The Sony FE 50mm f/2.5 G Lens is a classic normal prime lens an in ultra-compact form factor optimised for the modern content creator that shoots both stills and video. This versatile lens suits shooting everything from street, portraiture, and documentary subjects, and it features an advanced optical design for well-corrected imagery with a high degree of sharpness and clarity.
The lens design includes an extra-low dispersion and aspherical elements to reduce a variety of aberrations, colour fringing, and distortion. The optics are complemented by a Nano AR II coating that also suppresses flare and ghosting for improved contrast. Balancing the optics is an XD Linear Motor system that uses two separate focusing motors to deliver especially quiet, precise, and quick autofocus performance. The lens also sports a dust- and moisture-sealed design and fluorine-coated front lens element to support shooting in inclement conditions.
High image quality is realised using aspherical and ED (Extra-low Dispersion) glass elements to deliver sharp and detailed images. The aspherical elements deployed in the 50mm F2.8 minimises and removes many common aberrations. The ED glass element effectively suppresses chromatic aberration and reduces colour fringing. Additionally, an incredibly close focus distance allows for greater detail up close.
The robust build is designed to withstand the demands of everyday use. With the exterior finish and lens hood made from tough aluminium for enhanced durability plus dust and weather resistance for greater reliability. Further, the aperture ring indices, focal length markings, and Sony logo on the hood, are all engraved, giving a finish with a sophisticated feel.
Despite the compact size of the 50mm F2.5 it still features a focus hold button, focus mode switch, aperture ring, and aperture click switch. The Linear Response Manual Focus ring contributes to the intuitive operability and design of the lens, offering greater control and an enhanced user experience. Weighing 174g respectively, the Sony FE 50mm F2.5 shares the same physical dimensions and filter diameter as the Sony FE 24mm and 40mm F/2.5, allowing seamless lens changing for videographers.
Supported by two linear motors this lens is capable of delivering fast, precise autofocus with excellent AF tracking performance. When paired with an Alpha camera with Real-time Tracking, autofocus tracking is maintained regardless of instantaneous changes in subject speed or direction. The powerful autofocus capabilities deliver exceptional results for both stills capture and movie making.
Quiet and Low-vibration AF | ideal for movie shooting
Besides exceptionally fast and accurate autofocus, the two linear motors have a very low operating noise, making this lens ideal for both still and movie shooting, when near-silent operation is highly important. Additionally, the wide variety of capabilities and features such as deep-ribbed focus wheel with linear focus response, deep-ribbed iris wheel and light-weight make this collection of prime lenses comfortable for extended shooting use for either stills or movies.
|Lens Mount||Sony E|
|Angle of View||47°|
|Minimum Focus Distance||13.8" / 35 cm|
|Optical Design||9 Elements in 9 Groups|
|Diaphragm Blades||7, Rounded|
|Focus Type||Manual Focus|
|Filter Size||49 mm (Front)|
|Dimensions (ø x L)||2.7 x 1.8" / 68 x 45 mm|
|Weight||6.1 oz / 174 g|