Sony unveiled new FE 50mm f/2.8 Macro lens for E-Mount cameras


The Japanese company Sony has officially announced the new FE 50mm f/2.8 Macro lens with 1:1 magnification for Sony full frame mirrorless cameras. With this 1.1 macro capability, the photographers can snap the sharp –closer shots of the desire subjects. However, the asking price of this Macro lens is $498 in US and the lens will be available in the stocks from 1st September.

Here are the specs details…

  • 50mm standard with 1:1 macro lens
  • Compact, lightweight design
  • Circular 7-blade aperture for beautiful defocus effects
  • Dust- and moisture-resistant design
  • Min. focusing distance:  6.3 inch
  • Max magnification ratio: 1:1
  • Filters: 55mm
  • Weight of this macro lens is 8.4 oz (236 g)

Press release:

Press Release:

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

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).

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.

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.

The new FE 50mm F2.8 Macro lens features an ED (Extra-low DispersionSEL50M28_ILCE-7M2_(a7II)_top ) 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.

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 SEL50M28_Aexciting new content shot with the new lenses and other Sony α products can be found at , Sony’s new community site built to educate, inspire and showcase all fans and customers of the Sony α brand.

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