Sony FE 50mm f/1.8 Full Frame Lens - £179 @ Wilkinson Cameras
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Sony FE 50mm f/1.8 Full Frame Lens - £179 @ Wilkinson Cameras

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Found 28th MarEdited by:"TK42"
Full Frame FE 50mm f1/8 Lens

wilkinson.co.uk/son…ns/

Normally £279, so £100 off.

Great Lens for anyone who managed to bag a Sony A7 for £449 the other day!
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What the hell. Why is it so cheap??
Will it fit on my sony a5100? What additional benefits to having this lens then the kit lens it came with.

I'm a little (well very) clueless and just getting into photography.
powa_s5 m ago

Will it fit on my sony a5100? What additional benefits to having this lens …Will it fit on my sony a5100? What additional benefits to having this lens then the kit lens it came with.I'm a little (well very) clueless and just getting into photography.


yes FE lenses fit e mount cameras.

50mm is a good portrait focal length, you can try it on your kit lens, it's a bit narrow for indoor group shots. The 1.8 appature means a lot more light gets to the sensor, you're less likely to need a flash.
powa_s9 m ago

Will it fit on my sony a5100? What additional benefits to having this lens …Will it fit on my sony a5100? What additional benefits to having this lens then the kit lens it came with.I'm a little (well very) clueless and just getting into photography.


I would recommend you ( on aps-c / crop sensor ) to have just for a touch more sigma 30/1.4 dc ( sony E mount ) instead
For Full Frame users it's a stunning deal!
So tempting but i think I should get to grips with using the camera as it is for now. I've never taken it out of auto!!
powa_s28th Mar

So tempting but i think I should get to grips with using the camera as it …So tempting but i think I should get to grips with using the camera as it is for now. I've never taken it out of auto!!


Some times auto is the best way tbh with you. Get to grips with the basic settings and then when you start to feel brave start messing around with other areas :-).
Decent starter for those doing stills. Had this before moving to the 55mm Zony.

AF is a bit slow and the motor is noisy as heck (so no good for video if using the built-in mic or even a Rode on the hot-shoe) but can’t complain for a 50/f1.8...Handle with care as it’s a bit plasticky. Other than that, go shoot
This is cheaper than the e mount 50mm so a no brainier for aps-c bodies unless needed for video as mentioned before due to rather annoying focus motor noise. The aps-c sensor will only use the sharper central portion of the glass so will be decent standard of sharpness
powa_s41 m ago

So tempting but i think I should get to grips with using the camera as it …So tempting but i think I should get to grips with using the camera as it is for now. I've never taken it out of auto!!



I have this lens for my A6000 and I really do think it's worth it. I'm a complete newbie cameras with changeable lenses (like you, I'm still on auto settings!), but even I can see the difference between the kit lens that came with my A6000 and this lens. And I paid £180 for mine second hand!
IMHO a prime 50mm lens on aps-c is a strange choice.
powa_s1 h, 49 m ago

Will it fit on my sony a5100? What additional benefits to having this lens …Will it fit on my sony a5100? What additional benefits to having this lens then the kit lens it came with.I'm a little (well very) clueless and just getting into photography.



I have an A5100 and I have a Sony SEL50F18 E Mount - APS-C 50mm F1.8 Prime Lens (currently £249 on Amazon but they do drop to £190ish every few months)

Picture quality is a lot better than the (great) kit lens - sharp as hell and as it goes to F1.8 it means you get those nice super-blurry backgrounds on portrait pics.
@TK42 A7 for £449 where???
Aldnoah13 m ago

@TK42 A7 for £449 where???


Gone now, missed it myself as well
sparklehedgehog1 h, 19 m ago

This is cheaper than the e mount 50mm so a no brainier for aps-c bodies …This is cheaper than the e mount 50mm so a no brainier for aps-c bodies unless needed for video as mentioned before due to rather annoying focus motor noise. The aps-c sensor will only use the sharper central portion of the glass so will be decent standard of sharpness


Don’t forget the APS-C version has OSS so better if you’re on a non-stabilised body (6000, 6300 etc) for low light and video and have little intention of going to FF down the road.
Aldnoah14 m ago

@TK42 A7 for £449 where???


Amazon a few days ago.
A good price though for APS-C I would rather have (I do) the Sony 50mm OSS e lens, similar sharpness but more compact and feels better made with metal skin, quieter and the stabilisation (unless you have the A6500) allows confident hand shooting from /40s up with smoother video. Grey mkt about £185.

Heat all the same and tempted for my A7 but am shifting some gear for the excellent Zeiss 55mm F1.8 a better investment for when I win the lottery and get an A7III.
It's a f/1.8 to f/22 lens (in the title ), but the pictures are all f/1.8
Edited by: "lambelo" 28th Mar
dealmeup1 h, 38 m ago

Don’t forget the APS-C version has OSS so better if you’re on a non …Don’t forget the APS-C version has OSS so better if you’re on a non-stabilised body (6000, 6300 etc) for low light and video and have little intention of going to FF down the road.


If going FF down the road I wouldn’t recommend this lens anyway to be honest. It’s ok but that’s all. If you’re buying full frame should be aware of the costs involved for quality glass and be prepared to pay for it or will be a waste of a good body.

I personally have the 55mm Zeiss F1.8 FE and 70-200G FE but have had many of the FF lenses and many of the e-mount system lenses too for my a6000 and a6300 etc
Save up for a 1.4 aperture.
So tempting, but my ultimate goal is the 55mm zeiss.
a2tmfk32 m ago

Save up for a 1.4 aperture.


Nah get the zeiss 55mm 1.8, or the 85mm f1.8.
This is out of stock on the website now. Darnit.
sparklehedgehog1 h, 30 m ago

If going FF down the road I wouldn’t recommend this lens anyway to be h …If going FF down the road I wouldn’t recommend this lens anyway to be honest. It’s ok but that’s all. If you’re buying full frame should be aware of the costs involved for quality glass and be prepared to pay for it or will be a waste of a good body. I personally have the 55mm Zeiss F1.8 FE and 70-200G FE but have had many of the FF lenses and many of the e-mount system lenses too for my a6000 and a6300 etc


Totally agree... I had this lens for all of 2 days as I was curious how good/bad/indifferent it was. In the end, the sluggish AF and noise just made it a definite 'no' as a hybrid shooter. Then I got the 55mm Zeiss and it's a world of difference as I'm sure you're aware.

For beginners dipping their toe, however, this is decent enough to find if you want to stump up for a better 50mm or if you prefer other focal lengths.
It is very similar to the Canon nifty fifty, but double the price. If you are on Sony full frame and can't afford the Zeiss though, this is a good deal.
back up to £225
Patchy autofocus but excellent optically, well worth a buy if it pops up at this price again.

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