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    Sony E 50mm 1.8 Lens Image Quality

    Anyone using this lens and How is the image quality especially with portraits. Thanks

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    Re: Sony E 50mm 1.8 Lens Image Quality

    Didn't know they made a 50 FE 1.8

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    Re: Sony E 50mm 1.8 Lens Image Quality

    The 50/1.8 is not FE, it is APS-C E-mount.

    I have not used it, but this lens is rated very highly among review sites. DxO ranks it highest among regular e-mount lens, in fact.

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    Re: Sony E 50mm 1.8 Lens Image Quality

    The 50/1.8 is an E lens, not FE (so it is meant for APSC format, equivalent to 75mm full frame).

    It's an excellent lens, IMO--very sharp, with image stabilization. One of the very best E lenses. If Sony comes out with a high-spec alpha7000 or something, my copy will see a lot of use again. Having said that, it's not quite as good as the Sigma 60mm f2.8 macro. That's a stunning lens, and inexpensive, but slower, with no image stabilization. I own and like both.

    Finally, the Sony/Zeiss FE 55/1.8 also fits on an APSC body, and it is pretty hard to beat, apart for the price....

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    Re: Sony E 50mm 1.8 Lens Image Quality

    Quote Originally Posted by davidstock View Post
    The 50/1.8 is an E lens, not FE (so it is meant for APSC format, equivalent to 75mm full frame).

    It's an excellent lens, IMO--very sharp, with image stabilization. One of the very best E lenses. If Sony comes out with a high-spec alpha7000 or something, my copy will see a lot of use again. Having said that, it's not quite as good as the Sigma 60mm f2.8 macro. That's a stunning lens, and inexpensive, but slower, with no image stabilization. I own and like both.

    Finally, the Sony/Zeiss FE 55/1.8 also fits on an APSC body, and it is pretty hard to beat, apart for the price....
    Agree with David, the SEL50F18 is a splendid lens for e-mount aps-c bodies. In the center, it's almost as good as the Sony 55, and it has stabilization!

    Here's an old capture taken with the lens at f2 on nex-7.

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