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Compact F1.2 prime lens w/ awe-inspiring G Master resolution and bokeh
The FE 50mm F1.2 GM uses Sony’s latest techniques including advanced optical simulation and manufacturing technology to deliver awe-inspiring G Master resolution and bokeh with a wide F1.2 aperture in a surprisingly compact and lightweight design. Three XA (extreme aspherical) elements and Nano AR coating II contribute to high-contrast, high-resolution results with corner-to-corner sharpness and dramatically reduced chromatic and spherical aberration, flare and ghosting. A floating focus mechanism ensures that full resolution is maintained throughout the image area from infinity to close focus. Despite its compact size and light weight, the FE 50mm F1.2 GM delivers incredible resolution and contrast from the image center right out to the corners.
F1.2 max aperture for extraordinary brightness and depth of field
The F1.2 max aperture provides extraordinary brightness and shallow depth of field, allowing you to isolate your subject from the foreground and background with amazing light gathering capabilities when shooting wide open. The unique combination of wide F1.2 aperture with 11 circular aperture blades and three XA (extreme aspherical) lens elements deliver on the G Master promise of ultra-sharp in-focus areas of your image with beautifully soft defocused bokeh. The fast F1.2 aperture is not only good for shallow depth of field, but ideal for situations that require more light gathering capabilities like indoor, night and astral photography, making this lens perfect for any occasion.
Three (XA) Extreme Aspheric elements for stunning resolution
The FE 50mm F1.2 GM incorporates three extremely precise XA (extreme aspherical) elements - manufactured to 0.01-micron surface precision - in an innovative optical design that achieves awe-inspiring G Master resolution throughout the image area, while delivering smooth, creamy bokeh in out-of-focus areas. Three XA elements compensate for coma, field curvature, and astigmatism, that can be problems with large-aperture optics. These elements also enable closer focusing distance and contribute to the compact and lightweight design.
Nano AR coating II enhances clarity
Sony’s advanced Nano AR (anti-reflective) Coating II has been developed for large and highly curved lens element surfaces to suppress internal reflections and minimize flare and ghosting for clear, well-defined images. This advanced coating is evenly applied to entire element surfaces; despite the lens's wide aperture, the Nano AR Coating II maintains high clarity and contrast throughout the entire image, even in difficult backlit situations.
Four XD Extreme Dynamic Linear motors for fast, precise autofocus
The FE 50mm F1.2 G Master lens incorporates a precision internal focus mechanism consisting of two focus groups and four XD (extreme dynamic) Linear Motors that easily keep up with the high-speed capabilities of today’s most demanding continuous shooting and high frame rate video. They take advantage of their full autofocus speed, precision, and tracking potential to capture the most dynamic subjects.
Linear response MF for precise manual focus control
Linear Response MF (manual focus) ensures that the focus ring responds directly and linearly to subtle control when focusing manually. Focus ring rotation translates directly to a corresponding change in focus, so control feels immediate and precise in both still and movie modes.
Built for both worlds: Ideal for still and video creators
The FE 50mm F1.2 G Master lens has clear advantages for moviemaking. With a standard 50mm angle of view on full frame bodies and 75mm on APS-C bodies or Super-35 cameras. Three XD (Extreme Dynamic) Linear Motors for fast, precise autofocus and tracking, a bright F1.2 maximum aperture for beautifully defocused background bokeh, excellent close-up performance and a class leading compact and lightweight design makes this lens ideal for all types of content creators. In addition to the small size and light weight, its internal focus design makes it convenient for use on compact gimbals or grips for vlogging and other applications.
Manual aperture ring with switchable click stops
In addition to providing the fast, hands-on response required for still and moviemaking applications, the FE 50mm F1.2 G Master lens’s aperture ring includes a switch that turns its click stops on or off: ON for tactile feedback when shooting stills, or OFF for silent control when shooting movies. The combination of XD Linear Motors and the quiet operation available when the click stops are off is not only great for smooth, seamless aperture control when shooting movies, but also for shooting theater, concerts, and events where noise must be minimized.
Focal Length: 50mm
Maximum Aperture: f1.2
Minimum Aperture: f16
Lens Construction: 14 elements in 10 groups
Minimum Focus Distance: 40cm
Lens Mount: E-Mount
Filter Size: 72mm
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