The new 100mm f/2.8 STF GM OSS lens that was introduced at WPPI got into the hands of the press at a special event in New York. Shooting in a variety of sets that were designed to show off the lens’ unique combination of sharpness and beautifully smooth bokeh, we got a chance to see what the lens can actually do.
Yesterday in our post explaining STF (Smooth Trans Focus) and why the lens is calibrated in F-stops and T-stops we showed early sample images. For this post, we were able to shoot with one of the lenses at the press event on a Sony α7R II. The results more than match the promise.
This is a G Master lens and before you even shoot with it, the feels solid and substantial in the hand. The sharpness what you'd expect from a G Master...razor sharp from corner to corner and edge to edge. Juxtaposed against the beautiful bokeh of the out of focus foreground and background, the overall look in the images is stunning.
All photos taken with Sony α7R II, FE 100mm f/2.8 STF GM OSS lens. All photos and video shot at maximum aperture.