The 50mm f/1.8 lens is ideal for portraiture and a wide range of other subjects,. Combined with optical image stabilization, capture quality images even under low-light conditions and when capturing video.Compact and LightweightThe 50mm f/1.8 prime lens is remarkably compact and lightweight, ideal for portraits and everyday image capture with a 35mm equivalent focal length of 75mm. The aluminum alloy exterior of this lens fits the graceful design of E-mount bodies, plus the engraved focus ring offers a superior grip and operating feel as well as a sophisticated appearance.Optical SteadyShot and Large f/1.8 ApertureThe built-in Optical SteadyShot image stabilization system provides an approximate 4-stop shutter speed advantage, allowing the capture of crisp, blur-free stills and video.The 50mm f/1.8 prime lens features an optical design to effectively minimize distortion and chromatic aberration. The large f/1.8 maximum aperture with its circular aperture design, results in a pleasing defocused circular effect on the background when set at the widest apertureDirect Manual Focus and Quiet AF for VideoIdeal for portraits and macro shoots, the Direct Manual Focus (DMF) feature allows manual adjustment even after the AF locks on, all without the need for switching. The lens design is smooth and quiet, minimizing noise when shooting movies. A linear motor used for focus drive contributes to reduced noise, while a stepping motor provides smooth and quiet aperture adjustment.