DxOMark has tested the new Sony FE 50mm f/2.8 Macro lens (Amazon / B&H Photo / Adorama) today. The Sony FE 50mm f/2.8 Macro lens is Sony’s first standard prime macro lens for Sony Alpha full frame mirrorless cameras. Tested on Sony Alpha a7R II, see the DxOMark result below:
Sony FE 50mm f/2.8 Macro Lens Vs. Zeiss Loxia 2/50 FE Lens Vs. Zeiss Sonnar T* 55mm f/1.8 Lens:
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.