Sony FE 70-200mm f/2.8 GM OSS SEL70200GM

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(From Sony lens literature) Covering the frequently used 70-200mm focal range, the new Sony FE 70-200mm F2.8 GM OSS telephoto zoom lens (model SEL70200GM) offers extremely high rendering, AF performance and image stabilization, making it a versatile choice for shooting wildlife, sports, weddings and a variety of other events and locations.

The new flagship telephoto zoom model delivers extraordinary sharpness and clarity throughout the entirety of its zoom range thanks to its three advanced lens elements including XA, Super ED and ED glass components, as well as its Nano AR coating.

The new FE 70-200mm F2.8 GM OSS lens features a floating focusing system -- implemented in an a zoom lens for the first time -- that contributes to an impressive minimum focusing distance of merely 0.96m and ensures AF performance is optimized during both still and video shooting. The lens includes a SSM (Super Sonic Motor) plus dual linear motors that work together to move large lens elements quickly - a task that requires a high level of drive control and ensures focus accuracy. The new model also has built in Optical SteadyShot image stabilization for capturing sharp, blur-free subjects at all focal lengths and a rotating tripod mount that allows the camera to be quickly removed from a connected tripod as needed.

The new 70-200mm telephoto zoom lens is dust and moisture resistant with an additional fluorine coating added to the front lens. It also has a focus hold button as well as a focal range limiter.

Sony has also announced new compact 1.4x and 2x Teleconverters -- models SEL14TC and SEL20TC respectively -- that offer even greater reach while maintaining the overall streamlined design and feel of the 70-200mm lens.

Pricing and Availability
The Sony FE 70-200mm f/2.8 GM OSS G Master lens will ship in July 2016 for a retail price of $2,600 US and $3,300 CA. The new SEL14TC and SEL20TC teleconverters will both be sold for the same retail price of about $550 US and $700 CA, and will also ship in July.

Sony FE 70-200mm f/2.8 GM OSS SEL70200GM

Sony FE 70-200mm f/2.8 GM OSS SEL70200GM User Reviews

10.0/10 average of 3 review(s) Build Quality 10.0/10 Image Quality 10.0/10
  • 10 out of 10 points and recommended by HochzeitsfotografTK (2 reviews)
    The optical performance Quiet focus & speed Solidly built

    It's a great lens for me and my job. At my weddings, I like to use it during the wedding ceremony and later at the party. But I like to have it with me at portrait and family shootings.

    Just have a look on my homepage Hochzeitsfotograf Thomas Kowalzik

    reviewed February 12th, 2021 (purchased for $2,700)
  • 10 out of 10 points and recommended by jschwalm (3 reviews)
    Image Quality Silent Fast Bokeh

    This lens is great! We use it for our wedding photography mostly during the ceremonies. Its great in churches and outside.
    One downside is, that its heavy. But you cant build a lightweight 2.8 70-200. So thats fine.

    Check out some of the picturesHochzeitsfotograf Konstanz

    reviewed February 6th, 2019 (purchased for $2,800)
  • 10 out of 10 points and recommended by Felixley (6 reviews)
    excellent optical performance fast AF solid built
    weight price

    I have only just briefly tested this lens at various focal lenghts and f stops on the Sony A7 III.

    What can I say? The lens performs at all tested focal lenghts (70, 100, 135 160 and 200mm) and at the tested f-stop 2.8 - 5.6 really excellent! Tack sharp right to the very corners, stopping down does not really change the performance, very good contrast, no colour-fringing, fast, reliable and precise AF - I don't know what more you could ask for.

    The lens seems to be extremely solid.

    Sony did a brilliant job on this lens.

    reviewed July 7th, 2018 (purchased for $2,750)