Compatible Cameras: Sony FS7/ FS5/ A7S/ A7S Mk2/ A7R/ NEX Series
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.
- Sony E-mount
- 35mm full frame
- FOCAL-LENGTH (MM)
- 35MM EQUIVALENT FOCAL-LENGTH (APS-C)
- LENS GROUPS / ELEMENTS
- ANGLE OF VIEW (35MM)
- ANGLE OF VIEW (APS-C)
- MAXIMUM APERTURE (F)
- MINIMUM APERTURE (F)
- APERTURE BLADES
- CIRCULAR APERTURE
- 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)
- FILTER DIAMETER (MM)
- IMAGE STABILIZATION (STEADYSHOT)
- Optical SteadyShot
Size & Weight
- DIMENSIONS (W X H X D)
- 80 x 175mm (3-1/4 x 7in.)
- 840g (29.7oz.) (Without tripod mount)
- “35mm equivalent focal-length (APS-C)” and “Angle of View (APS-C)” are with interchangeable-lens digital camera incorporating APS-C type image sensors.
What’s In The Box
- Lens hood (ALC-SH133: round shape, bayonet type)
- Lens front cap
- Lens rear cap