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Sony FE 50mm f/2.5 G Lens

BH #SO5025G • MFR #SEL50F25G
Sony FE 50mm f/2.5 G Lens
Key Features
  • E-Mount Lens/Full-Frame Format
  • Aperture Range: f/2.5 to f/22
  • Asperical and ED Elements
  • Minimum Focus Distance: 12.2"
A classic focal length with an especially compact profile, the Sony FE 50mm f/2.5 G is an inherently versatile prime lens capable of handling subjects ranging from portraiture to street to landscapes. This G Series lens is characterized by a notably stylish build and sophisticated optics, making it a go-to single-lens choice for everyday walk-around shooting.
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Sony FE 50mm f/2.5 G Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Normal-Length Portable Prime
  • 3Matched Set of Compact Primes
  • 4G Lens Series
  • 5Focus Control for Stills and Video
  • 6Sleek-but-Robust Design
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Normal-Length Portable Prime
A classic focal length with an especially compact profile, the Sony FE 50mm f/2.5 G is an inherently versatile prime lens capable of handling subjects ranging from portraiture to street to landscapes. This G Series lens is characterized by a notably stylish build and sophisticated optics, making it a go-to single-lens choice for everyday walk-around shooting.
Matched Set of Compact Primes
Together with the FE 24mm f/2.8 and 40mm f/2.5 G lenses, these three lenses form a cohesive trio with similar styling, image quality, and ergonomics:
  • All lenses prioritize a compact profile with an emphasis on intuitive handling; each features a manual aperture ring along with other tactile controls.
  • The three lenses share the same 49mm filter ring diameter.
  • Matched aluminum finish with stylish focal length and aperture engravings, both aperture and focusing rings, and matching metal lens hoods.
G Lens Series
  • Two aspherical elements promote more uniform sharpness across the frame by suppressing spherical aberrations and distortions.
  • One extra-low dispersion glass element controls color fringing and chromatic aberrations for improved clarity and color fidelity.
  • Rounded 7-blade diaphragm contributes to a pleasing bokeh quality when employing selective focus techniques.
Focus Control for Stills and Video
  • Two linear motors deliver quick and accurate autofocus performance, along with capable subject tracking for working with fast-moving subjects. This AF system is also especially quiet to suit its use for cine applications.
  • Internal focusing design limits the overall length of the lens for faster, more responsive focusing.
  • Linear Response manual focus control offers more natural handling and an AF/MF switch is located on the lens barrel for tactile control over this setting.
  • Customizable focus hold buttons are present on the lens barrel for intuitive tactile control and rapid access to select settings.
  • Impressive close-up performance for working with close-up subjects; this lens has a minimum focusing distance of 12.2" with MF (13.8" with AF), which results in a 0.21x maximum magnification.
Sleek-but-Robust Design
  • Physical aperture ring can be de-clicked for smooth, silent aperture switching to benefit video applications.
  • Lens measures 1.8" and weighs 6.2 oz, making it a great portable choice that's well-suited to both full-frame and APS-C bodies.
  • Dust- and moisture-sealed design better permits working in inclement conditions.
  • Fluorine-coated front element is easy to clean and resists dust, moisture, and fingerprints.

Sony FE 50mm f/2.5 G Specs

Focal Length50mm
Maximum Aperturef/2.5
Minimum Aperturef/22
Lens MountSony E
Lens Format CoverageFull-Frame
Angle of View47°
Minimum Focus Distance12.2" / 31 cm
Maximum Magnification0.21x
Optical Design9 Elements in 9 Groups
Diaphragm Blades7, Rounded
Focus TypeAutofocus
Image StabilizationNo
Filter Size49 mm (Front)
Dimensions (ø x L)2.7 x 1.8" / 68 x 45 mm
Weight6.1 oz / 174 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight0.7 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)4.7 x 4.1 x 3.4"

Sony FE 50mm f/2.5 G Reviews

Overall decent, but poor edge sharpness

By Robert
Rated 3 out of 5
Date: 2022-11-16

Mostly what I've been conditioned to expect for the non-premium primes. But the edge sharpness is worse than reviews led me to expect, which means I have to pull back so faces at the top edge don't seem soft.

Love this lens

By Louis
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-08-29

Light weight, small, tack sharp images and beautiful color. Works so well on the street with my Sony a7c. Love the manual button and a button you can program. Also very well made

Great image quality in a small, well-built body

By David
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2022-04-26

This is one of the best-handling lenses for the Sony FE system. The aperture control and focus ring are both nicely dampened, the AF/MF switch is conveniently located, and the Fn button gives yet another way to customize my A7IV. IQ is great, weight is low, just all around a nice little (if expensive) lens.

Compact wonder!

By Troy
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-04-11

The Sony FE 50mm f/2.5 G Lens is an excellent choice for the cinematographer.

A High Quality Lens

By Raymond
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-03-29

This lens is light weight yet very well made and is super sharp edge to edge.

Excellent for video!

By Troy
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-03-06

The Sony FE 50mm f/2.5 G Lens is perfect for video, especially with the de-clicked aperture ring.

Stays on my camera most of the time

By Louis
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-10-19

I love this lens. I use it on my Sony A7C and this can be good for any top of shop. Image quality is outstanding and is equal to or better than my f2 50mm Sunmicron. A no brainer for Sony users

nifty, high quality 50

By Kevin
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-10-02

perfect size, performance, and image quality for what one wants as the go-to travel / street lens.

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can the aperture be controlled by the camera?

can the aperture be controlled by the camera?
Asked by: Narciso
Yes. When mounted onto an A7-series/A6X00 series camera and set to (A) on the aperture ring, the camera maintains control over the lens' aperture via in-camera dials/functions.
Answered by: Jeremy
Date published: 2022-04-04

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Can you use it for everyday photography? Even to some extent landscape?
Asked by: Immature
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Answered by: hectorm
Date published: 2022-01-04

Your Specs. is Listed as MANUAL Focus.. Is this ...

Your Specs. is Listed as MANUAL Focus.. Is this your printing Error..??
Asked by: Josef
Hi Josef, Sony's commitment to customer satisfaction is our top priority. The lens can be used in both AF and MF mode with a switch.
Answered by: SonyListens
Date published: 2022-10-15

Will this work on an a6600

Will this work on an a6600
Asked by: David
Yes, it will! :) Its focal length will be multiplied by the camera's crop factor and become an equivalent of 75mm.
Answered by: Jeremy
Date published: 2022-08-11

how much better is this compared to Sony FE 50mm ...

how much better is this compared to Sony FE 50mm f/1.8?
Asked by: Yasin
where does it say : "weather sealed" ???
Answered by: Markus
Date published: 2021-07-13

Is this lens weather sealed ?

Is this lens weather sealed ?
Asked by: Markus
Yes. The lens has a dust- and moisture-sealed design to support shooting in inclement conditions.
Answered by: Yaakov
Date published: 2021-10-09

Is there a polarization filter thin enough to fit ...

Is there a polarization filter thin enough to fit underneath the hood? Mine fits only on top.
Asked by: Franz
Only look at slim/thin profile filters for the following unit such as the following. https://bhpho.to/31QJuwf
Answered by: hectorm
Date published: 2021-12-12

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Asked by: Arkadiy
The weight of this lens is 6.1 oz / 174 g
Answered by: Moe
Date published: 2021-03-25
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