The new FE 70-200MM F4 Macro G OSS II will be available from July 2023.
Sony Middle East and Africa has introduced the telephoto zoom lens FE 70-200MM F4 Macro G OSS II (product name SEL70200G2) that covers focal lengths from 70mm to 200mm with an F4 maximum aperture, compatible with 35mm full-frame α (Alpha) E-mount series.
The FE 70-200MM F4 Macro G OSS II is a compact, lightweight telephoto zoom lens that can be used in a wide range of situations. As well as featuring high-speed and high-performance AF, the FE 70-200MM F4 Macro G OSS II is reportedly the world’s first zoom lens that offers half macro capability throughout the zoom range, and a maximum magnification of 0.5x throughout the zoom range. In addition, with a teleconverter, super-telephoto shooting up to 400mm and life-size 1:1 magnification macro shooting throughout the entire zoom range is possible.
This launch marks Sony’s 50 full-frame E-mount lens.
With a total length of 149mm and a weight of approximately 794g (excluding tripod mount), the FE 70-200MM F4 Macro G OSS II is a zoom lens that can be used for a wide range of purposes, including sports scenes, landscapes, wild birds, and even macro photography.
The advanced aspherical lenses contribute to uniformly excellent corner-to-corner resolution and contrast. In addition, ED (Extra-low Dispersion) glass suppresses chromatic aberration.
It also supports a high-performance teleconverter. With a super-telephoto of up to 400 mm (equivalent to 600 mm when using an APS-C camera), the user can capture distant subjects in a larger size. When the SEL20TC is attached, it is possible to take macro shots at up to 1:1 over the entire zoom range.
Sony’s XD (extreme dynamic) linear motor increases the autofocus speed by up to 20%. Tracking performance for moving objects has also improved approximately twice as much compared to the previous model, so it continues to track the target subject with high accuracy.
In addition, a new MODE3 setting of SteadyShot has been added that optimises the camera shake correction algorithm, emphasising framing stability when shooting moving subjects.
The FE 70-200MM F4 Macro G OSS II provides intuitive and secure operability that supports photographers and videographers. In addition to a focus range limiter and a full-time DMF switch that instantly switches from AF to MF (manual focus), the detachable tripod mount included in the box provides a sense of stability during super-telephoto and macro shooting.
In addition, the front lens element features a fluorine coating, which makes it easy to remove fingerprints, dust, oil, and other contaminants from the lens surface. The dust and moisture-resistant design provides extra reliability for outdoor use in challenging conditions and expands the freedom of shooting.
The new FE 70-200MM F4 Macro G OSS II will be available from July 2023. It will be sold at a variety of Sony’s authorised dealers throughout the Middle East and Africa.