That’s a 77mm UV filter. Why am I grinning like an idiot? Because it goes on my latest acquisition:
The incredible Sony SAL135F18Z 135mm F1.8 Sonnar T* Lens
That’s right, 135mm at 1.8 making it a beefy telephoto and ultra fast which is ideal for the kind of photography I like to do. It’s been on my wish list since purchased my first Sony DSLR and I finally just bit the bullet and bought it. I could not be happier. These tests shot using the lovely Cynthia as the subject gives you an idea of the quality of the optics we are dealing with here
From a distance:
And up close
As you can see, this thing is razor sharp. Taking into consideration the 1.5 crop factor of the APC-C sensor this lens is effectively shooting 1.8 at 200mm (202.5 to be precise). That’s equivalent to the max zoom of the high end 70-200mm f/2.8 lenses used on a full frame camera by many concert photographers and a full stop faster making it a monster of a concert lens.
I am going to L-O-V-E shooting with this thing.