Sony FE 50mm f/2.8 Macro Lens Announced, Price $498 !

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Sony USA today has just announced a new full frame E-mount macro lens for Sony full frame mirrorless cameras, this lens is Sony FE 50mm f/2.8 Macro lens (B&H Photo Video). The US price for this lens is $498,  will be shipping in September, 2016.


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Features:

Full-frame 50mm macro lens with 1:1 magnification

F2.8 max. aperture for low-light and shallow depth of field

Get close with 6.25” (0.16m) minimum focusing distance

7-blade circular aperture design produce beautiful bokeh

ED glass effectively compensates for axial chromatic aberration

Robust and reliable dust and moisture resistant design

Focus-mode switch, focus-range limiter and focus-hold button

Distance scale, Magnification scale and Distance index

Compact (2.78”) and lightweight (8.3 oz.) for high mobility

Great for scenery and portraits as well as macro shots

Sony FE 50mm F2.8 Macro specifications
Principal specifications
Lens type Prime lens
Max Format size 35mm FF
Focal length 50 mm
Image stabilization No
Lens mount Sony FE
Aperture
Maximum aperture F2.8
Minimum aperture F16
Aperture ring No
Number of diaphragm blades 7
Optics
Elements 8
Groups 8
Special elements / coatings Extra-low Dispersion glass
Focus
Minimum focus 0.16 m (6.3)
Maximum magnification 1×
Autofocus Yes
Full time manual No
Focus method Extending front
Distance scale Yes
DoF scale No
Focus distance limiter Yes
Physical
Weight 236 g (0.52 lb)
Diameter 71 mm (2.8)
Length 71 mm (2.8)
Sealing Yes
Colour Black
Filter thread 55.0 mm
Hood supplied No
Tripod collar No