This is one that will grab many fans’ attention. Is the Japanese giant just weeks away from announcing a 50mm f/1.2 GM? How much will it cost and will you be placing an order?
Sony Alpha Rumors is reporting that Sony has various product announcements ready to drop, including a batch of microphones on March 9 and a lot of lenses on March 23. What might catch most people's eye is the prospect of a 50mm f/1.2, which is slated for release on March 16.
As it stands, Sony’s fast fifty is the Zeiss Planar T* FE 50mm f/1.4 ZA that was launched back in July 2016 and currently available for $1,498. Since then, Canon has upped the mirrorless game somewhat with its RF 50mm f/1.2L ($2,299), and Nikon followed close behind with the NIKKOR Z 50mm f/1.2 S ($2,096.95).
With its slightly smaller throat, plenty have speculated that a high-quality 50mm f/1.2 wouldn’t be possible for E-mount cameras, so we might be about to find out if Sony is going to prove that suggestion wrong.
Fans who don’t have two-and-a-half grand to drop on a 50mm lens might prefer Sony to update its nifty fifty, which, while affordable (currently discounted to $198), feels a bit pedestrian when put up against those made by its competitors.
So, is Sony about to catch up with its own super-fast 50mm prime? More importantly, will you be buying it? Let us know in the comments below.