FE 50mm F1.4 GM
Breathtaking G MasterTM image quality right out to the edges of the frame
Two high-precision XA (extreme aspherical) lens elements effectively correct distortion and most types of aberration. This new optical design also employs an ED (extra-low dispersion) glass element to suppress chromatic aberration. And with our original Nano AR Coating II on lens surfaces, internal reflections that can cause flare and ghosting are dramatically reduced.
Innovative optics and a large F1.4 aperture deliver magnificent bokeh
Innovative optics and a large F1.4 maximum aperture combine to deliver magnificent bokeh. Smooth, naturally defocused background and foreground bokeh are ideal for making portrait subjects stand out from their surroundings. Advanced features that contribute to superb bokeh quality include XA (extreme aspherical) elements that reduce onion-ring bokeh, and carefully controlled spherical aberration during design and manufacture.
Highly mobile, lightweight and compact lens with incredible performance
XA (extreme aspherical) elements precisely positioned in an innovative design, high-thrust XD linear motors, and the latest compact circular aperture unit work together in a large-aperture high-resolution lens that is only 3.17” (80.6 mm) in outer diameter and 3.78” (96.0 mm) in length while weighing just 18.23 oz (516 grams). A unique blend of mobility and low-light performance make it an ideal choice for a wide variety of photo and video uses.
Fast, precise, quiet AF and tracking for stills and movies
The lens’s focus group is driven by high-thrust XD (extreme dynamic) linear motors and an advanced control algorithm for smooth, responsive focus drive. Noise and vibration are minimized for refined, quiet AF operation that can be a huge advantage when shooting movies. Movie subjects are smoothly captured and tracked even when shooting at 120 fps or other high frame rates. The breathing compensation function in compatible α series cameras is also supported.
Circular aperture with 11-blade iris for naturally rendered bokeh
The deep, soft bokeh available with full-frame image sensors is further enhanced by a 11-blade circular aperture and optimally controlled spherical aberration. All of this supports the creation of impressive, memorable imagery.
Excellent close-up performance and magnification for eye-opening detail
Minimum focusing distance is 16.1” (41 cm) and maximum magnification is 0.16x when AF is used and 15” (38 cm and 0.18x) for MF, providing extra flexibility for shooting stills and movies. XA (extreme aspherical) lens elements maintain sharpness at any focusing distance, while smooth, deep bokeh at F1.4 separates the subject from the background.