Images of E 50 mm F1.8 OSS
Bright, high-performance portrait lens

E 50 mm F1.8 OSS (SEL50F18)

Perfect for portraiture and a range of other subjects, the F1.8 max aperture and optical image stabilization provide impressive picture quality, even in low light.

Coupled with α E-mount cameras from Sony, APS-C E-mount lenses deliver big camera performance.

Capture smooth, blur-free images

Optical SteadyShot™ image stabilization within the lens ensures smooth, blur-free photos and videos during handheld shooting.

Circular aperture for smooth bokeh
Smooth defocusing

Instead of a standard polygon-shaped lens aperture, this lens features a 7-blade circular aperture for more natural, rounded defocusing or ‘bokeh’.

Refined optical performance

The lens has an innovative optical design to achieve clear, high-quality images by effectively minimizing distortion and chromatic aberration.

Fast, agile focusing

An internal focusing mechanism means the lens barrel doesn’t move, enabling a more compact design, faster autofocus response, and reduced minimum focusing distances.

Illustration of lens configuration
Lens Configuration
Modulation Transfer Function of SEL50F18
MTF Chart

[1] Contrast (%) [2] Distance from optical center of lens (mm) [3] Spatial frequency [4] 10 line pairs / mm [5] 30 line pairs / mm [6] Max. aperture [7] F8 aperture [8] Radial values [9] Tangential values

Specifications and Features

  • 50 mm fixed focal length, ideal for portraits

  • F1.8 maximum aperture for low-light shots

  • Stylish and light with a high quality finish

  • Built-in Optical SteadyShot™ image stabilization

  • 7-blade circular aperture for beautiful defocus effects

Minimum Focus Distance
0.39 m (1.28 ft)
Maximum Magnification ratio (x)
Filter Diameter (mm)
49 mm
202 g (7.2 oz)

What's in the Box

Lens hood (ALC-SH116: round shape, bayonet type), Lens front cap, Lens rear cap

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