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Sony FE 70-200mm f/2.8 GM OSS Lens DxOMark Review: Top-Performing Zoom Lens

DxOMark published their Sony FE 70-200mm f/2.8 GM OSS lens review and test results: Tested on the 42MP Sony a7RII, the Sony FE 70-200mm f/2.8 GM OSS Lens achieves an outstanding overall score of 39 points, with a combination of 38 P-Mpix Sharpness, 2.9 TStop Transmission, 0.3% Distortion, -1.7 EV Vignetting and 5μm Chr.aberration – “It is the top-performing zoom lens DxOMark has tested on the a7R II, as well as the fourth-sharpest FE-mount lens overall among both zoom and prime lenses.”


  • Outstanding sharpness
  • SSM AF Motor
  • OSS image stabilization
  • Focus lock buttons and limiter switch

Potential Drawbacks

  • Big
  • Heavy

Conclusion from DxOMark:

In terms of the Sony FE 70-200mm f/2.8, it’s not only the sharpest and best low-light zoom lens we’ve tested for the a7R II, it also outperforms many FE-mount prime lens options, ranking as the fourth-sharpest lens we’ve tested on the a7R II. Resolution at f/2.8 is first-class between 100 and 200mm, and peak sharpness of over 80% acutance in the field occurs between f/4 and f/8 for phenomenally sharp results on the a7R II.

Costing $2,498 and coming in at 200mm in length, and weighing nearly 1.5 kg, it’s a big beast for the diminutive a7 series of mirrorless hybrid cameras. This ssaid, it packs plenty of high-end pro features for advanced autofocus operation, image stabilization, and all-round top performance in fast-paced environments.

Sony FE 70-200mm f/2.8 GM OSS Lens: $2,598 at Amazon, B&H, Adorama.

Hot Deals: $300 off on Sony a7RII & a7SII, $480 Trade in Bonus

$300 off on Sony a7RII body: $2,898 at Amazon, B&H, Adorama.

$300 off on Sony a7SII body: $2,698 at Amazon, B&H, Adorama.

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$100 off on Sony a7 Body: $998 at Amazon, B&H, Adorama.

$200 off on Sony a77II Body: $998 at Amazon, B&H, Adorama.

$100 off on Sony FE 16-35mm f/4 ZA Lens: $1,248 at Amazon, B&H, Adorama (extra $100 gift card).

$100 off on Sony FE 24-70mm f/4 ZA Lens: $1,098 at Amazon, B&H, Adorama (extra $100 gift card).

$100 off on Sony FE 24-240mm f/3.5-6.3 OSS Lens: $898 at Amazon, B&H, Adorama.

Related posts:

  1. Sony FE 24-70mm f/2.8 GM Lens DxOMark Review: Best Zoom in the Range!
  2. Sony FE 50mm f/2.8 Macro Lens DxOMark Review: Incredibly Sharp
  3. Sony FE 85mm f/1.4 GM Lens DxOMark Review: Otus-grade Performance
  4. Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L III USM Lens DxOMark Review: Best Wide-angle Zoom
  5. DxOMark Published the Sony Zeiss FE 50mm f/1.4 ZA Lens Review


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