Sony FE 50mm f/2.8 Macro Lens

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Sony FE 50mm f/2.8 Macro Lens

The Sony FE 50mm f/2.8 Macro Lens is a normal-length prime with close-focusing capabilities, offering impressive 1:1 maximum magnification, together with a 6.3" minimum focusing range, for making life-size images of close-up subjects. Helpful controls, such as a distance and magnification scale printed on the top, focus range limiter, and focus hold button, all an advantage for more precise focusing adjustments for a refined payoff. Complementing the handling abilities, the optical layout also includes both an aspherical along with an extra-low dispersion element, which work together to suppress chromatic and spherical aberrations for enhanced clarity all through the focus range. Additionally, the lens features a dust- and moisture-resistant layout to handle shooting in inclement weather conditions.

As a standard prime macro lens it is designed for use on full-frame Sony E-mount mirrorless cameras, although it can be mounted on APS-C models where it provides a 75mm (35mm equivalent focal length).

True macro design delivers a life-size, 1:1 magnification ratio together with a 6.3" minimum focusing range for photographing close-up subjects. On the top of the lens is printed focusing distance and magnification scale to aid in more technical applications.

A single aspherical element and one single extra-low dispersion glass element are used the optical design to diminish both spherical and chromatic aberrations for enhanced clarity and sharpness.

A focus range limiter switch lets you bridle the useful focus range between 6.3-11.8", 11.8"-infinity, or full, while a focus hold button is also included to manually stop autofocus at a specified point.

Rounded seven-blade diaphragm adds to a pleasant bokeh quality.

Dust and moisture-resistant construction is an advantage when this lens' use in inclement situations.

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Primary Specifications
Lens type Prime lens
Max Format size 35mm FF
Focal length 50 mm
Image stabilization No
Lens mount Sony FE
Maximum aperture F2.8
Minimum aperture F16
Aperture ring No
Number of diaphragm blades 7
Elements 8
Groups 8
Special elements / coatings Extra-low Dispersion glass
Minimum focus 0.16 m (6.3)
Maximum magnification 1
Autofocus Yes
Full time manual No
Focus method Extending front
Distance scale Yes
DoF scale No
Focus distance limiter Yes
Weight 236 g (0.52 lb)
Diameter 71 mm (2.8)
Length 71 mm (2.8)
Sealing Yes
Color Black
Filter thread 55.0 mm
Hood supplied No
Tripod collar No



Sony FE 50mm f/2.8 Macro Lens


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