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

February 24, 2017 | Mark Goldstein | Rating star Rating star Rating star Rating star Half rating star


The Sony FE 70-200mm F2.8 GM OSS is an oustanding telephoto zoom lens for Sony's full-frame compact system cameras, although there's a high price to pay for such quality. It delivers outstanding sharpness in the centre of the frame almost throughout its entire aperture and zoom range, also performing very well wide-open at f/2.8, although you'll need to stop down to f/4 to get similar quality at the edges of the frame. The Sony FE 70-200mm F2.8 GM OSS lens offers very fast and reliable auto-focusing on the A7R II camera that we tested it with, plus intuitive manual focusing, lovely bokeh, built-in 5-axis image stabilisation and stellar build quality - it's even usefully weather-tight too. The only real downsides are that sky-high asking price and the very large size and weight, although both are typical of an f/2.8 full-frame lens like this. If you need the best telephoto zoom for Sony full-frame mirrorless cameras, we'd definitely recommend the new Sony FE 70-200mm F2.8 GM OSS lens.

4.5 stars

Ratings (out of 5)
Design 4.5
Features 5
Ease-of-use 4.5
Image quality 5
Value for money 3.5