Sony Announces FE 85mm F1.8 and FE 100mm F2.8 STF GM OSS Lenses

Sony has announced the new FE 85mm F1.8 and FE 100mm F2.8 STF GM OSS lenses. The prime lenses are designed for the company’s full-frame E-mount system.

The new FE 100mm F2.8 STF GM OSS lens becomes the fourth lens in Sony’s G Master line-up. The best thing is for sure is the budget-friendly FE 85mm F1.8 lens.

The new portrait lenses will start shipping from March. The FE 100mm F2.8 STF OSS GM telephoto prime lens has a price of $1,500 while the new FE 85mm F1.8 lens will cost for about $600.

Sony Introduces FE 85mm F1.8 and FE 100mm F2.8 STF GM OSS Lenses

Sony Announces FE 85mm F1.8 and FE 100mm F2.8 STF GM OSS Lenses

FE 100mm F2.81 STF GM OSS Telephoto Prime Lens

A specially designed mid-telephoto, full-frame prime lens, the new 100mm STF is built to produce truly unique, magnificent and beautiful bokeh while maintaining the exceptional standard of resolution that is showcased by Sony’s entire line of flagship G Master series lenses, making it a powerful photographic tool for any portrait, fashion, nature or wedding photographer.

These impressive defocus capabilities are made possible by the lens’ advanced optical structure, as it features a newly designed 11-bladed aperture and a unique optical apodization lens element. Similar to a neutral density filter that increases in density towards the edges, the apodization element creates beautiful transitions of in-focus to out-of-focus areas within an image, making for exceptionally soft, smooth bokeh that adds depth and dimensionality. This allows the subjects to stand out against beautifully defocused elements in both the foreground and background, producing an image that is naturally pleasing to the eye.

Additionally, the new 100mm lens supports both contrast AF and focal-plane phase detection AF, and has a high-precision, quiet direct drive SSM (Super Sonic Motor) system that ensures exceptionally fast and accurate AF performance. The SEL100F28GM also offers up to 0.25x close-up capabilities with a built-in macro switching ring, built-in Optical SteadyShot™ image stabilization, a customizable focus hold button, AF/MF switch, aperture ring and more. It is dust and moisture resistant as well. See more at Sony US.

Sony FE 100mm f/2.8 STF GM OSS Lens Highlights:

  • E-Mount Lens/Full-Frame Format
  • Aperture Range: f/2.8 to 20 | T5.6 to 22
  • Apodization Element for Smooth Bokeh
  • One Aspherical Element, One ED Element
  • Nano AR Coating
  • Direct Drive SSM Focus System
  • Optical SteadyShot Image Stabilization
  • Ring-Switch to Change Focus Setting
  • Rounded 11-Blade Diaphragm

FE 85mm F1.8 Telephoto Prime Lens

The new 85mm F1.8 mid-telephoto prime lens offers an extremely versatile, lightweight and compact telephoto prime lens solution for a variety of Sony camera owners ranging from working professionals to emerging enthusiasts that have stepped up to full-frame or APS-C cameras for the first time. With its wide F1.8 aperture, it can produce impressive, exceptionally sharp portraits. With soft background defocus that take advantage of its 85mm focal length and wide F1.8 maximum aperture.

The new prime lens features a 9-bladed circular aperture mechanism that ensures smooth, natural looking bokeh, and a double linear motor system to allow for fast, precise and quiet focusing. It also has a focus hold button that can be customized and assigned together with functions in the camera body like the popular Eye AF feature. There is a smooth, responsive focus ring and AF/MF switch as well. The lens is also dust and moisture resistant. See more at Sony US.

Sony FE 85mm f/1.8 Lens Highlights:

  • E-Mount Lens/Full-Frame Format
  • Aperture Range: f/1.8 to f/22
  • One Extra-Low Dispersion Element
  • Double Linear AF Motor
  • Customizable Focus Hold Button
  • Rounded Nine-Blade Diaphragm

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