Sony considering f/1.2 lenses that are "relatively compact and affordable"

Sony considering f/1.2 lenses that are "relatively compact and affordable"
(Image credit: Future / Sony)

Sony has reiterated that it is open to producing super fast prime lenses with apertures up to f/1.2, if there is market demand – which manufacturers like Canon and Olympus have demonstrated that there is. 

Currently the fastest Sony lenses top out at f/1.4, such as the FE 24mm F1.4 GM. However, a number of third-party manufacturers produce even faster E-mount lenses – such as the Sigma 35mm F1.2 DG DN.

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James Artaius

The editor of Digital Camera World, James has 21 years experience as a journalist and started working in the photographic industry in 2014 (as an assistant to Damian McGillicuddy, who succeeded David Bailey as Principal Photographer for Olympus). In this time he shot for clients like Aston Martin Racing, Elinchrom and L'Oréal, in addition to shooting campaigns and product testing for Olympus, and providing training for professionals. This has led him to being a go-to expert for camera and lens reviews, photo and lighting tutorials, as well as industry news, rumors and analysis for publications like Digital Camera MagazinePhotoPlus: The Canon MagazineN-Photo: The Nikon MagazineDigital Photographer and Professional Imagemaker, as well as hosting workshops and talks at The Photography Show. He also serves as a judge for the Red Bull Illume Photo Contest. An Olympus and Canon shooter, he has a wealth of knowledge on cameras of all makes – and a fondness for vintage lenses and instant cameras.