Sony FE 50mm f/1.2 G Master lens "100% confirmed" for 16 March

Sony 50mm f/1.2 GM

UPDATE 12/03: The Sony FE 50mm f/1.2 G Master lens has had a few more interesting details leak recently. According to rumor website Sony Alpha Rumors, this upcoming piece of glass will have a filter size of 72mm and a close focusing distance of 0.4m. Sony Alpha Rumors also notes that the lens will be shorter than the Sigma 35mm f/1.4 (which is 3.7" long) and lighter than the Zeiss 50mm f/1.4 (which weighs 330g).

There's no other exciting information available on the Sony FE 50mm f/1.2 G Master lens as of yet. However, with the announcement still expected on 16 March, it likely won't be long until we have the full specifications. 

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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.