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 TypePrime Lens
Focal Length50mm
Mount TypeSony Alpha
FormatFull Frame / FX
Compatible Format(s)35mm Film / Full-Frame Digital Sensor DSLR (APS-C Sensor)
Compatible with TeleconvertersNo
Maximum Reproduction Ratio1:1
Optical SteadyShot / AntiShake (Image Stabilization)No
Aperture Information
Aperture RingNo
Maximim Aperturef/2.8
Minimum Aperturef/32
Maximum Angle of View (APS-C or smaller format)47°
Optical Information
Lens Elements7
Lens Groups6
Diaphragm Blades7
Focus Information
Built-in Focus MotorYes
Minimum Focus Distance0.20m
Distance InformationYes
Filter Information
Filter Size55mm
Accepts Filter TypeScrew-on
Physical Characteristics
Weather / Dust SealingNo
Mount MaterialMetal
Dimensions6 x 7.1cm
Other Information
Available in ColorsBlack

Lens Construction and MTF Chart

Sony 20mm f/2.8


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bruce bush

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)