Today, Sony is introducing their fourth 50mm lens to their E mount: the Sony 50mm f2.8 Macro lens designed for full frame E mount cameras (otherwise called FE mount online.) The new lens, which sill cost $500 is being billed at the general shooter. It offers a 1:1 macro capability and focuses as closely as around 6.3 inches. The Sony 50mm f2.8 Macro lens also offers focus switches on the side including a limiter and hold button.
With a weight of 8.3 oz, Sony is targeting the lens at both portrait shooters and macro photographers.