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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
A normal-length prime with close-focusing capabilities, the FE 50mm f/2.8 Macro Lens from Sony offers a useful mixture of a high 1:1 maximum magnification along with a relatively broad field of view to suit photographing general subjects and achieving a greater depth of field. It's a versatile normal prime that does double duty as both a specialized macro optic and a flexible prime for portraiture or other distant subjects.
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How does this compare to sigma 70mm f2.8 macro ...

How does this compare to sigma 70mm f2.8 macro lens for video? i like af but can shoot in manual focus as well. i am looking for pro quality.
Asked by: Jagmeet
This compares very well to the Sigma 70mm F/2.8. It is a bit wider at 50mm compared to 70mm. The AF will work great for video with this lens on Sony E-Mount cameras.
Answered by: Joseph
Date published: 2019-04-14

Can I turn off auto focus and use only manual ...

Can I turn off auto focus and use only manual focus on this lens?
Asked by: Zaixian
The Sony FE 50mm f/2.8 Macro Lens has an AF/ MF switch. Set the switch to MF for manual focus.
Answered by: Lawrence C
Date published: 2023-10-25


Is there a lens hood that can be used with this lens? I notice there is a inner and outer set of threads on the front of the lens. What is the diameter of the outer threads?
Asked by: John R.
The link provided above is not for a lens hood. Is there a correct link?
Answered by: Nate
Date published: 2021-05-27

Does this lens work right wit extension tubes?

Does this lens work right wit extension tubes?
Asked by: Tito
From our experience, the Sony FE 50mm f/2.8 Macro lens works as expected with most third-party extension tubes. Depending on the firmware + hardware combination, several base functions might have their speed and reliability affected.
Answered by: Jeremy
Date published: 2021-10-17


Does this lens come with a case like the FE 55 1.8 Sonnar ?Can this lense be used as a portraiture lense also ?
Asked by: Anonymous
It does not look as though the Sony FE 50mm f/2.8 Macro Lens comes with a lens case. You could use it for a portrait lens as well as a macro lens, yes. Though, if you are shooting full frame, Id likely look at something a bit more telephoto, but a 50mm lens is still useable for portraits.
Answered by: Christina S.
Date published: 2018-08-27


When used with an APS-C camera (e.g., a6300 or a6000), this lens becomes a 75mm focal length equivalent. Is there any change to the macro properties if the lens is used with an APS-C sensor? Does it still provide 1:1 macro? (Thank-you)
Asked by: Richard L.
The lens' minimum focus distance and the reproduction ratio does not change when using the Sony FE 50mm f/2.8 Macro Lens on a Sony E-mount mirrorless digital camera which uses the APS-C sensor. The lens would continue to have its 1:1 magnification ratio and would have a minimum focus distance of 6.30 (16 cm). The lens' actual focal distance also remains the same, as the focal length of the lens is a physical measurement from the center nodal point of the lens to the sensor.The only difference is the lens' EQUIVALENT focal length. As you are using a smaller sensor, the sensor sees a smaller section of the lens' imaging circle; as such, you are seeing a cropped view. The size difference in the sensors requires a 1.5x multiplication to find the lens' equivalent focal length when compared to the same lens on a full-frame camera. As 50mm x 1.5 = 75mm, the angle of view of the lens would be similar to that of a 75mm lens used on a full frame camera. But you still retain the 1:1 magnification ratio and minimum focusing distance.
Answered by: Manzell L.
Date published: 2024-01-06

Does this work with the a6400?

Does this work with the a6400?
Asked by: Jared
Yes but will have a focal length close to 75mm
Answered by: Sunny
Date published: 2021-11-04

What is the weight of this lens?

What is the weight of this lens?
Asked by: Willi
Sony FE 50mm f/2.8 Macro Lens weights 8.32oz/ 236g.
Answered by: Llinelva D
Date published: 2023-07-02
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