Sony FE 85mm f/1.8 & FE 100mm f/2.8 STF GM OSS Lenses – Annoucement

I just read on Brian Smith’s blog that they have just announce two new lenses.

Click Here to read the original post from Brian Smith’s as he has actually had sometime to play with it and will have a review coming up shortly.

This post is just to give my thoughts on the lenses in general.


Sony 100mm f/2.8 STF GM OSS FE

  • Premium G Master series Mid-range telephoto prime

  • Optical apodization (APD) element for magnificent bokeh

  • Nano AR coating for outstanding clarity

  • Direct Drive SSM (DDSSM) for quiet, highly precise focus lens control

  • Dust- and moisture-resistant design

Sony 85mm f/1.8 FE

  • Mid-range telephoto prime

  • ED glass for chromatic aberration compensation

  • Circular 9-blade aperture for beautiful defocus effect

  • Linear motor for precise, quiet focusing

  • Dust- and moisture-resistant1 design

Visit for full tech spec info on Sony 100mm f/2.8 STF GM FE and Sony 85mm f/1.8.


Sample Images



Sample Images are not mine and are from Click Here to view more.

My Thoughts

In short, I think the announcement of any new Sony FE lens is welcomed!

The introduction to the Sony 85mm f/1.8 is a great entry level portrait lens for the Sony E-Mount system. Priced at $599USD, the current conversion would make that around £480GBP, it could possibly be a great value for any photographer starting out in portrait photography.

Sony 100mm F2.8 G Master

Sony 100mm F2.8 G Master

The 100mm f/2.8 STF GM lens looks interesting to me. The styling of the GM lens looks reminiscent of the 85mm f/1.4 GM, which is a design I actually think looks pretty good!

It is being touted for having the ‘best bokeh’, which if it’s better than the 85mm f/1.4 GM I would actually be pretty stunned.

The Bokeh in the above sample images do look very impressive, however it is obviously best to do side-by-side comparisons and lets hope I am able to get my hands on one somehow.

Currently neither lens is on my ‘to buy’ list, but as mentioned at the beginning, any Sony FE lens is welcomed into the world of photography for me.


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