Sony FE 85mm 1.8, FE 100mm 2.8 STF GM OSS lenses and HVL-F45RM Radio Flash are available for Pre-Order. Initial supply of all three items will go to pre-orders, so if you know you want any of them, I strongly urge you to PRE-ORDER NOW!
Sony FE 100mm F2.8 STF GM OSS lens (Pre-Order Now for $1498) incorporates an apodization lens element to create exceptionally smooth, rounded bokeh while maintaining tack-sharp focus on the subject. This newly designed element nearly eliminates peripheral highlight distortion from vignetting and works with the 11-blade circular aperture to produce pleasing out-of-focus areas. However, a side effect of the element is a reduction in light transmission, rated here as T5.6 when set to the lens’s maximum f/2.8 aperture. Using a close focus switch on the lens, 1:4 magnification ratio is possible.
Sony’s FE 85mm F1.8 Lens (Pre-Order Now for $598) joins the FE 28mm f/2 and FE 50mm f/1.8 in creating a more affordable and accessible system while still providing excellent optical performance. It uses an ED element to reduce aberrations, as well as a nine-blade circular aperture for smooth bokeh. It features a double linear motor system for fast, quiet autofocus. The lens is designed for manual focus, as well, and it has a programmable focus hold button.
Sony HVL-F45RM Radio Flash (Pre-Order Now for $399.99) Using a built-in 2.4 GHz radio transceiver, the HVL-F45RM can be set up as a wireless TTL commander or receiver with a range of up to 98′. It also features complete compatibility with Sony’s P-TTL / ADI metering, as well as with the FA-WRC1M Wireless Radio Commander and FA-WRR1 Wireless Radio Receiver. Users will be able to set up and control up to 15 flashes in five different groups and can choose from 14 channels. On top of this, the flash supports Sony’s optical transmission protocols, ensuring it can be easily implemented in existing flash setups. The flash is designed to work with Sony cameras which feature a Multi Interface Shoe, however, wireless radio features are limited to the a7II, a7RII, a7SII, a99 II and a6500.