A Deep Review of the Sony FE 50mm f/1.4 GM Lens

A good wide-aperture 50mm lens is one of the most versatile optics a photographer can own, capable of comfortably tackling a huge range of genres and needs. For Sony users, the new FE 50mm f/1.4 GM offers the promise of high-level performance and image quality in a relatively portable package. This excellent video review takes an in-depth look at everything you can expect from it in practice. 

Coming to you from Dustin Abbott, this deep video review takes a look at the new Sony FE 50mm f/1.4 GM lens. A member of the company's esteemed G Master series, the FE 50mm f/1.4 brings with it a wide range of impressive features, including:

  • Two XA (extreme aspherical) elements for reduced aberrations and distortion and improved sharpness
  • One ED (extra-low dispersion) glass element for reduced chromatic aberrations and improved clarity
  • Nano AR Coating II for reduced ghosting and deeper contrast
  • Circular 11-blade diaphragm for especially smooth bokeh
  • Two XD Linear Motors for fast and quiet autofocus suitable for both photo and video applications
  • De-clickable aperture ring for video
  • Two customizable focus hold buttons
  • Linear Response manual focus ring
  • Dust- and moisture-resistant construction

Altogether, the FE 50mm f/1.4 GM looks like a very nice lens that should please a lot of users. Check out the video above for Frost's full thoughts on it. 

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Alex Cooke is a Cleveland-based portrait, events, and landscape photographer. He holds an M.S. in Applied Mathematics and a doctorate in Music Composition. He is also an avid equestrian.

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As a Canon user I drool over a lens like this. Small, fast and high quality.