The Best Sony Portrait Lenses: Sony 100mm 2.8GM STF OSS


  1. Carl Harper

    Carl Harper28 dias atrás

    Hi Miguel, Can you please do a video comparing the Sony 100 STF vs Sigma 105mm. Thanks

  2. Kketansa Art

    Kketansa Art29 dias atrás

    Still not clear- The Lens is officially embossed as 2.8 , but the actual ring doesnt go further f5.6. No other way to reach f2.8 which is strange, and then you give the assuarance for the f5.6 that "it does not matter when the body is A7r III by cranking its ISO". This is kind of contradictory amalgamation between the technical aspects of the lens which are not understood clearly, and, the advancement in the company's technology in their body which allows you to crank up ISO without giving noise. In short- Does the lens give shutter speed related to f2.8, even when it is on f5.6, appart from the body's ISO capabilities?

  3. Adrian Denila

    Adrian DenilaMês atrás

    nice vid, but thats a very expensive lens here in the Philippines.

  4. Richard Crowe

    Richard CroweMês atrás

    I'd love to try this lens. Right now, my favorite portrait lens for Sony is the 85mm f/1.8... I also like using a 135mm f/2.8 Meyer Gorlitz - especially with a Kipon focal reducer on an APSC camera which results in an equivalent 135mm f/2.0 lens...

  5. Mark Summers

    Mark Summers2 meses atrás

    The best way to get this lens is you get the depth of field of an f2.8 and the light of an f5.6

  6. Sebas Petroni

    Sebas Petroni3 meses atrás

    Have it, love it...hope someday Sony release a 35 or 40mm STF, would be my dream lens for studio shooting.

  7. Stoic Student

    Stoic Student3 meses atrás

    So is this like a super version of a lensbaby?

  8. himawan bawono

    himawan bawono4 meses atrás

    Now I'm thinking to sell my 90mm... and get this lens.

  9. Makta972

    Makta9724 meses atrás

    Nope, sorry but Olympus made apodization filter WITHOUT light loss. A much better design.

  10. Franklin Michael

    Franklin Michael5 meses atrás

    Have you tried the LAOWA 105mm STF lens? A 50mm F1.4 STF would be incredible, I would definitely buy it for street photography. 100mm is better suited for portraits.

  11. Orange Black

    Orange Black5 meses atrás

    5:25 whats wrong with those eyes though. They look like pixels from a low-res screen

  12. Miguel Quiles

    Miguel Quiles5 meses atrás

    Nothing is wrong with them, she's wearing contacts. That's the style ;)

  13. Mei Bing

    Mei Bing5 meses atrás

    You forget the most important aspect of this lens. Its gives you more DOF on the face (so no unfocussed nose tip and back hair line) with the full smooth bokeh in the background, Otherwise we could just shoot with a 135 f/1.8

  14. Scott Davies

    Scott Davies6 meses atrás

    My favourite lens! Great for flowers, landscape and even bird photography! I use mine mainly on my a6400 but even on my a7ii. Very versatile

  15. Z50-Z6

    Z50-Z66 meses atrás

    Miguel, What happens to these unique features when used on a crop camera, like my a6400?

  16. Z50-Z6

    Z50-Z66 meses atrás

    Miguel Quiles I thought that the apodization was mainly occurring at the outer edges of the image circle. But the crop sensor is only using the center of the FF so the main affect of the filter is beyond what the sensor sees. No?

  17. Miguel Quiles

    Miguel Quiles6 meses atrás

    Everything remains the same, you would just be working with a longer focal length (approx 150mm).

  18. Spielwerk Studios Robert Moller

    Spielwerk Studios Robert Moller6 meses atrás

    Thanks, bought it right away and love it!!!!

  19. Miguel Quiles

    Miguel Quiles6 meses atrás

    My pleasure! Enjoy the lens, it's a beast 📸

  20. Alexander Schneider

    Alexander Schneider7 meses atrás

    which would you choose? this or the 85 1.4? greetz :)

  21. Bill Zidis

    Bill Zidis7 meses atrás

    This lens is good but nothing beats the autofocus samyang 85mm 1.4...Best portrait lens for sony along any of the 135's...

  22. Mich Dolls

    Mich Dolls7 meses atrás

    nice review next sony lenses pleaseee

  23. jack lichtensztejn

    jack lichtensztejn7 meses atrás

    Been using this on the A7riii. The detail was so sharp I had to edit the model's fake finger nails.(cosplay) I seen thought red contact lenses and saw my clients brown eyes. I'm not a fan of the T5.6 however I enjoy having the f2.8. I never missed a shoot with this lens. I found my 85mm batis at f1.8 would just be a little off at times which made me miss the shot! Over all I'm happy with this lenses. Used it a few times at Anime North last week. Thought I think I would only use this for paid slower shooting. Run and gun I found it to be not the best option. I save run and gun with the 24mm f1.4 GM and the 55mm f1.8.

  24. Tony DeMarco

    Tony DeMarco7 meses atrás

    Just bought this lens and on my a7R-2 it performs amazingly. Especially when you're making the background turn into yogurt while shooting very close to your subject using the focus limiter

  25. spanish. ink

    spanish. ink8 meses atrás

    and low light with out flash or artifitial light? what you show was a night portrait 06:32 with artifitial light? (lightly taken?:-)

  26. Phil Sheridan

    Phil Sheridan6 meses atrás

    I got this lens a few months ago and it has become my all time favorite portrait lens. I love the fact that along with it being such an awesome portrait lens, it will do closeups, too. Thanks for the excellent review.

  27. Miguel Quiles

    Miguel Quiles8 meses atrás

    The photo at 632 was taken with a small flash. You can take a shot without light, but it'll likely look crappy no matter the lens 😂✌️

  28. Lofote

    Lofote8 meses atrás

    It would be my favorite, but I just can't justify buying another lens at this cost at this time. I have the 135 STF (A-mount, the predecessor of this lens), the Zeiss Batis 85 F1.8 and the Sony Zeiss 85 F1.4 (A-mount). I hardly ever use the 85 A-mount anymore, just still have it from earlier times, and keep it for the case where I need F1.4, which has not happen yet since I have the Batis :-D And... everything I want to do I *can* do... thats the problem… I just don't *need* the 100 STF, even though it is cumbersome to use the 135 STF, since it is manual focus only. Sometime however I will get it, I am sure ;)

  29. AntonTVmedia

    AntonTVmedia8 meses atrás

    Oh boy!! This has been my favourite lens since July 2017 when I got it. Pays most of my bills and I always smile when I see the images on the big screen or printed. I love that its so underrated as my work always looks different to the others and only I know why. Ive got loads on my Instagram if people are interested to see it in action

  30. LensPassions Photography

    LensPassions Photography8 meses atrás

    Really great lens as you explained, waiting a time when l will switch to Sony

  31. Luis Salazar

    Luis Salazar8 meses atrás

    Sony 100mm 2.8

  32. Luis Salazar

    Luis Salazar8 meses atrás

    Can I tell B&H that you sold me the camera Sony A99ii with the beautiful lens?

  33. Luis Salazar

    Luis Salazar8 meses atrás

    Hey bro you just sold me that lens thanks for the education 😎❤️🇺🇸

  34. Miguel Quiles

    Miguel Quiles8 meses atrás

    Awesome! You're going to love it. If you buy thru B&H or Amazon, consider using my links in the description. It'll be enough to get me a Starbucks coffee in the morning 😂☕✌️

  35. Richard ten Hoeve

    Richard ten Hoeve8 meses atrás

    I have the 85 mm F1.8 but want to try out this lens myself.

  36. mavfan1

    mavfan18 meses atrás

    I already had the Venus Optics 105mm STF F2 T3.2 for Canon with an adapter when this was released and though the Sony tempted me, I stuck with the Venus Optics lens.

  37. technoalah

    technoalah8 meses atrás

    Sample pick next time pls.

  38. Alpha User

    Alpha User8 meses atrás

    I use this lens for nearly every outdoor shoot it is amazing. no ND required buttery madness

  39. Alpha User

    Alpha User8 meses atrás

    Miguel Quiles shhhh now and kindly delete the video I would be forever grateful lol

  40. Miguel Quiles

    Miguel Quiles8 meses atrás

    I feel the same way. Can't understand how a lens this good isn't in every Sony shooters arsenal. It definitely gives you the ability to set yourself apart since so few use it.

  41. Alpha User

    Alpha User8 meses atrás

    Miguel Quiles I wish people could understand its capabilities, for film work the subject separation you get is effortless. I shoot 90 percent of my outdoor work with this lens which is about 60 percent of my work. 85mm gm for indoors and 24-70gm for tight space hotel room shoots. Soon to invest in the 24mm 1.4. The 100mm makes your work stand out from everyone’s it accentuates your personal style and leaves clients wanting that look. I really can’t speak highly enough about this lens. I’m glad it’s the sleeper lens of the Sony world. It gives me an edge.

  42. Miguel Quiles

    Miguel Quiles8 meses atrás

    It's so good right!? 😁📸

  43. GilbertTV

    GilbertTV8 meses atrás

    great is pretty special..would love to try it sometime

  44. Rusty Brown Photography

    Rusty Brown Photography8 meses atrás

    As always, nice work man! My favorite portrait lens is the Sony Zeiss 135 f1.8 A-mount on the Alpha 99-II. Perhaps because I’ve shot with it for a few years, but I just find it magical and it produces results that blow me away. Having said that, I’ll have to check out this G Master 100 f2.8. Falls squarely between my 135 and 85 and could be a great add to my kit. Keep rockin, bro!

  45. Sơn Nguyễn

    Sơn Nguyễn8 meses atrás

    Model: Trunks T-shirt: Saitama :D nice review, tks for the video

  46. Anand Mehta

    Anand Mehta8 meses atrás

    I understand the main intent was to consider this for the Sony system, but I wonder how it compares to two other lenses: * Sony FE 100mm f2.8 STM GM OSS [release date 2017 Feb] * Fuji XF 56mm f1.2 R APD [release date 2014 Sept] * Nikon AF-DC 135mm f2.0D [release date 1990] The Fuji has an apodization filter, just like the Sony. The Nikon has "defocus control", using the same word but likely different optical technology as you suggested with the Sony.

  47. Victor Rivera

    Victor Rivera8 meses atrás

    If you had to choose one, which would it be? Sony 100, or new 135mm?

  48. Gerard Kuzawa

    Gerard Kuzawa8 meses atrás

    My 63-cents worth: For me it all started with a 50mm and a 135mm. All was manual focus. All was silver halide (or better). Today I have a 105 macro that does me just fine via digital. Stay focused on what you need... as to say, what works for you. One day it may be 50, yet another day it may be 85. Heck, 200 may have to do it for you one day, but another it may be 35. No one lens will ever be everything.

  49. Gabe Rod

    Gabe Rod8 meses atrás

    Well priced lens!! Never heard about it until today, now you got me eyeing it lol great video :) currently my favorite lens is the Ziess 55mm

  50. Beantown Review

    Beantown Review8 meses atrás

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  51. Beantown Review

    Beantown Review8 meses atrás

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  52. Beantown Review

    Beantown Review8 meses atrás

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  53. Miguel Quiles

    Miguel Quiles8 meses atrás

    It sure is! OPM is one of my favorite shows right now so I had to represent 😁👊

  54. Zhiacque Zhiacque

    Zhiacque Zhiacque8 meses atrás

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  55. Miguel Quiles

    Miguel Quiles8 meses atrás

    Thank you sempai!

  56. Eddie Sanchez

    Eddie Sanchez8 meses atrás

    Thanks for making the video. I never really thought about how this lens does makes senses for portraits and smooth bokeh. The 135mm 1.8 blurs out the background but you are correct you get really think DOF. With this lens you can still get decent bokeh and keep the face fully in focus.....Look forward to your other videos.

  57. PavelR2

    PavelR28 meses atrás

    DOF depends on focus distance - I can get whole body in focus on 105 @f1.4 and get smoother background because STF have distracting contrast in bokeh as seen also in this video.

  58. Lawrence Levingston

    Lawrence Levingston8 meses atrás

    🤤💓 Great video.

  59. Jason Franco

    Jason Franco8 meses atrás

    Agreed with your assessment of this lens, it's definitely on my list of future purchases. In the Miami sun I could use a little less light. Great selection of music at the start of the video, very Cinematic. I just uploaded my first BRreporter video going over the new glow box 43 inch from Adorama, and compared to the quality of your video ,I definitely have some clean up to do. Great information!

  60. Z50-Z6

    Z50-Z68 meses atrás

    How does this perform on an a6400?


    STACY BURK8 meses atrás

    I love this lens for outdoor portraiture. Just see what an amazing job it can do.

  62. theizza68

    theizza688 meses atrás

    I think more people would be all over this if it was f2 t3.5 or t4.0. It's still a stellar lens.

  63. Clemson tigers

    Clemson tigers8 meses atrás

    I will stick with my 90mm macro lens

  64. Juan Manuel Ramírez

    Juan Manuel Ramírez8 meses atrás

    Due to I am still using the ILCA77M2 (A-mount) my favorite ever lens is the 135mm f/2.8 [T4.5] STF I always wanted to use that kind of lens with the eye AF. So SONY give us the 100mm f2.8 [T5.6] STF. Without any hesitation, when I get the ILCE9, my first E mount lens is going to be this one. I have to mention too that the Zeiss Sonnar T* 35/2 attached permanently to the RX1, RX1R & Rx1RM2 is great to get portraits including the environment. Thanks for your videos.

  65. pades point

    pades point8 meses atrás

    Would you consider sticking an ISCO anamorphic 2x adaptor to this lens?

  66. Jean-Michel Argentin

    Jean-Michel Argentin8 meses atrás

    I love your body of work

  67. Jean-Michel Argentin

    Jean-Michel Argentin8 meses atrás

    Miguel Quiles Hey I think I got it... I use my Expodisc and it gave me the right W/B and colors are popping just like Canon and Fuji colors

  68. Miguel Quiles

    Miguel Quiles8 meses atrás

    Thank you!

  69. Macula Madness

    Macula Madness8 meses atrás

    So stoked now cause I’ve seen other reviews on this lens and I wasn’t left with the feeling that this was a good lens... I’m not an avid reader so I look forward to watching these types of reviews... just letting you know that all the details you described left me making this lens a possibility for my bag 💼 unlike others... thanks again keep em coming #noobhere


    ANGEL LONDIAN8 meses atrás

    MD 135mm 2.8 Minolta manual focus. Try it

  71. Jean-Michel Argentin

    Jean-Michel Argentin8 meses atrás

    Hi I love that lens:) I have a question for you? How did you get those image to pop with a Canon color look like? Is that strait out of the Sony a7iii or did you edit afterwards into photoshop or some editing images software??

  72. Raul Farfan

    Raul Farfan8 meses atrás

    Fantastic video !!! Very insightful Miguel !! Thanks

  73. greysuit17

    greysuit178 meses atrás

    I love this lens!

  74. Ron Lemelin

    Ron Lemelin8 meses atrás

    between the Sigma 105mm 1.4 or the Sony 100mm 2.8 STF (this lens) your thoughts? Other than the size and weight of the 105mm, which one is better?

  75. PavelR2

    PavelR28 meses atrás

    I have Sigma E mount 105/1.4 and 85GM, 135GM and I must say that I like the 105 images the most + 1.4 is 4 Stops faster than 5.6. STF produce much lighter (clipped) highlights in the bokeh and pretty distracting bokeh with grass or tree leaves in the background. (The overall AF performance is the same as 70-200GM and the sharpness over whole frame is better than 135GM or 85GM.)

  76. Miguel Quiles

    Miguel Quiles8 meses atrás

    The Sony 100mm would be my pick every time for any Sony camera body. I'm not a fan of the Sigma line of DSLR lenses (including their 105 1.4) that they adapted to E-mount. Its simply not as accurate or reliable on Sony cameras. Just my two cents 😀✌️

  77. Ron Lemelin

    Ron Lemelin8 meses atrás

    @Miguel Quiles for the Sony not the Dslr....

  78. Ron Lemelin

    Ron Lemelin8 meses atrás

    @Miguel Quiles I shoot with the A73, The price is about the same for the Sigma 105 and the Sony 100mm. I know there is a huge size difference that I'm aware of but I just wanted your opinion on which is better lens taking the size and weight out of the equation, which one is the better lens?

  79. Miguel Quiles

    Miguel Quiles8 meses atrás

    Sony STF hands down. I'm not a fan of the accuracy or overall performance of the Sigma on a Sony body. Perhaps on a DSLR the Sigma would be a better option.

  80. Chris Lim

    Chris Lim8 meses atrás

    Is DOF @ 2.8 on this lens, the same as DOF other lenses at this focal length @ 2.8?

  81. Miguel Quiles

    Miguel Quiles8 meses atrás

    Possibly. I'd have to test to see if the inclusion of the APD element changes things.

  82. Neopulse00

    Neopulse008 meses atrás

    This lens yeah is underrated for portraiture. Although I used a manual focus lens variant, the Apodization element used is amazing. It's well worth it. Side Note: One Puuuuuuuuunch!!!! (Drum beat)

  83. LensPassions Photography

    LensPassions Photography8 meses atrás


  84. Miguel Quiles

    Miguel Quiles8 meses atrás

    No doubt about that! The fact that the AF on this thing is so good puts it in a league all its own. One Puuuuuuuuuuuuunchhhhh! 😂✌️

  85. Bao Nguyen

    Bao Nguyen8 meses atrás

    One Punch Man!

  86. Claude Creative Studios

    Claude Creative Studios8 meses atrás

    Definitely the most underrated Sony lens

  87. Mr Tech

    Mr Tech8 meses atrás

    Buy the Minolta 135mm STF it's MF only but way way cheaper it's close in optical performance to this

  88. Claude Creative Studios

    Claude Creative Studios8 meses atrás

    People fear what they don’t understand

  89. Miguel Quiles

    Miguel Quiles8 meses atrás

    No doubt about that one! Still can't believe how this lens hasn't found a home in every Sony portrait shooters bag :)