Sony Introduces Premium G Master FE 100mm F2.8 STF GM OSS Lens

Sony FE 100mm F2.8 STF GM OSS LensProduct Summary

  • Model name: Sony FE 100mm F2.8 STF GM OSS (model SEL100F28GM)
  • Release Date: February 7, 2017
  • Focus Type: Autofocus
  • Format : Full Frame
  • Mounts: Sony E-Mount
  • Availability: March 2017
  • Price: $1,500
  • Purchase options: Adorama | B&H | Amazon

Key features

  • Premium G Master series Mid-range telephoto prime
  • Sony Full-Frame E-Mount Lens
  • Optical apodization lens element
  • Nano AR coating for outstanding clarity
  • Direct Drive SSM for quiet, highly precise focus lens control
  • Built-in macro switching ring
  • Dust and moisture resistant design
  • 11 Blade Rounded Aperture

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.

Sony FE 100mm F2.8 STF GM OSS LensAdditionally, 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.

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Sony FE 100mm F2.8 STF GM OSS Lens

Sony FE 100mm F2.8 STF GM OSS Lens

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Sony FE 100mm F2.8 STF GM OSS Lens

Sony FE 100mm F2.8 STF GM OSS Lens

Sony FE 100mm F2.8 STF GM OSS LensSpecification

Focal Length100mm
ApertureMaximum: f/2.8
Minimum: f/20
Camera Mount TypeSony E (Full-Frame)
Format Compatibility35mm Film / Full-Frame Digital Sensor
Angle of View24°
Minimum Focus Distance1.87′ (57 cm)
Diaphragm Blades11, Rounded
Image StabilizationYes
Filter ThreadFront: 72 mm
Dimensions (DxL)Approx. 3.35 x 4.65″ (85.2 x 118.1 mm)
Weight1.54 lb (700 g)