Sony now makes six – SIX – 50mm full frame E-mount primes. What’s going on?!

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

We’ve just reviewed two brand new Sony 50mm E-mount primes and, admittedly, they could hardly be more different. The FE 50mm F2.5 G is a super-compact prime for travellers and vloggers and a perfect match for cameras like the Sony A7C, while the Sony FE 50mm F1.2 GM is a bokeh monster for professional photographers, and Sony’s first E-mount f/1.2 lens.

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Rod Lawton

Rod is an independent photography journalist and editor, and a long-standing Digital Camera World contributor, having previously worked as DCW's Group Reviews editor. Before that he has been technique editor on N-Photo, Head of Testing for the photography division and Camera Channel editor on TechRadar, as well as contributing to many other publications. He has been writing about photography technique, photo editing and digital cameras since they first appeared, and before that began his career writing about film photography. He has used and reviewed practically every interchangeable lens camera launched in the past 20 years, from entry-level DSLRs to medium format cameras, together with lenses, tripods, gimbals, light meters, camera bags and more. Rod has his own camera gear blog at but also writes about photo-editing applications and techniques at