Sony FE 50mm f/2.8 Macro Lens

Built for close-up shooting, the FE 50mm f/2.8 Macro is a specialized normal-length lens offering a 6.3" minimum focusing distance and 1:1 magnification ratio for life-size reproduction. The optical design includes one aspherical element and one extra-low dispersion element, which help to reduce spherical and chromatic aberrations to achieve high sharpness and clarity. Offering increased control and quicker focusing response, a focus range limiter switch is also featured in the design, and the lens offers weather-sealed construction for outdoor use.

Applications: Optimized for close-up shooting, this 50mm Macro lens is purpose-built for working at close range, up to a life-size 1:1 magnification ratio. As a wider focal length macro option, it has a shorter working distance than telephoto options, making it better suited for non-skittish subjects and instances when some background detail is required for context.

Perks

Macro design offers life-size, 1:1 maximum magnification ratio
Focus range limiter switch
Portable form factor
Dust and moisture resistant

Drawbacks

Relatively slow design
Specialized application lens

Specs

Focal Length 50mm
Aperture Range f/2.8 to f/16
Optical Layout 8 elements, 7 groups (1 aspherical element, 1 ED element)
Coating Not specified
Minimum Focusing Distance 6.3" / 16 cm
Maximum Magnification 1.0x
Diaphragm Blades 7
Image Stabilization No
Filter Size 55mm
Dimensions 2.8 x 2.8" / 70.8 x 71mm
Weight 8.3 oz / 236 g

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