Compact, superbly-built standard prime lens
This standard prime lens packs the high image quality and beautiful bokeh of the G Lens into a compact design with superb build quality and intuitive operability. It's the ideal lens for shooting casual portraits. The fast, precise and quiet AF is ideal for shooting both stills and movies, ensuring capture of those vital moments.
Compact and lightweight for constant carrying and comfortable shooting
The mechanical design takes maximum advantage of state-of-the-art optics with an effective layout of two aspherical lens elements, and the short flange back unique to mirrorless cameras, to realise stunning compactness and a weight of only 174 g (6.2 oz). The lens is ideal for shooting casual outdoor portraits or snaps, or movie shooting with a gimbal. Mobility is delivered by the compact design that matches both full-frame and APS-C bodies.
Beautiful natural bokeh
A 7-blade circular aperture is provided, with precise control of the spherical aberration that affects bokeh delivering the beautiful natural bokeh of the G Lens.
Double linear motors for fast, precise and quiet AF
Two linear motors deliver fast, precise AF with superb tracking performance that maximises camera body performance to capture decisive moments in street snaps, expression changes in portraits and the like. The fast, precise and quiet AF with superb tracking performance is ideal for shooting movies as well as stills.
Excellent close-up performance
A minimum focus distance of 35 cm (1.15 ft) (AF) / 31 cm (1.02 ft) (MF) and magnification of 0.18x (AF) / 0.21x (MF) make the lens useful in many situations like table photography or shooting close-ups of flowers or small objects you find around town with a blurred background that makes the subject stand out.
State-of-the-art optics, using two aspherical elements and one ED (Extra-low Dispersion) glass element, deliver high resolution and suppress colour fringing in all parts of the image. Delivering high corner-to-corner resolution and beautiful bokeh, the SEL50F25G is an excellent compact, lightweight full frame lens for cityscapes, landscapes and videography, these features making it an excellent portrait lens too.
BEAUTIFULLY SMOOTH BACKGROUNDS
A 7-blade circular aperture on this Sony lens creates beautiful circular background bokeh defocus effects with a large F2.5 aperture.
FAST AND PRECISE
Two linear motors deliver fast, precise AF with excellent tracking capability, fully utilising the continuing rapid advances in the speed performance of camera bodies. Taking maximum advantage of this performance, tracking is maintained despite instantaneous changes in subject motion, making the lens ideal for situations like snap shooting of moving subjects. You'll never miss a shot with this lightweight and compact lens.
SUPERB BUILD QUALITY
The high-quality build uses metal (aluminium) for the exterior finish and hood, achieving a sophisticated look, contributing to increased strength and durability. The iris ring indices, focal length markings, and Sony logo on the hood of the 50mm lens, are engraved rather than printed, giving a finish with a sophisticated feel.
GREAT FOR MOVIE SHOOTING
The fast, precise AF with excellent tracking performance delivered by two linear motors is also quiet, making this FE lens ideal for both still and movie shooting. A great 50mm view, intuitive operability, in a compact, lightweight design.