Designed with bokeh in mind, Sony launches a new 100mm a7 series lens

Why it issues to you

The lens and accent choices for the Sony a7 collection continues to broaden with each flagship and extra price range-pleasant lenses.

Sony is stepping their bokeh recreation up a notch — the newest E-mount 100mm lens has the very best high quality bokeh but for his or her Alpha lens collection, the corporate says. On Tuesday, Sony announced a brand new FE 100mm f/2.81 STF GM OSS lens and an FE 85mm f/1.eight prime, together with a brand new radio-managed flash.

The brand new 100mm is made with bokeh in thoughts, Sony says, with a brand new eleven-blade aperture designed particularly for enhancing these out-of-focus areas. A brand new optical apodization component helps create smoother transitions between these in-focus and out-of-focus areas, creating extra separation between the topic and the background. Sony says the apodization is just like the best way a impartial density filter will increase in density towards the sides, serving to so as to add extra depth to the picture.

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The lens, a part of the G Grasp flagship collection, makes use of a quiet direct drive motor suitable with each distinction and focal aircraft autofocus methods. A constructed-in macro switching ring permits photographers to get .25x shut-up capabilities. That OSS within the identify, in fact, signifies that the lens is stabilized. As a member of the corporate’s excessive-finish line, the lens can also be climate sealed.

The extra reasonably priced 85mm f/1.eight is designed for a large consumer base from lovers to professionals, Sony says. The 85mm, a well-liked focal size for portraits, makes use of a 9-blade aperture. The lens makes use of a double linear motor for quick, quiet autofocus, Sony says. A shortcut button on the lens permits photographers to lock the main target, or the management may be customized set to different features as an alternative.

Together with the 2 new lenses, Sony launched a brand new flash, HVL-F45RM, designed to work with the a7 collection. The compact flash makes use of radio management, which suggests photographers don’t have to have a direct line of sight between the flash and a transceiver. A second flash might additionally function the transceiver as an alternative.

Sony says the flash boasts a 210-burst battery life together with an enhanced LCD display and up to date menu. The flash unit is sealed to guard towards mud and splashes.

Each lenses will ship to sellers in North America in March, with the 100mm promoting for $1,500 and the 85mm for $600. The flash will comply with in Might for about $four hundred.

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