Sony has just launched its brightest ever lens for Alpha cameras – a 50mm f/1.2 GM (or ‘G Master’) lens that’s aimed at experienced road, portrait, and video clip shooters.
The significantly-rumored lens, which has been created for pro bodies like the Sony A7R IV and Sony A1, is a piece of flagship glass that’s right here to demonstrate off what is actually probable on with the most up-to-date E-Mount cameras.
The 50mm focal duration is renowned for being a digital camera bag important and gives a equivalent discipline of watch to the human eye, making it a multipurpose solution for all types of photography.
What’s intriguing about the 50mm f/1.2 GM is its mix of that brilliant maximum aperture – which promises to supply some breathtaking bokeh (or track record blur) – and its rather compact, lightweight proportions.
Impressively, the 50mm f/1.2 GM weighs accurately the same (778g) as the more mature Planar T FE 50mm f/1.4 ZA, which allows in appreciably significantly less light (about fifty percent a quit significantly less) owing to its f/1.4 aperture. It is really also very similar in dimension to Canon’s RF 50mm F1.2L USM, and smaller sized than its Nikon equal.
Sony’s new 50mm f/1.2 is its 13th ‘G Master’ lens, which is a sub-manufacturer that it produced again in 2016 to denote its greatest-excellent lenses. This indicates the new 50mm primary also arrives with the most recent improvements in lens design and autofocus powers.
This involves 4 XD linear motors that are rapid adequate to preserve up with the requires of Sony’s hottest AF methods, and powerful plenty of to transfer all over the lens’ 10 groups of 14 glass components. If former GM lenses, like the Sony FE 35mm f/1.4 GM, are something to go by, you can also expect that autofocus to be close to-silent.
Even further boosting its premium billing, the 50mm f/1.2 GM also has Sony’s latest Nano AR Coating II, which guarantees to minimize interior reflections so that ghosting and flare challenges are saved to a minimum amount. The lens’ 11-blade circular aperture should really also create tremendous-easy bokeh, specially with close-ups – with the lens capable of focusing on objects from as close as 15.7 inches / 40 cm.
By natural means, all of this overall performance arrives at a value. The Sony 50mm f/1.2 GM prices $1999 / £2,100 (all over AU$3,765), with the on-sale day dependent on the place you stay – in the US it’s expected to arrive in mid-May possibly, even though those in the Uk will be capable to get their hands on a person in April.
We are in the approach of screening the 50mm f/1.2 GM – the unofficial notes from the subject so significantly involve the phrases “damn sharp” and “chic”, but we are going to bring you our official verdict on no matter whether it can justify that significant price tag tag really quickly.