Sony has announced the FE 70-200mm F2.8 GM OSS II, price tag €3,000/£2,600/$2,800, an update to its popular telephoto zoom which is now lighter and better tailored for video.
The new Sony FE 70-200mm F2.8 GM OSS II promises to be 29% lighter than its predecessor, making it the world’s lightest fast aperture 70-200mm telephoto zoom lens, according to Sony.
Sony has also upgraded its AF performance to be four times faster than the previous model, and focus tacking while zooming has also been improved by 30%.
Also new to the FE 70-200mm F2.8 GM OSS II are independent control rings for focus, zoom and aperture to enable smoother video recording. The new Sony lens has also been redesigned to reduce focus breathing, focus shift and axis shift when zooming.
Inside the new Sony lens, designed for use with Sony’s E-mount bodies, are two aspherical lens elements, including one extreme aspherical element, to provide sharpness throughout the frame and reduce aberrations. It also uses two extra-low dispersion elements and two Super ED elements.
Along with the f/2.8 maximum aperture, the Sony FE 70-200mm F2.8 GM OSS II features an 11-blade aperture for smooth bokeh and shallow depth of field effects.
The FE 70-200mm F2.8 GM OSS II offers a minimum focusing distance of 0.4m at 70mm and 0.82m at 200mm, with a maximum magnification of 0.3x.
Other features include Sony’s Nano AR Coaiting II and a dust and moisture resistant design.