Sony FE 50mm f/1.4 GM review

Sony finally adds a 50mm f1.4 to its G Master lens lineup, but can it match up to its Zeiss predecessor?

Sony FE 50mm f/1.4 GM lens
(Image: © Gareth Bevan)

Digital Camera World Verdict

An excellent but costly option for Sony shooters looking for a professional-level 50mm prime lens. The Sony FE 50mm f/1.4 GM is an excellent option, with super sharp optics, very fast autofocus, and little distortion and fringing. There is some small but not significant issue with vignetting. All this is in a much more compact and light package than its Zeiss predecessor, with excellent G Master build quality.


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    Very sharp results in the center

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    Ridiculously fast and quiet autofocus

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    Compact and light compared to rivals

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    Water and dust-resistant lens construction


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    Some vignetting on wider apertures

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In the world of prime lenses, there is maybe no focal length that is more talked about than 50mm, its popularity arising from its versatility. Being just about wide enough and just about long enough for many different areas of photography. Often a cheap nifty fifty is one of the first lenses in a new photographer's kit bag.

Pre-order the Sony FE 50mm f/1.4 GM

You can pre-order the Sony FE 50mm f/1.4 GM right now at the following locations:
Wex | Park | Jessops
B&H | Adorama | Best Buy

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Gareth Bevan
Reviews Editor

Gareth is a photographer based in London, working as a freelance photographer and videographer for the past several years, having the privilege to shoot for some household names. With work focusing on fashion, portrait and lifestyle content creation, he has developed a range of skills covering everything from editorial shoots to social media videos. Outside of work, he has a personal passion for travel and nature photography, with a devotion to sustainability and environmental causes.