Sony FE 70-200mm f/2.8 GM OSS

A favorite lens among working photographers, the Sony FE 70-200mm f/2.8 GM OSS is the workhorse telephoto zoom that covers everything from portrait-length to medium-tele fields of view. This focal length versatility, coupled with the bright f/2.8 constant maximum aperture and integrated image stabilization, makes for a flexible choice in a variety of lighting conditions. As a G Master lens, it also sports advanced optics, including aspherical and low-dispersion elements and a Nano AR coating, along with robust weather-sealed construction. Additionally, helping to keep up with moving subjects, this 70-200mm uses a double linear motor system and a ring drive Super Sonic wave Motor to deliver fast and accurate autofocus performance.

Applications: One of the most versatile lenses around, the 70-200mm f/2.8 is a staple among portrait, event, and sports photographers, but not uncommon to find in landscape and documentary photographers’ bags, either. It covers the most-used focal lengths beyond wide and normal ranges and does so with bright optics for handheld use in available lighting conditions.

Perks

+ Go-to lens for everything from portraits to sports
+ Bright f/2.8 maximum aperture
+ G Master lens, advanced optics
+ Linear AF and SSM AF mechanisms
+ OSS and tripod foot for stability
+ Weather sealed

Drawbacks

- Not the most lightweight or compact lens

Specs

Focal Length 70-200mm
Aperture Range f/2.8 to f/22
Optical Layout 23 elements, 18 groups (1 XA element, 2 aspherical elements, 2 Super ED, 4 ED elements)
Coating Nano AR
Minimum Focusing Distance 3.2' / 96 cm
Maximum Magnification 0.25x
Diaphragm Blades 11
Image Stabilization Yes
Filter Size 77mm
Dimensions 3.5 x 7.9" / 88 x 200mm
Weight 3.3 lb / 1480 g

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