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Sony Full-Frame FE 50mm F2.8 Macro Lens: Lightweight (236 g/8.4 oz) & Portable; 1:1 Macro; 16 cm/6.3 inch Minimum Focusing Distance; Dust and Moisture Resistance [i]

Sony FE 50mm F2.8 Macro
Sony a7 II camera with FE 50mm F2.8 Macro Lens

Sony a7 II camera with FE 50mm F2.8 Macro Lens

Sony today introduced a new full-frame lens for the ɑ E-mount camera system, the FE 50mm F2.8 Macro lens (model SEL50M28).

Sony a7 II camera with FE 50mm F2.8 Macro Lens (top view)

Sony a7 II camera with FE 50mm F2.8 Macro Lens (top view)

PRESS RELEASE

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

A lightweight and compact standard 50mm F2.8 macro prime lens that offers versatile shooting experience.

SAN DIEGO, Aug. 30, 2016 – Sony Electronics, a worldwide leader in digital imaging and the world’s largest image sensor manufacturer, has today introduced a new full-frame lens for their E-mount camera system, the FE 50mm F2.8 Macro lens (model SEL50M28).

Sony FE 50mm F2.8 Macro

Sony FE 50mm F2.8 Macro

Ideal for everyday photography, this 50mm macro lens features an F2.8 maximum aperture that offers outstanding image quality and bokeh, while its 1:1 macro capability allows the photographer to get sharp close-up shots of their subject. Additionally, its comprehensive range of controls including focus-mode switch, focus-range limiter and focus-hold button ensure an effortless shooting experience for a wide range of users.

Sony FE 50mm F2.8 Macro lens offers a 6.3 inch / 0.16m minimum focusing distance

Sony FE 50mm F2.8 Macro lens offers a 6.3 inch / 0.16m minimum focusing distance

The lens offers a 6.3 inch minimum focusing distance and a wider field of view for capturing more background, compared to longer focal-length macro lenses. Weighing in at a mere 8.4 oz., it’s extremely lightweight and portable, making it easy to carry around.

Sony FE 50mm F2.8 Macro: Dimensions (Diameter x Length) 2 7/8 x 2 7/8 inches (70.8 x 71 mm)

Sony FE 50mm F2.8 Macro: Dimensions (Diameter x Length) 2 7/8 x 2 7/8 inches (70.8 x 71 mm)

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.[i]

Pricing and Availability

The new FE 50mm F2.8 Macro lens will be available in September for about $500 US and $650 CA, respectively. It will be sold at a variety of Sony authorized dealers throughout North America.

A variety of exclusive stories and exciting new content shot with the new lenses and other Sony α products can be found at www.alphauniverse.com , Sony’s new community site built to educate, inspire and showcase all fans and customers of the Sony α brand.

Content is also available for viewing at the sony.com product page in the US and CA

[i] Not guaranteed to be 100% dust and moisture proof.


You can pre-order / buy the Sony FE 50mm F2.8 Macro lens at B&H (prices are in USD):

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