Sony brings its new full-frame 135mm F1.8 G Master prime lens to the Philippines. The Sony FE 135mm F1.8 GM is a large-aperture telephoto prime lens and is the latest addition to the company’s G Master series of full-frame E-mount interchangeable lens.
The new FE 135mm F1.8 GM offers high resolution and great bokeh. The lens also combines rapid autofocus (AF) acquisition with a lightweight, portable design. In addition, the FE 135mm F1.8 GM boasts an optical design tha places XA (extreme aspherical) and Super ED (Extra-Low Dispersion) glass elements in the front group to eliminate telephoto lens aberrations. For clarity, Sony’s Nano AR Coating is applied to reduce flare and ghosting that can occur when shooting backlit portraits.
To achieve quality bokehs, an 11-bladed circular aperture mechanism enables extremely natural and beautiful background defocus. The new model also features dual-autofocus groups in a floating focus arrangement for improved close-up capability. This allows a minimum focus distance of just 0.7 meters and a maximum magnification of 0.25x.
The FE 135mm F1.8 GM also comes equipped with a total of four of Sony’s proprietary XD linear motors—two for each group. There is also a control algorithm that helps maximize control response and ensure quiet, low-vibration AF.
Weighing just 950g, the new Sony prime lens includes several professional controls, including: an aperture ring that allows direct, intuitive aperture control; a focus ring that features Linear Response MF for fine, responsive manual focus control; a focus range limiter switch; two customizable focus hold buttons; and a focus-mode switch that makes it possible to quickly select auto or manual focus.
Sony has also announced a new lineup of Circular Polarizing Filters. These new filters preserve image quality and resolution about twice as Sony’s existing circular PL filter line-up. They also feature a ZEISS T Coating to minimize flare and a slim filter design to prevent image vignetting and maximize overall performance.
The new circular polariser filters will be available in selected Asia Pacific countries from April 2019:
- 49mm (model VF-49CPAM2)
- 55mm (model VF-55CPAM2)
- 62mm (model VF-62CPAM2)
- 67mm (model VF-67CPAM2)
- 72mm (model VF-72CPAM2)
- 77mm (model VF-77CPAM2)
- 82mm (model VF-82CPAM2)
The Sony FE 135mm F1.8 GM prime lens is now available in all Sony stores and authorized retailers for P106,900.