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Sony SEL50F25G FE 50mm f/2.5 G Full-Frame Ultra-Compact G Lens

  • mfr: SEL50F25G
  • SKU: SEL50F25G
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Product highlights

  • Focal length: 50mm
  • Aperture range: f/2.5-22
  • Sony E-mount lens
  • Full-frame and APS-C format
  • Internal focusing
  • Aspherical lens elements for corner-to-corner sharpness
  • Dual linear motors for fast, precise autofocus tracking
  • Instant auto/manual focus selection
  • Seven-blade circular diaphragm
  • Dust and moisture resistant

Sony SEL50F25G FE 50mm f/2.5 G Full-Frame Ultra-Compact G Lens

This FE 50mm f/2.5G Lens packs amazing features in an ultra-compact lightweight package. It offers sharp details across the entire image and helps in reducing chromatic aberration. In addition to a standard 50mm angle of view on full frame bodies and 75mm on APS-C bodies or super 35mm cameras, this lens offers dual linear motors for fast, precise autofocus and tracking, a bright f/2.5 maximum aperture for beautifully defocused background bokeh, and excellent close-up performance.

Corner-to-Corner Sharpness and Reduced Chromatic Aberration

This lens is equipped with three aspherical lens elements and an ED (Extra-low Dispersion) glass element. The inclusion of three aspherical lens elements compensates for various aberrations and result in high-resolution performance from corner to corner of the image, even from the widest aperture with shallow depth of field. Additionally, this G series lens incorporates an ED glass element that suppress chromatic aberration and effectively reduces color fringing leaving precisely rendered edges with no fringing or unnatural coloration, while significantly reducing flare and ghosting.

Impressive Results

The incorporation of a 7-blade circular aperture allows for round defocused light sources. This mechanism maximizes the beauty of this large-aperture prime-lens while the wide f/2.5 aperture and circular aperture blades contribute to impressive images in which the subject stands out against a smoothly defocused foreground and background. Additionally, featuring a wide 50mm angle of view contributes in getting a unique perspective through close-up, wide angle shooting.

Beautiful Bokeh Effect

Thanks to the f/2.5 maximum aperture, this G Series Lens has the maximum light gathering capability during low-light situations and also provides a shallow depth of field. It also delivers beautiful natural bokeh effect with minimal spherical aberration.

Fast, Precise Autofocus Tracking

Equipped with two linear motors for fast, precise autofocus tracking, this lens allows you to take full advantage of the continuing rapid advances in the speed and performance. Despite instantaneous changes in subject motion, this lens delivers excellent tracking performance making it ideal for situations require tracking a moving subject. The Linear Response MF (manual focus) ensures that the focus ring responds directly and linearly to subtle control when focusing manually. The focus ring rotation translates directly to a corresponding change in focus, so control feels immediate and precise in both still and movie modes.

Additional Features

Instantly and quickly switch between auto and manual focus, thanks to the AF/MF switch on the side of the lens. This makes operation faster and easier as you let the camera and lens focus for you or decide to take control and manually focus on the precise point you choose. The lens also features a programmable focus-hold button for multiple custom functions. This button performs the traditional function to lock focus when recomposing and can also be customized to a number of other functions depending on your needs. Additionally, the responsive manual aperture ring offers positive action that will satisfy photographers and moviemakers alike. The aperture ring click stops can be switched on or off as required.


Weight 6.2 oz (174 g)
Color Black
Lens Mount Sony E-Mount
Maximum Aperture f/2.5
Minimum Aperture f/22
Focal Length 50mm
Maximum Magnification 0.18 x (AF), 0.21 x (MF)
Angle of view 47°
Minimum Focus Distance 1.15 ft (AF), 1.02 ft (MF) (0.35 m (AF), 0.31 m (MF))
Focus Type Auto and Manual Focus
Image Stabilization Yes
Diaphragm Blades 7
Fixed Focal Length 50mm
Lens Format Full Frame Sensors
Lens Type Prime Lens


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Ratings and reviews

Sony FE 50mm F2.5 G Full-Frame Ultra-Compact G Lens

Sony SEL50F25G FE 50mm f/2.5 G Full-Frame Ultra-Compact G Lens SKU: SEL50F25G

Rated 4 out of 5 by from Small issue, huge improvement over FE 50mm 1.8 I have a Sony A7RII, typically using the 24-105 f/4 G OSS which I love. The first lens I had was the FE 50mm 1.8 standard, which is definitely a budget lens. The autofocus on the FE 50mm 2.5 G is extremely fast with no hunting. The visual quality is great, but there is a small dot on the inside of the last element, which I'm sure hinders quality and sharpness a bit. Overall, I'm disappointed with the flaw, but I still find this lens extremely useful with the option for manual aperture changes. The size is great, and it's an awesome lens for travel. The small hood that is delivered with this lens is a bit strange, but I do like that it's metal, and tough. It does allow for a UV filter/protector to be installed as well.
Date published: 2024-05-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from One compact and good quality lens I purchased the lens as I thought it would work great with my new a7c ii. And I was right. It is one of G lens and its product quality and images from the lens are excellent!! Highly recommend.
Date published: 2024-01-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Sony G Series Nails the "Nifty Fifty" Category [This review was collected as part of a promotion.] Sharp. Colorful. Accurate. Ultra-compact. Incredible depth of field. What else can be said about the 50mm F2.5 that you can't tell immediately after attaching to your alpha series camera body and taking it out for a couple of shots. This thing is amazing. I've been using an 85mm f1.4 prime gmaster lens as my primary, and it's been a bit of a pain. It weighed a ton, and needed F2.2 or higher to get a crisp image. With this 50mm, I have the most perfect on-the-go versatile prime lens I could want, and it's taking photos that rival that of the far more expensive gmaster. I think that with a little more time and practice, this lens will be my new favorite go-to for all purpose prime lens photography.
Date published: 2021-09-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Full frame sharp in the palm of your hand [This review was collected as part of a promotion.] I'll admit it I love Sony cameras and lenses; what's not to love when they keep giving us lenses like this one. My first Sony camera was an entry-level A-mount and I've been on the bandwagon ever since. Initially, it was all about speed and frames per second, then it became about a different kind of speed, portability, that's when I bought my first mirrorless aps-c, an A6000. Earlier this year Sony gave us the A7C, a full-frame camera in an aps-c body. I've taken several trips with it and love it dearly for its small footprint, but the size of my lenses often ruins how portable it could be. Then this 50mm F2.5 comes along and changes my life. I've got ultimate portability with a fast, sharp, and light lens that can fit in any bag. If you're looking for a sharp, portable, portrait-worthy travel lens, this is definitely it. I'll continue to add sample pictures I have taken with it. Disclaimer: I purchased this lens at a discounted price in exchange for my honest opinion.
Date published: 2021-09-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Sharp fast lens [This review was collected as part of a promotion.] I took this beautiful lens for a weekend photoshoot to the brushy creek trial. First impression, the lens is built awesome, its slightly on the heavier side, but it made sense when I started using it. The focus was super fast, they have used a high quality motor on this. And the photos turned out super sharp, with very slight distortion on the edges. The bokeh effect was amazing at the max aperture. I also took some shot videos - video was very vibrant and sharp throughout, without losing the autofocus. Last but not least, this is heavy but a small lens, so it hardly took any space in my camera bag. Overall, I loved shooting with it This is one of those lenses that reminds me the SLRs are not going away how much good the phone cameras come out to be. I received this product at a discounted price in exchange for my honest review.
Date published: 2021-09-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Quality Lens [This review was collected as part of a promotion.] I have a thing for Sony lens and adding SEL50F25G Sony FE 50mm F2.5 G Full-frame ultra-compact G Lens to my collection was a natural way for me to get more quality images and video. I've been using this interchangeable lens kit with my Sony VG900 and man I am happy I bought it. First of all, the build quality is something you can expect from Sony. Next, if you have the right conditions and Sony camera, your images will shine and with this lens you can create some masterpieces. Your night shots will also depend on the right conditions, otherwise you may see some noise. I like how easy it is to change your lens and get to shooting. I'd say keep your caps and store it in your special lens bag, avoid hot or super cold temps (speaking from the experience) when storing it. Thanks Sony for making quality stuff for photo enthusiasts. I received this product at a discounted price in exchange for my honest opinion.
Date published: 2021-08-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing lens with great ease of use [This review was collected as part of a promotion.] While Sony has always been a leader in building some of the greatest camera lenses, this product is amazing and reassures my trust in the brand. The lens is really compact considering it's capabilities. This also makes it very easy to carry anymore, especially if you want to carry multiple ones for your photography needs. It is great for taking shots anymore and in any condition. The pictures that are taken, come out to be very sharp, smooth and clear. I would highly recommend it to anyone in the market looking for a new lens with similar specs. I received this product at a discounted rate in exchange of my honest review.
Date published: 2021-08-25
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