Sony FE 70–200 mm F2.8 GM OSS II feature image
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Sony announced the Sony FE 70–200 mm F2.8 GM OSS II, a new full-frame telephoto zoom lens apart of the G Master line.

According to Sony, it has the world’s lightest aperture for a 70-200 mm F2.8 telephoto zoom lens. This lens should deliver an excellent depth of field thanks to its F.28 constant aperture. You can also expect great autofocus functionality and beautiful bokeh.

Sony FE 70–200 mm F2.8 GM OSS II lens overveiw

Internally, the Sony FE 70–200 mm F2.8 GM OSS II features two extra-low dispersion spherical glass elements and two Super extra-low dispersion spherical glass elements. Sony says they dramatically reduce chromatic aberration with no color bleeding. Altogether, the lens uses 17 elements in 14 groups.

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The Sony FE 70–200 mm F2.8 GM OSS II features a circular aperture — made with 11 blades. Additionally, the lens has a focus distance ranging from 1.32 ft at 70 mm to 2.69 ft at 200 mm. As for the lens’ manual zoom, it delivers a maximum magnification ratio of 0.3X. The aperture also has a maximum limit of 2.8 F and a minimum of 22 F. Additionally, you can use the lens with Sony’s 1.4x teleconverter SEL14TC and 2.0x teleconverter SEL20TC.

This lens is light

Sony FE 70–200 mm F2.8 GM OSS II
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The Sony FE 70–200 mm F2.8 GM OSS II weighs about 29 percent lighter than the original Sony FE 70–200 mm F2.8 GM OSS. In total, the lens weighs just under 37 ounces (1,045 grams). There’s never been an f/2.8 70-200mm zoom lens as light as this. Ultimately, the lens should offer superior shooting flexibility and portability than any other lens in its class.

It also has a 77mm-filter diameter capable of focusing up to 2.69 ft. The dimension of this model is 3.5 x 7.88 in (88 x 200 mm).

Advantages

With its mobility, stability and zoom capability, the Sony FE 70–200 mm F2.8 GM OSS II looks like an excellent camera for professional use. With its two Extra-low Dispersion glasses, the lens provides high-resolution zoom capture. Also, it works well as a lens for video thanks to its linear motors and drive unit, which reduces noise during operation. They also contribute to less noise and vibration.

Lastly, the Sony FE 70–200 mm F2.8 GM OSS II has a Nano AR coating that produces a uniform anti-reflection coating of the surface of the length, improving its image clarity.

Pricing and availability

You can pre-order the Sony FE 70–200mm F2.8 GM OSS II lens now for $2799. Also, if you want to learn more about the lens, head over to electronic.sony.con.