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Sony adds FE 70-200mm f/2.8 GM OSS II to G Master lineup

Posted on Oct 14, 2021

The lens builds on feedback from customers on the 70-200mm f/2.8 lens, improving weight and focusing speed to enhance user experience for photographers and videographers alike

The FE 70-200mm f/2.8 GM OSS II is designed for use with Sony’s E-mount cameras and claims to be the lightest f/2.8 70-200mm zoom in the world. The lens delivers high-resolution images throughout the entire zoom range and minimises distance-related aberrations using wo aspherical lens elements.

An additional two ED (extra-low dispersion) spherical glass elements and two Super ED spherical glass elements to reduce chromatic aberration and prevent colour bleeding. This is the first lens in the Alpha system to also incorporate an ED aspherical element to suppress chromatic and spherical aberration, which is a common problem in some telephoto lenses.

The lens’s large f/2.8 maximum aperture combined with its 11-blade circular aperture unit enables the creation of smooth bokeh effects, without interference from the ‘onion ring’ effect, which is suppressed by an advanced XA element. Flare and ghosting is also reduced by Sony’s Nano AR Coating II which prevents against unwanted reflections in difficult lighting environments.

The newly improved autofocus is the stand-out feature of this lens. Four Sony-original XD (extreme dynamic) Linear Motors deliver rapid AF with great precision, making the FE 70-200mm f/2.8 GM OSS II up to four times faster than its predecessor.

Even with all these improvements, the FE 70-200mm f/2.8 GM OSS II is 29% lighter than the previous model, weighing just 1045g. The lens’s centre of gravity falls just above the tripod mount, making it a great fit for professionals seeking a lens with great balance without front-heaviness.

Available from November 2021 through Sony’s authorised dealers, the FE 70-200mm f/2.8 GM OSS II will retail at £2600 / €3,000.

For more information, please visit Sony’s website.

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