I can finally say it. They are real and they are SPECTACULAR!
In the past, there was always a trade-off between sharpness and bokeh. You could get one or the other – but not both. Sony G Master lenses are designed to combine both the ultimate in sharpness with spectacular bokeh.
XA Extreme Aspherical Lens Elements are designed to resolve an industry-best 50 line pairs per mm and with surface polished within tolerances of 0.01 microns for extremely smooth falloff in out-of-focus areas.
These lenses look and feel SOLID just as you’d expect from a top-end pro lenses. Mirrorless camera design has allowed Sony’s lens designers to place larger than normal lens elements closer to the body for better optical performance than possible with a DSLR with a mirror box. This also improves the camera-lens balance placing the heft of the lens right in the palm of your hand.
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