|Lens||Sony FE 50mm f/1.2 GM||Canon RF 50mm f/1.2L USM</a>||Nikkor Z 50mm f/1.2 S|
|Dimensions (ø x L)||3.4 x 4.3″ (87 x 108 mm)||3.54 x 4.25″ (89.8 x 108 mm)||3.5 x 5.9″ (89.5 x 150 mm)|
|Weight||1.71 lb (778 g)||2.09 lb (950 g)||2.4 lb (1090 g)|
|Filter Size||72mm (Front)||77mm (Front)||82mm (Front)|
|Optical Design||14 Elements in 10 Groups||15 Elements in 9 Groups||17 Elements in 15 Groups|
|XA (extreme aspherical) element||Yes||No||No|
|Diaphragm Blades||11, Rounded||10, Rounded||9, Rounded|
|Minimum Focus Distance||15.7″ (40 cm)||15.7″ (40 cm)||18″ (45 cm)|
|Auto Focus Type||Four XD Linear Motors||USM Rotational Stepping Motor||Linear Stepping Motor|
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).
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3 thoughts on “Tale of the Tape: Sony FE 50mm F1.2 GM -VS- Canon & Nikon”
Hi, please let me know how you have decided that the Sony is sharper than the other two. It doesn’t seem to be the case. Thanks.
MFT Lens Charts and independent lens tests both show Sony FE 50mm F1.2 GM is sharper – especially in the corners.
I had chance recently to test the 3 lenses the same day, in a photo club.
Ok, cameras were different (A7 iii, Eos R and Z6), but I had 2 feelings :
– the Sony 50 1.2 is the more funny to use, because it’s far more compact and lighter, and the Nikkor is too big and heavy
– BUT : I found the Sony outputs too “normal”, I liked much more the rendering of the Canon and Nikon (especialy color rendition, …).