50mm F2.8 Macro Lens

50mm F2.8 Macro Lens

50mm F2.8 Macro Lens
With a minimum focusing distance of just 20cm and up to 1:1 magnification, this lens can open up a world of creative possibilities. In addition to impressive macro shots, this lens also offers outstanding optical performance for general photography, making it a very versatile choice. 50mm F2.8 Macro Lens


Circular Aperture

Circular Aperture

When changing your aperture to defocus the background, the light sources appear blurred. This 'bokeh' effect of the blurred background can be enhanced with circular aperture blades used in this lens. Conventional aperture blades have flat sides creating unappealing polygonal shaped defocussed points of light. α lenses overcome this problem through a unique design that keeps the aperture almost perfectly circular from its wide-open setting to when it is closed by 2 stops. Smoother, more natural defocusing can be obtained as a result.

Focus hold button

Once you've adjusted focus to where you want it, pressing this button on the lens barrel will keep the lens locked to that focusing distance. The preview function can also be assigned to this button through the camera's custom settings.
Focus hold button
Focus range limiter

Focus range limiter

This function allows you to set a limit on the focusing range which can save you time during AF operation as the lens will not 'hunt' through the entire focusing range. In macro lenses, this limit can be on either the near or far range (as pictured). In the SAL70200G, the limit is set on far ranges only. In the SAL300F28G, focusing can be limited either to a far range or to a range that you specify yourself.

Distance encoder

The distance encoder plays an integral part in ADI flash metering, which delivers high precision flash metering that is unaffected by the reflectance of subjects or backgrounds. The distance encoder is a lens component that directly detects the position of the focusing mechanism, and sends a signal to the CPU in order to measure distance to the subject. During flash photography, this data is very useful in calculating how much flash output is appropriate to the scene.
Distance encoder

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Lens Type Macro
Lens Mount Type Sony A-mount
Aperture (Max.) f/2.8
Aperture (Min.) f/32
Focal Length (35mm equivalent) APS: 75 mm (35mm Equivalent: 50mm)
Filter Diameter 55 mm
Lens Groups-Elements 6 groups, 7 elements
Minimum Focus Distance 7.8” (20cm)
Aperture Blade 7 blades (Circular aperture)
Aspheric Elements no aspheric
Depth-of-Field Yes
Distance Encoder Yes
Distance Scale Yes
Lens Weight 10.4 oz (295g)
Non-rotating Focusing Ring Yes
Focus-hold Button Yes
Magnification x 1.0
Weights and Measurements
Dimensions (Approx.) 2 13/16 x 2 3/8” (71 x 60mm)
Weight (Approx.) 10.4 oz (295g)

What's in the Box

  • Front and rear lens cap