Sony Announces New Full-frame 135mm F1.8 G Master Prime Lens with Stunning Resolution and Bokeh, Excellent AF Performance

The new telephoto prime lens utilises its XA element, refined with Sony’s latest bokeh simulation technologies during the design and manufacturing stages, to control spherical aberration and achieve exquisite bokeh. In addition, an 11-bladed circular aperture mechanism contributes towards achieving extremely natural and beautiful background defocus. The exciting new model also features dual-autofocus groups in a floating focus arrangement for improved close-up capability, allowing a minimum focus distance of just 0.7 metres and a maximum magnification of 0.25x.   To ensure that this lens can keep up with fast-moving portrait or sports subjects, the FE 135mm F1.8 GM has been equipped with a total of four of Sony’s proprietary XD linear motors—two for each group—that achieve rapid, reliable and speedy AF tracking and performance. There is also a control algorithm that helps to maximise control response and ensure quiet, low-vibration AF. All of this exceptional performance is packaged in a compact, lightweight body weighing in at 950g.   [caption id="attachment_2398" align="alignnone" width="1200"] α7R III with SEL135F18GM[/caption] The FE 135mm F1.8 GM includes a number of professional controls that enhance ease of operation for both stills and movie shooting. These include an aperture ring that allows direct, intuitive aperture control and a focus ring that features Linear Response MF for fine, responsive manual focus control. There is also a focus range limiter switch, two customisable focus hold buttons, and a focus-mode switch that makes it possible to quickly select auto or manual focus to match changing shooting conditions. New Circular Polarising Filters In addition to the new FE 135mm F1.8 GM Lens, Sony has also announced a new line-up of Circular Polarising Filters. The new filters, including models for lens diameters 49mm, 55mm, 62mm, 67mm, 72mm, 77mm and 82mm, preserve image quality and resolution about twice as effectively as Sony’s existing circular PL filter line-up, making them a perfect partner for Sony’s flagship G Master series lens. They also feature a ZEISS® T* Coating to minimise flare and a slim filter design to prevent image vignetting and maximise overall performance.     The FE 135mm F1.8 GM will be available in Malaysia from 15th April 2019 at RM7,999. The product feature video can be viewed on the Sony Camera Channel on YouTube. 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)]]>