Camera News, Rumors & Deals on Camera Times

Sony FE 50mm f/2.8 Macro Lens DxOMark Review: Incredibly Sharp

DxOMark published their Sony FE 50mm f/2.8 Macro Lens review and test results. Tested on the Sony a7RII, this FE 50mm f/2.8 Macro achieved an overall DxOMark score of 37 points, with a combination of 37 P-Mpix Sharpness, making it the third-sharpest lens tested on Sony a7RII, just behind the Sony FE 90mm f/2.8 Macro with 42 P-Mpix and the Carl Zeiss Sonnar T* 55mm f/1.8 with 40 P-Mpix. But this Sony FE 50mm f/2.8 Macro is much cheaper than the top two performers, so it is really a great choice for general-use photography and portraiture.

From DxOMark Conclusion:

Shooting full-frame, a 50mm prime is a really handy option for general use and portrait photography, as well as a relatively lightweight and portable lens. Adding 1:1 macro focusing, the Sony FE 50mm f/2.8 Macro offers greater functionality for Sony A7 series owners, making it an even more versatile optic at a sensible $499 price point. Sharpness is outstanding on the Sony A7R II, achieving 37 P-Mpix of the Sony A7R II’s total 42Mp resolution, and it’s the third-sharpest lens we’ve tested on this camera. It’s not as sharp as the Zeiss Sonnar T* 55mm f/1.8 and lets in half the amount of light using the maximum aperture, but it’s also half the cost of the $998 Zeiss and offers macro.

Highlights

  • Lightweight and portable
  • 1:1 macro focusing
  • ED (extra-low dispersion) element
  • Dust- and moisture-resistant
  • Outstanding sharpness from f/4 to f/8
  • Well-controlled chromatic aberration

Drawbacks

You can read the full review at DxOmark.

The new Sony FE 50mm f/2.8 Macro lens is now in stock and shipping in the US for $498.

Sony FE 50mm f/2.8 Macro Lens: $498 at Amazon, B&H, Adorama.

Read more: Sony Black Friday Deals 2016 and all the Black Friday Camera Deals.

Related posts:

  1. Sigma 20mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art Lens (Canon) DxOMark Review: Super Sharp!
  2. Sony FE 90mm f/2.8 Macro G OSS Lens DxOMark Review: Outstanding Optical Performance
  3. Zeiss Loxia 50mm f/2 Lens (Sony E-mount) Review at DxOMark: An Excellent Performer
  4. Sony FE 50mm f/2.8 Macro Lens ePHOTOzine Review: Excellent Performer!
  5. Sony FE 24-70mm f/2.8 GM Lens DxOMark Review: Best Zoom in the Range!

Search

Subscribe to Camera Times

Enter your email address:

Delivered by FeedBurner

Follow US!

Hot Cameras

  • Holiday Camera Deals 2016
  • Canon EOS 5D Mark IV: $3,499 at Amazon
  • Sony a99II: $3,198 at Amazon
  • Sony a6500: $1,398 at Amazon
  • Sony a6300: $998 at Amazon
  • Sony a6000: $478 at Amazon
  • Sony a7RII: $3,198 at Amazon
  • Sony a7II: $1,698 at Amazon
  • Sony a7SII: $2,998 at Amazon
  • Sony a7S: $2,198 at Amazon
  • Sony a7R: $1,898 at Amazon
  • Fujifilm X-T2: $1,599 at Amazon
  • Fujifilm X-Pro2: $1,699 at Amazon
  • Fujifilm X-T10: $799 at Amazon
  • Canon EOS-1D X Mark II: $5,999 at Amazon
  • Canon EOS 5D Mark III: $2,499 at Amazon
  • Canon EOS 5DS: $3,499 at Amazon
  • Canon EOS 5DS R: $3,699 at Amazon
  • Canon EOS 6D: $1,499 at Amazon
  • Canon EOS 7D Mark II: $1,499 at Amazon
  • Canon EOS 80D: $1,199 at Amazon
  • Canon EOS Rebel T6s: $849 at Amazon
  • Canon EOS Rebel T6i: $749 at Amazon
  • Canon EOS Rebel T5: $399 at Amazon
  • Nikon D5: $6,496 at Amazon
  • Nikon D500: $1,796 at Amazon
  • Nikon D610: $1,496 at Amazon
  • Nikon D750: $1,797 at Amazon
  • Nikon D810: $2,497 at Amazon
  • Nikon D7200: $997 at Amazon
  • Nikon D5500: $697 at Amazon
  • Nikon D5300: $697 at Amazon
  • Nikon D3400: $497 at Amazon
  • Nikon D3300: $497 at Amazon
  • Olympus PEN-F: $1,199 at Amazon
  • Pentax K-1: $1,947 at Amazon
  • Best Lenses & Buying Guide

    Join the Facebook Group!

    Now you can join the facebook group to share your photography and advice, ask and answer questions that arise and help each others!

    Categories

    How to support us?

    Using the links below to make any purchase will support this site, and we'll give you more latest camera & lens news, rumors and deals. Thank you so much!


    Amazon.com
    B&H Photo Video
    Adorama
    Best Buy
    Ebay US
    Ebay UK
    WEX UK
    WEX DE
    Canon Store (US)
    Sony Store (US)
    Olympus Store



    Polls

    Which Camera Brand do you like best?

    View Results

    Loading ... Loading ...