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Now In Stock! FE 100mm f/2.8 GM STF and FE 85mm f/1.8
  
 
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p.10 #1 · p.10 #1 · Now In Stock! FE 100mm f/2.8 GM STF and FE 85mm f/1.8


Lucinda wrote:
I dismissed the new 100mm f/2.8, because I have the 85mm f/1.4 and 70-200mm gm f/2.8....

But the Bokeh, the bokeh man, the BOKEH!


that'd be interesting to see the STF in your hands b/c I actually wonder if it would be the right tool - I've always admired your photos - they have tons of bite and pop, particularly in the OOF areas in addition to the subject which you almost manage a glossy sharpness w/o looking processed - whereas I'm still learning about the all-around impact of the Gaussian blur of an STF and I wonder if it would retain enough bite to match your normal style (well at least the style I've observed you to have).

my current appreciation / understanding of the STF effect is evolving, so I could be totally wrong, but that's where my head is presently.



Feb 18, 2017 at 12:03 AM
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p.10 #2 · p.10 #2 · Now In Stock! FE 100mm f/2.8 GM STF and FE 85mm f/1.8


I really don't know daddy-o, but it would be fun to try!


Feb 18, 2017 at 12:08 AM
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p.10 #3 · p.10 #3 · Now In Stock! FE 100mm f/2.8 GM STF and FE 85mm f/1.8


The FE 85 is now available for an introductory low price of $1691:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Sony-FE-85mm-f-1-8-Lens-SEL85F18-UU-/381992989019?hash=item58f08e715b:g:rXgAAOSwB-1YvXEO



Mar 06, 2017 at 10:32 PM
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p.10 #4 · p.10 #4 · Now In Stock! FE 100mm f/2.8 GM STF and FE 85mm f/1.8


bvphotos wrote:
The FE 85 is now available for an introductory low price of $1691:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Sony-FE-85mm-f-1-8-Lens-SEL85F18-UU-/381992989019?hash=item58f08e715b:g:rXgAAOSwB-1YvXEO


Such a bargain! 😳



Mar 07, 2017 at 12:29 AM
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p.10 #5 · p.10 #5 · Now In Stock! FE 100mm f/2.8 GM STF and FE 85mm f/1.8


It's towards the end of March. Anyone got updates on the 100? It's been very quiet.


Mar 20, 2017 at 07:28 PM
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Well, the lens will ship in the US on the 30 and in Japan on the 24th. Those who like the stf effect and can afford it, should be able to post initial impressions within the next 10 days.

I'm curious how high the demand for that lens is shaping up, given that there is no lack of native options in the 85-100mm FL range.



Mar 21, 2017 at 02:01 PM
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p.10 #7 · p.10 #7 · Now In Stock! FE 100mm f/2.8 GM STF and FE 85mm f/1.8


I wonder if any dealers have like demo models today for instance. I got two wedding to attend this weekend and love to shoot a little. I'm not the hired shooter


Mar 21, 2017 at 02:33 PM
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p.10 #8 · p.10 #8 · Now In Stock! FE 100mm f/2.8 GM STF and FE 85mm f/1.8


bvphotos wrote:
The FE 85 is now available for an introductory low price of $1691:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Sony-FE-85mm-f-1-8-Lens-SEL85F18-UU-/381992989019?hash=item58f08e715b:g:rXgAAOSwB-1YvXEO


I bought 5 of them and will resale them here on the Buy and Sell board for a profit!



Mar 21, 2017 at 02:42 PM
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p.10 #9 · p.10 #9 · Now In Stock! FE 100mm f/2.8 GM STF and FE 85mm f/1.8


Okay so 600 even that's a 2 dollar profit bud. Lol


Mar 21, 2017 at 03:02 PM
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p.10 #10 · p.10 #10 · Now In Stock! FE 100mm f/2.8 GM STF and FE 85mm f/1.8


I contacted B&H about the 100mm STF and here's what they said:

"This item is in stock but it is restricted from the manufacturer from being shipped prior to Thu Mar 30."

Why would Sony do this?



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To be fair and level the playing field across their retailers when they couldn't completely fill every allotment (including varying shipping times) identically.


sxgva wrote:
I contacted B&H about the 100mm STF and here's what they said:

"This item is in stock but it is restricted from the manufacturer from being shipped prior to Thu Mar 30."

Why would Sony do this?




Mar 24, 2017 at 04:50 PM
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p.10 #12 · p.10 #12 · Now In Stock! FE 100mm f/2.8 GM STF and FE 85mm f/1.8


Gives me hope that I'll get mine right away. Provided they ship to other camera stores initally too.


Mar 24, 2017 at 05:31 PM
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p.10 #13 · p.10 #13 · Now In Stock! FE 100mm f/2.8 GM STF and FE 85mm f/1.8


Does anyone know where in Tokyo I could try out the STF? I'm leaving tomorrow but would love to try it out today on my A7RII if possible.


Mar 25, 2017 at 01:09 AM
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nampramos wrote:
Does anyone know where in Tokyo I could try out the STF? I'm leaving tomorrow but would love to try it out today on my A7RII if possible.


Sony store in Ginza has cameras and lenses on display and available for trial, I think they should have this one too:
http://ginzaplace.jp/sp/



Mar 25, 2017 at 01:28 AM
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p.10 #15 · p.10 #15 · Now In Stock! FE 100mm f/2.8 GM STF and FE 85mm f/1.8


nampramos wrote:
Does anyone know where in Tokyo I could try out the STF? I'm leaving tomorrow but would love to try it out today on my A7RII if possible.


Sony store in Ginza has cameras and lenses on display and available for trial, I think they should have this one too:
http://ginzaplace.jp/sp/
GINZA PLACE
〒104-0061 Tōkyō-to, Chūō-ku, Ginza, 5 丁目8−1
03-5423-7114

https://goo.gl/maps/qNdM37KbYG32

To try it on your own camera you probably need to talk to staff at the counter. Normally lenses can be tried on their demo cameras.

The old showroom moved to this Ginza Place location last year, it's in 4th to 7th floor of the building, the first 3 floors have a Nissan car showroom.



Mar 25, 2017 at 01:31 AM
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Juha Kannisto wrote:
Sony store in Ginza has cameras and lenses on display and available for trial, I think they should have this one too:
http://ginzaplace.jp/sp/

To try it on your own camera you probably need to talk to staff at the counter. Normally lenses can be tried on their demo cameras.

The old showroom moved to this Ginza Place location last year, it's in 4th to 7th floor of the building, the first 3 floors have a Nissan car showroom.


Not sure whether this helps, since it's already Saturday here, but the lens is apparently also on display at most major Yodobashi stores in the greater Tokyo area (Shinjuku, Akihabara, etc.). Depending on where he is staying, that may be easier to access than the Sony store.



Mar 25, 2017 at 01:35 AM
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Chris_88 wrote:
Not sure whether this helps, since it's already Saturday here, but the lens is apparently also on display at most major Yodobashi stores in the greater Tokyo area (Shinjuku, Akihabara, etc.). Depending on where he is staying, that may be easier to access than the Sony store.


Yeah might be but in my experience very newly released Sony lenses are hard to find on display in general camera stores even though you can buy them there, they don't seem to have demo units early on. So the Ginza store should at least be a safe bet...



Mar 25, 2017 at 01:42 AM
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Thanks! I'll go to the Ginza showroom right away.
Anyplace that offers discounts on newly released stuff?



Mar 25, 2017 at 01:43 AM
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p.10 #19 · p.10 #19 · Now In Stock! FE 100mm f/2.8 GM STF and FE 85mm f/1.8


Tried it out now. They have none mounted on camera. Just one behind glass and I got to try it on my camera as well as the new 85. First impression was nothing special from looking at the back of the camera but the inside of the Sony show room is nothing special anyway...

AF was nice and fast though and absolutely silent. Same goes for the new 85.

Kind of hard justifying the purchase of this new 100 when I already have the 90G macro and the Leica 90AA though. If only I could borrow/rent one and try it outside. It's nice and sunny right now in Tokyo and lots of interest people walking around Ginza.



Mar 25, 2017 at 02:57 AM
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p.10 #20 · p.10 #20 · Now In Stock! FE 100mm f/2.8 GM STF and FE 85mm f/1.8


nampramos wrote:
Thanks! I'll go to the Ginza showroom right away.
Anyplace that offers discounts on newly released stuff?


It'll be hard to get the lens for less than 167,000 yen (which is what you pay at MapCamera, Fujiya, etc.). There were a few online stores in greater Tokyo that had the lens on pre-order for several thousand yen less, but they don't seem to have copies available (other than for pre-order).



Mar 25, 2017 at 02:58 AM
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