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

A 50mm lens with a wide aperture is one of the most versatile a photographer can carry, able to handle everything from portraits to low-light events coverage. For photographers looking for some of the best quality they can get from a 50mm lens, there is the Sony FE 50mm f/1.2 GM, and this great video review takes a look at the sort of performance and image quality you can expect from it in practice. 

Coming to you from Stefan Malloch, this great video review takes a look at the Sony FE 50mm f/1.2 GM lens. As part of the company's respected G Master line of lenses, the 50mm f/1.2 comes with a range of advanced features, including:

  • Three XA (extreme aspherical) elements for reduced distortion and spherical aberrations and increased sharpness
  • Nano AR Coating II for reduced flares and ghosting and deeper contrast 
  • Four XD Linear motors for fast and quiet autofocus suitable for both photos and video
  • Linear Response manual focus
  • Customizable Focus Hold button
  • De-clickable aperture ring for video work
  • Dust- and moisture-sealing
  • Fluorine front element coating for resistance to fingerprints, moisture, and dust
  • Rounded 11-blade diaphragm for smoother bokeh

Altogether, the 50mm f/1.2 GM looks quite impressive. Check out the video above for Malloch's full thoughts on the lens. 

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Tony Northrup's picture

I absolutely love this lens. I use it most for portraits; shooting at f/1.2 creates this really striking bokeh without that telephoto look that flattens features. The Canon 50 f/1.2 is also amazing, but the Sony is so much lighter that I find myself more likely to bring it with me.

Mohammed Alamin's picture

I got this lens through a Sony competition that I won and I must say it's leaps and bounds above anything I know.