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Sony FE 70-200mm F2.8 GM OSS Full-Frame Lens (2016)

MSRP 2300 USDNeoscore 71%NEX score 83%

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Product Overview

Sony FE 70-200mm F2.8 GM OSS is a telephoto zoom lens for Sony E-mount. It covers the full-frame image circle. Introduced by Sony in 2016 as the original G Master lens, it has 32 elements in 18 groups.
Like most zoom lenses, the Sony FE 70-200mm F2.8 GM OSS is externally-zooming. Fortunately, Sony has provided a zoom lock that at least stops zoom creep. For incremental weathers, Sony is kind enough to include weather sealing.
As a telephoto zoom lens with a bright maximum aperture, the Sony FE 70-200mm F2.8 GM OSS is well suited for sports and portrait photography. Built-in image stabilization makes the lens easier to use handheld, and can be quite valuable for landscape works. Owners will also like the available tripod collar.

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Ratings

What we found**

Neoscore: 71% (not directly comparable across industries)
Pros
  • Optically stabilized
  • Zoom lock prevents zoom creep
  • Weather-sealed
  • Comes with a tripod collar
Cons
  • Rather heavy
  • Not sharper than the F4 lens

What external reviewers found***

NEX score: 83% (not directly comparable across industries)
Pros
  • Compatible with all Sony E-mount cameras
  • Dust and splash protection
  • Optical image stabilization
  • Two additional aperture blades (11 vs. 9)
  • Sharpness at f/2.8 aperture
  • Sharpness at 200mm focal length
Cons
  • Requires adapter for use on Sony cameras
  • No fluorine coating
  • Focus breathing
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Specifications

Construction

Aperture Blades
11 blades
Colors
Gray
Form Factor
Telephoto Zoom Lens
Image Size
Full-Frame
Lens Barrel
Focus limiter, Tripod collar
Lens Mount
Sony E-mount
Motor
Ring-type ultrasonic
Optical Formula | Elements
32 elements
Optical Formula | Groups
18 groups
Optical Formula | Special Glass
One double-side aspherical and one extreme aspherical element + Nano AR coating groups

Dimensions

Filter Diameter
77 mm / 3.03 in
Size | Diameter
88 mm / 3.46 in
Size | Length
200 mm / 7.87 in
Weight
1480 g / 52.30 oz

Function

Angle Of View
34.4° Diagonal | 28.8° Horizontal | 19.5° Vertical (wide) ~ 12.4° Diagonal | 10.3° Horizontal | 6.9° Vertical (tele)
Aperture
f/2.8 ~ f/22
Autofocus
Yes
Focal Length
70 mm ~ 200 mm
Focus Type
Internal
Image Stabilization
Yes
Weather Resistance
Yes
Zoom Type
External zoom (zoom lock available)

Performance

Max Magnification
0.25x
Min Focus Distance
960 mm / 37.80 in

Production

Accessory
Lens Hood: ALC-SH145 (supplied)
Debut
2016-02-03
Model Name
SEL70200GM

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3rd-Party Review Videos

External Reviews

cameralabs[1]

Sentiment Score 85%
Reviewers from cameralabs have found the following***:
The FE 70-200mm f2.8 G Master is Sony’s professional large aperture telephoto zoom lens for their Alpha mirrorless cameras. The zoom ring turns through 70 degrees and has a 30mm wide rubber surface with a good grip. As you pull focus, you’ll notice quite some focus breathing: the image becomes clearly more magnified at closer focusing distances.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Sharpness at 200mm focal length
  • Optical image stabilization
  • Dust and splash protection
Cons
  • Focus breathing
  • No fluorine coating

digitalpicture[2]

Sentiment Score 82%
Reviewers from digitalpicture have found the following***:
As an "FE" lens, the Sony FE 70-200mm f/2.8 GM OSS Lens is compatible with all Sony E-mount cameras. This lens comes with a 1-year limited warranty. As of review time, direct alternatives to this lens require a lens mount adapter and adapted lenses do not perform as well on Sony cameras.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Sharpness at f/2.8 aperture
  • Compatible with all Sony E-mount cameras
  • Two additional aperture blades (11 vs. 9)
Cons
  • Requires adapter for use on Sony cameras

User Reviews

References

1. ^ Sony FE 70-200mm f2.8 GM OSS review. [cameralabs]. https://www.cameralabs.com/sony-fe-70-200mm-f2-8-g-master-oss-review/. Retrieved 2022-01-26.
2. ^ Sony FE 70-200mm F2.8 GM OSS Lens Review. [digitalpicture]. https://www.the-digital-picture.com/Reviews/Sony-FE-70-200mm-f-2.8-GM-OSS-Lens.aspx. Retrieved 2022-01-26.

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