Sony FE 70-200mm F/4 Lens Review: Sony boosts nascent FE lineup with a fantastic 70-200mm


posted Wednesday, April 1, 2015 at 3:11 PM EDT


The Sony FE 70-200mm f/4 OSS was announced shortly after the unveiling of the first two Sony full-frame mirrorless cameras, the A7 and A7R. Debuted next to its wide-angle cousin -- the FE 24-70mm f/4 OSS Zeiss -- the 70-200mm FE lens appeared on store shelves in the middle of 2014. We've finally had the chance tp put it through the wringer in our test lab. 

Until recently, the FE 70-200mm was the longest focal length lens offered for Sony's relatively new full-frame mirrorless models. The Sony FE 70-200 f/4 OSS offers a compact and comfortable shooting experience with a classic, versatile range of focal lengths. Optically, the lens is very good and carries many of the technical bells and whistles that an enthusiast to professional photographer demands, including good image stabilization and well-built construction.

For all the details from our review, including our analysis of both full-frame and APS-C image quality as well as handling and AF performance, head over for our in-depth Sony FE 70-200mm f/4 OSS review!

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In the meantime, check out some sample photos shot by our lens technician Rob Murray using the Sony A7R and a few more from our Sony A6000 gallery. You can view more sample photos, plus download the full-resolution files, over at our Flickr page.

Sony A7R: 131mm, f/4, 1/400s, ISO 100
Sony A6000: 200mm, f/4, 1/640s, ISO 200
Sony A6000: 137mm, f/4, 1/1000s, ISO 250

Sony FE 70-200mm f/4 review