Sony FE 85mm f/1.8 Lens, HVL-F45RM Wireless Radio Flash Announced !

Sony FE 85mm f 1.8 lens

Along with new Sony FE 100mm f/2.8 STF GM OSS lens, Sony today also announced a new budget prime lens FE 85mm f/1.8. This lens costs $598.00 in US, now available for pre-order at ( Photo Video / Shipping date is in March. Sony also announced a new HVL-F45RM Wireless Radio Flash for Sony A-mount and E-mount cameras, it costs $398.00 in US.

Sony FE 85mm f/1.8 Features:

  • E-Mount Lens/Full-Frame Format
  • Aperture Range: f/1.8 to f/22
  • One Extra-Low Dispersion Element
  • Double Linear AF Motor
  • Customizable Focus Hold Button
  • Rounded Nine-Blade Diaphragm

Sony HVL-F45RM Wireless Radio Flash Features:

  • 2.4 GHz Radio Transceiver with 98′ Range
  • Compatible with Sony ADI / P-TTL
  • Guide Number: 148′ at ISO 100 and 105mm
  • Zoom Range: 24-105mm (15mm with Panel)
  • Tilts from -8 to 150°
  • Rotates Left & Right 180°
  • Radio or Optical TTL Commander or Remote
  • LED Light with 400 lux Output at 1.6′
  • Flash Distribution and Memory Settings
  • Dust- & Moisture-Resistant Construction

sony hvl f45rm wireless radio flash

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Sony FE 100mm F2.8 STF GM OSS Sony FE 85mm F1.8
Principal specifications
Lens type Prime lens
Max Format size 35mm FF
Focal length 100 mm 85 mm
Image stabilization Yes No
Lens mount Sony FE
Maximum aperture F2.8 F1.8
Minimum aperture F20 F22
Aperture ring Yes No
Number of diaphragm blades 11 9
Elements 14 9
Groups 10 8
Special elements / coatings ED and aspherical elements, Nano AR coating ED elements
Minimum focus 0.57 m (22.44) 0.80 m (31.5)
Maximum magnification 0.25× 0.13×
Autofocus Yes
Motor type Piezoelectric Linear Motor
Full time manual Yes
Focus method Internal
Distance scale No
DoF scale No
Focus distance limiter Yes No
Weight 700 g (1.54 lb) 371 g (0.82 lb)
Diameter 85 mm (3.35) 78 mm (3.07)
Length 118 mm (4.65) 82 mm (3.23)
Sealing Yes
Colour Black
Filter thread 72.0 mm 67.0 mm
Hood supplied Yes
Hood product code ALC-SH174 ALC-SH150
Tripod collar No