Sony G 70-200mm f4 Zoom Lens

Compatible Cameras:  Sony FS7/ FS5/ A7S/ A7S Mk2/ A7R/ NEX Series

Sony G 70-200mm f4 Zoom Lens

f4
Auto/ Manual Focus
High resolution lens (noticeably sharper than Canon L-Series)
Daily rate: £28

Recommended Accessories

Clip-on Matte Box £15
Lanparte Follow Focus (reqires cog) £25

Our thoughts

The Sony 70-200mm G lens works well in conjunction with the 24-70mm to give you a good range. It’s sharp, it’s stabilised and it’s good for 4K. As a member of the Sony G lens range, it produces clean, crisp high-quality images.

Don’t be put off by the f4 aperture, these are very sensitive cameras and with a large chip you would rarely want a depth of field that is shorter than you can get with an f4 lens. The obsession with wide aperture lenses dates back to film days, when we were having to deal with very insensitive materials, and having a wide maximum aperture would determine whether you could shoot at all in certain situations.

The wider the aperture, the more difficult it is to design the lens, and the more expensive it is as a result. A wide aperture lens is always a compromise and a lot of the f1.4/f1.5/f2 lenses suffer from being a bit woolly around the edges when wide-open. For optimum performance f5.6 is the best stop to shoot at. As with all these lenses, they are predominantly designed for autofocus, and therefore are not ideal if you want to pull focus or for use with a follow focus, although possible.

Full frame 70-200mm G Lens

In addition to an ideal zoom range for nature, sports, and other photography that requires a bit more “reach” that a mid-range zoom provides, this lens offers outstanding corner-to-corner sharpness from 70mm to 200mm in a compact, lightweight unit that is a perfect match for compact full-frame E-mount bodies like the α7 series. Being a G Lens it can also produce smooth, creamy background bokeh.

MOUNT
Sony E-mount
FORMAT
35mm full frame
FOCAL-LENGTH (MM)
70-200mm
35MM EQUIVALENT FOCAL-LENGTH (APS-C)
105-300mm
LENS GROUPS / ELEMENTS
15/21
ANGLE OF VIEW (35MM)
34°-12°
ANGLE OF VIEW (APS-C)
22°-8°
MAXIMUM APERTURE (F)
4
MINIMUM APERTURE (F)
22
APERTURE BLADES
9
CIRCULAR APERTURE
Yes
MINIMUM FOCUS DISTANCE
1-1.5m (AF) / 1-1.35m (MF) (3.28-4.93ft (AF) /3.28-4.43ft (MF))
MAXIMUM MAGNIFICATION RATIO (X)
0.13x
FILTER DIAMETER (MM)
72mm
IMAGE STABILIZATION (STEADYSHOT)
Optical SteadyShot
DIMENSIONS (W X H X D)
80 x 175mm (3-1/4 x 7in.)
WEIGHT
840g (29.7oz.) (Without tripod mount)
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“35mm equivalent focal-length (APS-C)” and “Angle of View (APS-C)” are with interchangeable-lens digital camera incorporating APS-C type image sensors.
  • Lens hood (ALC-SH133: round shape, bayonet type)
  • Lens front cap
  • Lens rear cap
  • Case
Kit