Despite the fact that rumors about the upcoming release of a new 50-ruble lens from Sony have persistently appeared on the network , we decided to wait for the official release, and then take a closer look at the new product. So here we go: the Sony FE 50mm f / 1.2 GM is officially unveiled. This is a Sony E-mount G-Master lens, specially designed for full frame mirrorless models and featuring the widest f / 1.2 aperture in the entire Sony lens range.
In 2021, the Sony FE 35mm F / 1.4 GM high-aperture fixture was announced during the virtual CES exhibition, today it’s time for the classics. The fifty is usually in every photographer’s backpack, and the FE 50mm f / 1.2 GM closes the gap in the G-Master series, which now looks fuller. By the way, about the backpack – the novelty weighs 778 g, has a diameter of 87 mm and a length of 108 mm, so it won’t take up much space in a backpack.
The new Sony 50mm f / 1.2 G-Master looks like this:
This lens is quite compact.
“ We are delighted to present our 60th E-mount lens: the Sony FE 50mm F / 1.2 GM, which brings a new level of expression and usability to photography and video. The Sony FE 50mm F / 1.2 GM, our first F1.2 lens for the α (Alpha) brand, was designed without compromise to meet the changing needs of today’s content creators , ”said Vice President, Products & Imaging Solutions, Americas Sony Electronics Neil Manowitz.
The lens also has an 11 blade circular aperture. The minimum focusing distance is 40 centimeters. The maximum magnification is 0.17x.
The manufacturer reports that the Sony 50mm f / 1.2 G-Master keeps subjects in focus without error, even at shallow depth of field. This is possible thanks to four linear autofocus (XD) drives. Autofocus works when shooting 4K video with human eye tracking.
The Sony 50mm F / 1.2 G-Master weighs 778 grams. Length – 108 mm. Filter diameter – 72 mm. The optics housing is protected from water and dust. It is made of magnesium alloy.
The price of the new lens is $ 1999. It should appear on sale in the month of May 2021.