Sony FE 70-200mm F2.8 GM OSS II E-mount lens review by Jozioau

reviewer#46937 date: Apr-19-2023
sharpness: 5
color: 5
build: 5
distortion: 5
flare control: 5
overall: 5
tested on:
  • film camera:Film camera
  • APS-C: 6MP6 MP; 10MP10 MP; 12MP12 MP; 14MP14 MP; 16MP16 MP; 20MP20 MP; 24MP24 MP
  • full frame: 12MP12 MP; 24MP24 MP; 36MP36 MP; 42MP42 MP; 61MP61 MP
ownership:I own this lens
compared to:Sony a-mount SAL 70-200mm f2.8 SSM G2.
price paid:AU$2,600.00 as new
positive:Build quality, optical quality, very fast and responsive auto-focussing, 3 selectable modes of optical steady shot, weather sealing, lighter that previous versions, comprehensive range of on lens controls including focal range, switchable direct manual focus, and a dedicated aperture ring that can be turned off via the iris lock.
negative:Full retail price.
comment:Remarkable evolutionary advance over its a-mount and e-mount predecessors in terms of its reduced weight, the XD linear motors are 4 times faster to respond and lock autofocus than the previous model, lots of dedicated switches to set things up perfectly to match subject and occasion. Exceptionally sharp, fast response, relatively light for its type. Beautiful Image Quality, constant aperture through its zoom range. Removable tripod mount. Highly recommended.

rating summary

lens image
  • total reviews: 1
  • sharpness: 5.00
  • color: 5.00
  • build: 5.00
  • distortion: 5.00
  • flare control: 5.00
  • overall: 5.00 - Home of the alpha system photographer
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