The lens offers a 6.3 inch minimum focusing distance and weighs 8.4 oz.
The lens features an ED (Extra-low Dispersion ) glass to effectively compensate for axial chromatic aberration at close focus. The optical and mechanical construction of the lens delivers less glare and ghosting, even without a lens hood, says the company. The lens is also dust and moisture resistant.
The Sony FE 50 mm f/2.8 Macro will be available in September for about $650.