Sony 50mm f/2.8 Macro

Sony 50mm f/2.8 Macro

Lens Summary

Brand: Sony

Also Known As: Sony 50mm f/2.8 Macro

Lens Type: Prime Lens

Format: Full Frame / FX

Focus: Autofocus

Lens Mount: Sony Alpha

Release Date: 2006-06-05

MSRP Price: $598

Made in: Japan

Infrared Rating: Good

Production Status: In Production

Lens Description: The 50mm focal length is a very versatile choice, offering an outstanding optical performance for general photography and lets you get in close when necessary, filling the frame with diminutive but fascinating subjects for outstanding macro images.

Sony 50mm f/2.8 Macro Specifications

Lens Specifications
Lens Type Prime Lens
Focal Length 50mm
Mount Type Sony Alpha
Format Full Frame / FX
Compatible Format(s) 35mm Film / Full-Frame Digital Sensor DSLR (APS-C Sensor)
Compatible with Teleconverters No
Maximum Reproduction Ratio 1:1
Optical SteadyShot / AntiShake (Image Stabilization) No
Aperture Information
Aperture Ring No
Maximim Aperture f/2.8
Minimum Aperture f/32
Maximum Angle of View (APS-C or smaller format) 47°
Maximum Angle of View (Full Frame format) N/A
Optical Information
Lens Elements 7
Lens Groups 6
Diaphragm Blades 7
Nano AR Coating No
Anti-Reflective / Multi-Layered / T* Coating No
Focus Information
Focus Autofocus
Built-in Focus Motor Yes
Direct Drive Super Sonic wave Motor (DDSSM) No
Minimum Focus Distance 0.20m
Distance Information Yes
Filter Information
Filter Size 55mm
Accepts Filter Type Screw-on
Physical Characteristics
Weather / Dust Sealing No
Mount Material Metal
Tripod Collar No
Dimensions 6 x 7.1cm
Weight 295g
Other Information
Available in Colors Black

Lens Construction and MTF Chart

Sony 20mm f/2.8

Reader Interactions


  1. bruce bush
    January 24, 2016 at 11:04 am

    Note error in the MTF chart — this graphic is for a different lens, the wide 20mm f/2.8, not for the normal 50mm f/2.8 macro.
    I assume (hope) that the 50mm f/2.8 macro is much much sharper (70-90% MTF at 30 lp/mm way out on the lens periphery)

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