For $500, the New Sony 50mm f2.8 Macro FE Lens Is Yours

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.

The Phoblographer Sony 50mm f2.8 Macro full frame E mount FE lens (6 of 7)

According to the press release:

“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, allowing it to create consistently sharp and high quality images. The optical and mechanical construction of the lens has less glare and ghosting, even without a lens hood. The lens is also dust and moisture resistant.”

Later on in the release though, they state that it is not guaranteed to be 100% dust and moisture proof.

The Phoblographer Sony 50mm f2.8 Macro full frame E mount FE lens (3 of 7)

[SPECIFICATIONS]
Lens Specifications Type Interchangeable lens
Product name FE 50mm F2.8 Macro
Model name SEL50M28
Lens mount Sony E-mount
Format 35mm full frame
Focal-length (mm) 50mm
35mm equivalent focal-length (APS-C) (mm) 75mm
Lens construction (groups-elements) 7 groups / 8 elements
Angle of view (APS-C) *1 32°
Angle of view (35mm) 47°
Maximum aperture (F) F2.8
Minimum aperture (F) F16
Number of aperture blade 7
Circular aperture Yes
Minimum focus distance (m) 0.16m
Minimum focus distance (ft) 0.53′
Maximum magnification ratio (x) 1.0x
Filter diameter (mm) 55mm
Image stabilization (SteadyShot) – (body-integrated)
Teleconverter compatibility (x1.4) Incompatible
Teleconverter compatibility (x2.0) Incompatible
Dimensions dia. x length (mm) 70.8mm x 71mm
Dimensions dia. x length (in.) 2-7/”8 x 2-7/8″
Weight (approx.) (g) 236g
Weight (approx.) (oz.) 8.4 oz
Supplied accessories Lens front cap ALC-F55S
Lens rear cap ALC-R1EM

The Phoblographer Sony 50mm f2.8 Macro full frame E mount FE lens (4 of 7)

The Phoblographer Sony 50mm f2.8 Macro full frame E mount FE lens (7 of 7)

The Phoblographer Sony 50mm f2.8 Macro full frame E mount FE lens (2 of 7)

The Phoblographer Sony 50mm f2.8 Macro full frame E mount FE lens (1 of 7)