Sony 50mm f/2.8 Macro

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A small, but superbly sharp Macro lens that can also be used as a general purpose 50mm prime lens. Provides true 1:1 image size and can focus as closely as 7.9 inches from the front objective. A focus range limiter and a focus hold button allow it to autofocus quite accurately when shooting Macro, but it has a classic wide-range manual focus for focusing the more difficult Macro shots.

Roger Cicala

Roger's Take

Roger Cicala

President of LensRentals.com

I’m generally not a fan of 50mm Macro lenses, I prefer the working distance of 100mm lenses. But there’s no question that the smaller size of a 50mm Macro is very convenient to carry, and a 50mm can double as a walk-around or portrait lens. I really enjoyed shooting with the 50mm Macro, though. Of course, it’s sharp, but I was a bit surprised how nice and smooth the out-of-focus highlights were. Also, shooting on an A900, I was a bit surprised at how nice and narrow the depth of field is wide open. It worked well as a Macro, but also superbly as a 50mm prime: as sharp at infinity as it was up close.

Filter Size
55mm (nonrotating front element)
0.7 lb (without tripod collar)
Minimum Focusing Distance
0.6 feet
Maximum Magnification
Angle of view: (full frame)
47 degrees
Zoom method
Image Stabilization
Focusing System
Front element extending, Auto Clutch, Focus Hold button, focus range limiter
Aperture Blades
7, circular
Low Dispersion Elements
Aspherical Elements
Weather Resistant
Sony Alpha

LensRentals.com offers rentals ranging in length from 1 to 90 days. The shopping cart will automatically update the quoted price as you adjust the length of your rental. Our most common rental periods are shown below:

Rental Period Waiver Price Rental Price Total Price Approximate Day Rate
3 days $5.00 $31.00 $36.00 $12.00
4 days $5.00 $34.00 $39.00 $9.75
7 days $7.00 $45.00 $52.00 $7.43
10 days $9.00 $61.00 $70.00 $7.00
14 days $12.00 $79.00 $91.00 $6.50
21 days $16.00 $106.00 $122.00 $5.81
30 days $21.00 $133.00 $154.00 $5.13
45 days $27.00 $173.00 $200.00 $4.44
60 days $32.00 $203.00 $235.00 $3.92
90 days $41.00 $261.00 $302.00 $3.36
Rental Period Rental Price Approximate Day Rate
3 days $31.00 $10.33
4 days $34.00 $8.50
7 days $45.00 $6.43
10 days $61.00 $6.10
14 days $79.00 $5.64
21 days $106.00 $5.05
30 days $133.00 $4.43
45 days $173.00 $3.84
60 days $203.00 $3.38
90 days $261.00 $2.90

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