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Sony FE 100mm F2.8 STF GM OSS Full-Frame Lens (2017)

MSRP 1500 USDNeoscore 88%NEX score 82%

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Product Overview

Sony FE 100mm F2.8 STF GM OSS is a short telephoto prime lens for Sony E-mount. It covers the full-frame image circle. Introduced by Sony in 2017, it has 14 elements in 10 groups.
For incremental weathers, Sony is kind enough to include weather sealing. On the lens barrel, one can find a physical aperture ring. Those who wish to focus manually can have the best of both worlds (with the usual caveats).
The Sony FE 100mm F2.8 STF GM OSS is specifically designed for portrait photography. Built-in image stabilization makes the lens easier to use handheld, and can be quite valuable for handheld works. It is needed, because the f/2.8 lens only transmits like a f/5.6 one due to STF.

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Ratings

What we found**

Neoscore: 88% (not directly comparable across industries)
Pros
  • The smoothest bokeh
  • Optically stabilized
  • Weather-sealed
  • Declickable aperture ring
  • Superb autofocus
Cons
  • Low light transmission
  • STF appeals only to bokeh addicts

What external reviewers found***

NEX score: 82% (not directly comparable across industries)
Pros
  • Excellent build quality
  • Compatible with all Sony E-mount cameras and APS-C sensor formats
  • Very fast and quiet
  • Dust and moisture-resistant design
  • Bokeh and background blur are the smoothest I have ever seen, while sharpness is excellent Color rendition ...
Cons
  • Relatively high price tag
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Specifications

Construction

Aperture Blades
11 blades
Colors
Black
Form Factor
Short Telephoto Prime Lens
Image Size
Full-Frame
Lens Barrel
Physical aperture ring, Focus limiter
Lens Mount
Sony E-mount
Motor
Piezoelectric
Optical Formula | Elements
14 elements
Optical Formula | Groups
10 groups
Optical Formula | Special Glass
ED and aspherical elements, Nano AR coating groups

Dimensions

Filter Diameter
72 mm / 2.83 in
Size | Diameter
85 mm / 3.35 in
Size | Length
118 mm / 4.65 in
Weight
700 g / 24.73 oz

Function

Angle Of View
24.4° Diagonal | 20.4° Horizontal | 13.7° Vertical
Aperture
f/2.8 ~ f/20
Autofocus
Yes
Focal Length
100 mm
Focus Type
Internal
Image Stabilization
Yes
Weather Resistance
Yes

Performance

Max Magnification
0.25x
Min Focus Distance
570 mm / 22.44 in

Production

Accessory
Lens Hood: ALC-SH174 (supplied)
Debut
2017-02-07
Model Name
SEL100F28GM

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External Reviews

sonyalpha[1]

Sentiment Score 89%
Reviewers from sonyalpha have found the following***:
The Sony FE 100mm STF is without a doubt the best portrait lens available whatever brand, the bokeh is marvelous with a lot of smoothness Compared to a F1.4 lens you get even more blurry background while having much more depth of field for you subject in focus thanks to the F2.8 aperture. This give a stronger 3D pop up effect. But it requires enormous light, the apodization filter is eating enormous light : ISO are climbing very fast.
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Pros
  • Bokeh and background blur are the smoothest I have ever seen, while sharpness is excellent Color rendition is also excellent
  • Very fast and quiet
  • AF of the Sony is a key plus for portrait shooting, eye AF will work so a much better accuracy proxyphotogr...
Cons
  • The Sony has a lower T-stop (T5.6 instead of T3.2 for the Laowa) which requires to have much more light than the Deowa and force to increase ISO the price :The Sony is costing 2x the 2 STF available on E mount

digitalpicture[2]

Sentiment Score 76%
Reviewers from digitalpicture have found the following***:
The Sony FE 100mm f/2.8 STF GM OSS Lens is compatible with all Sony E-mount cameras, including both full frame and APS-C sensor format models. A subject measuring approximately 5.7 x 3.8" (145 x 97mm) will fill the frame at the minimum focus distance. The lens' build quality feels nice with all rings and switches having a precision feel to them.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Compatible with all Sony E-mount cameras and APS-C sensor formats
  • Excellent build quality
  • Dust and moisture-resistant design
Cons
  • Relatively high price tag

User Reviews

References

1. ^ Sony FE 100mm F2.8 STF GM OSS. [sonyalpha]. https://sonyalpha.blog/2018/03/22/fe-100mm-f2-8-stf-gm-oss-test-portrait-indoor-interieur/. 2018-03-22. Retrieved 2022-01-26.
2. ^ Sony FE 100mm F2.8 STF GM OSS Lens Review. [digitalpicture]. https://www.the-digital-picture.com/Reviews/Sony-FE-100mm-f-2.8-STF-GM-OSS-Lens.aspx. Retrieved 2022-01-26.

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