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

The new Sony FE 50mm f/1.4 GM lens is here, and it brings with it some of the company's most advanced features and capabilities along with the promise of top-level performance and image quality, all at a surprisingly good price. Can it provide all that in practice? This fantastic video review takes a look at everything you can expect. 

Coming to you from Christopher Frost, this great video review takes a look at the new Sony FE 50mm f/1.4 GM lens. As part of the company's esteemed G Master line, the FE 50mm f/1.4 GM comes with a variety of impressive features, including: 

  • Two XA (extreme aspherical) elements for reduced aberrations and distorting and increased sharpness
  • One ED (extra-low dispersion) glass element for reduced chromatic aberration and increased clarity
  • Nano AR Coating II for fewer flares and reduced ghosting and deeper contrast
  • Circular 11-blade diaphragm for particularly smooth bokeh
  • Two XD Linear Motors for quick and quiet autofocus 
  • Internal focusing design
  • Minimum focusing distance of 16 inches
  • Iris lock switch 
  • De-clickable aperture ring for video work
  • Two focus hold buttons
  • Linear Response manual focus ring
  • Dust- and moisture-resistant construction
  • 3.7 inches long
  • Weight: 18 ounces

Check out the video above for Frost's full thoughts on the new lens. 

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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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