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Sony FE 100mm f/2.8 STF GM OSS Lens with UV Filter Kit

BH #SO10028GM72F (B&H Kit)
Sony FE 100mm f/2.8 STF GM OSS Lens with UV Filter Kit
Key Features
  • E-Mount Lens/Full-Frame Format
  • Aperture Range: f/2.8 to 20 | T5.6 to 22
  • Apodization Element for Smooth Bokeh
  • One Aspherical Element & One ED Element
Well-suited to portrait photographers, the Sony FE 100mm f/2.8 STF GM OSS Lens with UV Filter Kit from B&H bundles the unique short-telephoto prime with a 72mm UV filter.
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FE 100mm f/2.8 STF GM OSS Lens with UV Filter Kit Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Sony FE 100mm f/2.8 STF GM OSS Lens
  • 3Chiaro Pro 72mm 98-UVATS UV Filter
  • 4Sensei OC-CK Optics Care and Cleaning Kit
By B&H Photo's
Sony FE 100mm f/2.8 STF GM OSS Lens
The Bokeh Master
Delivering both smooth bokeh and fine sharpness, the FE 100mm f/2.8 STF GM OSS from Sony is a short-telephoto prime featuring a unique and sophisticated optical design. Separating itself from other portrait-length lenses, this 100mm f/2.8 features Smooth Trans Focus (STF) technology, which uses an apodization filter to realize notably smooth bokeh with rounded out-of-focus highlights in both the foreground and background.
Smooth Trans Focus
  • Optical design incorporates an apodization (APD) element that helps to improve the quality of bokeh. This element, which resembles a radially graduated ND filter that tapers from clear in the center to denser around the edges, produces more circular out-of-focus highlights for more pleasing selective focus and shallow depth of field effects.
  • An aperture range of f/2.8 to f/20 is available, however the implementation of the apodization filter renders this range as T5.6 to T22.
  • A rounded 11-blade diaphragm further contributes to a pleasing bokeh quality when employing shallow depth of field techniques.
G Master Optics
G Master lenses prioritize sharpness and bokeh quality by featuring advanced optical designs and specialized elements.
  • One extra-low dispersion (ED) element reduces color fringing and chromatic aberrations while one aspherical element controls spherical aberrations for improved clarity and sharpness.
  • Optical layout has also been designed to reduce peripheral highlight distortion due to vignetting in order to achieve rounder out-of-focus highlights in both the foreground and background.
  • A Nano AR Coating has been applied to reduce surface reflections, flare, and ghosting for increased contrast and color rendering in strong lighting conditions.
Autofocus and Macro Switching
  • Direct Drive Super Sonic wave Motor AF system provides quick, quiet, and precise autofocus performance and also contributes to more natural, intuitive manual focus control.
  • Internal focusing design offers more responsive focusing performance and maintains a consistent overall lens length during operation.
  • Macro switching ring allows you to choose between two focusing ranges: 2.8' to infinity or a closer range of 1.9-3.3'.
  • Maximum magnification of 0.25x at minimum focus allows for near-macro capabilities for true close-up detail shooting.
  • Customizable focus hold button on lens barrel can be used to hold the focusing position, or can be set in-camera to control a variety of additional lens functions.
Handling and Physical Design
  • Optical SteadyShot image stabilization helps to minimize the appearance of camera shake for sharper imagery when shooting handheld with slower shutter speeds. This stabilization system can also be combined with select camera's sensor-shift type image stabilization for more effective control of camera blur.
  • Manual aperture ring can be de-clicked for smooth, silent aperture switching to benefit video applications.
  • A dust- and moisture-sealed design better permits working in inclement conditions and rubberized control rings benefit handling in colder temperatures.
Chiaro Pro 72mm 98-UVATS UV Filter

The Pro 72mm 98-UVATS UV Filter is one of Chiaro’s highest-rated protective UV filters with 98% light transmission. It’s ideal for photographers of all levels who demand high-quality glass and other essential features for excellent image fidelity and construction.

To achieve 98% light transmission, Chiaro uses highly-polished optical glass, multi-coating, and additional advanced elements that improve the filter’s light transmission. A scratch-resistant coating minimizes scratching of the glass and helps assure that water, oil, dust, and fingerprints are removed with a gentle wipe. Its hard-anodized aluminum filter ring is designed to screw on and off effortlessly, and it is thin to prevent vignetting when used with wide-angle lenses. Side knurling helps assure that you’ll have a firm grip when attaching or removing your filter.

Image quality is what matters most at Chiaro. The company has tested and combined many features and essentials to achieve superior image quality and the highest light transmission. To help take the confusion out of selecting a filter, Chiaro prominently displays the light transmission levels so that you can choose the perfect filter for your lens and photo session.

98% Light Transmission
Protecting your lens doesn't mean you have to lose optical quality. By using highly-polished optical glass and advanced coatings, Chiaro offers a 98% transmission rate, which is an excellent transmission rate for glass. And the company verifies the ratings with ISO certified lab testing.
Resistance Coating
The layers of advanced resistance coating on the filter are designed to resist moderate scratches, and allow you to easily clean your filter. Water beads up and rolls off your filter, and oil and fingerprints can come off with a gentle wipe. Dust and debris won't adhere to the filter and can be removed with a puff of air.
Polished Optical Glass
Glass that's polished to perfection is essential to achieve a high level of light transmission. The optical glass in this Chiaro filter is highly-polished for flatness that ensures excellent optical clarity.
Multi-coating enhances light transmission to the demanding level set for all Chiaro filters. It reduces unwanted internal reflections and ghosting that can compromise your images.
UV Protection
The filter blocks UV light and reduces the bluish cast of daylight that can affect color accuracy, especially at higher altitudes.
Hard Anodized Aluminum Construction
The process of hard anodizing toughens and strengthens the aluminum for a lightweight yet durable filter ring.
Slim Design
Measuring only 3.2mm, this filter is slim enough to use on wide-angle lenses without experiencing vignetting.
Top and Side Knurling
In addition to top knurling, Chiaro added side knurling to better grip the filter when you're attaching and removing it, or when you're stacking filters.
Secure Attachment
It takes two full turns to mount the filter on your lens. This feature will securely hold your Chiaro filter through the most demanding photo shoots.
Front Threads
The front threads on the filter allow you to stack filters by screwing them onto your Chiaro filter.
UPC: 847628593510
Sensei OC-CK Optics Care and Cleaning Kit

Keep your optical surfaces clean with the Sensei OC-CK Optics Care and Cleaning Kit. This kit contains a pack of lens tissues, a lens cleaning pen, bulb air blower, paint brush, lipstick brush, lens cleaning fluid, microfiber cleaning cloth, and see-through mesh travel case to put everything in. This kit can be used to clean a variety of different optics and glass. You can use the air bulb blower and any of the three supplied brushes to initially remove dust from the surface. Sensei recommends applying a small amount of the alcohol- and ammonia-free cleaning fluid directly to the lens tissue. Then, gently rub in small circular motions to remove stubborn smudges or fingerprints from the glass. For those more stubborn blemishes or smudges, the lens pen is very effective.

UPC: 847628008427

Sony FE 100mm f/2.8 STF GM OSS Lens Specs

Focal Length
Maximum Aperture
Minimum Aperture
Lens Mount
Sony E
Lens Format Coverage
Angle of View
Minimum Focus Distance
1.87' / 57 cm
Maximum Magnification
Optical Design
14 Elements in 10 Groups
Diaphragm Blades
11, Rounded
Focus Type
Image Stabilization
Filter Size
72 mm (Front)
Dimensions (ø x L)
3.35 x 4.65" / 85.2 x 118.1 mm
1.54 lb / 700 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight
2.68 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
8.4 x 5.75 x 5.05"

Chiaro Pro 72mm 98-UVATS UV Filter Specs

Filter Type
Filter Factor
1x (0-Stop)
Circular Size
72 mm Filter Thread
Front Accessory Thread / Bayonet
72 mm
Physical Features
Filter Thickness
0.13" / 3.2 mm
Filter Material
Ring Material
Side, Top
Packaging Info
Package Weight
0.135 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
3.75 x 3.75 x 0.85"

Sensei OC-CK Optics Care and Cleaning Kit Specs

4.1 x 1.2" / 10.4 x 3 cm (Cleaning Fluid Bottle)
4.1 x 0.7" / 10.4 x 1.8 cm (Lipstick Brush)
6 x 4" / 15.2 x 10.2 cm (Lens Tissue (Pack))
5.7 x 0.6" / 14.6 x 1.5 cm (Paint Brush)
5.8 x 2.1" / 14.7 x 5.3 cm (Bulb Air Blower)
1 x 0.2 x 0.2' / 30 x 6.9 x 6.6 cm
5 oz / 143 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight
0.35 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
8 x 2.4 x 2.4"

FE 100mm f/2.8 STF GM OSS Lens with UV Filter Kit Reviews

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How is the sharpness and bokeh of this vs the ...

How is the sharpness and bokeh of this vs the 90mm macro? Assuming good lighting for both.
Asked by: James
This 100mm lens is a GM lens--Sony's top line of lenses; the 90mm is a G lens, the next tier down, so the 100mm would be a better lens.
Answered by: Boyd
Date published: 2020-10-02

Is this considered a Macro lens like the EF 100mm ...

Is this considered a Macro lens like the EF 100mm f/2.8, it doesn’t say Macro in the name like the 90mm?
Asked by: Robert
Hi. This is not a macro lens. It does have a feature for closer focus, and I like using it to photograph flowers. But it is NOT a macro lens.
Answered by: Daniel
Date published: 2023-11-17


How would the bokeh of this lens wide open compare with the 85/1.4GM?
Asked by: Anonymous
Softer and creamier than the 1.4 which I own. But at a cost of lower light transmission. Not as good in low light situations.
Answered by: Joe R.
Date published: 2021-05-28


How is the Focusing when using it for Video? Thanks
Asked by: Tibor
This is an Auto Focus lens that will work very well with Sony E-Mount cameras like the A7RIII, A7SII, A6500 and more.
Answered by: Joseph P.
Date published: 2018-08-27


I got this lens earlier today. I'm getting ready to take it out and test it. But I can't seem to be able to access anything wider then f/5.6. How exactly, do I get their?
Asked by: anthony
One can choose the aperture right on the lens and 5.6 is the largest aperture available. Is there a way to change it from the camera a7r3?
Answered by: Jorge
Date published: 2019-11-05

Can we use any of Sony extenders with this lens ?

Can we use any of Sony extenders with this lens ?
Asked by: ROBERTO
Unfortunately, the 100mm f/2.8 STF is not compatible with the 1.4x or 2.0x teleconverters. Only lenses with recessed rear lens elements and compatible lens barrels are suitable. These lens currently (5/24) are: FE 70-200mm f/2.8 GM OSS FE 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 GM OSS FE 200-600mm f/5.6-6.3 G OSS FE 400mm f/2.8 GM OSS FE 600mm f/4 GM OSS
Answered by: Jeremy
Date published: 2021-05-28

If I want to buy the Sony 100mm f2.8 used can the ...

If I want to buy the Sony 100mm f2.8 used can the glass be affected or just the body
Asked by: Thad
All our used items are thoroughly tested and should be in good condition. A used Sony FE 100mm (BH #SO10028GM) would not come with a camera body.
Answered by: Zacky
Date published: 2023-12-11

This lens works on the Sony A7III?

This lens works on the Sony A7III?
Asked by: Antúria
Hi Antúria, FE 100mm f/2.8 STF GM OSS Lens is fully compatible with Sony A7III.
Answered by: SonyListens
Date published: 2019-01-21
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