The type of photography that you are planning to use is an important decision factor. Here we have evaluated the Sony FE 50mm F2.8 Macro and the Sony E 50mm F1.8 OSS 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 E 50mm F1.8 OSS with a length of 62mm is 9mm shorter. Besides being longer, the Sony FE 50mm F2.8 Macro also has a larger diameter of 71mm compared to Sony E 50mm F1.8 OSS's 62mm diameter.
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 E 50mm F1.8 OSS weighs 202g, 14% (34g) lighter than the Sony FE 50mm F2.8 Macro's weight of 236g.
Both Sony FE 50mm F2.8 Macro and Sony E 50mm F1.8 OSS 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.