Sony’s New Full-Frame FE 50-mm f/2.8 Macro Lens

by Photo Life

Press release from Sony Canada

Sony Electronics has introduced a new full-frame lens for their E-mount camera system, the FE 50-mm f/2.8 macro lens (model SEL50M28). Ideal for everyday photography, this 50-mm macro lens features an f/2.8 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 a focus-mode switch, focus-range limiter and focus-hold button, ensures 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 50-mm f/2.8 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.

Pricing and Availability
The new FE 50-mm f/2.8 macro lens will be available in September for about $650. It will be sold at and Sony authorized retailers nationwide.

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