Sony's 50mm f1.8 Reviewed by Phoblographer

From The Phoblographer, a review of the new Sony 50MM f1.8, a lens Sony shooters have been waiting for and one they’ll probably want to buy.

The Sony 50mm f1.8 for the full frame E mount system is a beautiful lens when it comes to image quality. Like other 50mm f1.8 lenses, that’s its strongest feature. That’s not to say that it’s at all bad though, but it’s understandably lacking in other aspects that we’re used to.

Pros and Cons


  • Pretty decent image quality
  • Affordable
  • Small
  • Fast to focus in good lighting


  • Autofocus in low lighting even with the a7r II is very slow.
  • Autofocus is a bit louder than I’d personally like, though it’s still pretty quite in real life use.

See our experience from earlier this year when we shot with the 50mm F1.8 in San Diego.

My daily shooter is Sony A1 with a vertical grip and various Sony lenses attached like the FE 20mm F1.8. Find more gear recommendations in our shop. As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.