Sony FE 50mm F2.5 G Review

April 30, 2021 | Mark Goldstein | Rating star Rating star Rating star Rating star

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The Sony FE 50mm f2.5 G is a compact standard prime lens that aims for portability but also delivers on quality, even mounted on modern high-res bodies with the aperture wide-open. Details are sharp across the frame whether shooting closeups, portraits or landscape views, and the quality out-of-the-gate proves it’s very practical to shoot at the maximum aperture.
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The Sony FE 50mm f/2.5 is very close on focal length to similarly compact FE 40mm f/2.5 launched at the same time. Why would you want both? You probably wouldn’t, so it really comes down to which focal length you prefer. The FE 50mm f/2.5 isn’t just the classic ‘standard’ focal length, it also offers superb image quality and unexpectedly high-end features for both stills photography and video.
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March 2021 has seen a real Sony offensive when it comes to new lenses. First, they released a new fast standard, the Sony FE 50 mm f/1.2 GM, one week later adding three compact G series lenses, with 24, 40, and 50 mm focal lengths, to their line-up; among them the device with the widest angle of view is as fast as f/2.8 and these with longer focal lengths feature f/2.5 apertures.
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