It’s official: Sony now has the best 50mm lens for full-frame mirrorless cameras!

Sony FE 50mm F1.2 G Master
(Image credit: Future)

The pace of development in lenses for full-frame mirrorless cameras is staggering, and a prime (pun intended) example of this is the high-end standard lens sector – specifically, fast 50mm primes. It was only in December that Nikon wowed us with its superb Z 50mm f/1.2 S, but now Sony has upped the ante with its new super-fast 50mm for full-frame E-mount cameras: the FE 50mm F1.2 G master.

• Read our Sony FE 50mm F1.2 GM review

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Header Cell - Column 0 Size (diameter x length)WeightPrice (USD)
Canon RF 50mm f/1.289.8 x 108mm950g$2299
Nikon Z 50mm f/1.289.5 x 150mm1090g$2097
Sony FE 50mm f/1.287 x 108mm778g$1998

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Ben Andrews

Ben is the Imaging Labs manager, responsible for all the testing on Digital Camera World and across the entire photography portfolio at Future. Whether he's in the lab testing the sharpness of new lenses, the resolution of the latest image sensors, the zoom range of monster bridge cameras or even the latest camera phones, Ben is our go-to guy for technical insight. He's also the team's man-at-arms when it comes to camera bags, filters, memory cards, and all manner of camera accessories – his lab is a bit like the Batcave of photography! With years of experience trialling and testing kit, he's a human encyclopedia of benchmarks when it comes to recommending the best buys.