Sony FE 50mm f1.2 G Master Lens

Compatible Cameras:  Sony Venice/ FX9/ FX6/ FX3/ FS7/ A7s Series/ NEX Series


Sony FE 50mm f1.2 GM lens

Auto/ Manual Focus
High resolution lens (noticeably sharper than Canon L-Series)
Daily rate: £39

Recommended Accessories

Clip-on Matte Box £15
Lanparte Follow Focus (requires cog) £25

Our Thoughts:

The Sony 50 mm GM F1 .2 lens is very high quality and very fast it’s an ideal portrait lens if you’re having to work in low light conditions and with cameras like Sonys A7S Mark 3, FX six, FX nine, and FX three you can almost shoot in the dark and it’s also designed to work perfectly with the sophisticated auto focus systems on these cameras.

Sony FE 50mm f1.2 G Master Lens Key Features:

  • Part of the esteemed, premium Sony G Master lens range
  • Provides incredible image quality, rich in clarity and contrast
  • Delivers outstanding resolution with edge-to-edge sharpness
  • Full-frame 50mm focal length is perfect for professional portraiture
  • Wide and fast F1.2 aperture offers expressive depth-of-field control
  • Circular 11-blade aperture creates beautiful circular bokeh effects
  • Impressive close-up performance for dynamic perspectives
  • Advanced lens structure is comprised of 14 elements in 10 groups
  • Three XA (extreme aspherical) elements for increased quality
  • Sony’s new Nano AR Coating II significantly minimises flare and ghosting
  • 4 XD (Extreme Dynamic) Linear Motors deliver fast and accurate focusing
  • Dust and moisture resistant design allows you to shoot in adverse conditions
  • Flourine coatings on the front and rear elements help keep your lens clean
  • An ideal, expressive lens for both photography and videography

Expanded Sony FE 50mm f1.2 G Master Lens Key Features:

Outstanding Optical Performance

The advanced and intricate optical structure of the Sony FE 50mm f1.2 G Master prime lens is how this lens is able to capture faultless, ultra-high-quality images and video footage. This structure is comprised of 14 glass elements arranged into 10 groups, which includes the use of three XA (extreme aspherical) elements and a single aspherical element. Combined, these high-quality lenses provide high-resolution, clarity-rich images with edge-to-edge sharpness and accurate colour rendition. To further increase the quality that this lens can capture, Sony’s use of their Nano AR Coating II significantly reduces internal reflections that would otherwise plague your images with flare and ghosting. This coating has been specially designed, even allowing you to confidently shoot in backlit scenes e.g. landscapes or controlled studio spaces where bright light causes issues.

Aperture Control

Right off the bat, the notion of an f1.2 aperture evokes ideas of expressive control over depth-of-field and selective focus. It does just that, and thanks to the advanced Extreme Asheperical lens elements, edge-to-edge sharpness is ensured even whilst wide open at f1.2. Of course, providing a maximum aperture of f1.2, and when used with Sony’s FE Mirrorless Cameras, such as the Sony A7 III, you’re afforded the flexibility and freedom to shooting in low-light situations and still maintain image quality and resolution. Finally, the wide f1.2, 11-bladed aperture diaphragm is able to recreate that undeniably signature G Master bokeh defocus effect, helping you create dramatic and professional images/videos.

Lightning Fast and Accurate

For a prime lens, this is larger than others on the market but that’s not without power behind it. To drive the complex lens structure Sony has incorporated four XD (Extreme Dynamic) Linear motors which themselves feature an advanced construction that is able to provide super-fast and highly accurate autofocusing. When pairing this lens and it’s AF system with a Sony FE Mirrorless camera body makes for a formidable duo, and internal focusing ensures minimised focus breathing which makes it an incredible lens for video work, delivering smooth, fast and accurate focusing.

The Sony G Master Range

Sony has truly redefined what a camera lens is capable of with its G Master range. The combination of high-resolution capabilities and the aesthetic of bokeh provide creators with the tools to capture stunning visuals in a variety of shooting environments. They add extensive details and texture to the frame, along with stunning bokeh – each lens is individually tested and adjusted to achieve maximum quality. In addition to this, the Sony FE 50mm f1.2 G Master Lens features a dust and moisture resistant design, which along with versatile lens barrel controls, offers your enhanced flexibility in the ways you can capture footage.

Product Specification

Angle Of View 47°
Aperture Blades 11
Filter Thread [mm] 72
Focal Length ~ Tele [mm] 50.0
Focal Length ~ Wide [mm] 50.0
Hood Model ALC-SH163
Image Stabilisation No
spec_included_accessories Lens hood (ALC-SH163), Lens front cap (ALC-F72S), Lens rear cap (ALC-R1EM), Soft case, Case strap
Lens Elements 14
Lens Groups 10
Lens Mount Sony FE
Lens Type Standard Prime
Max Aperture ~ Tele 1.2
Max Aperture ~ Wide 1.2
Maximum Format Size Full Frame
Minimum Aperture 16
Minimum Focus Distance [m] 0.40
Size 87mm (D) x 108mm (L)
Weight [g] 778.00

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Covid 19 Update

As of 19 July 2021 all restrictions are lifted in England and now we leave it to the production to apply their own rules when coming to our premises.

We’re leaving hand sanitisers around the building and thermometer at the entrance for general use if wanted.

We suggest all the productions and clients coming to our studios to read the latest APA COVID-19 Shooting guidelines.

You can find the most up to date version by clicking link below:

APA COVID-19 Shooting Guidelines


We also will be keeping NHS Covid-19 App venue QR code in place for scanning.

SLV Team