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Sony Alpha A1
Sony FE 50mm f/1.2 GM

Examples: Backyard

This page shows some initial examples with the Sony FE 50mm f/1.2 GM, shot handheld and mostly wide open at f/1.2.

Includes images up to full camera resolution.

Tigger in crazy-cat mode

AF-S small-spot autofocus, not Eye AF. Focus nailed it, and Tigger is razor sharp on the whiskers and eyes and fur.

Sharpness cuts across the frame in a razor-thin strip of sharpness. That strip is beautifully sharp with strong micro contrast where focused in the center, but appears to fall off rapidly to a lower level which is sustained to the edges. Stopping down for performance is probably in order, but this is top notch for f/1.2.

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f1.2 @ 1/640 sec handheld electronic shutter, ISO 100; 2021-05-07 19:13:25
Sony A1 + Sony FE 50mm f/1.2 GM
RAW: LACA corrected, +20 Whites, +15 Clarity

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