October 3, 2023


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Sony’s New 50mm F/1.4 GM Lens: Small & Mild

Sony just announced its latest G Master lens, the FE 50mm f/1.4 GM lens, which joins the bigger, quicker and dearer ($2,000 vs. $1,300) 50mm f/1.2 lens within the GM lineup. Whereas picture high quality topped the listing of standards when designing the brand new 50mm glass, mobility was additionally an vital objective—usually a difficult activity for huge aperture lenses.

Sony 50mm f/1.4 GM lens
The Sony FE 50mm F1.4 G Grasp lens is small and lightweight.

At 3 ¼ x 3 7/8 inches and 18.3 ounces, the 50mm f/1.4 GM lens is relatively small and lightweight. The brand new Sigma 50mm f/1.4 lens, for instance, is just a few ounces heavier (roughly 23 ounces) and ½-inch longer. Nevertheless, the Sony 50mm f/1.2 GM lens is comparatively hefty at 3.5 x 4.38 inches and about 27.5 ounces. So, Sony achieved its objective to make a smaller and lighter bigger aperture 50mm lens.

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Whereas 50mm lenses are commonplace for nonetheless images, its versatility will enchantment to videographers as properly. Because of twin XD linear motors, autofocus pace seems to be promising as does the potential for silent operation by de-clicking the aperture ring. Though huge aperture lenses are likely to have focus respiratory points, Sony claims to have diminished focus respiratory with this lens. The lens will also be used with Sony’s respiratory compensation function in suitable cameras.

Different notable options embrace an Iris Lock—Sony’s first prime with this function. The lens is provided with twin, programmable focus maintain buttons for an environment friendly workflow. A newly designed 11-blade iris to ship clean and beautiful bokeh and the lens is mud and moisture proof. Minimal focus distance is sort of good as properly—as shut as 16.14 inches with AF; 14.95 inches with guide focus.

Though we haven’t had any hands-on time with the brand new lens, early pattern photos look wonderful with plenty of element and beautiful bokeh. Past the promise of pace and lovely photographs, we’re big followers of the 50mm area of view. It not solely represents the best way we see the world by way of our eyes however it’s a extremely versatile lens that matches with any variety of completely different photographic eventualities.

The Sony full-frame 50mm f/1.4 GM lens might be obtainable in Could for an estimated $1,300.