The type of photography that you are planning to use is an important decision factor. Here we have evaluated the Sony FE 50mm F1.8 and the Sony E 50mm F1.8 OSS for their suitability to various photography scenarios:
Size and Weight Comparison
The size of a lens is an important deciding factor when comparing two lenses. Sony E 50mm F1.8 OSS is the longer of the two lenses at 62mm. The Sony FE 50mm F1.8 with a length of 60mm, is 2mm shorter. On the other hand, the Sony FE 50mm F1.8 has a larger diameter of 69mm compared to the Sony E 50mm F1.8 OSS's 62mm diameter.
Below you can find a scaled side-by-side image of Sony FE 50mm F1.8 and Sony E 50mm F1.8 OSS to get a better idea of how their sizes compare in real life.
The weight of a lens is as important as its external dimensions, especially if you are planning to hand hold your camera and lens combination for longer periods. Sony FE 50mm F1.8 weighs 186g, which means it is 16g (7%) lighter than the Sony E 50mm F1.8 OSS which has a weight of 202g.
Below you can find the dimension and weight table of the Standard Prime Lenses in Sony E Mount for size comparison purposes.
Standard Prime Lenses in Sony E Mount for Size Comparison
Both the Sony FE 50mm F1.8 and the Sony E 50mm F1.8 OSS has the same Sony E lens mount. Some of the latest released cameras that are compatible with the Sony E lenses are Sony A7R V, Sony FX30 and Sony A7 IV.
Both lenses have the same focal range of 50mm and the fastest aperture of F1.8.