Touching down at $498 US, it’s not the cheapest lens, but for Sony it’s not crazy expensive either. More of a fair price I would say considering the full frame coverage, quality optics, 7-bladed round aperture, has a focus hold button and limiter switch, plus it’s dust and moisture resistant.
We all know that moisture -resistant does not mean it’s water proof, but I’m still glad to see the FE 50mm f/2.8 Macro Lens has some protection from the elements. With Macro lenses in general, you need to get really close to your subject, so wet leaves for example could be bumping into the lens and the moisture-resistance is really good to have!
- E-Mount Lens/Full-Frame Format
- Aperture Range: f/2.8 to f/16
- One Extra-Low Dispersion Element
- One Aspherical Element
- Life-Size 1:1 Magnification
- Minimum Focusing Distance: 6.3″
- Focus Range Limiter & Focus Hold Button
- Dust- & Moisture-Resistant Construction
- Rounded 7-Blade Diaphragm
- Weight = 8.32 oz (236 g)
- Price = $498 US
A closer look at the Sony FE 50mm f/2.8 Macro Lens:
Here is what the FE 50mm f/2.8 Lens looks like mounted to the killer full frame A7-series camera.
These Sony FE 50mm f/2.8 Macro lens sample photos are courtesy of Sony…
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From the few limited reviews I have seen on the FE 50mm f/2.8 Macro lens, it seams like a awesome unit for the money. Focus is said to be faster than the FE 90mm f/2.8 G OSS Macro Lens, although a bit louder. Size and weight are excellent, as is optical quality and out of focus bokeh rendering. I must agree with the optical quality being outstanding based on the sample photos. On the Negative side, it has no built in OSS, which can be useful in really low light situations, and when being used on a non IBIS camera body like the Sony A6300 for example.
Stay tuned for a full FE 50mm f/2.8 Macro Lens review in the near future…..
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