Sony FE 50mm f/2.8 Macro

For the better part of the last decade, Sony has dominated the mirrorless camera and lens market. They have one of the largest collections of lenses for a single manufacturer, pumping out a myriad of quality glass for almost all applications. To this point, the Sony FE 50mm f/2.8 Macro is no exception. has combed through all the info we could find on the Sony FE 50mm f/2.8 Macro and combined it all here for you in one easy place. We weeded out all the sub-par overviews and click bait sites to bring you a refined review, prepared by industry experts.

The Sony FE 50mm f/2.8 Macro is designed specifically for Sony E Mount mirrorless cameras like the Alpha A9 and A7 series. The mirrorless dedicated design allows for higher optical quality on full frame mirrorless cameras due to the optics being closer to the sensor.

We found all the technical specs on the Sony website.

There is a mountain of reviews out there ranging from clearly professional to brutally amateur and cliché. We’ve found the best ones for you and listed them here. has a nice review focusing on the macro performance, complete with charts and sample photos.

Though not the only 50mm Sony has to offer, it is easily the most versatile. It boasts impressive performance when working as a macro, but also as a standard 50mm prime. Camera Stuff Review has a great review that highlights this versatility, as well as a comparison to the lens’ 90mm counterpart.

If you don’t have time to read, we’ve found some great video reviews as well.

John Sison has a great video here that shows off the not only the lens’ photo capabilities but also video as well.

Christopher Frost Photography also has a nice in-depth review, focusing more on photography with an abundance of example images and sharpness tests.

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