|This 50mm mid range telephoto lens offers a focal length that is perfect for portraiture and a range of other subjects, a bright F1.8 maximum aperture, Optical SteadyShot (OSS) image stabilization and impressive image quality, all in a surprisingly compact and lightweight package. Add responsive, quiet autofocus and aperture operation, and you have a lens that is ideally suited to shooting movies as well as stills.|
Circular ApertureWhen changing your aperture to defocus the background, the light sources appear blurred. This 'bokeh' effect of the blurred background can be enhanced with circular aperture blades used in this lens. Conventional aperture blades have flat sides creating unappealing polygonal shaped defocussed points of light. α lenses overcome this problem through a unique design that keeps the aperture almost perfectly circular from its wide-open setting to when it is closed by 2 stops. Smoother, more natural defocusing can be obtained as a result.
Lens-based optical image stabilizationGyro sensors built into the lens detect even the slightest movement, and the stabilization lens is precisely shifted to counteract any image blur that might occur. The use of precision, quiet linear motors and technology inherited from high-end Sony professional camcorders results in exceptionally quiet, effective image stabilization that contributes to high-quality movies as well as stills.
Internal focusingOnly the middle groups of the optical system move to achieve focus, so the overall length of the lens does not change. Other important benefits include fast autofocusing and a short minimum focusing distance. Also, the filter thread at the front of the lens does not rotate, which is convenient if you're using a polarizing filter.
|Lens Mount Type||Sony E-mount|
|Lens Stabilization||Optical SteadyShot|
|Focal Length (35mm equivalent)||
|Lens Groups-Elements||8 groups, 9 elements|
|AF for Movie Capture||Yes|
|Minimum Focus Distance||
|Angle of View||32°|
|Aperture Blade||7 blades (Circular aperture)|
|Direct Manual Focus||Yes|
|Internal Motor||Yes (Stepping motor)|
|Lens Weight||7.25 oz (202g)|
|Low Noise During Movie Capture||Excellent|
|Maximum Magnification||0.16x (APS-C)|
|Weights and Measurements|
2-1/2" x 2-1/2"
(62 x 62mm)
|Weight (Approx.)||7 1/4 oz (202g)|
|SteadyShot INSIDE (image stabilization)|
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