Sony's G Master series is highly regarded for offering some of the best lenses available on the market. Renowned for providing impeccable photographs and video footage, the line up was missing a focal length - A beloved prime focal length that is used by every photographer or videographer at some point in their journey. With an advanced and intricate optical structure, this Sony FE 50mm f1.2 prime lens maintains the flawless quality of the Sony G Master lens range and offers that very classic focal length. The lens structure is made up of 14 elements, arranged in 10 groups and includes 1 aspherical and XA (extreme aspherical) elements. This 50mm is afforded the very same impressive AF performance seen in the G Master series, which is made possible by the use of 4 XD (Extreme Dynamic) Linear motors that deliver fast, precise, and quiet AF. Finally, The f1.2, 11 bladed aperture provides enhanced low-light performance and control of depth-of-field.
Sony FE 50mm f1.2 G Master Lens Key Features:
- Part of the esteemed, premium Sony G Master lens range
- Provides incredible image quality, rich in clarity and contrast
- Delivers outstanding resolution with edge-to-edge sharpness
- Full-frame 50mm focal length is perfect for professional portraiture
- Wide and fast F1.2 aperture offers expressive depth-of-field control
- Circular 11-blade aperture creates beautiful circular bokeh effects
- Impressive close-up performance for dynamic perspectives
- Advanced lens structure is comprised of 14 elements in 10 groups
- Three XA (extreme aspherical) elements for increased quality
- Sony's new Nano AR Coating II significantly minimises flare and ghosting
- 4 XD (Extreme Dynamic) Linear Motors deliver fast and accurate focusing
- Dust and moisture resistant design allows you to shoot in adverse conditions
- Flourine coatings on the front and rear elements help keep your lens clean
- An ideal, expressive lens for both photography and videography
Expanded Sony FE 50mm f1.2 G Master Lens Key Features:
Outstanding Optical Performance
The advanced and intricate optical structure of the Sony FE 50mm f1.2 G Master prime lens is how this lens is able to capture faultless, ultra-high-quality images and video footage. This structure is comprised of 14 glass elements arranged into 10 groups, which includes the use of three XA (extreme aspherical) elements and a single aspherical element. Combined, these high-quality lenses provide high-resolution, clarity-rich images with edge-to-edge sharpness and accurate colour rendition. To further increase the quality that this lens can capture, Sony's use of their Nano AR Coating II significantly reduces internal reflections that would otherwise plague your images with flare and ghosting. This coating has been specially designed, even allowing you to confidently shoot in backlit scenes e.g. landscapes or controlled studio spaces where bright light causes issues.
Right off the bat, the notion of an f1.2 aperture evokes ideas of expressive control over depth-of-field and selective focus. It does just that, and thanks to the advanced Extreme Asheperical lens elements, edge-to-edge sharpness is ensured even whilst wide open at f1.2. Of course, providing a maximum aperture of f1.2, and when used with Sony's FE Mirrorless Cameras, such as the Sony A7 III, you're afforded the flexibility and freedom to shooting in low-light situations and still maintain image quality and resolution. Finally, the wide f1.2, 11-bladed aperture diaphragm is able to recreate that undeniably signature G Master bokeh defocus effect, helping you create dramatic and professional images/videos.
Lightning Fast and Accurate
For a prime lens, this is larger than others on the market but that's not without power behind it. To drive the complex lens structure Sony has incorporated four XD (Extreme Dynamic) Linear motors which themselves feature an advanced construction that is able to provide super-fast and highly accurate autofocusing. When pairing this lens and it's AF system with a Sony FE Mirrorless camera body makes for a formidable duo, and internal focusing ensures minimised focus breathing which makes it an incredible lens for video work, delivering smooth, fast and accurate focusing.
The Sony G Master Range
Sony has truly redefined what a camera lens is capable of with its G Master range. The combination of high-resolution capabilities and the aesthetic of bokeh provide creators with the tools to capture stunning visuals in a variety of shooting environments. They add extensive details and texture to the frame, along with stunning bokeh - each lens is individually tested and adjusted to achieve maximum quality. In addition to this, the Sony FE 50mm f1.2 G Master Lens features a dust and moisture resistant design, which along with versatile lens barrel controls, offers your enhanced flexibility in the ways you can capture footage.
What's in the box?
- 1 x Sony FE 50mm f1.2 G Master Lens
- 1 x Lens Hood
- 1 x Lens front cap
- 1 x Lens rear cap
- 1 x Case
Sony FE 50mm f1.2 G Master Lens Sample Images:
Images taken by our very own Amy Moore.
Is this lens compatible with the Sony A6500?
Because this is an FE lens, it will mount onto a Sony A6500. However, a crop factor of 1.5X will be applied to the focal length.
Is this lens good for video?
This is ideal for both stills and video work. Its AF performance and f1.2 aperture mean you have enhanced control for both disciplines, and the lens structure will provide the incredible image quality to match.
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