The type of photography that you are planning to use is an important decision factor. Here we have evaluated the Sony FE 50mm F2.5 G and the Sony FE 50mm F2.8 Macro for their suitability to various photography scenarios:
Size and Weight Comparison
Size of a lens is an important deciding factor when comparing two lenses.Sony FE 50mm F2.8 Macro is the longer of the two lenses at 71mm. The Sony FE 50mm F2.5 G with a length of 45mm is 26mm shorter. Besides being longer, the Sony FE 50mm F2.8 Macro also has a larger diameter of 71mm compared to Sony FE 50mm F2.5 G's 68mm diameter.
Below you can find the scaled side by side image of Sony FE 50mm F2.5 G and Sony FE 50mm F2.8 Macro to get a better idea of how their size compare in real life.
Weight of a lens is as important as its external dimensions, especially if you are planning to hand hold your camera and lens combination for longer periods. Sony FE 50mm F2.5 G weighs 174g, which means it is 62g (26%) lighter than the Sony FE 50mm F2.8 Macro which has a weight of 236g.
Both Sony FE 50mm F2.5 G and Sony FE 50mm F2.8 Macro has the same Sony E lens mount. Some of the latest released cameras that are compatible with the Sony E lenses are Sony A7R V, Sony FX30 and Sony A7 IV.