Sony has released two bokehlicious new lenses for their E-mount interchangeable lens cameras. This includes the FE 100mm F2.8 STM GM OSS mid-telephoto prime lens – a flagship G Master Series lens, followed by the compact lightweight FE 85mm F1.8 mid-telephoto prime lines (SEL85F18).
In addition, Sony has unveiled a new powerful, compact flash (model HVL-F45RM) with radio-controlled wireless communication, perfect for Sony’s professional a7 full-frame camera line-up.
The SEL100F28GM is a specially-designed mid-telephoto, full-frame prime lens, with a unique STF (Smooth Trans Focus) design. It offers beautiful bokeh with exceptional resolution, something to be expected from Sony’s line-up of flagship G Master series lenses.
The bokehlicious capabilities are thanks to the newly designed 11-bladed aperture and unique optical apodisation lens element.
The apodisation works like a neutral density filter that increases density towards the edges of a subject. This creates a beautiful transition of in-focus to out-of-focus areas, resulting in soft, smooth bokeh. The design also ensures vignetting is kept to a minimum.
The SEL100F28GM supports both contrast AF and focal-plan phase detection AF2 for precision focusing. Additionally, it has a high-precision , quiet direct drive SSM (Super Sonic Motor) for fast and accurate AD performance.
If you’re into macro photography, the SEL100F28GM offers up to 0,25x close-up capabilities with a built-in macro switching ring.
Keeping things steady and sharp is built-in Optical SteadyShot image stabilisation. It also features a customisable focus hold button, AF/MF switch, aperture ring and it’s also dust and moisture resistant.
When it comes to ultimate performance, nothing beats a prime lens. The SEL85F18 is a lightweight, compact telephoto prime lens for APS-C or full-frame Sony cameras alike.
It boasts a wide f/1.8 aperture, giving you ultra sharp portraits with delicious bokeh.
The lens features a 9-bladed circular aperture mechanism and a double linear motor system for fast, precise, quiet focusing.
There’s a focus hold button that’s customizable and can be assigned to functions in the camera body like Eye-AF.
The lens has a smooth, responsive focus ring and AF/MF switch. Like the SEL100F28GM, it is dust and moisture resistant.
The new radio-strolled HVL-F45RM flash offers a compact professional solution that complements the wireless remote controller FA-WRC1M and receiver FA-WRR1.
Designed for Sony’s E-mount camera line-up including the cutting-edge full-frame a7 models, it can be used as a transmitter or receiver at up to 30m.
Its wireless range makes it ideal for creative lighting with multiple flashes. Being wireless, it does not require a line-of-sight to function, and isn’t impacted by bright sunlight.
Battery life is up to 210 bursts. It can tilt up to 150 degrees vertically, a complete 360 degrees horizontally and up to 8 degrees downward.
It features a new large, bright and highly visible LCD display, an LED light, dust and moisture resistant design. Lastly, it also has a revamped menu system that mimics ones found in Sony’s newest camera systems.
Pricing and availability
All three products will be available from March 2017. Prices will be announced soon. For more information, visit www.youtube.com/c/imagingbysony and the Sony Photo Gallery at www.sony.net/product/di_photo_gallery.