Sony FE 50mm F1.4 GM Lens Announced, Priced $1,298

Sony has officially announced the new Sony FE 50mm F1.4 GM lens. It is designed with sophisticated elements and advanced optics and the latest lens technology, offering uncompromising image quality for still and video shooting.

The Sony FE 50mm F1.4 GM is a brand new fast standard prime lens for Sony Alpha full-frame and APS-C cameras. This is the second 50mm F1.4 E-mount lens that Sony have released, the first being the 7-year-old Sony Planar T* FE 50mm F1.4 ZA.

The US price of the new compact and portable standard prime is $1,299, release date is in late April to early May. Check availability at B&HPhoto /Adorama/Amazon.

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Sony FE 50mm f/1.4 GM Lens At a Glance

  • Full-frame standard prime lens for Sony E-mount
  • 50mm focal length (75mm eq on APS-C)
  • F1.4-F16 aperture range with 11-bladed circular aperture
  • 14 elements in 11 groups, including 2 XA elements, 1 ED element and Nano AR II Coating
  • 2x XD Linear Motor AF system
  • Minimum focusing distance: 0.41m (16 in.) with AF / 0.38m (15 in.) with MF
  • Maximum magnification: 0.16x (AF), 0.18x (MF)
  • Linear response focusing ring
  • Dedicated aperture ring with lock switch and de-click toggle
  • 2 custom function buttons
  • Dust- and moisture-resistant construction; fluorine coating on front
  • Dimensions (L x D): 96mm x 80.6mm (3.7 in. X 3.1 in.)
  • Weight: 516g (18.2oz)
  • Price: $1299 USD / $1799 CAD

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Specifications of Sony FE 50mm F1.4 GM lens

Principal specifications
Lens type Prime lens
Max Format size 35mm FF
Focal length 50 mm
Image stabilization No
Lens mount Sony E, Sony FE
Maximum aperture F1.4
Minimum aperture F16
Aperture ring Yes
Number of diaphragm blades 11
Aperture notes Rounded aperture blades
Elements 14
Groups 11
Minimum focus 0.38 m (14.96″)
Maximum magnification 0.18×
Autofocus Yes
Motor type Linear Motor
Focus method Internal
Distance scale No
DoF scale No
Weight 516 g (1.14 lb)
Diameter 81 mm (3.19″)
Length 96 mm (3.78″)
Filter thread 67 mm
Hood supplied Yes
Tripod collar No

Sony has already released the FE 50mm f/1.2 GM lens, (B&HPhotoAdorama and Amazon) so FE 50mm f/1.4 GM lens will be cheaper and lighter than this lens.

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