Sony SAL 50mm f/2.8 Macro Lens

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Life Size Macro Imaging

Sony 50mm f/2.8 Macro Lens The Sony SAL 50mm f/2.8 Macro is multitalented as a traditional lens and appropriate for all around photography. Featuring a minimum focusing space of just 7.9", the lens presents a 1:1 magnification ratio (life-size) and employs a dual-floating element layout to rectify aberrations. The focus-range limiter plus focus-hold button provide reassure operation, while the circular aperture supplies a natural appearing background.

This macro-focus compact lens envelops an entire range all the way from life-size on to infinity. And "Life size" macro imaging signifies that the photo you acquire is the identical size to the subject in real life - providing you with spectacularly sharp images of flowers, postage stamps, insects, small nature subjects, gemstones, and other collectibles. When mounted on Sony alpha DSLR camera bodies, this lens presents a 75mm focal length (similar to a 35mm SLR film camera), meaning it may also be employed as a standard through midrange telephoto lens.

There's nothing to dislike about this lens, it simply does it's job and does it rather well. Oh being a macro lens maybe we could wish for a rear focus so as not to interfere with close-up macro shots.

 Aug 29, 2011. Typical internet price $530.  Announced Jun 5, 2006 ✓

Features

Auto Clutch to stop manual focus ring rotation
Circular Aperture for pleasing defocused effects

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Specifications
Overview
Lens stylePrime lens  
Max Format Size APS-C / DX  
Lens focal length50 mm  
Stabilization type No  
Camera mount Sony Alpha  
Angle of view 47  
Aperture
Largest aperture opening F2.8  
Smallest aperture opening F32.0  
Includes aperture ring No  
Total diaphragm blades 7  
Aperture annotations circular aperture  
Optics
Total Elements 7  
Number of Groups 6  
Focusing
Minimum focus distance 0.20 m (7.87")  
Maximum magnification ratio 1 x  
Autofocus type Yes  
Lens motor Screw drive from camera  
Full time manual focus Unknown  
Focusing method Extending front  
Lens distance scale Yes  
Depth of field scale Yes  
Physical
Overall weight295 g (0.65 lb) 10.4 oz  
Lens diameter 72 mm (2.81")  
Overall length 60 mm (2.36")  
Lens color Black  
Filter thread size 55 mm  
Lens hood included No  
Tripod collar included No

Lens Includes

Sony SAL-50M28 Normal AF D 50mm f/2.8 Macro Autofocus Lens
Front Lens Cap
Rear Lens Cap
1-Year Warranty

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Sony SAL 50mm f/2.8 Macro Lens Reviewed by Gene Wright on . Rating: 5