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


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

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


Maximum Aperturef/2.5
Minimum Aperturef/22
Focal Length50mm
Maximum Magnification0.18 x (AF), 0.21 x (MF)
Angle of view47°
Minimum Focus Distance1.15 ft (AF), 1.02 ft (MF) (0.35 m (AF), 0.31 m (MF))
Focus TypeAuto and Manual Focus
Image StabilizationYes
Diaphragm Blades7
Fixed Focal Length50mm
Lens FormatFull Frame Sensors
Lens TypePrime Lens


Lens MountSony E-Mount


Weight6.2 oz (174 g)

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