Juan S Cabrera 4:00am, 12 July 2010
Hey Guys.
I was wondering if you could help me to figure out what lens could be a sharp and lightfull lens to get....I was thinking about getting the sony 50mm f/1.8.....but it just dont convince me....I dont have to much bucks to expend on it...but definitly more than the price of this sony lens.....so please guys...help me out

Bye and good shoot! :)
ßobby55 8 years ago
It's a great lens, it takes very sharp images, gives great DoF and works very well in low light. I even use it for close ups, In my opinion it's well worth the money
Blackriver Images 8 years ago
The Sony 50mm f/1.8 is one of the best deals out there. It's not built as sturdy as more expensive lenses but the quality is excellent. It's not the perfect portrait lens because at 50mm you will get some distortion of facial features but so minor that the average person would never notice.

Here's a few I took with this lens on the A330 in just the past few weeks.

Heavenly Sight

Fan Dancer

Braided Beauty

Flower of Victoria Amazonica.

If you want to see more here is a set of many of my shots with this lens. All on the A330.

www.flickr.com/photos/blackriverimages/sets/7215762379096...
If you have a few more bucks, you could consider the Sony 50mm f/1.4. It comes in at a little over double the price of the f/1.7. It would be a bit quicker and much higher quality build (almost identical to the Minolta 50mm's). Another one to check out is the Minolta 50mm f/1.4. The sony comes in at $370usd, and the minolta (used) comes in at around $250-$300usd.
alexwils 8 years ago
Check ebay for good deals on lenses. I upgraded my 1.8 for the 1.4 as I really needed the fast lens for low light stuff. Both are great lenses though.
disastrous ground [deleted] 8 years ago
I would definitely get the 50mm F1.8 - i have just recently purchased it and the portrait shots on my photostream were taken with it, I think for the money its a brilliant buy =)

Good Luck!
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