Sony Electronics introduced Tuesday a new 50mm F2.8 macro E-mount lens will full-frame coverage for its DSLR line.

The Sony FE 50mm F2.8 Macro lens model SEL50M28 will carry a $499.99 suggested retail price when it hits retail shelves in September.

Read more on Sony’s 50mm F2.8 Macro lens after the jump:

The F2.8 aperture offers a high-quality bokeh blurred background effect that is ideal for portraits, while the lens’1:1 macro capability allows sharp close-up shots of subjects. A comprehensive range of controls including focus-mode switch, focus-range limiter and focus-hold button simplify use for a wide range of shots.

The lens offers a 6.3 inch minimum focusing distance and a wider field of view for capturing more background, compared to longer focal-length macro lenses.

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The lens weighs 8.4 oz., for convenient portability,  and is also dust and moisture resistant.

The new FE 50mm F2.8 Macro lens features an ED (Extra-low Dispersion) glass to effectively compensate for axial chromatic aberration at close focus.

Sony said the optical and mechanical construction of the lens has less glare and ghosting, even without a lens hood.

By Greg Tarr


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