Sony has unveiled a new flagship G Master Series lens, introducing the FE 100mm F2.8 STF GM OSS – price tag £1,700.

Sony’s new full-frame mid-telephoto prime lens (model SEL100F28GM) promises the highest ever bokeh quality for an E-mount lens, the company says.

This is thanks to a new Smooth Trans Focus design which features an 11-blade aperture and an optical apodization lens element.

The apodization element operates similar to a neutral density filter that increases in density towards the edges to create more striking transitions from in-focus to out-of-focus areas.

What’s more, Sony says this design also reduces vignetting while ensuring optimum image quality.

The new Sony 100mm f/2.8 STF G Master also supports both contrast AF and focal-plane phase detection AF, and employs a Super Sonic Motor system for faster, more accurate focusing, Sony says.

The Sony 100mm f/2.8 STF G Master (SEL100F28GM) also offers up to 0.25x close-up capabilities with a built-in macro switching ring, built-in Optical SteadyShot image stabilisation, a customisable focus hold button, AF/MF switch, aperture ring and is also dust and moisture resistant.

The Sony 100mm f/2.8 STF G Master price tag is £1,700 with a release date set for March 2017.

FE 100mm F2.8 STF GM OSS Specification

Minimum focus distance: 0.85m / 2.79 ft. (at “0.85m-∞” position); 0.57m / 1.87 ft. (at “0.57m-1.0m” position)
Maximum magnification ratio: 0.14 (at “0.85m-∞” position); 0.25 (at “0.57m-1.0m” position)
Filter diameter: 72mm
Weight: 700g (24.7 oz.)

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