Sony FE 50mm f/2.8 Macro Lens

BH #SO5028FF • MFR #SEL50M28
Sony FE 50mm f/2.8 Macro Lens
Key Features
  • E-Mount Lens/Full-Frame Format
  • Aperture Range: f/2.8 to f/16
  • 1:1 Magnification Ratio
  • One ED Element & One Aspherical Element
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A normal-length prime with close-focusing capabilities, the FE 50mm f/2.8 Macro Lens from Sony offers an impressive 1:1 maximum magnification, along with a 6.3" minimum focusing distance, for making life-size imagery of close-up subjects. Useful controls, such as a top-printed distance and magnification scale, focus range limiter, and focus hold button, all benefit more precise focusing adjustments for refined results. Complementing the handling capabilities, the optical design also incorporates both an aspherical and an extra-low dispersion element, which work to suppress chromatic and spherical aberrations for increased clarity throughout the focus range. Additionally, the lens sports a dust- and moisture-resistant design to benefit working in inclement weather conditions.
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Sony FE 50mm f/2.8 Macro Overview

A normal-length prime with close-focusing capabilities, the FE 50mm f/2.8 Macro Lens from Sony offers an impressive 1:1 maximum magnification, along with a 6.3" minimum focusing distance, for making life-size imagery of close-up subjects. Useful controls, such as a top-printed distance and magnification scale, focus range limiter, and focus hold button, all benefit more precise focusing adjustments for refined results. Complementing the handling capabilities, the optical design also incorporates both an aspherical and an extra-low dispersion element, which work to suppress chromatic and spherical aberrations for increased clarity throughout the focus range. Additionally, the lens sports a dust- and moisture-resistant design to benefit working in inclement weather conditions.

Standard prime macro lens is designed for full-frame Sony E-mount mirrorless cameras, and can also be used on APS-C models where it provides a 75mm equivalent focal length.
True macro design affords a life-size, 1:1 magnification ratio along with a 6.3" minimum focusing distance for working with close-up subjects. A focusing distance and magnification scale is also printed on the top of the lens to aid in more technical applications.
One extra-low dispersion element is featured in the lens design and helps to reduce chromatic aberrations and color fringing for improved clarity and color neutrality.
One aspherical element is incorporated in the lens design to reduce astigmatism, field curvature, coma, and other monochromatic aberrations.
A focus range limiter switch allows you constrain the usable focus range between 6.3-11.8", 11.8"-infinity, or full, and a focus hold button is also featured to manually stop the autofocus at a specified point.
Dust- and moisture-sealed design better permits working in inclement conditions and rubberized control rings benefit handling in colder temperatures.
Rounded seven-blade diaphragm contributes to a pleasing bokeh quality when employing selective focus techniques.
UPC: 027242902558

Sony FE 50mm f/2.8 Macro Specs

Focal Length50mm
Maximum Aperturef/2.8
Minimum Aperturef/16
Lens MountSony E
Format CompatibilityFull-Frame
Angle of View47°
Minimum Focus Distance6.3" / 16 cm
Maximum Magnification1x
Macro Reproduction Ratio1:1
Optical Design8 Elements in 7 Groups
Diaphragm Blades7
Focus TypeAutofocus
Image StabilizationNone
Filter Size55 mm (Front)
Dimensions (ø x L)2.79 x 2.8" / 70.8 x 71 mm
Weight8.32 oz / 236 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight0.85 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)4.8 x 4.1 x 3.4"
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