Sony introduced 100mm F2.8 STF G Master
Last week Sony introduced an FE 100mm F2.8 STF GM OSS mid-telephoto prime lens (model SEL100F28GM) for their popular line of E-mount interchangeable lens cameras. It is built to deliver breath taking bokeh with a unique STF™ (Smooth Trans Focus) design.
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 throughout Sony’s entire line-up 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 apodisation lens element. Similar to a neutral density filter that increases in density towards the edges, the apodisation 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. The design of the lens also ensures that vignetting is kept to an absolute minimum, ensuring optimum image quality.
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 stabilisation, a customisable focus hold button, AF/MF switch, aperture ring and is also dust and moisture resistant.
The SEL100F28GM lens will be available from March 2017. Further information can be found on the Sony Camera Channel: www.youtube.com/c/ImagingbySony and the Sony Photo Gallery: www.sony.net/Product/di_photo_gallery.