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.


  • 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


You can read the full review at DxOmark.

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