Sony Releases the New FE 50mm F/2.8 Macro; an Affordable, yet High-Quality Full-Frame Lens for Sony E-Mount Cameras

Sony has just announced an affordable new prime lens for their E-mount camera systems, the new FE 50mm f/2.8 macro (aka the SEL50M28).

Sony_SEL50M28_1000px.jpgOffering an ideal focal length for day to day photography, as well as close-ups and portraits, this new lens adds a great deal of appeal to Sony's growing prime lens offerings. With a maximum aperture of f/2.8, Sony promises that the SEL50M28 will deliver "outstanding image quality and bokeh", and with a minimum focus distance of 6.3 inches (16cm), users are sure to be able to produce pleasing macros with a "wider field of view for capturing more background".

Sony_SEL50M28_illustration_800px.jpgWhile the pricing of this lens is quite affordable at $500 US, Sony did not skimp on its build quality. The lens is constructed of 8 elements in 7 groups, including both Aspeherical and ED glass elements. They've also included both dust and moisture resistance.

This new 50mm prime should start shipping sometime in late September, 2016. Visit Sony's website for more information.