It’s probably no surprise that pictures of the Sony FE 70-200mm f/2.8 GM OSS II leaked shortly before the announcement. But now it’s officially out, and we’ve learned something more about the new and improved 70-200 Sony FE lens.
This is essentially a new version of the Sony 70-200mm f/2.8 GM OSS, launched in 2016. It’s designed for full-frame E-mount mirrorless cameras, and with APS-C cameras it will give you a 105-300mm equivalent focal length range. You can also pair it with Sony’s 1.4x and 2x teleconverters and get a 98-280mm or 140-400mm focal length range on a full-frame body, respectively.
The lens is built from 17 elements in 14 groups, containing two extra-low dispersion elements and two Super ED elements. It features the constant f/2.8 maximum aperture with an 11-blade rounded diaphragm, which will give you nice and smooth bokeh balls.
This AF lens packs four extreme dynamic linear motors. Sony promises fast, precise, and accurate autofocus in both stills and video, increased speed, and improved tracking over the old 70-200 lens. Focus breathing, zoom shifting, and axis shifting have also been reduced compared to its predecessor. Three modes of image stabilization minimize camera shake when shooting handheld with slower shutter speeds.
Let’s take a look at the specs:
|Focal Length||70 to 200mm|
|Lens Mount||Sony E|
|Angle of View||34° to 12° 30'|
|Optical Design||17 Elements in 14 Groups|
|Diaphragm Blades||11, Rounded|
|Tripod Collar||Removable and Rotating|
|Filter Size||77 mm (Front)|
|Dimensions (ø x L)||3.46 x 7.87" / 88 x 200 mm|
|Weight||2.3 lb / 1045 g|
The Sony FE 70-200mm f/2.8 GM OSS II is now available for preorders, and it will set you back $2,798.