Sony Shows Sensibly Sized FE 50mm F1.2 GM Lens

From PC Mag: Sony's latest full-frame G Master lens is a fresh take on an extra-bright prime. The FE 50mm F1.2 GM sports an angle of view that's not really wide or telephoto, but it's versatile—good for snapshots, portraits, and day-to-day photography.

It's Sony's first prime that opens up to F1.2, but unlike recent entries from rivals Canon and Sony, the FE 50mm F1.2 GM isn't any bigger than an F1.4 prime. The barrel is a little wider than the current-generation FE 50mm F1.4 ZA, but the new lens is the same weight, about 1.7 pounds.

For comparison, look at the Canon RF 50mm F1.2 L USM and Nikkor Z 50mm F1.2 S, which are noticeably bigger and denser—the Nikon weighs 2.4 pounds.

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