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Sony Alpha FE 70-200mm f/2.8 GM OSS

Telephoto zoom lens for Sony E-mount mirrorless cameras

Item # 158E702HGM

Wildlife and sports photographers will appreciate the exceptional optics and performance of this Sony G Master...

Wildlife and sports photographers will appreciate the exceptional optics and performance of this Sony G Master...

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About the Sony Alpha FE 70-200mm f/2.8 GM OSS

Ultimate control, accurate results

Wildlife and sports photographers will appreciate the exceptional optics and performance of this Sony G Master 70-200mm telephoto lens. A special anti-reflective coating and nine specialized lens elements reduce distortion and aberrations for outstanding high-resolution images, while an 11-blade circular aperture gives you a smoothly defocused background when shooting wide open.

Ultimate control, accurate results

Wildlife and sports photographers will appreciate the exceptional optics and performance of this Sony G Master 70-200mm telephoto lens. A special anti-reflective coating and nine specialized lens elements reduce distortion and aberrations for outstanding high-resolution images, while an 11-blade circular aperture gives you a smoothly defocused background when shooting wide open.

Great photos anywhere, anytime, rain or shine

Perfect for outdoor photography in any season, the lens's dust- and moisture-resistant construction means that if the weather takes a turn, you won't have to pack it in until you're ready. Its focal range and large f/2.8 maximum aperture let you play up your subject by compressing and blurring the background, making it an excellent choice for portraits and close-ups. The maximum aperture remains constant across the entire zoom range, so you'll get consistently well-exposed photos without having to change your exposure values as you adjust focal length.

Stay focused on important details

Sony's quiet dual linear motors ensure fast, precise focus for smooth video rendering and responsiveness during continuous still shooting. Range limiter controls let you restrict the focal range, preventing accidental focus on foreground elements and minimizing time spent "hunting" for focus so you won't miss your shot. Once you've acquired your target, the focus hold button lets you lock the focus where you want it.

Keep it steady

Sony's optical image stabilization works in two ways to give you crisp photos and smooth videos in all kinds of different scenes and lighting conditions. Option one ensures sharp handheld images and longer focal lengths, slower shutter speeds, or in low light. Option two is a panning mode switch that compensates for subjects moving horizontally across the image plane.

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Product highlights:

  • 70-200mm f/2.8 telephoto zoom lens
  • compatible with Sony E-mount mirrorless cameras
  • effective focal length:
    • 70-200mm with full-frame sensor cameras
    • 105-300mm with APS-C sensor cameras
  • f/2.8 maximum aperture stays constant throughout the zoom range
  • Nano AR coating minimizes ghosting and flare
  • Optical SteadyShot® image stabilization for crisp handheld images
  • dust- and moisture-resistant
  • 3 aspherical elements, including 1 newly developed XA (extreme aspherical) element, plus 4 ED (extra-low dispersion) and 2 Super ED elements for high-resolution rendering of texture and detail
  • fast auto/manual focus switching with focus ring
  • focus hold button for added control
  • ring SSM (Super Sonic wave Motor) actuator and double linear motor actuator work together for rapid, precise focusing
  • minimum focus distance: 3.15'
  • minimum aperture: f/22
  • lens construction: 23 elements in 18 groups
  • 11 rounded aperture blades for smooth background defocusing
  • filter/attachment size: 77mm
  • lens is 3-1/2" in diameter and 7-7/8" long
  • weight: 52.21 oz.
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What's in the box:

  • FE 70-200mm F2.8 GM OSS zoom lens
  • 77mm Lens cap (installed)
  • Rear lens cap (installed)
  • Tripod collar (installed)
  • ALC-SH145 Lens hood
  • Zippered lens case
  • Operating Instructions
  • Precautions Before Using
  • Notes on Use
  • Limited Warranty (US and Canada)
  • European Guarantee Information Document

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Sony Alpha FE 70-200mm f/2.8 GM OSS

Crutchfield customer from Elk Grove, CA on 7/20/2019

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Super sharp images on the A7iii. Can't imagine what the pictures would look like with the A7r series.

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Fantastic Lens

Taylor from Owatonna, MN on 4/22/2019

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I love this lens! I shoot weddings with a Sony a7rii and a Sony a7riii and love it! Well worth the price.

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As good as everyone elses 70-200 f/2.8s

Kenji from Amherst, NY on 1/13/2019

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I've owned several 70-200 type lenses over the years from multiple manufacturers (Tokina, Tamron, Canon's f/4 and f/2.8 versions) and this one is easily as good as the best on the market (Canon's 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II, Albeit that has since been superseded by a Mark III version I have not shot), its big and heavy yes, but for those of us who need the extra stop of speed over the f/4 the price is worth it (And to be honest it doesn't bug me too much, I actually consider this my "lightweight general purpose" telephoto zoom compared to my Sigma 150-600). The autofocusing is extremely fast and accurate, able to keep pace with my very quick Cardigan Welsh Corgis zipping around in the snow on my A7III. Its also one of the lenses that really lets the A7IIIs full capabilities shine. The OSS works a treat, I've shot down to 1/15 at 200 with no issue Sharpness and contrast are excellent all over the range as far as I can tell, granted im shooting the less demanding A7III's 24mp sensor and not the R's 45mp one, but regardless I doubt you'd be disappointed. The only real downsides are the price and the weight, This definitely has me considering the vertical grip for my A7III for when im going to be out shooting with it for an extended period of time and compared to its rivals from Canon or Nikon its a bit pricier, but its worth it for those of us who need that extra stop of speed. If you're considering it. Go for it. You wont regret it.

Pros: Sharp, Extremely fast focusing on my A7III, Excellent contrast, Beautiful bokeh, Excellent close focus and maximum magnification capability

Cons: Price, Size and weight

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Sony Alpha FE 70-200mm f/2.8 GM OSS

Les from Camillus, NY on 5/22/2018

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Excellento

Pros: My dream lance for my Kenya safari trip

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Professional product, through and through!

Pratyush from Chandler, AZ on 4/6/2018

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You DO get what you pay for. This lens is NOT cheap nor light weight - let's just get that out first. It's more expensive than any competitors' 70-200 f2.8 lens. But if you are a Sony FF mirrorless shooter, and you want the absolute top-notch quality out of your gear, this lens will not disappoint you. It has great colors and contrast. It has a smooth, beautiful, bokeh. The focus is fast, quiet, and accurate. It is sharp, even wide-open, at all focal lengths. At, 200mm, one may think it could be a bit sharper, but only if you pixel-peep. I used Canon 70-200L II for years, and while that lens was the sharpest I ever used, this Sony lens, to my eyes, is a bit sharper. In short, this lens delivers, albeit at a price. If you want the best 70-200 to go with your Sony FF mirrorless body, this is it.

Pros: Great focal length range, fast aperture, sharp with great colors, contrast, and bokeh.

Cons: Expensive, heavy, expensive :-)

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Features

Overview: The Sony FE 70-200mm F2.8 GM OSS (SEL70200GM) is a G Master series telephoto zoom lens, designed for full frame (35mm) cameras. The lens covers the full 70-200mm focal range at a constant F2.8 maximum aperture. The SEL70200GM has an 11-blade circular aperture to provide a smooth defocusing effect for more artistic compositions. It features an internal focusing mechanism in which only the internal elements move as you zoom in and out without changing the external length of the lens. The lens comes with front and rear lens caps, a removable tripod collar, lens hood, and a zippered storage case.

Compatibility: The SEL70200GM has a Sony E-mount, and is compatible with α-series Interchangeable Lens Cameras with the E-mount. It works best with cameras with full frame (35mm) image sensors, but can be used on APS-C sensor equipped cameras in crop mode.

Sony G Master: Sony's G Master series of lenses represents a new level of lens technology. The new XA (extreme aspherical) element features unprecedented surface precision down to 0.1 micron to help achieve greater expression through higher resolutions and stunning bokeh. In addition, the first 11-blade circular aperture in a Sony α lens for soft-edged defocused elements. G Master lenses are also known for fast accurate autofocusing powered by a Ring-drive SSM (super sonic wave motor). Each G Master lens features Sony's Nano AR Coating technology to minimize flare and ghosting.

Lens Construction: The lens features 23 lens elements in 18 groups. This includes 2 aspherical elements, one Extreme aspherical lens (XA lens), four ED (Extra-low Dispersion) and two Super ED glass elements.

Focus Controls: The SEL70200GM lens is equipped with several focus controls on the barrel of the lens:

  • Focus Mode Switch: You can switch between AF (autofocus) and MF (manual focus) on the lens. For AF photography, both the camera and lens should be set to AF. For MF photography, either or both the camera or lens should be set to MF. In MF mode, rotate the focusing ring to adjust the focus while looking through the viewfinder.
  • Focus Range Switch: The Focus Range Limiter switch (AF/MF range) reduces the time it takes to focus by limiting the distance the lens can focus. With the switch at Full, the lens can focus from the minimum focusing distance to infinity. In the Infinity-3m position, the lens can only focus from 9.8 feet (3 meters) to infinity.
  • Focus Hold Buttons: The lens is equipped with three focus hold buttons positioned around the barrel. When one of the buttons is pressed and held, the AF function is canceled and the current focus is fixed, allowing you to release the shutter. To start Autofocusing again, release the focus hold button and press the shutter button halfway.

Note: Some focus controls do not work with some cameras.

Optical SteadyShot (OSS): Sony's Optical SteadyShot Image Stabilization gives you stable, blur-free images, even at slower shutter speeds or when you're zoomed in all the way. At high zooms, even the slightest hand movement can cause blurring and distortion. The lens has an OSS switch to turn the feature on/off, and a Shake Compensation Mode Switch that lets you switch between Mode 1 (for normal camera shake) and Mode 2 (for camera shake when panning moving subjects). When using a tripod, it is recommend that you turn off OSS.

Lens Hood: The SEL24240 comes with the petal-shaped ALC-SH145 lens hood to protect the lens, reduce lens flare, and ensure maximum image quality. The hood has a polarizing filter window that can be opened to rotate the filter control without having to remove the hood. The hood attaches to the lens with a bayonet-type fit. When not in use, the lens hood can be reverse-mounted on the lens. The lens hood adds approximately 3" to the overall length of the lens.

Tripod Collar: The included tripod collar lets you mount the camera and lens to a tripod. Using the tripod collar instead of the camera's tripod receptacle creates a much more balanced and secure mount. In addition, you can loosen the ring on the tripod collar to rotate the camera between vertical to horizontal positions without detaching the camera. Gray dots (tripod collar ring indexes) located at 90-degree intervals on the collar ring help you adjust the camera vertical and horizontal positions more precisely. The tripod collar can be detached from the lens when not using a tripod, if desired.

Specifications:

  • Focal Length: 70-200mm
  • 35mm Equivalent for APS-C Cameras: 105-300mm
  • Lens Construction: 23 elements in 18 groups (including four ED and two Super ED glass elements)
  • Mount: Sony E-mount
  • Aperture: 11-blade circular
  • Maximum Aperture: f/2.8 (W-T)
  • Minimum Aperture: f/22 (W-T)
  • Angle of View: 34°-12°30' (35mm), 23°-8° (APS-C)
  • Minimum Focus Distance: 3.15 feet (37.8")
  • Maximum Magnification: 0.25x
  • Filter Diameter: 77mm
  • Dimensions: Diameter 3.478", Length 8.087" (8.604" with lens caps)
  • Weight: 52.3 ounces

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Picked this to shoot sports with my a7iii. Looking forward to using this beast!! [ Micah  Aug 28, 2018 ]
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Great Image Quality! [ RICHARD  Mar 22, 2018 ]
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To complete my holy trinity of Sony GM lenses for my new Sony A7r III. [ JAY  Mar 01, 2018 ]
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I purchased this lens for shooting track and field events as well as portraits in demanding light conditions. [ William  Oct 13, 2017 ]
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