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Sony ALPHA DT 50mm f/1.8 Telephoto Zoom Lens - SAL-50F18

Abt Model: SAL50F18 | UPC Code: 027242750883
SteadyShot INSIDE In-Camera Image Stabilization/ 49mm Filter Size/ 75mm (35mm Equivalent)/ DT Lens Design/ Smooth Autofocus Motor (SAM)/ ED (Extra-Low Dispersion) Glass/ Circular Aperture/ 7 Blade Circular Aperure/ 6 Elements/5 Groups/ Black Finish
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Sony ALPHA DT 50mm f/1.8 Telephoto Zoom Lens, Model SAL50F18

Make the move from the standard zoom and explore the world of portrait photography with the SAL-50F18 lens for your a DSLR camera. It boasts a large aperture which makes it easy to get great-looking 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. Please note: DT lenses are not recommended for use with the DSLR-A900.

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® a (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® a (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

Specifications:

Optics/Lens

  • 35mm Equivalent: 75mm
  • Aperture (Max.): f/1.8
  • Aperture (Min.): f/22
  • Blades: 7 blade circular aperure
  • Filter Diameter: 49mm
  • Focal Length: APS-C 35mm eqv. 75mm
  • Focus: Front focus SAM (Smooth AF motor)
  • Lens Groups-Elements: 6 elements, 5 groups
  • Minimum Focus Distance: 1.1ft (0.34m)

Approximate Dimensions:

  • Height: 2-6/8"
  • Width: 1-6/8"

Approximate Weight:

  • Unit: 6 oz
  • Shipping: 1 lbs
More reasons to buy the Sony SAL-50F18 from Abt Electronics
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  • The Sony SAL-50F18 is Brand New.
  • The Sony SAL-50F18 Ships in a Factory Sealed Box.
 
CompatibilitySony
TypeWide Angle
Filter Size49mm
  

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Sony ALPHA DT 50mm f/1.8 Telephoto Zoom Lens
 
4.6

(based on 36 reviews)

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

A Revelation

This is a great Lens ive had it on my A350 for an evening and already i know its going to up the ante in my photographic work! the depth of field is as...Read complete review

This is a great Lens ive had it on my A350 for an evening and already i know its going to up the ante in my photographic work! the depth of field is as shallow as youd ever need it and the speed gained from that big aperture is just amazing! never thought i'd use anything less than ISO800 indoors without flash! A must have lens for any APS-C Alpha owner.

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don't waste your time!

Hello everyone, it is all my fault for buying cheep, this lens has a Red outline on the subjects, it gives a sheep look to the picture, this could work for some people...Read complete review

Hello everyone, it is all my fault for buying cheep, this lens has a Red outline on the subjects, it gives a sheep look to the picture, this could work for some people if that is the look you are after. Best Wishes Milton

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4.0

Good lens for the money

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from Cave Creek, AZ

Comments about Sony ALPHA DT 50mm f/1.8 Telephoto Zoom Lens:

I bought this as an introductory Prime lens and so far it performs as I expected, a nice, basic 50mm lens with good speed.

 
5.0

Sony 50mm F1.8

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from Encinitas, Ca

Comments about Sony ALPHA DT 50mm f/1.8 Telephoto Zoom Lens:

The lens is a bargain, and produces very sharp images, with the kind of de- focused backgrounds I want for portraiture...I could spend a lot more money for a lens with an incremental better quality image, but for my purposes I am very satisfied.

 
5.0

Excellent Lens

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from Phoenix, AZ

Comments about Sony ALPHA DT 50mm f/1.8 Telephoto Zoom Lens:

Probably one of the best bang-for-your-buck lenses out there. Its an incredibly versatile prime lens that takes very sharp images with the nice bokeh that everyone is looking for these days. This lens should be the first lens you buy after advancing from the kit lens that came with your camera. You will not be disappointed with this lens.

 
1.0

don't waste your time!

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from Bakersfield, California

Comments about Sony ALPHA DT 50mm f/1.8 Telephoto Zoom Lens:

Hello everyone, it is all my fault for buying cheep, this lens has a Red outline on the subjects, it gives a sheep look to the picture, this could work for some people if that is the look you are after. Best Wishes Milton

 
4.0

A good buy... BUT...

By 

from Columbus, GA

Comments about Sony ALPHA DT 50mm f/1.8 Telephoto Zoom Lens:

I bought this lens because I really wanted a portrait lens with a wide aperture, and I was very excited to get it. But upon buying it, I've noticed that pictures I've taken where my subject is in direct sunlight or is backlit, are subjected to EXTREME color fringing. The lens is great, and the fringing is easily corrected in Lightroom, but it is just a big let down that my images are fringing so badly. The lens takes semi-sharp images, and is great for what it is, but that color fringing is just such a huge deterring factor for recommending it to anyone else. Overall, it's an awesome prime lens. It has the ability to produce really shallow depth of field and works great in low light conditions. On the flip side though, the images aren't as sharp as they should be and color fringing is far too noticeable.

(8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Incredible

By 

from Charlottesville, Virginia

Comments about Sony ALPHA DT 50mm f/1.8 Telephoto Zoom Lens:

This lens is fantastic. The photos are sharp, and it's fast so you can easily capture those shots in lower light. A no brainer, this should be one of the first lenses you add to your collection.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

one lens to rule them all

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from RTP,NC

Comments about Sony ALPHA DT 50mm f/1.8 Telephoto Zoom Lens:

this is the only lens I ever use. I use it for landscape, portraits, even macro (hah!). throw away the kit lens and buy this, worth every penny.

 
5.0

The best bet for the buck!

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from Greece

Comments about Sony ALPHA DT 50mm f/1.8 Telephoto Zoom Lens:

I can get really great quality pictures with this fantastic lens. The sharpness is exceptional. And the price is as low as it can get. The only problem is the build quality, there is too much plastic but it's excepted when you see the price point. The autofocus moter is a little noisy but you can live with it.

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great lens

By 

from Italy, Milan

Comments about Sony ALPHA DT 50mm f/1.8 Telephoto Zoom Lens:

I got this lens about 1 month ago and I love it, it's great for bokeh in portraits and for night time shooting. It's a must have lens, I had the 18-55mm and 75-300mm lenses but niether were good for night time shooting so I needed a prime lens like this. I recomend to buy this lens :)

(0 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

not a telephoto lens

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from Undisclosed

Pros

  • fixed focus

Cons

  • not a telephoto lens

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    Comments about Sony ALPHA DT 50mm f/1.8 Telephoto Zoom Lens:

    Sony advertizes this as a telephoto lens, but it is a fixed focus lens. is this characteristic of other sony advertising claims?

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