Sony’s 60th E-mount lens comes on the five years after the launch of the first Sony G Master lenses. As with all Sony G Master lenses, the Sony FE 50mm F1.2 GM ($1,998) is designed for both ultimate sharpness and beautiful bokeh. Other lens brands may offer one or the other – but not both.
The key to this combination are Sony’s XA Extreme Aspherical lens elements 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.
Additionally, Sony has made huge advancements over the last 5 years in terms of autofocus. Sony FE 50mm F1.2 features four XD linear focus motors capable of keeping up with Sony Alpha 1’s industry leading 120 focus adjustments per second.
Sony FE 50mm F1.2 GM measures 3.4 x 4.3″ / 87 x 108 mm (diameter x length)
Sony FE 50mm F1.2 GM tips the scales at 27.4 oz / 778 g
Sony FE 50mm F1.2 GM has a 72mm Front Filter Tread
Sony FE 50mm F1.2 GM includes two Customizable Focus Hold buttons, AF/MF Switch
Sony FE 50mm F1.2 GM is dust- and moisture-sealed for working in inclement weather.
There is no optical stabilization on this lens. Many Sony camera bodies have built-in sensor-shift stabilization.
Sony FE 50mm F1.2 GM features Dual XD Linear Floating Focus actuators just like those found in Sony FE 135mm F1.8 GM OSS for extremely fast and precise focus tracking and responsive Eye AF.
MINIMUM FOCUS DISTANCE:
Sony FE 50mm F1.2 GM minimum focus distance is 15.7″ (40 cm) and maximum magnification of 0.17x
Sony FE 50mm F1.2 GM has 11 rounded aperture blades for smooth, rounded bokeh
Sony FE 50mm F1.2 GM has a de-clickable aperture ring
Sony FE 50mm F1.2 GM covers Fullframe sensor and smaller.
Sony FE 50mm F1.2 GM features an advanced optical design of 14 Elements in 10 Groups including a series of XA, aspherical, Super ED, and ED elements, which combine to reduce a variety of aberrations and distortions for a high degree of sharpness, accurate rendering, and notable color accuracy. An updated Nano AR Coating II has also been applied, which suppresses flare and ghosting for greater contrast when working in bright and backlit conditions.
IN THE BOX:
Sony FE 50mm F1.2 GM comes with front & rear lens caps, lens hood & a padded lens pouch.
Sony FE 50mm F1.2 GM has a street price of $1,998 USD
Sony FE 50mm f/1.2 GM -vs- FE 50mm f/1.4 ZA
Sony FE 50mm f/1.2 G Master ($1,998) is half a stop faster, roughly the same size and weight and $500 more expensive than the Sony FE 50mm f/1.4 ZA ($1,498). Both offer exceptional image quality but the G Master offers better bokeh, faster autofocus and an aperture ring.
Sony FE 50mm f/1.2 GM -vs- Canon RF-vs- Nikkor Z
Sony FE 50mm f/1.2 G Master Lens ($1,998) is smaller, lighter, sharper, offers better bokeh, faster autofocus and yet somehow manages to come in cheaper than the Canon RF 50mm f/1.2L USM ($2,299) & Nikkor Z 50mm f/1.2 S ($2,097).