OL: Sony FE 70-200mm f/2.8 GM OSS II – Review: A Superb Lens

Sony FE 70-200mm f/2.8 GM OSS II SEL70200GM2:
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The Sony Sony FE 70-200mm f/2.8 GM OSS II is a very well reviewed lens topping DXO mark, which is why optical limits glowing review isn’t a surprise. You can read the full review here or check out the excerpt below:

The Sony FE 70-200mm f/2.8 GM OSS II is a superb lens – it doesn’t really get much better than this in its class. It doesn’t show any major weakness. It is, of course, extremely sharp and contrasty at all relevant settings. Both axial as well as lateral CAs are low. Some image distortions and vignetting is present in RAW files but are easily auto-corrected. The quality of bokeh isn’t perfect but still highly impressive for a zoom lens.

In terms of build quality, Sony performed a bit of a miracle. The lens is tough enough for professional use, yet so light-weight (for an f/2.8 zoom) that it isn’t burden – while also maintaining an internal zoom mechanism. Combined with the dust & moisture-resistant design, this should give it an excellent protection against the elements. The image stabilizer is very efficient and the AF is about as fast as it gets.

Unfortunately, all this greatness comes at a price – literally. A price tag of $2800USD is steep, and hard to digest for non-professionals. Still, if you want the best there is in Sony mount, this is the one in this class.
The Sony FE 70-200mm f/2.8 GM OSS II is a worthy upgrade over its predecessor, and it deserves our highest praise – “Highly Recommended”.

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