Lenstip tested the new 70-200mm II lens and concluded:
- solid, shapely, lightweight, and weather-sealed casing,
- sensational image quality in the frame centre,
- excellent image quality on the edge of the APS-C sensor,
- very good image quality on the edge of full frame,
- sensible correction of longitudinal chromatic aberration,
- negligible lateral chromatic aberration,
- lack of problems with spherical aberration,
- slight vignetting on the APS-C/DX sensor,
- very good coma correction,
- low astigmatism,
- nice out-of-focus areas for a zoom lens,
- silent, flash-quick, and accurate autofocus,
- very efficient image stabilization.
- very weak performance against bright sources of light,
- noticeable vignetting on full frame.
If only the Sony FE 70-200 mm f/2.8 OSS II didn’t have that slip-up concerning the performance against bright light it would be really a perfect lens. There’s also the vignetting problem mentioned in cons but in such a construction it would be very difficult to avoid it (of course providing you want your instrument to have sensible physical dimensions and weight). Anyway, it’s hardly a tragedy, especially for mirrorless standards.