Sony FE 70-200mm F4 G OSS II Review

July 12, 2023 | Mark Goldstein | Rating star Rating star Rating star Rating star Half rating star

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The Sony FE 70-200mm f4G OSS II updates one of the oldest full-frame lenses in the mirrorless lineup, now sharper in the extreme corners at large apertures, focusing faster, and supporting focus breathing compensation on the latest bodies. But the two biggest upgrades are considerably closer focusing, delivering 0.5x magnification throughout the range, plus compatibility with teleconverters.
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Many professional and enthusiast photographers consider a 70-200mm f/2.8 lens as the one zoom they ‘have to have’. But do you? If you don’t feel a burning need for that extra f/stop, this f/4 lens delivers spectacular image quality and all-round performance, wrapped up in a comparatively compact and lightweight yet robust build, at little more than half the price. It also adds 0.5x macro magnification for extreme close-ups. All in all, the Mark II edition of this Sony lens is a cracker. Compared with the original, it’s better, faster, more!
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Sony just keeps hitting one home run after another. Their newest lens – the Sony FE 70-200mm F4 Macro G OSS II (or SEL70200G II) – is one of the most versatile telephoto lenses I’ve ever used. Perhaps that’s why the name has to be so long; this lens does a LOT of things.
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