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February 12, 2017 10:19 ET

B&H Photo Now Accepting Preorders on FE 100mm f/2.8 STF GM, FE 85mm f/1.8, and HVL-F45RM Flash

Sony has announced the high-end FE 100mm f/2.8 STF GM OSS lens, a compact FE 85mm f/1.8 lens, and a radio-equipped HVL-F45RM flash

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - February 12, 2017) - Telephoto lenses and fast, portable lighting are staples of wedding and portrait photographers, which is why Sony has chosen WPPI 2017 to release the FE 100mm f/2.8 STF GM OSS and FE 85mm f/1.8 lenses for full-frame E-mount cameras, as well as a new radio-equipped HVL-F45RM Flash. These new telephoto options start to fill in some desired areas of Sony's still relatively new full-frame lens lineup and bring some technology from its A-mount system to the E mount. Additionally, it begins Sony's expansion of its radio flash system, which started with the introduction of the Wireless Radio Commander and Receiver released last year.

Sony FE 100mm f/2.8 STF GM OSS Lens

  • 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

Adding to Sony's already well-received G Master lens series is the FE 100mm f/2.8 STF GM OSS, which incorporates an apodization optic to help create exceptionally smooth, rounded bokeh while maintaining tack-sharp focus on the subject. This newly designed element nearly eliminates peripheral highlight distortion from vignetting and works with the 11-blade circular aperture to produce pleasing out-of-focus areas. However, a side effect of the element is a reduction in light transmission, rated here as T5.6 when set to the lens's maximum f/2.8 aperture. Another benefit of this lens is a 1:4 magnification ratio along with a minimum focus distance of 1.9'; a ring switch is present to choose between standard shooting and close-up distances.

Another very welcomed addition to the FE lens line is the FE 85mm f/1.8, which joins the FE 28mm f/2 and FE 50mm f/1.8 in creating a more affordable and accessible system while still providing excellent optical performance. It uses an ED element to reduce aberrations, as well as a nine-blade circular aperture for smooth bokeh. Also, it features a double linear motor system for fast, quiet autofocus. The lens is designed for manual focus, as well, and it has a programmable focus hold button.

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