A close-up on two new mid-telephoto lenses from Sony.

Earlier this month Sony has announced two new lenses. An FE 85mm F1.8 and an FE 100mm F2.8 STF GM OSS mid-telephoto lenses. Let’s take a closer look at their features to find out why they would be perfect for portrait photography.

 

FE 85mm F1.8 lens – a fine mid-telephoto lens for portraiture

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There’s nothing like the sharpness and smooth bokeh of a well-designed mid telephoto prime lens for portraiture. The FE 85mm F1.8 is an excellent, accessible first choice lens for all portrait photographers. It is a compact, lightweight glass to cater for lighter and easier mobility. Its high-performance optics and a large F1.8 maximum aperture deliver just the right blend of in-focus sharpness and beautiful bokeh.

The main features include:

  • E-mount, it can also be used on APS-C models where it is equivalent to 128mm
  • 9-blade diaphragm
  • Dust and moisture resistant
  • Takes 67mm filters
  • Snappy manual focus response
  • Customisable focus hold position

 

 

FE 100mm F2.8 STF GM OSS – simply magnificent bokeh

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In addition to stunning G Master resolution, this unique 100mm mid-telephoto lens features STF (Smooth Trans Focus) technology that can elevate portraits and subjects that benefit from smooth background bokeh. It also offers close-up capability with up to 0.25x magnification, and fast, precise, quiet autofocus, and the Optical SteadyShot image stabilisation minimises blur.

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Everything about this lens has been designed and refined to produce the smoothest and deepest bokeh imaginable. The optical design including a new apodisation (APD) element and 11-blade aperture deliver breathtakingly soft, smooth bokeh that ideally sets off in-focus subjects without peripheral highlight distortion due to vignetting.

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The main features include:

  • E-mount, it can also be used on APS-C models where it is equivalent to 150mm
  • Aperture range is F2.8 to F20. When the apodisation filter is used, the range becomes T5.6 to T22.
  • 11-blade diaphragm
  • Nano AR Coating
  • Direct Drive SSM system and internal focus

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