Sony has introduced a new full-frame lens for their E-mount camera system: the FE 50mm F2.8 Macro lens. Macro photography has been described as extreme close-up photography. What that means is a macro lens is generally capable of reproduction ratios of at least 1:1, or life size, presenting you with a very specific detailed image in a very close-up photo. Ideal for everyday photography, this 50mm 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 focus-mode switch, focus-range limiter and focus-hold button ensure an effortless shooting experience for a wide range of users.
This lens has a fixed focal range of 50mm and is absolutely perfect for an array of uses such as portrait, wedding, detail shots, beautifully manipulated depth-of-field shots and so much more. By keeping the focal range fixed, this lens allows for a much wider aperture range, this is what allows for the depth-of field focus manipulation and the wonderful shots where the subject-matter is crisp and clear while the background is a beautiful blur.
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.
Magnification and distance scales enhance convenience with precise magnification and distance indications on the lens that can be an important aid for macro photography.
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.
7-blade Circular Aperture
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.
Small and Powerful
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. This allows you to get right up in the action and get that close detailed shot without losing all of your background. This lens, weighing in at a mere 8.4 oz. is extremely lightweight and portable, making it easy to carry around. It is so small and convenient but makes a huge impact on your lens arsenal.