Sony DT 50mm F1.8 SAM Review

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The Sony 50mm f/1.8 DT is one of a series of recently released budget primes for the Sony Alpha system. As a designated DT ("Digital Technology") lens it is compatible with APS-C DSLRs only. Just like most recent DT lenses it features the new SAM ("Smooth Autofocus Motor") so it does no longer depend on the dated AF drive screw system which is still used by many Sony/Zeiss lenses.
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Sony announced its new 50mm ƒ/1.8 prime lens in May 2009, designed specifically for APS-C sensors. When mounted on such a camera, the lens will provide an equivalent field of view of 75mm.
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