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Sony FE 50mm F2.8 Macro
Sony FE 50mm F2.8 Macro
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Sony FE 50mm F2.8 Macro review: 17 facts and highlights

1. widest aperture

With a wider aperture the sensor can capture more light, helping to avoid blur by enabling a faster shutter speed. It also provides a shallow depth of field, allowing you to blur the background to focus attention on the subject.
f/2.8
Samyang XP 50mm f/1.2: f/1.2

2. widest aperture at maximum focal length

With a wider aperture the sensor can capture more light, helping to avoid blur by enabling a faster shutter speed. It also provides a shallow depth of field, allowing you to blur the background to focus attention on the subject.
2.8f
Samyang XP 50mm f/1.2: 1.2f

3. smallest aperture at maximum focal length

A smaller aperture reduces the amount of light reaching the sensor. This is important in bright conditions where a wider aperture could result in your image being overexposed. Another advantage is that with a smaller aperture you get a greater depth of field, and can keep all of the image in focus.
16f
Pentax HD DA 560mm F5.6 ED AW: 45f

4. minimum focal length

A shorter minimum focal length allows you to get more of the scene in the photo, and offers a wider angle of view than longer focal lengths.
50mm
Canon EF 35mm F/2 IS USM: 0.24mm

5. maximum focal length

A longer maximum focal length allows you to focus in on a small part of a scene, and offers a narrower angle of view than shorter focal lengths.
50mm
Sigma 300-800mm F5.6 EX DG APO HSM: 800mm

6. minimum focus distance

This is the closest distance that the lens can focus. A shorter minimum focus distance allows you to get closer to your subject, and is particularly important when doing macro photography.
0.16m
Samsung NX 10mm F3.5 Fisheye: 0.09m

7. aperture blades

The aperture controls how much light gets through to the camera’s sensor. More blades is often an indicator of a better quality lens. It also allows you to achieve much nicer looking bokeh when blurring out your background, whereas a lens with less blades will often produce harsher, more polygonal bokeh.
7
Sony Planar T* FE 50mm F1.4 ZA: 11

8. weight

236g
Canon EF 400mm F/4 DO IS II USM: 2.1g

9. Weather sealed

Device is protected with extra seals to prevent failures due to any kind of weather.
Sony FE 50mm F2.8 Macro
31% have it

10. has or is a prime lens

A prime lens has a fixed focal length. In general, these are sharper, with a wider aperture.
Sony FE 50mm F2.8 Macro
48% have it

11. Has a metal mount

A metal mount is generally superior to a plastic mount as it is more durable.
Sony FE 50mm F2.8 Macro
82% have it

12. Can focus to infinity

Many lenses allow you to focus to infinity. This is essential when you wish to take photos including far off objects, such as when shooting landscapes, in order to make sure everything is sharp and in focus.
Sony FE 50mm F2.8 Macro
79% have it

13. minimum angle of view

At the longest end of the lens you get the narrowest angle of view. This allows you to fit a small portion of the scene into the photograph, such as when you are zooming in on a subject (based on APS-C format).
47°
Tamron SP 150-600mm F/5-6.3 Di VC USD: 2°

14. optical zoom

The zoom range is the ratio between the longest and shortest focal lengths. A higher zoom range means that the lens is more versatile.
1x
Tamron 18-400mm f/3.5-6.3 Di II VC HLD: 22.2x

15. maximum angle of view

At the shorter end of the lens you get the widest angle of view. This allows you to fit more of the scene into the photograph (based on APS-C format).
47°
Leica APO-Summicron-SL 75mm f/2 ASPH: 318°

16. smallest aperture at minimum focal length

A smaller aperture reduces the amount of light reaching the sensor. This is important in bright conditions where a wider aperture could result in your image being overexposed. Another advantage is that with a smaller aperture you get a greater depth of field, and can keep all of the image in focus.
16f
Pentax HD DA 560mm F5.6 ED AW: 45f

17. magnification

A true macro lens has a magnification of 1:1. This means that the image produced is a life-size representation of the subject being photographed.
1x
Leica Vario-Elmarit-SL 24-90mm F2.8-4 ASPH: 14x

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