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Official: Sony FE 70-200mm f/4 G OSS II Lens
Sony has unveiled the 70-200 f/4 Macro G OSS II, a successor to the original lens introduced to the market nine years ago. This upgraded version boasts significant enhancements across various key aspects. It is now smaller and lighter, delivers faster autofocus, introduces macro capabilities, and captures sharper photos compared to its predecessor.

The second iteration of this lens is 15% shorter and lighter than Sony's initial 70-200 f/4 model. Weighing in at 794 grams (28 ounces) and measuring 5.8 inches in length, it also supports Sony's 1.4x and 2x teleconverters. Moreover, when paired with the 2x teleconverter, the lens enables full 1:1 macro capability, while offering half macro capability across the entire zoom range.

The focusing system has undergone a significant improvement, incorporating Sony's latest linear XD focusing technology. With four of these motors integrated, the 70-200 f/4 Macro G OSS II achieves a 20% increase in focusing speed compared to its predecessor. The use of two motors for each of the lens's focus groups allows for improved autofocus tracking precision and enhanced overall speed. Sony promises approximately double the tracking performance during zooming when compared to the previous version.

Key Features:
  1. Full Frame | f/4 to f/22
  2. G Series Telephoto Zoom
  3. 0.5x Magnification Across Full Zoom Range
  4. Internal Focus, Floating Elements Design
  5. 3.5" Minimum Focusing Distance at 70mm
  6. Optical SteadyShot Image Stabilization
  7. 15% Shorter and Lighter than Predecessor
  8. Advanced Aspherical and ED Elements
  9. Nano AR Coating II
  10. Dust and Moisture-Resistant Construction

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Jul 12, 2023 at 11:38 AM
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An updated version of the 70-200/4 G is supposed to be released this summer and I'm wondering when the pre-release reviews will start showing up?


Jul 09, 2023 at 03:00 PM
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I don't think they usually appear until the lens has been announced, as in many coincide with the announcement.



Jul 09, 2023 at 03:05 PM
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I thought this lens was scheduled to be announced with the a6700 on July 12


Jul 09, 2023 at 05:39 PM
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Even if it is....reviewers don't post reviews before the lens is announced. This isn't new...



Jul 09, 2023 at 05:43 PM
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This is definitely a lens I'm excited for. I'd be a bit surprised by the July 12th announcement though - weren't just preliminary specs leaked a little while ago?

For those who've been Team Sony for a longer time, what sort of lead time have previous lens announcements had? I'd love to snag this before a August trip.



Jul 09, 2023 at 07:41 PM
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Reviewers sign NDAs to NOT talk about anything before the actual announcement


Jul 09, 2023 at 08:56 PM
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adcimagery wrote:
This is definitely a lens I'm excited for. I'd be a bit surprised by the July 12th announcement though - weren't just preliminary specs leaked a little while ago?

For those who've been Team Sony for a longer time, what sort of lead time have previous lens announcements had? I'd love to snag this before a August trip.


It doesnít seem like enough leaks for an announcement in a couple days, but maybe. Once it is announced you can check availability at B&H, I would typically say a couple months after announcement.



Jul 09, 2023 at 09:21 PM
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It would have to be really good for me to give up the flexibility of the Tamron 28-200. It's such a useful lens and even faster at the wide end.

I don't see a use case for me personally. For light and casual - the Tamron. For blazing AF and IQ - the 70-200MK II.

If it is tiny, light and super sharp I suppose you could make a case for pairing with with the 20-70F4 but I guess it remains to be seen.



Jul 09, 2023 at 10:08 PM
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It seems we won't have it for the summer holidays. It's a pity


Jul 09, 2023 at 11:53 PM
 


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liggy wrote:
It would have to be really good for me to give up the flexibility of the Tamron 28-200. It's such a useful lens and even faster at the wide end.

I don't see a use case for me personally. For light and casual - the Tamron. For blazing AF and IQ - the 70-200MK II.

If it is tiny, light and super sharp I suppose you could make a case for pairing with with the 20-70F4 but I guess it remains to be seen.


I see it as partnering perfectly with the 20-70. I've currently got a Sigma 100-400, but would love to replace that for hikes where I just need some reach. Combined with the crop potential on the A7RV to push out beyond 200mm, this would be an ideal lens.



Jul 10, 2023 at 09:17 AM
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Especially if it supports teleconverters. One of the things I really appreciated about the Canon 70-200/f4L was the support for the 1.4 TC.

adcimagery wrote:
I see it as partnering perfectly with the 20-70. I've currently got a Sigma 100-400, but would love to replace that for hikes where I just need some reach. Combined with the crop potential on the A7RV to push out beyond 200mm, this would be an ideal lens.





Jul 10, 2023 at 02:03 PM
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I saw a photographer using what might have been one at the US v Wales Womenís soccer match yesterday. Form factor looked consistent with something like a 70-200/4 but body looked different than the current model. Given that I was in the stands, and he was on the field, I donít know for sure what it was, but I raised an eyebrow.


Jul 10, 2023 at 02:09 PM
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Grenache wrote:
I saw a photographer using what might have been one at the US v Wales Womenís soccer match yesterday. Form factor looked consistent with something like a 70-200/4 but body looked different than the current model. Given that I was in the stands, and he was on the field, I donít know for sure what it was, but I raised an eyebrow.


Interesting if so. I haven't shot soccer at that level, but intuition would tell me 200 would feel short. Maybe that lends credence to the 1.4TC aspect? Total spitball thought, but an integrated 1.4TC would be cool, making that a high quality and compact 70-200 and 100-300.



Jul 10, 2023 at 05:07 PM
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adcimagery wrote:
Interesting if so. I haven't shot soccer at that level, but intuition would tell me 200 would feel short. Maybe that lends credence to the 1.4TC aspect? Total spitball thought, but an integrated 1.4TC would be cool, making that a high quality and compact 70-200 and 100-300.


Would be an interesting development as it could point to updated superteles with integrated TCs. There was a rumour of a 150-400 F4. If that lens had a built in 1.4x, it would be tremendous for my use.



Jul 10, 2023 at 05:25 PM
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adcimagery wrote:
Interesting if so. I haven't shot soccer at that level, but intuition would tell me 200 would feel short. Maybe that lends credence to the 1.4TC aspect? Total spitball thought, but an integrated 1.4TC would be cool, making that a high quality and compact 70-200 and 100-300.



That was one of 4 lens-body combos that shooter had. Yes, they had the 400/2.8 GM for principal shooting. The potential 70-200/4 was for close ups of the team when they were standing in a row and being introduced. They also had the 300/2.8 G and a wide angle...maybe 35GM.



Jul 10, 2023 at 10:09 PM
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Grenache wrote:
I saw a photographer using what might have been one at the US v Wales Womenís soccer match yesterday. Form factor looked consistent with something like a 70-200/4 but body looked different than the current model. Given that I was in the stands, and he was on the field, I donít know for sure what it was, but I raised an eyebrow.


This reminded me a joke:

I was at the bar the other night and overheard three very hefty women talking at the bar. Their accent appeared to be Scottish, so I approached and asked, "Hello, are you three lassies from Scotland?" One of them angrily screeched, "It's Wales, Wales you bloody idiot!" So I apologized and replied, "I am so sorry. Are you three whales from Scotland?"



Jul 10, 2023 at 10:19 PM
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SAR says external zoom


Jul 11, 2023 at 12:51 PM
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If the "leaked" pics on SAR turn out to be true...I'm a big fan of the form-factor.


Jul 11, 2023 at 01:51 PM
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Me too. That might fit vertically in a slot in my backpack....

gocolts wrote:
If the "leaked" pics on SAR turn out to be true...I'm a big fan of the form-factor.





Jul 11, 2023 at 02:38 PM
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