Sony is becoming an optical powerhouse in its own right, and it has a lot to be proud of in the new Sony FE 50mm f/1.2 GM, for which few efforts were spared on the optics, focusing prowess, or overall design. Even onion-ring bokeh has been eliminated, according to Sony.
And it seems that the 50/1.2 GM has been designed both optically and mechanically to be the ideal lens for the new Sony A1—it’s no accident that the two are appearing within a week of each other.
Yes, the 50/1.2 GM is likely a lens for which you buy the camera as an accessory. But oddly enough the Sony A1 may be the camera you buy to get the best out of a few special lenses.
I offer some overview coverage at the outset, and of course I am eager to review the 50/1.2 GM.
I wonder whether the Sony FE 50mm f/1.2 GM might match or even outperform the Voigtlander FE 50mm f/2 APO-Lanthar. Certainly its illumination at f/2 will be much superior, ditto for its rendering style.
And if the 50/1.2 GM doesn’t appeal, there are at least 22 other 50mm lens choices.