Sony FE 70-200mm f/4 G OSS Review

August 18, 2015 | Mark Goldstein |

Sony FE 70-200mm f/4 G OSS Main Rivals

Listed below are some of the rivals of the Sony FE 70-200mm f/4 G OSS.

Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 L IS USM

The Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 L IS USM is a new compact L-series telezoom lens. It offers the usual high build quality of Canon's luxury lenses, optical image stabilisation, a ring-type ultrasonic motor for fast auto-focusing, and an eight-blade circular diaprhragm which promises excellent bokeh. That distinctive white coating doesn't come cheap, though, so read our Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 L IS USM Review to find out if it's worth the investment.

Canon EF 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 DO IS USM

The Canon EF 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 DO IS USM lens was released back in 2004 as a smaller, lighter alternative to Canon's L-series telephoto lenses, yet still offering superb image quality thanks to its Diffractive Optical (DO) element. With the recent release of the 70-300mm L series lens, which we enthusiastically reviewed last week, is the slightly cheaper 70-300mm DO lens still worth considering? Read our Canon EF 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 DO IS USM review to find out.

Fujifilm XF 50-140mm F2.8 R LM OIS WR

The Fujifilm XF 50-140mm F2.8 R LM OIS WR is a new professional telephoto zoom lens for Fujifilm X-series compact system cameras. Offering a classic focal range of 76-213mm in 35mm terms, 5 stops of built-in image stabilisation, weather-proofing, fast and quiet auto-focusing and an aperture ring, is the new 50-140mm f/2.8 lens a worthy addition to the XF family? Read our in-depth Fujifilm XF 50-140mm F2.8 R LM OIS WR review to find out...

Fujifilm XF 55-200mm F3.5-4.8 R LM OIS

The Fujifilm XF 55-200mm F3.5-4.8 R LM OIS is the first ever telephoto zoom lens for Fujifilm X-series compact system cameras. Offering a focal range of 84-305mm in 35mm terms, 4.5 stops of built-in image stabilisation, a compact and lightweight design, 0.3 second auto-focusing and an aperture ring, is this new 55-200mm lens a worthy addition to the XF family? Read our Fujifilm XF 55-200mm F3.5-4.8 R LM OIS review to find out...

Nikon AF-S Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8G ED VR II

The Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8G ED VR II is a professional telephoto zoom lens for full-frame FX Nikon DSLR cameras. Featuring a constant maximum aperture of f/2.8, the Nikon 70-200mm is also weather-proof. Read our in-depth Nikon AF-S Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8G ED VR II review to find out if this professional lens is worth the £2,085.99 / $2399.95 asking price...

Nikon AF-S Nikkor 70-200mm f/4G ED VR

The Nikkor 70-200mm f/4G ED VR is a new telephoto zoom lens that can be used with both full-frame FX and cropped DX Nikon DSLR cameras. Featuring a constant maximum aperture of f/4, the Nikon 70-200mmm is a relatively affordable, more compact partner for new DSLRs like the D800 and D600. Read our in-depth Nikon AF-S Nikkor 70-200mm f/4G ED VR review to find out if it's worth considering...

Olympus M.ZUIKO Digital 40-150mm f/2.8 Pro

The M.ZUIKO Digital 40-150mm f/2.8 Pro is a new fast telephoto zoom lens from Olympus for the Micro Four Thirds system. Offering a 80-300mm focal length, constant f/2.8 maximum aperture, fast and near-silent focusing, and a manual focus clutch, read our in-depth Olympus M.ZUIKO Digital 40-150mm f/2.8 Pro review to find out if it's the best Micro Four Thirds telephoto lens...

Olympus M.ZUIKO Digital ED 40-150mm f/4-5.6

The Olympus M.ZUIKO Digital ED 40-150mm f/4-5.6 is a compact and lightweight telephoto zoom lens for the Micro Four Thirds compact system camera range. Providing a 35mm equivalent focal range of 80-300mm and costing around £250 / $300, read our in-depth Olympus M.ZUIKO Digital ED 40-150mm f/4-5.6 review to find out if it makes the grade.

Panasonic LUMIX G X VARIO 35-100mm F2.8

The Panasonic LUMIX G X VARIO 35-100mm F2.8 is a new premium telephoto zoom lens for the Micro Four Thirds system of interchangeable lens cameras. Offering an effective focal range of 70-200mm in 35mm terms, the Panasonic 35-100mm lens boasts a fast constant aperture of f/2.8, fast and quiet auto-focusing, quality construction and weather sealing. Read the World's first Panasonic LUMIX G X VARIO 35-100mm F2.8 review, complete with full-size sample images, to find out if it deserves a place in every Micro Four Thirds photographer's camera-bag.

Tamron SP 70-200mm F/2.8 Di VC USD

The Tamron SP 70-200mm F/2.8 Di VC USD is a fast telephoto zoom lens for Nikon, Sony and Canon full-frame DSLR shooters. Offering built-in image stabilisation, the compact Tamron 70-200mm lens has a constant aperture of f/2.8 throughout the range. Read our Tamron SP 70-200mm F/2.8 Di VC USD review to find out if it's the best fast telephoto zoom for full frame users.