Sony FE 50mm F1.2 GM Review

March 30, 2021 | Mark Goldstein | Rating star Rating star Rating star Rating star Rating star

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After launching its original Alpha 7 twins in 2013, Sony initially had the nascent full-frame mirrorless market all to itself. It set about building a fairly conventional lens range, led by high-end f/1.4 primes and f/2.8 zooms. In 2016 it released the Zeiss-badged FE 50mm F1.4 ZA, but while we were blown away by the lens’s spectacular image quality, we couldn’t help but lament its excessive size and weight – something of a theme with Sony’s designs of the time.
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The Sony 50mm f1.2 G Master becomes the best quality standard lens for the e-mount to date, delivering the razor-sharp details and smooth rendering we’ve come to recognise from Sony’s premium lens series. It’s sharp across the frame, even wide-open at f1.2, performs well throughout its focusing range from near to far, and is well-featured with weather-sealing, a de-clickable aperture ring, rubber-tipped lens hood and focusing that’s smooth, fast and quiet
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