New Sony G Master Lens

  By Ryley Smith

 

Sony has introduced a new G Master full-frame lens! Time to welcome the new, Sony FE 50mm F1.2 GM! With excellent resolution and the dramatic bokeh that the G Master line is known for, on top of industry-leading AF in a compact and lightweight design, the new FE 50mm F1.2 GM is ready to make its way into our hearts and camera bags. 

With a maximum aperture of F1.2, the FE 50mm F1.2 GM combines an impressively shallow depth of field for maximum creative expression with incredible light-gathering capabilities. This allows for faster shutter speeds and lower ISO in low light settings, making it ideal for portraits, wedding photography, video and more. With four XD (extreme dynamic) Linear Motors, the FE 50mm F1.2 GM can stay in focus, even at an extremely shallow depth-of-field, with fast, precise, quiet AF and tracking.

When precise focusing is required, especially when shooting 4K video with human eye tracking, the FE 50mm F1.2 GM allows the user to focus on composition thanks to its excellent response with minimum delay and low vibration. As well, the lens’s floating focus mechanism, controlled by its dedicated lens drive algorithm, achieves high resolution over the entire focus range, with a minimum focus distance of 1.32 feet.

A staple for G Master lenses is their stunning bokeh. The FE 50mm F1.2 GM creates dramatic G Master bokeh at the maximum F1.2 aperture to provide dimensionality to every image. Using the newly developed 11-blade circular aperture unit and fine-tuned optical design with minimal spherical aberration, the lens can achieve smooth, deep bokeh in both the foreground and background. The FE 50mm F1.2 GM also features the latest optics, including three XA (extreme aspherical) lens elements, that contribute to high resolution across the entire image and is maintained even when fully opened at F1.2. Thanks to Sony’s Nano AR Coating II the new lens also ensures clear images in backlit scenes and effectively minimizes internal reflections so that flare and ghosting do not occur. 

The FE 50mm F1.2 GM was designed with professional content creators in mind. With convenient controls and functions such as a Linear Response MF (Manual Focus), aperture ring with a click on/off switch, focus mode switch and two customizable focus hold buttons, the FE 50mm F1.2 GM combines easy operation with professional control. The FE 50mm F1.2 GM also features a dust and moisture resistant design and a fluorine front element coating that protects the lens from fingerprints, dust, water, oil and other contaminants. 

For more information on the Sony FE 50mm F1.2 GM, click here!

 

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Sony FE 50mm f1.2 GM

 

Author:

Ryley graduated in 2018 from the U of C, with a bachelor in Sociology. With a strong love for writing, and having dabbled in photography, she wanted to take her curious mind and put it towards a more fun and creative future. In her spare time, Ryley finds herself camping, skiing, and fishing. She also loves craft beer and interesting food, ideally together.