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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


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: 2019-08-20

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


Will this lens have audible focusing motors like the new cheaper 50mm f1.8 that came out this year? Or silent like the 55mm f1.8?
Asked by: Jerry L.
The lens is not out yet so there are no real world reviews and we have not seen one.Chances are the motor will make some noise. For it being as loud as the new 50mm we could not say. But most likely it will be a more quiet than that.
Answered by: Robert K.
Date published: 2018-08-27

What lens shade is compatible with this ...

What lens shade is compatible with this lens?..thanks..
Asked by: Anthony
You could use the B+W 55mm Screw-In Metal Lens Hood #950, BH # BWLHM55.
Answered by: Kirk
Date published: 2023-01-02
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