Sony announces FE 50mm F2.8 Macro lens with 1:1 reproduction

Sony has announced the FE 50mm F2.8 Macro lens. This is a full-frame lens with true 1:1 macro magnification. It provides a minimum focus distance of 16cm/6.3inch.

The new macro optic is resistant to dust and moisture. Lightweight and compact standard macro prime model SEL50M28 offers versatile shooting experience The lens construction includes 8 elements in 7 groups and a rounded 7-blade aperture.

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Sony Unveils Full-Frame FE 50mm F2.8 Macro Lens

Ideal for everyday photography, it is a 50mm macro full-frame lens for their E-mount camera system. It features an F2.8 maximum aperture that offers outstanding image quality and bokeh.

Sony announces FE 50mm F2.8 Macro lens with 1:1 reproduction

Its 1:1 macro capability allows the photographer to get sharp close-up shots of their subject. The new FE 50mm F2.8 Macro lens features an ED (Extra-low Dispersion) glass to effectively compensate for axial chromatic aberration at close focus. The optical and mechanical construction of the lens has less glare and ghosting, even without a lens hood.

Key Features

  • Full-frame 50mm macro lens with 1:1 magnification
  • f/2.8 max. aperture for low-light and shallow depth of field
  • Get close with 6.25” (0.16m) minimum focusing distance
  • 7-blade circular aperture design produce beautiful bokeh
  • ED glass effectively compensates for axial chromatic aberration
  • Robust and reliable dust and moisture resistant design
  • Focus-mode switch, focus-range limiter and focus-hold button
  • Distance scale, Magnification scale and Distance index
  • Compact (2.78”) and lightweight (8.3 oz.) for high mobility
  • Great for scenery and portraits as well as macro shots.

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Sony FE 50mm F2.8 Macro optic has useful controls. It has a top-printed distance and magnification scale, focus range limiter, and focus hold button, all benefit more precise focusing adjustments for refined results.Useful controls, such as a top-printed distance and magnification scale, focus range limiter, and focus hold button, all benefit more precise focusing adjustments for refined results.

Focal Length 50mm
Aperture Maximum: f/2.8
Minimum: f/16
Camera Mount Type Sony E (Full-Frame)
Format Compatibility 35mm Film / Full-Frame Digital Sensor
Angle of View 47°
Minimum Focus Distance 6.30″ (16 cm)
Maximum Reproduction Ratio 1:1
Elements/Groups 8/7
Diaphragm Blades 7
Autofocus Yes
Filter Thread Front: 55 mm
Dimensions (DxL) Approx. 2.79 x 2.80″ (70.8 x 71 mm)
Weight 8.32 oz (236 g)