Sony FE 70-200mm F2.8 GM OSS II Review

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The FE 70-200mm 2.8 G Master II improves on its five year old predecessor to become not just the best quality telephoto zoom for the Sony mirrorless system, but arguably the best overall on the market. Here’s a lens that’s now pin sharp across the frame throughout its focal range even at f2.8, one that essentially eliminates breathing over typical focus pulls, and which also manages to lose almost one third of the weight of the Mark I - and believe me, you really notice the almost half-kilo weight saving during a long event, be it a wedding, a match or a wildlife hike.
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Sony, not content with having an FE 70-200mm f2.8 GM OSS lens that weighs in at 1.48KG has released an updated version, the FE 70-200mm f2.8 GM OSS II, which weighs just 1045g. It also has improved autofocus speed, and adds additional controls, including an aperture ring, clickless operation, and DMF switch.
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Sony has announced its first Mark II version of a G Master lens, and the company selected a popular lens to update, the FE 70-200mm f/2.8 GM. The new 70-200mm f/2.8 GM OSS II lens incorporates numerous new features and improvements, including a lighter design, better controls, a new 11-blade aperture unit, a faster autofocus system, improved performance when recording video, and more.
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