The best news from Sony’s recent announcement is that Sony didn’t go way to crazy with the 70-200mm GM FE lens pricing. At $2,599 the lens is $400 “cheaper” than the A-mount version. Now let’s focus on the first 70-200mm tests. Here are the first impressions from four different reviewers:
The overall sharpness from this lens is probably the best I’ve seen from any Sony FE lens placed on an Alpha mirrorless camera. There are 11 circular aperture blades that produce some wonderful out of focus areas as you can see in the images. The image quality from this lens is simply remarkable and fully deserving of the G Master moniker.
The lens can still track moving subjects very well through a scene and maintain focus. The best results came at f4.
The sharpness from this lens is impeccable when the subject is nailed perfectly in focus.
I did notice that the lens is much better at tracking motion left to right than motion moving backwards to forwards, which makes sense. Backwards to forwards or vice versa is incredibly challenging.
Photos are tack sharp, beautifully rendered, and colors pop. I adore the photos taken from this camera and it is the first E-Mount lens I have truly fallen in love with.
Sounds like the “weakest” spot of the lens is the autofocus performance. But that’s an issue related more to the current A7 camera autofocus system. The future A7 and A9 camera will likely have a much improved AF performance.
Sony Planar T* FE 50mm f/1.4 ZA Lens at BHphoto, Amazon, Focuscamera.
Sony FE 70-200mm f/2.8 GM OSS Lens at BHphoto, Amazon, Adorama, Focuscamera.
Sony FE 1.4x Teleconverter at BHphoto, Amazon, Adorama, Focuscamera.
Sony FE 2.0x Teleconverter at BHphoto, Amazon, Adorama, Focuscamera.
Sony FA-WRC1M Wireless Radio Commander at BHphoto, Focuscamera.
Sony FA-WRR1 Wireless Radio Receiver at BHphoto, Focuscamera.
Sony VMC-MM1 Multi Terminal Cable at BHphoto, Focuscamera.
Sony Planar T* FE 50mm f/1.4 ZA Lens at Calumet.de. Cyberport.de. PhotoPorst. Jessops. WexUK.
Sony FE 70-200mm f/2.8 GM OSS Lens at Calumet.de. Amazon Germany. Cyberport.de. PhotoPorst. Jessops. WexUK.
Sony FE 1.4x Teleconverter at PhotoPorst. Jessops.
Sony FE 2.0x Teleconverter at PhotoPorst. Jessops.