New Sony 100mm f/2.8 G Master Lens Announced!
Today Sony has announced the new 100mm f/2.8 G Master lens and it appears to be a beauty. Promising gorgeous Bokeh this lens uses a new optical apodization lens element to deliver these results, along with an 11-bladed aperture. Looks like a fantastic offering once again from Sony. Their G Master line is truly amazing if you do not mind the size and cost. Top tier lenses here from Sony in this line and this one may be their best yet.
Hopefully I can get my hands on one of these to test out soon 😉
Press release below:
Sony Introduces 100mm F2.8 STF G Master™ with Highest Ever Quality Bokeh
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. 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 AF2, 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.