The Outstanding New Sony G Master Lens Is Here

  By Ryley Smith

 

The newest Sony G Master is here, and it is an extraordinary combination of resolution and bokeh with unequalled AF performance. Welcome the new Sony FE 70-200mm F2.8 GM OSS II! An amazing addition to any creator’s kit, the 70-200mm F2.8 GM OSS II is lightweight with outstanding handling and perfect for maximizing your potential. Designed to seamlessly fit with Sony’s E-mount camera bodies, the FE 70-200mm F2.8 GM OSS II not only offers exceptional optical quality and advanced AF performance, but it is the lightest F2.8 70-200mm zoom in the world and allows for unprecedented shooting freedom and flexibility!

The new FE 70-200mm F2.8 GM OSS II delivers outstanding image quality with high resolution and clarity. With a clean and clear image from corner to corner throughout the entire zoom range, even when the aperture is wide open, thanks to its two aspherical lens elements. This includes one XA (extreme aspherical) element manufactured to 0.01-micron surface precision. As well, the FE 70-200mm F2.8 GM OSS II uses two ED (extra-low dispersion) spherical glass elements and two Super ED spherical glass elements to significantly reduce chromatic aberration without colour bleeding. This lens also includes an ED aspherical element for the first time in an Alpha system lens, which simultaneously suppresses chromatic and spherical aberration, common issues in other telephoto lenses.

Of course, a G Master isn’t complete without smooth, beautiful bokeh. The FE 70-200mm F2.8 GM OSS II achieves this by a large F2.8 maximum aperture and a newly developed 11-blade circular aperture unit. In addition, the lens’ advanced optical design including an XA element thoroughly suppresses the unwanted ‘onion ring’ effect, further enhancing the bokeh. The FE 70-200mm F2.8 GM OSS II also offers excellent close-up performance with deep bokeh. The minimum focusing distance is just 15.7 inches (0.4 meters) at 70mm and 32.3 inches (0.82 meters) at 200mm, with a maximum magnification of 0.3x. To avoid any unwanted flare and ghosting in challenging lighting conditions, Sony’s original Nano AR Coating II produces a uniform anti-reflection coating on the surface of the lens. In addition, the FE 70-200mm F2.8 GM OSS II’s optical design also effectively suppresses internal reflections to improve clarity.

The FE 70-200mm F2.8 GM OSS II uses four Sony-original XD (extreme dynamic) Linear Motors for extraordinary fast and precise AF, making it up to approximately four times faster and with focus tracking improved by 30% when compared to the previous model. For video, the FE 70-200mm F2.8 GM OSS II offers smooth and quiet AF to reliably lock in focus and track fast-moving subjects, even while zooming, so the user can leave the focusing to the camera. Working off of the astounding AF performance, constant F2.8 maximum aperture, versatile control and solid reliability, the FE 70-200mm F2.8 GM OSS II is a perfect choice for video. The 70-200mm F2.8 GM OSS II has been designed to dramatically reduce focus breathing, focus shift, and axis shift when zooming so that there is minimal unwanted image movement and angle of view variations. For easy video-use operation, the FE 70-200mm F2.8 GM OSS II features independent control rings for focus, zoom, and aperture (iris), allowing precise manual operation.

With a front lens element that features a fluorine coating, the FE 70-200mm F2.8 GM OSS II repels water, oil, and other contaminants while making it easier to wipe off any debris or fingerprints that may become attached to the lens surface. The FE 70-200mm F2.8 GM OSS II is also the world’s lightest F2.8 telephoto zoom lens weighing just under 1,045g, and is an ideal balance without front-heaviness, ensuring that the centre of gravity falls directly above the tripod mount. 

For more information on the Sony FE 70-200mm F2.8 GM OSS II, click here! 

 

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Sony FE 70-200mm f2.8 GM OSS II

 

Author:

Ryley graduated in 2018 from the U of C, with a bachelor in Sociology. With a strong love for writing, and having dabbled in photography, she wanted to take her curious mind and put it towards a more fun and creative future. In her spare time, Ryley finds herself camping, skiing, and fishing. She also loves craft beer and interesting food, ideally together.