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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
By B&H Photo's
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

Key Specs
Focal Length
50mm
Maximum Aperture
f/2.5
Lens Mount
Sony E
Lens Format Coverage
Full-Frame
Focus Type
Autofocus
Image Stabilization
No
Filter Size
49 mm (Front)
Maximum Aperture
f/2.5
Minimum Aperture
f/22
Lens Mount
Sony E
Lens Format Coverage
Full-Frame
Angle of View
47°
Minimum Focus Distance
1' / 31 cm
Maximum Magnification
0.21x
Optical Design
9 Elements in 9 Groups
Diaphragm Blades
7, Rounded
Focus Type
Autofocus
Image Stabilization
No
Filter Size
49 mm (Front)
Dimensions (ø x L)
2.7 x 1.8" / 68 x 45 mm
Weight
6.1 oz / 174 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight
0.7 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
4.7 x 4.1 x 3.4"

Sony FE 50mm f/2.5 G Reviews

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Where is this lens made?

Where is this lens made?
Asked by: Joel
The Sony FE 50mm f/2.5 G Lens (BH #SO5025G) is made in China.
Answered by: Zacky
Date published: 2023-10-13

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: 2022-11-26

Can you use it for everyday photography? Even to ...

Can you use it for everyday photography? Even to some extent landscape?
Asked by: Immature
Yes.
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: 2022-11-26

Will this work on an a6600

Will this work on an a6600
Asked by: David Ford
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: 2022-11-26

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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