Sony Launches the World’s Lightest 70-200 f/2.8 GM OSS II Lens

Sony Launches the World’s Lightest 70-200 f/2.8 GM OSS II Lens

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Sony has unveiled their second generation 70-200 f/2.8 G Master Lens which is probably the world’s lightest large aperture telephoto lens. As per Sony is offers best performance in the category.

Sony says this FE 70-200mm f/2.8 GM OSS II lens is the 65th lens in their E-Mount lineup. Despite its lightweight, it delivers outstanding resolution and bokeh. 

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As per Sony the lens is the lightest f/2.8 70-200mm lens in the world which will offer unprecedented flexibility and ease in shooting. The lens is around 29% lighter than their previous model and weighs just around 1045 gms. Apart from its low weight, the lens is designed with its center of gravity falling right above the tripod mount, making is very easy to handle. To ensure the center of gravity does not shift with the change in focal length, it has internal zooming system.

Owing to two aspherical elements and one XA (extreme aspherical) element, the lens achieves high resolving power and clarity apart from end to end sharpness. As per Sony, this XA element is manufactured to 0.01-micron precision, which helps the lens to achieve high quality resolution throughout the image area.

The lens also has 2 extra low-dispersion spherical glass elements which help in reducing chromatic aberration. 

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The font element has been given a Nono AR Coating II, which is anti-reflection coating. The front element also has fluorine coating to make it oil and water repellant. 

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Its large f/2.8 aperture which is 11-bladed circular aperture provides smooth bokeh. The lens has a minimum focusing distance of 0.4 meters at 70mm and 0.82 meters at 200mm. It also has a maximum magnification of 0.3x. The lens can be used with Sony’s 1.4X or 2X tele converter to extend its FL to 400mm at f/5.6

Thanks to four XD linear motors, the lens is able to provide fast and precise auto-focus. The focus tracking has also been vastly improved from its predecessor.

Owing to its extremely low focus breathing, focus shift and axis shift, this lens becomes an ideal video oriented lens as well. 

Here are few images provided by Sony that are clicked using this lens:

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The Sony FE 70-200mm f/2.8 GM OSS II lens will be launched in December 2021 and will be priced at approximately 2.1 lakh INR

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