Sony FE 50mm f/1.8 Review

June 27, 2016 | Jack Baker |

Sony FE 50mm f/1.8 Main Rivals

Listed below are some of the rivals of the Sony FE 50mm f/1.8.

Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 STM

The Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 STM is a new standard prime lens for APS-C and full-frame DSLR cameras. Offering continuous AF while capturing video with compatible cameras, the compact Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 STM retails for just £129.99/€189.99/$125.99. Read our in-depth Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 STM review complete with full-size sample images to find out if it's worth the modest outlay...

Carl Zeiss Sonnar T* FE 55mm F1.8 ZA

The Carl Zeiss Sonnar T* FE 55mm F1.8 ZA is a fast standard prime lens for Sony's new 35mm full-frame E-mount camera system. The FE 55mm offers an extra-bright F1.8 maximum aperture, 9-blade circular aperture, dust and moisture resistance, and a unique T* surface coating. Is the Carl Zeiss FE 55mm the perfect partner for the Sony A7/7R cameras? Read our Carl Zeiss Sonnar T* FE 55mm F1.8 ZA review to find out...

Fujifilm XF 35mm F1.4 R

The Fujifilm XF 35mm f1.4 R is an ultra-fast standard prime lens for Fujifilm X-series compact system cameras. Offering a classic focal length of 53mm in 35mm terms, is the Fujifilm XF 35mm f1.4 R a must-have lens? Read our Fujifilm XF 35mm f1.4 R review to find out...

Fujifilm XF 35mm F2 R WR

The Fujifilm XF 35mm F2 R WR is a brand new standard prime lens for Fujifilm X-series compact system cameras. Fujfilm already offer a faster "nifty-fifty" with the XF 35mm F1.4 R, so why would you consider this new version? Read our Fujifilm XF 35mm f1.4 R review to find out...

Nikon AF-S Nikkor 50mm f/1.8G

The AF-S 50mm f/1.8G from Nikon is a standard prime lens in the full-frame FX format, or a fast portrait optic when mounted on a DX body. The 50mm f/1.8 features seven optical elements in six groups with one aspherical lens element, a Silent Wave Motor which provides smooth and fast autofocus with full-time manual focus override, and a weather-sealed lens mount. Retailing for £185 / $220, read our expert Nikon AF-S Nikkor 50mm f/1.8G review to find out if it's an essential purchase for the Nikon DSLR owner.

Olympus M.ZUIKO Digital 25mm f/1.8

The Olympus M.Zuiko Digital 25mm f/1.8 is a fast standard prime lens for the Micro Four Thirds system. Offering a maximum aperture of f/1.8, a silent auto-focus motor and 7 rounded blades for a smooth bokeh, the new M.Zuiko Digital ED 25mm f/1.8 also features the faster MSC (Movie & Stills Compatible) auto-focus mechanism. Read our Olympus M.ZUIKO Digital 25mm f/1.8 review to find out if this new "fast fifty" prime lens deserves a place in your camera bag...

Panasonic Leica DG Summilux 25mm f/1.4 ASPH

The Panasonic Leica DG Summilux 25mm f/1.4 ASPH is a new standard lens for the Micro Four Thirds compact camera system. Providing an effective focal length of 50mm, a fast maximum aperture of f/1.4 and a Nano Surface Coating to help reduce flare, the Leica-branded Panasonic 25mm lens is small in both size and weight. Read our Panasonic Leica DG Summilux 25mm f/1.4 ASPH review to find out if this long-awaited premium optic is a must-have Micro Four Thirds lens.

Panasonic Lumix G 25mm f/1.7 ASPH

The Panasonic Lumix G 25mm f/1.7 ASPH is a new standard lens for the Micro Four Thirds compact camera system. Providing an effective focal length of 50mm, a fast maximum aperture of f/1.7 and a Nano Surface Coating to help reduce flare, the new Panasonic 25mm lens is small in both size, weight and cost. Read our Panasonic Lumix G 25mm f/1.7 ASPH review to find out if this affordable optic is a must-have Micro Four Thirds lens...

Samyang 50mm F1.2 AS UMC CS

The Samyang 50mm F1.2 AS UMC CS is an affordable short telephoto prime lens for APS-C, 1.6x and 2x crop mirrorless cameras from Sony, Fujifilm, Panasonic, Olympus and Canon. Priced at £299 / $549, is the Samyang 50mm F1.2 AS UMC CS worth a look? Read our Samyang 50mm F1.2 AS UMC CS review to find out...

Sigma 50mm F1.4 DG HSM

The Sigma 50mm F1.4 DG HSM is a fast standard prime lens for full-frame DSLR cameras. The 50mm f/1.4 features 13 optical elements in 8 groups and a HSM focusing system which provides quiet, smooth and fast autofocus with full-time manual focus override. Retailing for £859 / $949, read our expert Sigma 50mm F1.4 DG HSM review to find out if it's the ultimate "fast fifty" lens...

Tamron SP 45mm f/1.8 Di VC USD

The Tamron SP 45mm f/1.8 Di VC USD is a new standard prime lens for DSLR cameras which boasts several class-leading features. Can it beat its main rivals from Canon, Nikon and Sigma? Find out in our Tamron SP 45mm f/1.8 Di VC USD review...

Zeiss Loxia 50mm f/2 Planar T*

The Zeiss Loxia 50mm f/2 Planar T* is a premium standard prime lens for Sony's 35mm full-frame E-mount camera system. The manual-focus Loxia 50mm offers a fast f/2 maximum aperture, 10 aperture blades, superlative build quality, and an aperture ring that can be de-clicked for video use. Read our Zeiss Loxia 50mm f/2 Planar T* review now...

Zeiss Milvus 50mm f/1.4

The Zeiss Milvus 50mm f/1.4 is a brand new standard prime lens for Canon and Nikon 35mm full-frame DSLR cameras. The manual-focus-only Milvus 50mm offers a fast f/1.4 maximum aperture, 9 aperture blades, and superlative build quality including weatherproofing. Read our Zeiss Milvus 50mm f/1.4 review now...

Zeiss Otus 55mm f/1.4 Distagon T*

The Zeiss Otus 55mm f/1.4 Distagon T* is a premium standard prime lens for Canon and Nikon 35mm full-frame DSLR cameras. The manual-focus Otus 55mm lens offers a fast f/1.4 maximum aperture, 9 aperture blades, and superlative build quality. Read our Zeiss Otus 55mm f/1.4 Distagon T* review now...