This is certainly surprising and conflicts with Lensrentals results. Did Lensrentals get several flawed lenses or did DXO get one really good lens? Hopefully Lensrentals will follow up with the results. I am sure many would like to know where the discrepancy is coming from.
“In terms of the Sony FE 70-200mm f/2.8, it’s not only the sharpest and best low-light zoom lens we’ve tested for the a7R II, it also outperforms many FE-mount prime lens options, ranking as the fourth-sharpest lens we’ve tested on the a7R II. Resolution at f/2.8 is first-class between 100 and 200mm, and peak sharpness of over 80% acutance in the field occurs between f/4 and f/8 for phenomenally sharp results on the a7R II.”
You can read DXO’s full report here. We will continue to watch and report as things unfold. I just might have to try one of these lenses out.