Sony DT 50mm F1.8 SAM is a Fixed aperture Auto Focus (AF) Standard Prime
lens with APS-C / DX max sensor coverage, and it is designed to be used with A Mount
What type of photography is the Sony DT 50mm F1.8 SAM lens good for?
The type of photography that you are planning to use the Sony DT 50mm F1.8 SAM is an important decision factor. Here we have evaluated its suitability to various photography scenarios:
Reasons to Buy Sony DT 50mm F1.8 SAM Lens
Here we've included a summary of the advantages and disadvantages of the Sony DT 50mm F1.8 SAM lens in a list form to help you determine whether it offers the features you need.
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| Distance Scale
| Fast Aperture
| Light weight at only 170g / 6.0 oz
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| No Weather Sealing
| Hood is not supplied
Sony DT 50mm F1.8 SAM is compatible with cameras that have a Sony Alpha lens mount. Some of the latest released cameras that are compatible with the Sony Alpha lenses are Sony A68, Sony A77 II and Sony A58.
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Size, Weight and Filter Thread
Size and weight is a very important decision factor when searching for your next lens. Sony DT 50mm F1.8 SAM has a maximum diameter of 70mm and total length of 45mm. It weighs 170g / 6.0 oz.
Sony DT 50mm F1.8 SAM has a filter thread of 49mm. Below are links to the filters that we recommend you to consider for your Sony DT 50mm F1.8 SAM:
Sony DT 50mm F1.8 SAM has a fixed focal length of 50mm which has a 35mm equivalent focal range of 75mm when used on a APS-C / DX format camera.
Optical Image Stabilization
Sony DT 50mm F1.8 SAM doesn't have an optical image stabilization system so the only option to stabilize the image taken with this lens is to mount on a camera body with IBIS (sensor based In-body image stabilization).
Alternatively, you can check the Tamron 45mm F1.8 Di VC USD in Sony Alpha mount that have similar focal range but features Optical Image Stabilization.
Lenses Similar to Sony DT 50mm F1.8 SAM With Optical Image Stabilization
Maximum Magnification Ratio
Sony DT 50mm F1.8 SAM has a Max Magnification Ratio of 0.2x and has a minimum focusing distance of 0.34m.
Below are the 3 Standard Prime type Sony Alpha mount lens alternatives with highest max magnification ratios:
Sony DT 50mm F1.8 SAM has a max aperture of F1.8 and a minimum aperture of F32.0.
Sony DT 50mm F1.8 SAM's optical formula consists of 6 elements in 5 groups .
Sony DT 50mm F1.8 SAM doesn't come with a lens hood.
Sony DT 50mm F1.8 SAM is available in Black color.
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