Sony 70-200mm f/2.8 G-Series II (Alpha) Mount Digital SLR Zoom Lens


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About Sony 70-200mm f/2.8

Sony 70-200mm f/2.8 Features

  • Telephoto Zoom: This The 2.8x zoom range goes all the way from 70mm, suitable range of mediumto lofor portraits and other medium-angle shots, to a telephoto sed with APS-C format200mmras: 105-300mm.)
  • Uncommonly fast aperture: The fast f/2.8 aperture enables shooting at much higher shutter speeds to freezeaction.
  • Superb flexibility: The 2.8x zoom range goes all the way from 70mm, suitable for portraits and othermedium-angle shots, to a telephoto 200mm
  • G Series Optical Performance: Sony's G-Series lenses are designed for maximum descriptive power, maintaining excellent peripheral light characteristics and maximizing contrast even at the edges of the frame.
  • SSM (Super Sonic wave Motor): Designed for fast, smooth, silent automatic focusing, this unique technology achieves high torque at low speed with rapid start/stop response. It operates through the ability of a piezoelectric device to reshape itself quickly when voltage is applied.
  • ED (Extra-low Dispersion): Two ED (Extra-low Dispersion) glass elements minimize chromatic aberration for sharp, clear images with well defined colors.
  • Superb Minimum Focusing Distance: With the ability to focus as closely as 3.9 feet (1.2m), this telephoto lens also lets you move in for dramatic shots of people, natural subjects and close-up details.
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization: Works with the SteadyShot INSIDE. image stabilization built into Sony a DSLRs.
  • Focus Range Limiter: Used when you need the quickest possible autofocus response within a certain focal range. The lens will only autofocus within the set range eliminating AF atfocal lengths outside.
  • Multi-Element Design: The SAL70200G incorporates 19 elements in 16 groups for high optical precision from the center of the image all the way to the corners.
  • Circular Aperture: Because the aperture blades form a near circle at the wide openings used for low-light shots, spot-light sources have a pleasing circular defocused effect. The lens features nine aperture blades.
  • Works with Optional Teleconverters: Compatible with optional Sony SAL14TC (1.4x) which extends focal length to 280mm(35mm equivalent when used with APS-C format cameras: 420mm) and SAL20TC (2.0x) teleconverters which extends focal length to 400mm (35mm equivalent when used with APS-C format cameras: 6900mm). Teleconverters are manual focus only

Sony 70-200mm f/2.8 Specifications

Aperture (Max.)
Aperture (Min.)
Focal Length (35mm equivalent)
APS: 105
Filter Diameter
77 mm
Lens Groups-Elements
16 groups, 19 elements
Minimum Focus Distance
4' (1.2m)
Aperture Blade
9 blades (Circular aperture)
Aspheric Elements
no aspheric
Distance Encoder
Distance Scale
Lens Weight
2 lbs 15 oz (1300g)
Non-rotating Focusing Ring
SSM Focusing
Tele-converter Compatibility - 1.4x
Tele-converter Compatibility - 2.0x
Focus-hold Button
x 0.21
Dimensions (Approx.)
3 1/2 x 7 3/4" (87 x 196.5mm)
Weight (Approx.)
2 lbs 15 oz (1300g)
Sony 1 year limited warranty

Sony 70-200mm f/2.8 Reviews

Reviewed by 1 customers

(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)


Exceptional Pro Fast Mid-tele lens


from Chicago, IL  -  Semi-pro Photographer

I use this lens on my A99, and shoot it at f2.8 or 4 whenever possible. It's tack sharp, from f4 on down, and f2.8 is as sharp or sharper than either the new Canon or Nikon 24-70 f2.8. This is also an excellent portrait lens for in the field (I use its shorter Zeiss counterpart in the studio), but it is large and heavy. The color rendition, contrast and sharpness of this mid-tele rivals that of several primes due to its new coatings. Flare and CA are non-existent. The weather-sealing is excellent, and tempts you to take it into the rain-forest (and make you trek with it for hours) for some awesome images. The autofocus is silent and near-instant, great for sports tracking, hot-air balloons, concerts. This is a top-notch hunk of glass that will render images as well or better than what you can imagine, but it is very heavy. Exceptionally well made.


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SUZANNE L  It uses in body image stabilization. It is the best lens I've ever owned. I bought it for indoor sports and it's great in low light. I use a monopod because it's heavy but my pictures are always in focus.
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