Between their G-Master lens series and a number of other new lens, 2016 has been the year of lenses for Sony. This week they announced their latest macro lens in the Full-Frame FE 50mm F2.8 Macro lens. The new lens is designed specifically for Sony’s E-mount camera system. It features a 6.3-inch minimum focusing distance and a wider field of view. It has an ED (extra-low dispersion) glass to compensate for axial chromatic aberration at close focus. The lens is available starting in September at $500.
For more details and technical specifications check out the full press release below.
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 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.
[i] Not guaranteed to be 100% dust and moisture proof.
|Product name||FE 50mm F2.8 Macro|
|Lens mount||Sony E-mount|
|Format||35mm full frame|
|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|
|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|
|Lens front cap||ALC-F55S|
|Lens rear cap||ALC-R1EM|