San Diego, CA—Sony Electronics, a manufacturer of digital imaging equipment and among the world’s largest image sensor makers, introduced a 35mm full-frame lens for its E-mount camera system. Sony’s new prime lens is the FE 50mm f/2.8 Macro (model SEL50M28).
The lens is geared for everyday photography and a range of photographic conditions. The 50mm lens features an f/2.8 maximum aperture that’s designed to offer “outstanding image quality and bokeh,” according to Sony.
In addition, its 1:1 macro capability will allow photographers to get sharp, close-up shots of their subject. The lens also offers a full range of controls. These include focus-mode switch, focus-range limiter and a focus-hold button to “ensure an effortless shooting experience for a wide range of users.”
Additionally, the standard 50mm lens has a 6.3-inch minimum focusing distance and a wider field of view for capturing more background, “compared to longer focal-length macro lenses.” And it provides a 75mm-equivalent focal length on cameras with APS-C-format sensors.
Furthermore, the FE 50mm f/2.8 Macro lens features an ED (extra-low dispersion) glass element to aid in compensating for axial chromatic aberration at close focus. Sony also claims this enables it “to create consistently sharp and high-quality images.”
Its optical and mechanical construction is also engineered to produce less glare and ghosting, even without a lens hood. It is constructed of seven groups/eight elements and is also dust and moisture resistant.
The lightweight and portable lens also has a 7-bladed circular aperture, to aid in the creation of pleasing bokeh. Weighing in at 8.4 ounces, it measures 2-7/8 x 2-7/8 inches.
FE 50mm f/2.8 Macro Lens Pricing & Availability
The Sony FE 50mm f/2.8 Macro lens will be available in September for a manufacturer’s suggested retail price of $500. Supplied accessories include a front and rear lens caps. sony.com