Product Highlights
  • f/2.5 - f/22 Aperture Range
  • Full Frame Format
  • 9 / 9 Elements / Groups
  • 7 Aperture Blades
  • 49mm Filter Diameter
  • Sony E Mount
Sony SEL FE 50mm f/2.5 G E-Mount Lens Sony SEL FE 50mm f/2.5 G E-Mount Le...
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Overview

FE 50mm F2.5G | Full-Frame Ultra-Compact G Lens

The FE 50 mm F2.5 G lens delivers high resolution and beautiful bokeh in an ultra-compact lightweight package, featuring aspherical lens elements for sharp detail across the entire image and an ED (Extra-low Dispersion) glass element to reduce chromatic aberration. Its dual linear autofocus motors keep up with the most demanding cameras for high speed AF tracking.

Key Features:

  • Ultra-compact fast prime w/ G series lens quality and performance
  • F2.5 max aperture for low-light and shallow depth of field
  • Two Aspherical elements for corner-to-corner sharpness
  • 7-blade circular aperture contributes to gorgeous bokeh
  • Two Linear motors for fast, precise autofocus tracking

Ultra-compact fast prime w/ G series lens quality and performance

The high-quality G Lens optical design incorporates two asherical lens elements for sharp detail & 1 ED
(Extra-low Dispersion) glass element that reduces chromatic aberration for outstanding corner-to-corner resolution.

In addition, the state-of-the-art optical design takes maximum advantage of the short flange back, unique to mirrorless cameras, to realize stunning compactness at 68mm diameter x 45mm and a weight of only 174g. Mobility is a key feature, preserving the compactness of the overall E-mount system whether shooting with a full-frame or APS-C body or shooting either still images or movie.

Beautiful Natural Bokeh

The F2.5 max aperture is ideal for low-light situations for maximum light gathering capability while also providing a shallow depth of field. Beautiful natural bokeh expected from a G Lens is delivered with minimal spherical aberration and provision of a 7-blade circular aperture for round defocused light sources.

Corner-to-Corner Sharpness

High image quality is realized by the inclusion of two aspherical lens elements compensate for various aberrations, delivering high resolution performance from corner to corner of the image, even from the widest aperture with shallow depth of field.

Reduced Chromatic Aberration

The FE 50mm F2.5 G incorporates an ED glass element to suppress chromatic aberration and effectively reduces color fringing that is more likely to occur in the image periphery, leaving precisely rendered edges with no fringing or unnatural coloration, while significantly reducing flare and ghosting.

Additional Features:

  • Linear response MF for precise manual focus control
  • ED (Extra-Low Dispersion) glass elements reduce chromatic aberration
  • Up to 9.84” min. focus distance and up to 0.23x magnification
  • Built for both worlds: Ideal for still and video creators
  • Ultra-compact and lightweight for both full-frame and APS-C2 cameras
  • Instant auto/manual focus selection via AF/MF switch
  • Manual aperture ring w/ selectable on/off click for stills or movie
  • Programmable focus-hold button for multiple custom functions
  • Dust and moisture resistant for robust reliability
  • Aluminum exterior ensures a premium finish and durability

7-Blade Circular Aperture

While conventional aperture blades have flat sides that create unappealing, polygonal-shaped defocused points of light, the FE 50mm F2.5 G incorporates a 7-blade circular aperture mechanism to maximizes the beauty of this large-aperture prime-lens. The wide f2.5 aperture and circular aperture blades contribute to impressive images in which the subject stands out against a smoothly defocused foreground and background, as well as perfectly round points of defocused light.

Two Linear motors for fast, precise autofocus tracking

Taking full advantage of the continuing rapid advances in the speed and performance of newer camera bodies, two linear motors are used in the FE 50mm F2.5 G lens to deliver fast, precise AF (autofocus) with excellent tracking performance. Tracking is maintained despite instantaneous changes in subject motion, making the lens ideal for situations require tracking a moving subject.

Natural, linear manual focus response

Linear Response MF (manual focus) ensures that the focus ring responds directly and linearly to subtle control when focusing manually. Focus ring rotation translates directly to a corresponding change in focus, so control feels immediate and precise in both still and movie modes.

Close-Ups in a standard field of view

Get a unique perspective through close-up, wide angle shooting. The standard 50mm angle of view is useful in applications from snap shots to movie shooting. The FE 50mm F2.5 G features an impressive minimum focus distance of 14.78” (0.35m) (AF) / 12.2” (0.31m) (MF) and maximum magnification of 0.18x (AF) / 0.21x (MF). With the wide F2.5 max. aperture, you can also shoot close-ups with beautiful blurred background bokeh.

Built for both worlds

The FE 50mm F2.5 G lens has clear advantages for moviemaking. With a standard 50mm angle of view on full frame bodies and 75mm on APS-C bodies or Super 35mm cameras, dual linear motors for fast, precise autofocus and tracking, a bright F2.5 maximum aperture for beautifully defocused background bokeh, excellent close-up performance and a class leading ultra-compact and lightweight design, this lens is ideal for all types of content creators. In addition to the super small size and light weight, its internal focus design makes it convenient for use on compact gimbals or grips for vlogging and other applications.

Ultra-Compact & Lightweight

The ultra-compact FE 50mm F2.5 G lens measures 68mm diameter x 45mm and weighs in at only 174g. This makes it ideal for both APS-C as well as full-frame camera users. Its ultra-compact size and light weight balances well on smaller APS-C format bodies, providing a very useful mid to telephoto focal length of 75mm (full- frame format equivalent).

This super small lens is also ideal for full-frame users wanting a standard 50mm field of view who prize compact size and weight to reduce their load, especially for those photographers and videographers who travel a lot.

Instant auto/manual focus selection via AF/MF switch

Instantly and quickly switch between auto and manual focus via an AF/MF switch on the side of the lens. This makes operation faster and easier as you let the camera and lens focus for you or decide to take control and manually focus on the precise point you choose.

Manual aperture ring w/ selectable on/off click for stills or movie

A responsive manual aperture ring offers positive action that will satisfy photographers and moviemakers alike. The aperture ring click stops can be switched on or off as required. “Off” is the preferred setting for moviemaking since it results in the least aperture operation noise. When “On” the ring provides tactile feedback that is useful when shooting stills.

Programmable focus-hold button for multiple custom functions

The focus hold button not only performs the traditional function to lock focus when recomposing, but can be customized to a number of other functions depending on your needs. In addition to Focus Hold, these custom functions include: Eye AF, AF On, Aperture Preview, Shot Result Preview or Bright Monitoring.

Dust & Moisture Resistant

Despite the ultra-compact size of the FE 50mm F2.5 G, its dust and moisture resistance design make this lens appropriate for outdoor use, especially when combined with a camera that employs weather resistant measures.

Superb build quality

The superb high-quality build uses durable metal (aluminum) for the exterior finish and hood, achieving a sophisticated look, providing satisfaction of ownership, and contributing to increased strength and durability. The iris ring indices, focal length markings, and Sony logo on the hood, are engraved rather than printed, giving a finish with a sophisticated feel.

Internal Focus Design

The internal focus design maintains the overall length of the lens constant when focusing, allowing easy movie shooting with a small gimbal or grip attached. Focusing with a PL filter attached is also worry-free.

What's Included

SEL50F25G Lens
ALC-SH166 Lens Hood
ALC-F49S Lens Front Cap
ALC-R1EM Lens Rear Cap

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Product Specifications

FE 50mm F2.5 G Lens

Lens Specifications

 
Mount Sony E Mount
Aperture Blades 7
Format 35mm Full Frame
Circular Aperture Yes
Focal Length 50
Minimum Focus Distance 1.15 ft (AF), 1.02 ft (MF) (0.35 m (AF), 0.31 m (MF))
35mm equivalent focal-length (APS-C) (mm) 75
Max. Magnification Ratio x 0.18 (AF), x 0.21 (MF)
Lens Elements / Groups 9 / 9
Filter Diameter 49
Angle of View (35mm) 47
Image Stabilization (Steadyshot) body integrated
Angle of View (APS-C) 32
Aperture Range f/2.5 - f/22
Hood Type Cap type

Size & Weight

 
Weight 174 g (6.2 oz)
Dimensions 68 x 45 (Diameter x Length)
2-3/4 x 1-13/16"

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Sony SEL FE 50mm f/2.5 G E-Mount Lens

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