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Sony FE 70-200mm f/4.0 G OSS Lens

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Product Highlights
  • Full-Frame E-Mount Lens
  • Aperture Range: f/4.0-22
  • ED & Aspherical Elements
  • Nano AR Coating
  • Dual Linear Motor Autofocus System
  • Optical SteadyShot Image Stabilization
  • Dust and Moisture-Resistant Construction
  • Minimum Focus Distance: 39.3"
  • Focus Hold and Range Limiter Controls
  • Removable Tripod Collar & Lens Hood

The Sony FE 70-200mm f/4.0 G OSS Lens is a full-frame E-mount lens with a short to medium telephoto zoom range with an equivalent focal length of 105-300mm on APS-C cameras. It features a constant aperture of f/4.0 for good low-light capabilities at any focal length and smooth out-of-focus elements. This makes it useful for portraits and sports photography where you want to separate the subject from the background.

For optical quality, the lens features numerous specialized elements, including Super ED and Advanced aspherical elements. These elements reduce the impact of aberrations and distortion for high resolution imaging. The lens is also benefited by the use of Nano AR coatings that reduce the effects of flaring. It even has dust- and moisture-resistant construction for use in less than ideal weather conditions.

During automatic shooting, the 70-200mm lens uses a Dual Linear Motor Autofocus System to achieve quick, precise focus and has focus hold and limiter options for improving performance in certain situations. There is also Optical SteadyShot image stabilization for maintaining sharpness at long focal lengths or long shutter speeds. Additionally, there is a removable tripod collar and a lens hood.

Focus hold button and focus range limiter allow you to hold focus by holding a button and adjust the range that the lens will focus between, limiting the amount of hunting the lens will do
Panning mode adjusts the lens to account for horizontal movement while shooting
Aspherical lenses reduce distortion and spherical aberrations that occur in large aperture lenses
Super Nano AR coating limits glare and flaring, producing an image with good contrast and sharpness
Low-dispersion glass elements, or ED and Super ED, reduces chromatic aberrations, producing a high contrast image with minimal fringing
Rounded 9-blade aperture produces pleasing out-of-focus areas similar to when the lens is wide open even when closed down 2 stops
Aperture range from f/4 to f/22
Uses screw-on filters 72mm in diameter
Minimum focus distance of 39.3" with a maximum magnification of 0.13x
Performance
Focal Length 70 - 200mm
Comparable APS-C Focal Length: 105 - 300 mm
Aperture Maximum: f/4
Minimum: f/22
Camera Mount Type Sony E (Full-Frame)
Format Compatibility 35mm Film / Full-Frame Digital Sensor
Minimum Focus Distance 39.37" (1 m)
Magnification 0.13x
Diaphragm Blades 9, Rounded
Features
Image Stabilization Yes
Autofocus Yes
Tripod Collar Yes
Physical
Filter Thread 72 mm
Dimensions (DxL) Approx. 3.15 x 6.89" (80 x 175 mm)
Weight 29.63 oz (840 g)
Sony FE 70-200mm f/4.0 G OSS Lens
  • Front & Rear Lens Caps
  • Lens Pouch
  • Lens Hood
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
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    SonyFE 70-200mm f/4.0 G OSS Lens
     
    4.9

    (based on 18 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

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      (16)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (2)

    • 3 Stars

       

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Fast / accurate auto-focus (13)
    • Strong construction (13)
    • Easily interchangeable (10)
    • Rugged (10)
    • Durable (9)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Landscape/scenery (11)
      • Wildlife photos (11)
      • Weddings (8)
      • Sports/action (6)
      • Night photography (3)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Photo enthusiast (8), Semi-pro photographer (6)
        • Was this a gift?:
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      5.0

      Outstanding Lens

      By Jeffreykmd

      from Dallas, Texas

      Comments about Sony FE 70-200mm f/4.0 G OSS Lens:

      Very nice Lens. Good Sharpness. Works well on my Nex 7. I am very pleased with it.

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      4.0

      Better than expected

      By Bryan

      from Shanghai

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • 105-300 In Crop Mode
      • Fast / accurate auto-focus
      • Lightweight
      • Nice Bokeh

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Kids And Family
        • Kidsfamily
        • Landscape/Scenery
        • Portrait
        • Weddings/Events

        Comments about Sony FE 70-200mm f/4.0 G OSS Lens:

        I bought this to for some additional reach as compared to the 24-70 f4 FE lens. Works great as a full frame 70-200, and also as a 105-300 in crop mode - with the Sony A7r.

        I thought the f4 maximum aperture, or "slow focus" would bother me, they have not. My first day out, 200+ photos, only 3-4 missed focus, and this was moving kids. Not exactly sports photography, but still a challenge.

        The light weight of the lens, as compared to an f2.8, is great. Happy with the depth and bokeh at f4 for portraits.

        After a couple weeks of use, I may have to come back and update to 5 stars.

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        5.0

        Beautiful glass

        By Matt the Shoota

        from Seattle, WA

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Fast / accurate auto-focus
        • Nice Bokeh
        • Rugged
        • Strong Construction

        Cons

        • Poor in Low Light

        Best Uses

        • Weddings/Events
        • Wildlife Photos

        Comments about Sony FE 70-200mm f/4.0 G OSS Lens:

        Great glass, fast focus. Absolutely crystal images. Beautiful Bokeh. Well worth the money. This is a large and heavy lens, but if compared to the Canon & Nikon 70-200mm f/2.8 it is a major lightweight. For the price I wish is was also an f/2.8 instead of f/4. That would also add a lot to the weight.

        Zoom is internal so the length of the lens stays the same and there isn't any lens creep since it's all inside the lens body.

        Very glad I have this lens.

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        5.0

        Super sharp, great lens!

        By EUAPhoto

        from Boca Raton, Fl

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Consistent Output
        • Durable
        • Easily Interchangeable
        • Lightweight
        • Strong Construction

        Cons

        • Slow Focus

        Best Uses

        • Landscape/Scenery
        • Sports/Action
        • Weddings/Events
        • Wildlife Photos

        Comments about Sony FE 70-200mm f/4.0 G OSS Lens:

        This lens is super sharp, a little slow focus but a great lens overall. Lighter than comparables.

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        5.0

        Great Lens

        By Ricardo

        from Modesto, CA

        Comments about Sony FE 70-200mm f/4.0 G OSS Lens:

        I put this lens on my Sony a6000 and after a dozen pictures outside of my front door I knew it was a keeper. I then took it kayaking on a lazy river and was amazed at the clarity of long distance shots that I took with autofocus from my kayak at things that I could barely see and the distraction of my boat trying to turn in the current. Most of those pictures with being in a handheld camera in a twisting boat in the gently rocking water came out amazingly good.

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        5.0

        Gorgeous lens

        By EvanCA

        from Newport Coast, CA

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Durable
        • Easily Interchangeable
        • Fast / accurate auto-focus
        • Rugged
        • Strong Construction

        Cons

        • Heavy

        Best Uses

        • Landscape/Scenery
        • Night Photography
        • Wildlife Photos

        Comments about Sony FE 70-200mm f/4.0 G OSS Lens:

        This lens is a great fit for the Sony Alpha 7R and S. a Bit heavy and large, but very well made, high quality optics, and mechanical features of the best lenses.

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        5.0

        Great Lens

        By Jeff

        from Long Island

        Comments about Sony FE 70-200mm f/4.0 G OSS Lens:

        I have read some of the reviews
        These guys have too much time on their hands
        Lens performs great
        Quality is excellent
        And when paired with the A7r the images are
        Sharp and intense.
        Great size too.

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        4.0

        Stellar lens but.......

        By me mg

        from chicago, il

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Consistent Output
        • Fast / accurate auto-focus
        • Lightweight
        • Rugged
        • Strong Construction

        Cons

        • N
        • None With A Good Copy

        Best Uses

        • Indoors/Low Light
        • Sports/Action
        • Weddings/Events
        • Wildlife Photos

        Comments about Sony FE 70-200mm f/4.0 G OSS Lens:

        This is a stellar lens but, only if you get a good copy. I had to send the first copy back for an exchange because every image regardless of focal distance was very soft and it also seemed as if the OSS was not working properly. I couldn't even get sharp images at 1/4000sec shutter speeds. Thankfully the second copy was completely flawless. I get beautiful sharp images at every focal length. The reviews that I've seen have been mixed and i think that may be due to the fact the there are bad copies floating around. I hope Sony improves the quality control.

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        5.0

        Wonderful lens

        By Blair

        from Vancouver

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Consistent Output
        • Durable
        • Easily Interchangeable
        • Fast / accurate auto-focus
        • Lightweight
        • Nice Bokeh
        • Rugged
        • Strong Construction

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Indoors/Low Light
          • Landscape/Scenery
          • Weddings/Events
          • Wildlife Photos

          Comments about Sony FE 70-200mm f/4.0 G OSS Lens:

          Just rvcd my lens from B&H and as usual perfect delivery.

          Don't miss this lens, it is amazing on the A7R and A7S. I can't take this lens off my camera, its that good. Rivals the Canon 70-200 mark II in all catergories. Opens up a whole new world for the A7S and A7R.

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          5.0

          Great Lens

          By Gus

          from Iowa

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Consistent Output
          • Durable
          • Easily Interchangeable
          • Fast / accurate auto-focus
          • Nice Bokeh
          • Strong Construction

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Landscape/Scenery
            • Night Photography
            • Sports/Action
            • Weddings/Events
            • Wildlife Photos

            Comments about Sony FE 70-200mm f/4.0 G OSS Lens:

            Great lens, it is a great addition to the FE lineup. I was worried it would overwhelm the A7, it doesn't. After a few weeks of use I'm really enjoying the versatility of it, I'm using it more than I had anticipated. Once again while it is not a cheap lens, you seem to get what you pay for. Great quality.

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            5.0

            Very Nice lens

            By Ridgerunner

            from Tampa Fl

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Durable
            • Easily Interchangeable
            • Fast / accurate auto-focus
            • Lightweight
            • Nice Bokeh
            • Rugged
            • Strong Construction

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Landscape/Scenery
              • Wildlife Photos

              Comments about Sony FE 70-200mm f/4.0 G OSS Lens:

              I have not had product for more than one week. With that said,it seems well built,nice optics threw all focal ranges.
              So far so good,but will review more later with more use.

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              5.0

              Wonderful acutance

              By Danlj

              from Wisconsin

              About Me Photo Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easily Interchangeable
              • Nice Bokeh

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Sports/Action
                • Video
                • Wildlife Photos

                Comments about Sony FE 70-200mm f/4.0 G OSS Lens:

                I received the lens, put it on my Sony a7R, and shot an aerobatic show. Of course, acutance is limited by hand-holding, manual focusing error, airplanes moving at 40 kt to 200 kt -- but most images show fine detail on the airplane when the image is a big loop of smoke and a tiny aircraft -- I printed 17 x 22 inch prints that are wonderfully sharp.

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                5.0

                Superb Quality

                By Steve

                from Bellingham, WA

                About Me Pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Consistent Output
                • Easily Interchangeable
                • Fast / accurate auto-focus
                • Nice Bokeh
                • Rugged
                • Strong Construction

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Landscape/Scenery
                  • Sports/Action
                  • Weddings/Events
                  • Wildlife Photos

                  Comments about Sony FE 70-200mm f/4.0 G OSS Lens:

                  I compared this lens to my Canon f/4.5-5.6, 100-400mm lens, the Canon 70-200mm F/4 and the Tamron f/4-5.6 70-300mm lens and in each case the Sony lens showed superiority in sharpness, color contrast and quickness in focus.

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                  5.0

                  Perfect Addition to FE Mount Lineup

                  By photoBob2001

                  from Carlsbad, CA

                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Consistent Output
                  • Easily Interchangeable
                  • Fast / accurate auto-focus
                  • Lightweight
                  • Rugged
                  • Strong Construction

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Landscape/Scenery
                    • Upclose Wildlife Photos

                    Comments about Sony FE 70-200mm f/4.0 G OSS Lens:

                    Provides professional quality results. Excellent sharpness at all settings. Great contrast. No noticeable distortions. Lightweight and easy to carry around. This lens is with me on all nature hikes now. User manual could be improved regarding use of the focus hold button. Would also like another Sony zoom lens of the same caliber with a longer reach (400mm or higher).

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                    5.0

                    Excellent Lens for landscape/scenery.

                    By pilebutt

                    from Martinez,CA

                    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Consistent Output
                    • Durable
                    • Easily Interchangeable
                    • Fast / accurate auto-focus
                    • Rugged
                    • Strong Construction

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Landscape/Scenery
                      • Weddings/Events
                      • Wildlife Photos

                      Comments about Sony FE 70-200mm f/4.0 G OSS Lens:

                      Fast and accurate auto focus.

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                      • No

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                      5.0

                      Amazing piece of glass!

                      By romzy

                      from New York

                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                      Pros

                      • Durable
                      • Easily Interchangeable
                      • Fast / accurate auto-focus
                      • Nice Bokeh
                      • Strong Construction

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Sony FE 70-200mm f/4.0 G OSS Lens:

                          I bought this lens for my a7 which i never regret. The picture quality from this lens is amazing. The construction of this lens is a top notch and built like a tank. I don't find it huge or heavy and it complements well with the body of the camera. I screwed my camera strap in the lens tripod handle when I carry this lens to support the camera body.

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                          5.0

                          I would buy this again

                          By photobill

                          from Sacramento,Ca

                          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Durable
                          • Fast / accurate auto-focus
                          • Rugged
                          • Strong Construction

                          Cons

                          • Heavy
                          • Large lens

                          Best Uses

                          • Landscape/Scenery
                          • Night Photography

                          Comments about Sony FE 70-200mm f/4.0 G OSS Lens:

                          Very sharp at all apertures , contrast and colors are excellent. I'm very happy with the quality , but I wish that it was smaller.

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                          5.0

                          Good accessory for Sony @7/r

                          By Vij

                          from Folsom, CA

                          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Durable
                          • Fast / accurate auto-focus
                          • Rugged
                          • Strong Construction

                          Cons

                          • NONE

                          Best Uses

                          • Landscape/Scenery
                          • Sports/Action
                          • Wildlife Photos

                          Comments about Sony FE 70-200mm f/4.0 G OSS Lens:

                          This lens adds to the versatility of the FE mount Sony cameras. I am very happy with the quality of this lens. It is somewhat heavy and large compared to the very small size of the camera. You will need a foot-plate to use it on the tripod because it is much heavier than the camera. Another caution is that one will have to hold the lens rather than the camera when carrying it while attached to the lens.

                          I am happy with the performance of the lens so far.

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