With a wider aperture the sensor can capture more light, helping to avoid blur by enabling a faster shutter speed. It also provides a shallow depth of field, allowing you to blur the background to focus attention on the subject.
1.8
Leica Summilux-TL 35 mm f/1.4 ASPH: 1.4

2. Front element doesn't rotate

The front element doesn’t rotate. This is important if you use filters, as some such as polarising or gradient filters have to be orientated a certain way.
Sony E 50mm F1.8 OSS
62% have it

3. widest aperture

With a wider aperture the sensor can capture more light, helping to avoid blur by enabling a faster shutter speed. It also provides a shallow depth of field, allowing you to blur the background to focus attention on the subject.
f/1.8
Leica Summilux-TL 35 mm f/1.4 ASPH: f/1.4

4. has built-in optical image stabilization

Optical image stabilization uses gyroscopic sensors to detect the vibrations of the camera. The lens adjusts the optical path accordingly, ensuring that any type of motion blur is corrected before the sensor captures the image.
Sony E 50mm F1.8 OSS
37% have it

5. has or is a prime lens

A prime lens has a fixed focal length. In general, these are sharper, with a wider aperture.
Sony E 50mm F1.8 OSS
48% have it

6. Can focus to infinity

Many lenses allow you to focus to infinity. This is essential when you wish to take photos including far off objects, such as when shooting landscapes, in order to make sure everything is sharp and in focus.
Sony E 50mm F1.8 OSS
62% have it

7. minimum focus distance

This is the closest distance that the lens can focus. A shorter minimum focus distance allows you to get closer to your subject, and is particularly important when doing macro photography.
0.39m
Samsung NX 10mm F3.5 Fisheye: 0.09m

8. smallest aperture at maximum focal length

A smaller aperture reduces the amount of light reaching the sensor. This is important in bright conditions where a wider aperture could result in your image being overexposed. Another advantage is that with a smaller aperture you get a greater depth of field, and can keep all of the image in focus.
22
Sony E PZ 18-200mm F3.5-6.3 OSS: 40

9. maximum focal length

A longer maximum focal length allows you to focus in on a small part of a scene, and offers a narrower angle of view than shorter focal lengths.
50mm
Olympus M.Zuiko ED 75-300mm F4.8-6.7 II: 300mm

10. Is a normal lens

A normal lens is one that doesn't fall into another category such as wide angle or telephoto, and typically has a focal length between 35mm and 70mm. These lenses aren't tailored towards a specific type of photography, and so are quite versatile.
Sony E 50mm F1.8 OSS
27% have it

11. Has focus motor

Lenses with a built-in focus motor can autofocus even if the camera does not have its own focus motor.
Sony E 50mm F1.8 OSS
91% have it

12. minimum focal length

A shorter minimum focal length allows you to get more of the scene in the photo, and offers a wider angle of view than longer focal lengths.
50mm
Olympus M.Zuiko ED 14-42mm F3.5-5.6 EZ: 0.25mm

13. Has rounded aperture blades

Similar to the number of aperture blades, rounded blades affect the way the light gets through to the sensor. Rounded blades, often only found on more expensive lenses, improve the appearance of the out-of-focus areas. This allows you to attain better, softer looking bokeh in your photos.
Sony E 50mm F1.8 OSS
74% have it

14. Includes lens hood

It comes with a lens hood so that you don’t have to buy it separately. These are used to block strong light sources, such as the sun, from the lens to prevent glare and lens flare.
Sony E 50mm F1.8 OSS
57% have it

16. maximum angle of view

At the shorter end of the lens you get the widest angle of view. This allows you to fit more of the scene into the photograph (based on APS-C format).
32°
Samyang 8mm F/2.8 UMC Fish-eye: 180°

17. magnification

A true macro lens has a magnification of 1:1. This means that the image produced is a life-size representation of the subject being photographed.
0.16x
Leica Vario-Elmarit-SL 24-90mm F2.8-4 ASPH: 14x

18. optical zoom

The zoom range is the ratio between the longest and shortest focal lengths. A higher zoom range means that the lens is more versatile.
1x
Samsung NX 18-200mm F3.5-6.3 ED OIS: 11x

19. weight

202g
Samsung NX-M 9mm F3.5 ED: 31g

20. smallest aperture at minimum focal length

A smaller aperture reduces the amount of light reaching the sensor. This is important in bright conditions where a wider aperture could result in your image being overexposed. Another advantage is that with a smaller aperture you get a greater depth of field, and can keep all of the image in focus.
22
Sony E 18-200mm F3.5-5.6 OSS LE: 40

21. Has a metal mount

A metal mount is generally superior to a plastic mount as it is more durable.
Sony E 50mm F1.8 OSS
94% have it

22. aperture blades

The aperture controls how much light gets through to the camera’s sensor. More blades is often an indicator of a better quality lens. It also allows you to achieve much nicer looking bokeh when blurring out your background, whereas a lens with less blades will often produce harsher, more polygonal bokeh.
7
Sony FE 16-35mm f/2.8 GM: 11

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