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SonyFE 70-200mm f/4.0 G OSS Lens
 
4.9

(based on 23 reviews)

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Pros

  • Strong construction (17)
  • Fast / accurate auto-focus (16)
  • Rugged (12)
  • Durable (10)
  • Easily interchangeable (10)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Wildlife photos (14)
    • Landscape/scenery (13)
    • Sports/action (9)
    • Weddings (8)
    • Night photography (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Photo enthusiast (11), Semi-pro photographer (6)
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    5.0

    Rediculous

    By Tony

    from Bay Area

    About Me Pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Consistent Output
    • Rugged
    • Strong Construction

    Cons

      Best Uses

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

        I've avoided long lenses most of my life and settled for 135 as about as far as I've needed. But this lens with the A7s is sort of magical. I shoot mostly video, but even with stills I can hand hold and get razor sharp, fantastic images. It's rare to find something that you can find nothing wrong with but this one is in the ballpark. And then you switch the APS-C mode on the A7s and holy moly you have 300mm. For video the only small caveat is that you can't really pull focus. You would think Sony would be sensitive to that and put a defined focus system on their lenses but I think they're mostly appealing to photographers.But from an image standpoint this lens is wonderful.

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        5.0

        Great lens for the size and weight!!!

        By Ron, the camera man

        from Bluffton, OH

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Fast / accurate auto-focus
        • Lightweight
        • Strong Construction

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Landscape/Scenery
          • Sports/Action
          • Wildlife Photos

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

          I just returned from a trip to Europe, my first. This lens was just what I needed for the river cruises. The hand held pictures are very sharp. I would recommend this lens to anyone who has a Sony a7 camera. It is great!

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          5.0

          Great Sports Lens for the a6000

          By Sports Shooter Bill

          from San Diego, CA

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

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          Pros

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

          Cons

          • Tough To Attach

          Best Uses

          • Sports/Action
          • Wildlife Photos

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

          This is a very good sports lens for the a6000. The equivalent focal length of 104-300mm is a decent medium reach for many sports. I shoot a lot of surfing from the beach and this works fine when the tide is high and the surfers are closer to shore. It proves to be a bit short when the tide and surfers are out. Very light weight and easy to shoot hand-held though I often use on a monopod for extra stability. Tack sharp on about 80% of the frames when shooting at 11 fps though I believe the 20% unsharp frames are due to the a6000 autofocus, not the lens. Would have been nice to have an arcs-swiss foot plate vs. the screw-in mount.

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          5.0

          Sony 70-200 SUPER!

          By jforno

          from Nutley, NJ

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

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          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Landscape/Scenery
            • Sports/Action
            • Wildlife Photos

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

            Works well with Sony A7R

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            • No

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            5.0

            I love my Sony FE 70-200 lens!

            By Bijan Gallery

            from Los Angeles, California

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

            This is the first zoom lens I purchased for my A7r since I am a prime lens guy but the quality of this lens is so good that I am finding very little difference between this lens and my Zeiss FE 55mm f/1.8 lens which I also love.

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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

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              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

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                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

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                    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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