Sony’s latest full-frame G Master lens is a new addition to the very bright Prime lens. The FE 50mm F1.2 GM has a wide-angle and non-telescopic angle of view but is versatile for snapshots, portraits, and everyday photography.
Sony FE Weight
This is the first Sony lens to open in F1.2, but unlike recent rivals Canon and Sony, the FE 50mm F1.2 GM is no larger than the F1.4. The barrel is slightly wider than the current generation FE 50mm F1.4 ZA, but the new lens weighs the same at around 1.7 pounds.
For comparison, take a look at the Canon RF 50mm F1.2 L USM and Nikkor Z 50mm F1.2 S. They are significantly larger and denser, and the Nikon weighs 2.4 lbs.
Sony FE Specification
The Sony 50mm f / 1.2 GM includes a dedicated aperture ring that allows you to switch from click to antialiasing using the switch on the lens barrel. The barrel also has a lens function button and an AF / MF switch. All buttons and rings are weatherproof and, like any other G Master lens, are waterproof and dustproof. The front element is also coated with fluorine.
Autofocus is driven by four XD linear motors. The XD the motor provides the thrust needed to quickly move between two large focal groups within the lens that are part of the floating focus mechanism. The closest focal length of the lens is 0.4m and the maximum magnification is 0.17x.
Optically, the lens is made up of 14 elements in 10 groups. Of these 14 elements, there are three XA lenses. The XA element affects the sharpness of the entire frame, but the XA element also contributes to a very smooth bokeh due to the precise shape of the surface.
Sony FE Price and Availability
The FE 50mm F1.2 GM lens is a welcome addition to the Sony catalog. This is not the first F1.2 in the system. The Sigma beat Sony in achieving a 35mm F1.2 DG DN wide-angle image, but the smaller size made the Sony more practical to carry.
We want to release the lens at this rate, but it’s not ready for release yet. Sony expects it to go on sale around May 13 in the US for $ 1999.99 and in Canada for $ 2599.99.