This lens is amazing it is now #1 on my buy ASAP list! I rented it just to test it out to see if iI want one of my own. The bokeh is unbelievable its much better then the Sony 135mm f/1.8 Zeiss. The images are sharp with an incredible smooth creamy bokeh. If you're looking for a portrait lens this is it. Just remember this is a Manual focus lens that is very sensitive I recommend enabling focus peaking and using the focus magnifier if you have a sony SLT camera like the a65, a77 or a99. I shot with the a99. Photos from my test of this lens are here http://www.partywithaphotographer.com/p632107455 Great service from Borrowlenses.com I called to extend my rental and they provided outstanding customer service. Mike Gibson
Sony 135mm f/2.8 STF Manual Focus
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Lens Rental Package Includes: Front cap, rear cap, UV filter, and lens hood.
The Sony STF 135mm f/2.8 [T4.5] Lens is innovative not only because it offers superb picture sharpness with high-quality descriptive performance, but it can also produce perfectly defocused image areas. Imperfections in defocusing effects, such as a defocused image dissolving into cluttered unsharpness, or a defocused image of a stem looking like overlapped images, have always been a source of headaches for photographers.
The STF 135mm f/2.8[T4.5] eliminates the factors impairing the quality of defocused areas, and realizes a smooth transition from focused to defocused areas with unsurpassed defocusing effects both in foreground and background. The lens construction includes an apodization filter to implement a natural shift from focused to defocused areas. As a result, the original outline of the subject remains clear, the image is provided with depth, and the subject is visually outstanding.
The lens is also designed to minimize aberrations that deteriorate the quality of defocused image areas. The 9-blade circular aperture also contributes to smooth rendition of defocused highlights, such as blurred points of sunlight coming through forage.