A Review of the Fantastic Sony FE 50mm f/1.2 GM Lens

When it comes to do-it-all lenses, few can tackle a wider variety of needs and shooting scenarios than a high-quality 50mm lens with a wide aperture, which is suitable for anything from portraits to low-light events coverage. For Sony shooters, the FE 50mm f/1.2 GM offers the company's best design features and capabilities, and this exellent video review takes a look at the image quality and performance you can expect from it in practice. 

Coming to you from Benj Haisch, this awesome video review takes a look at the Sony FE 50mm f/1.2 GM lens. As a part of Sony's highly respected G Master line, this lens come with an impressive range of features, including: 

  • Three XA (extreme aspherical) elements for reduced distortion and spherical aberrations and increased sharpness, even when shot wide open
  • Nano AR Coating II for reduced flares and ghosting and deeper contrast 
  • Rounded 11-blade diaphragm for smoother bokeh
  • Four XD Linear motors for fast and quiet autofocus and Linear Response manual focus control
  • Customizable Focus Hold button
  • De-clickable aperture ring
  • Dust- and moisture-sealing for working in difficult conditions
  • Fluorine front element coating to reduce fingerprints, moisture, and dust

Altogether, the 50mm f/1.2 GM looks like an impressive option. Check out the video above for Haisch's full thoughts. 

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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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