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      Sony FE 50mm f/2.8 Macro Lens

      A perfect macro prime for everyday use

      This versatile 50 mm "normal" macro prime lens for full-frame sensors is ideal for everyday photography as well as capturing impressive 1:1 macro images. You can get as close as 16 from the subject while the normal an
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      Manufacturer part SEL50M28 | Dell part A9711013 | Order Code a9711013 | Sony

      FE 50mm F2.8 Full-frame E-mount Macro Lens

      Get close with this full-frame 50mm macro lens and wide F2.8 aperture and a 6.25" (0.16m) minimum focusing distance with a 1:1 macro capability. Delivering on a wide range of uses from landscape, portrait to macro, its compact and lightweight design, paired with a comprehensive selection of on-lens controls, including a focus-mode switch and focus-range limiter, contributes to versatile operation.
      FE 50mm F2.8 Full-frame E-mount Macro Lens

      Full-frame 50mm macro lens and wide F2.8 max. aperture

      This high-performance 50mm macro prime lens is the ideal focal length for most photographers from close-up macro shots to landscapes and portraits. The bright F2.8 maximum aperture delivers excellent low-light performance and control over depth of field for beautiful defocussed backgrounds.

      Made for Macro and close focus

      Get up close for macro and interesting shots with 6.25" (0.16m) minimum focusing distance and a 1:1 magnification.

      7-blade circular aperture design produce beautiful bokeh

      When changing your aperture to defocus the background, the background light sources appear blurred. While conventional aperture blades have flat sides creating unappealing polygonal shaped defocussed points of light, this 'bokeh' effect of the blurred background can be enhanced with circular aperture blades used in this lens.

      ED glass element

      Extra-low dispersion (ED) glass dramatically reduces axial chromatic aberration and provides superior contrast across the entire image, even at large aperture settings and close focusing distances.

      Aspherical lens design

      Field curvature is carefully corrected by aspherical lens design which dramatically reduces spherical aberration while also reducing lens size and weight. Specially shaped "aspherical" elements near the diaphragm restore alignment of light rays at the image plane, maintaining high sharpness and contrast even at maximum aperture and can also be used at other points in the optical path to reduce distortion.

      Robust and reliable dust and moisture resistant design1

      Sealing at all joints minimizes the chance of dust and moisture intrusion for maximum reliability in the widest possible range of shooting conditions.1.

      Comprehensive controls

      A comprehensive selection of on-lens controls, including a focus-mode switch, a focus-range limiter and a focus hold button contribute to versatile operation and advanced macro shooting capabilities.

      Focus-range limiter

      This function allows you to set a limit on the focusing range which can save you time during autofocus (AF) operation as the lens will not 'hunt' through the entire focusing range. The focus range can be set to; Full (lens will use the full range to find focus), infinity to 0.3m (far) and 0.3m to 0.16m (near).

      Focus hold button

      Once you've adjusted focus to where you want it, pressing this button on the lens barrel will keep the lens locked to that focusing distance which is also convenient for holding focus while recomposing. The preview function can also be assigned to this button through the camera's custom settings.

      Focus mode switch

      An AF/MF focus mode switch on the lens allows fast and easy selection of auto and manual focus without having to take your eye off your subject or having to go into menus.

      Macro convenience

      Magnification and distance scales enhance convenience with precise magnification and distance indications on the lens that can be an important aid for macro photography.

      Small, lightweight and versatile

      The compact (2.78") and lightweight (8.3 oz.) design means you can always carry this lens with you, while the 50mm focal range and fast F2.8 aperture is perfect for scenery and portraits as well as macro shots.

      Sony customer reviews


      (108 reviews)

      Lens Type35mm full frame
      Lens Mount TypeSony E-mount
      Aperture (Max.)f/2.8
      Aperture (Min.)f/16
      Focal Length (35mm equivalent)50mm (focal length)

      75mm (APS-C)
      Filter Diameter55mm
      Lens Groups-Elements7 gtoups, 8 elements
      Minimum Focus Distance0.53' (0.16m)
      Angle of View47° (35mm)

      32° (APS-C)*

      *With interchangeable-lens digital camera incorporating APS-C type image sensors.
      Aperture Blade7 blades (Circular aperture)
      Maximum Magnification1.0x
      Tele-converter Compatibility - 1.4xIncompatible
      Tele-converter Compatibility - 2.0xIncompatible
      Weights and Measurements
      Dimensions (Approx.)2-7/8" x 2-7/8" (70.8 x 71mm)
      Weight (Approx.)8.4 oz (236g)

      • Lens front cap (ALC-F55S)
      • Lens rear cap (ALC-R1EM)

      A perfect macro prime for everyday use

      This versatile 50 mm "normal" macro prime lens for full-frame sensors is ideal for everyday photography as well as capturing impressive 1:1 macro images. You can get as close as 16 from the subject while the normal angle of view makes it possible to include background elements for added creative freedom. Controls and operation are optimized for easy, efficient close-up shooting.

      Tech Specs

      7.7 cm
      7.08 cm
      236 g

      Lens System
      Macro lens
      Special Functions
      Intended For
      Digital SLR, full-frame digital SLR
      Focal Length
      50 mm
      Lens Aperture
      Minimum Aperture
      Image Stabiliser
      Optical (Steady Shot)
      Min Focus Distance
      16 cm
      Focus Adjustment
      Automatic, manual
      Max View Angle
      47 degree(s)
      Lens Construction
      7 groups / 8 elements
      Filter Size
      55 mm
      Diaphragm Blades
      Mounting Type
      Sony E-mount
      Dustproof, moisture-resistant

      Included Accessories
      Dust cap, lens cap

      Compatibility Information
      Designed For
      • Sony NEX-FS700U, NEX-FS700UK
      • Sony Handycam NEX-VG10, NEX-VG10E, NEX-VG20, NEX-VG20E, NEX-VG20EH, NEX-VG20H, NEX-VG30, NEX-VG30E, NEX-VG30EH, NEX-VG30H, NEX-VG900
      • Sony α NEX 3A, 3D, 3K, 3NL, 3NY, 5A, 5D, 5H, 5K, 5N, 5ND, 5NK, 5NY, 5R, 5RK, 5RL, 5RY, 5T, 5TL, 5TY, 6, 6L, 6Y, 7, 7K, C3, C3A, C3D, C3K, F3, F3D, F3K, F3Y
      • Sony α3000 ILCE-3000, ILCE-3000K
      • Sony α3500 ILCE-3500J
      • Sony α5000 ILCE-5000, ILCE-5000L, ILCE-5000Y
      • Sony α5100 ILCE-5100, ILCE-5100L, ILCE-5100LT, ILCE-5100Y, ILCE-5100YB
      • Sony α6000 ILCE-6000, ILCE-6000L, ILCE-6000Y
      • Sony α6300 ILCE-6300, ILCE-6300L
      • Sony α6500 ILCE-6500
      • Sony α7 ILCE-7, ILCE-7K
      • Sony α7 II ILCE-7M2, ILCE-7M2K
      • Sony α7C ILCE-7C
      • Sony α7R ILCE-7R
      • Sony α7R II ILCE-7RM2
      • Sony α7s ILCE-7S
      • Sony α7s II ILCE-7SM2
      • Sony α9

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