Sony Announces FE 50mm F2.8 Macro Lens

Published: August 30, 2016

Sony FE 50mm F2.8 Macro

Sony FE 50mm f/2.8 Macro Lens ($548) weights in at just 236g, making it lighter and the same length as the the 281g FE 55mm F1.8 ZA. Sony has accomplished this miniaturization by omitting image stabilization, with 5-axis IBIS-equipped bodies in mind.

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Sony FE 50mm f/2.8 Macro Lens joins the Best-in-Class Sony FE 90 F2.8 Macro G OSS as the second fullframe E-mount macro in Sony’s FE lens line.

Specs:

Focal Length: 50mm
Maximum Aperture: f/2.8
Minimum Aperture: f/16
Camera Mount:Sony E (Full-Frame)
Format Compatibility: Full-Frame Digital Sensor
Angle of View: 47°
Minimum Focus Distance: 6.30″ (16 cm)
Maximum Reproduction Ratio: 1:1
Elements/Groups: 8/7
Diaphragm Blades: 7
Autofocus: Yes
Filter Thread: 55 mm
Dimensions (DxL): 2.79 x 2.80″ (70.8 x 71 mm)
Weight: 8.32 oz (236 g)

Sony FE 50mm-F2.8 Macro Lens Chart

Press Release
SAN DIEGO, Aug. 30, 2016 – Sony Electronics, a worldwide leader in digital imaging and the world’s largest image sensor manufacturer, has today introduced a new full-frame lens for their E-mount camera system, the FE 50mm F2.8 Macro lens (SEL50M28).

Ideal for everyday photography, this 50mm macro lens features an F2.8 maximum aperture that offers outstanding image quality and bokeh, while its 1:1 macro capability allows the photographer to get sharp close-up shots of their subject. Additionally, its comprehensive range of controls including focus-mode switch, focus-range limiter and focus-hold button ensure an effortless shooting experience for a wide range of users.

Sony FE 50mm Macro Focus Limiter

The lens offers a 6.3 inch minimum focusing distance and a wider field of view for capturing more background, compared to longer focal-length macro lenses. Weighing in at a mere 8.4 oz., it’s extremely lightweight and portable, making it easy to carry around.

The new FE 50mm F2.8 Macro lens features an ED (Extra-low Dispersion) glass to effectively compensate for axial chromatic aberration at close focus, allowing it to create consistently sharp and high quality images. The optical and mechanical construction of the lens has less glare and ghosting, even without a lens hood. The lens is also dust and moisture resistant.

Pricing and Availability

The new FE 50mm F2.8 Macro lens will be available in September for about $500 US and $650 CA, respectively. It will be sold at a variety of Sony authorized dealers throughout North America

Sony FE 50mm F2.8 Sample
Sony a7RII | Sony 50mm f/2.8 Macro lens | 1/200-sec. | f/2.8 | ISO 400

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