Showcase Sony SEL50f18 OSS

Discussion in 'Native Lens Sample Image Showcase' started by radimere, Apr 21, 2013.

  1. radimere

    radimere TalkEmount Regular

    Apr 2, 2013
    A few B&W images taken with the Sony SEL50f18 OSS.

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  2. NickCyprus

    NickCyprus Super Moderator

    Oct 11, 2012
    Excellent stuff!!! :thumbup:
  3. Poki

    Poki TalkEmount Hall of Famer

    Aug 30, 2011
    The second photo is awesome!
  4. radimere

    radimere TalkEmount Regular

    Apr 2, 2013
    Thanks guys. This lens auto-focused like a dream on these textured subjects. Not so fast nor foolproof for focusing on eyelashes, though. Maybe PDAF folks have better luck?

    For what it's worth, even my Nikkor 50mm 1.4 is sluggish to AF, and misses optimal focus lots of times. Fast, normal-tele primes = slow AF, I guess.
  5. texastee

    texastee TalkEmount Rookie

    Jun 18, 2013
    Forney, Texas, USA
    A few pics with the Sony 50/1.8:



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  6. Azon

    Azon TalkEmount Regular

    Jul 31, 2013
    Strange to see so low interest here to this lens... NEX is not my main system, m43 took it over with much advanced technologies and lens choices. But I still love NEX and will use it ever. SEL5018 is one of a very few nex lenses to get this system for and I'll try to confirm that.

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  7. WoodWorks

    WoodWorks Super Moderator

    Dec 12, 2012
    Ashland, OR, USA
    I don't think there's little interest in the lens here, Azon. I have great interest in it. Just can't afford it. ;)
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  8. Azon

    Azon TalkEmount Regular

    Jul 31, 2013
    But you still have something to dream about... After 50/1.8 and 1018 I have nothing in my wish list..:)

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  9. ChangshaNotes

    ChangshaNotes Super Moderator

    Aug 15, 2012
    That's a beautiful shot.

    I also love the SEL 50. What about the SEL 35? No love for that one? Zeiss E-mount lenses?
  10. ChangshaNotes

    ChangshaNotes Super Moderator

    Aug 15, 2012
  11. Azon

    Azon TalkEmount Regular

    Jul 31, 2013
    Very difficult to answer... I tried 35/1.8 on photo show in my town before it hit the shelves and I was impressed by sharpness and beauty of the lens. It's excellent choice if you need fix focal of 50mm equivalent... I don't as well as I don't need prime of 35mm equivalent (Zeiss 24mm) despite it's excellence...
    If we are talking about primes I would buy only 16mm but high quality lens but after checking out my new 10-18mm I wouldn't :)))
    SEL 50/1.8 is a lens with very, no...VERY! nice bokeh and I love to use it...

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  12. RT_Panther

    RT_Panther TalkEmount Veteran

    Aug 9, 2011
    It's in my arsenal...;)
  13. Azon

    Azon TalkEmount Regular

    Jul 31, 2013
    You have a treasure!
  14. e2l

    e2l TalkEmount Rookie

    Sep 2, 2013
    Sony NEX 5R / SEL5018

    Generally I shoot concerts with a full frame DSLR. Decided to go for it with the 5R and two lenses. The SEL2028 and the SEL5018. Here is one with the 50mm.

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  15. serhan

    serhan TalkEmount All-Pro

    Aug 27, 2011
    1/80sec f/2:

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  16. Manu-4Vendetta

    Manu-4Vendetta TalkEmount Regular

    Apr 7, 2013
    Dominican Republic
    Emmanuel Peña
    Pretty felin.

    Please post more pics, I need see more photos with this lens. Can be my next purchase.
  17. andyknowles

    andyknowles New to TalkEmount

    Oct 20, 2013
    I've ordered one of these, Will post back with some photos - though I'm not sure that I'm even in the same league as most of the photographers here, Judging by what I've seen so far!
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  18. WoodWorks

    WoodWorks Super Moderator

    Dec 12, 2012
    Ashland, OR, USA
    Please do, Andy. And welcome!
  19. Amamba

    Amamba TalkEmount All-Pro

    Apr 13, 2013
    SE MI
    It's around $220 used, and from what I can see there's little if any sample variation. Not awfully expensive.

    It's slow AF in low light drives me nuts sometimes, but it's still very good even wide open in poor light. Here's my daughter trying to extract a sound from the trumpet that her brother plays (it's much harder than you'd think ;) )

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    This represents probably 80% of the type of the shots I take, so the 50 is indispensable to me, even with it's flaws. I am as picky about getting the best bokeh and background separation as Ad is about across-the-frame-sharpness ;) SEL50f18 is not the best lens I've had in this respect, but very, very good.
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  20. addieleman

    addieleman Passionate amateur

    Nov 13, 2012
    Ad Dieleman