We recently finished our review of the Sony 50mm f1.2 G Master.
A little while back, we published our Sony 50mm f1.2 G Master review. The lens is pretty awesome overall. It boasts weather sealing, sharp image quality, beautiful bokeh, lens flare, and fast autofocus. But if you’re aware of what’s out there, you’ll probably be a little tempted to look at the others. At least that’s what we found in our comparison to Canon’s offering. Find out our summation in this latest 5 Minute Camera review.
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Sony 50mm f1.2 G Master Lens Overview
Here’s a quote from our conclusions in the full review:
The Sony 50mm f1.2 G Master is a fantastic lens overall, objectively speaking. The autofocus performance is quick and accurate in lots of cases. It will serve street photographers, portrait photographers, and any other professional or passionate photographer well. As we saw, it’s going to also stand up to the elements pretty well. Within the FE lens lineup, it’s the fastest aperture lens. It also has incredibly smooth bokeh, sharp optics, and decent color. Personally speaking, I like it more on the Sony a7r III more. We don’t need more megapixels. In all my years, I’m personally shocked that I’m finding myself saying that.
If you’re a 55mm f1.8 FE lens owner, you don’t really need this lens. You’ll gain a bit more light, smoother bokeh, more weight, an aperture ring, and less room in your camera bag. Again, I don’t think I’m upgrading. My 55mm f1.8 serves me incredibly well.
If you’re considering coming over to the Sony system from Canon, rest assured that you’re fine. Canon’s competitive lens renders smoother bokeh somehow or another. It’s also got better color. And for what it’s worth, I’ve never shot a portrait with a Canon lens that I didn’t like. It’s impossible to look bad with Canon optics straight out of the camera. But with Sony, you’re going to need to do some skin smoothing for sure.
Do I approve of this lens? Sure. It’s winning our Editor’s Choice award. The Sony 50mm f1.2 G Master gets 5 out of 5 stars. Want one? Check out Amazon for the latest prices.
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