|FE||The lens is designed both for Sony full frame and APS-C digital mirrorless cameras.|
|MACRO||Macro lens. Designed for close-up photography.|
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|Maximum format:||35mm full frame|
|Diagonal angle of view:||46.8° (35mm full frame)|
|31.6° (Sony APS-C)|
|Lens construction:||8 elements in 7 groups, including:|
|Number of blades:||7|
|Closest focusing distance:||16 cm|
|Magnification ratio:||1:1 at the closest focusing distance|
|Type of autofocus motor:||Linear (Sony E)|
|Full-Time Manual Focus:||Determined by camera|
|Maximum diameter x Length:||Ø70.8 x 71 mm|
|Materials:||High-quality plastic barrel|
|Weather sealing:||Dust-proof and water-resistant barrel|
|Filter size:||55 mm|
Design and Features
The lens barrel is of moderate weight, dust-proof and water-resistant, made of high-quality plastic. The lens mount is metallic.
The focusing ring is not physically coupled with the focusing mechanism and works electronically (focus-by-wire) - turning of the ring actuates an electric motor that moves the focusing group of the lens to the proper position to achieve sharp focus.
The lens features AF/MF focus mode switch.
|MF||Manual focus mode.|
During autofocus operation, you can press the AF Stop button of the lens to temporarily pause autofocus. This lets you stop autofocus whenever any unwanted obstacle comes closer to the camera than the moving subject you are tracking. If the shutter button is still pressed halfway when the AF Stop button is released, autofocusing will continue as before. The AF Stop function also works in continuous autofocus mode. You can change the functions of the AF Stop button using the camera's custom functions menu.
The lens features focusing distance range limiter which allows to choose between the following focusing distance ranges:
|FULL||Full range of focusing distances.|
|0.16 m - 0.3 m||Range of focusing distances suitable for shooting nearby subjects.|
|0.3 m - ∞||Range of focusing distances suitable for shooting distant subjects.|
By setting the suitable focusing distance range, the actual autofocusing time can be shorter.
The lens uses front filters with standard size of 55 mm which are easy to find. They are also inexpensive.
Alternatives (AF, 44..56 mm)
|ZEISS Touit Makro Planar T* 50mm F/2.8||1:1||2014||⊗|