Sony 70-200mm F4 Macro G OSS II Image Gallery
July 12th, 2023
Sony just keeps hitting one home run after another. Their newest lens – the Sony FE 70-200mm F4 Macro G OSS II (or SEL70200G II) – is one of the most versatile telephoto lenses I’ve ever used. Perhaps that’s why the name has to be so long; this lens does a LOT of things. It covers the popular 70-200mm focal range, which covers from this:
to this at 200mm:
It delivers 1:2 macro all across the zoom range, allowing you to get ever closer as you move from 200mm towards 70mm, allowing you to get beautiful macro-like shots…like this one of tiny budding blackberries.
What’s unique about this is that it gives you a lot of different framing options, and the ability to get slightly different macro style shots at different focal lengths – not to mention the flexibility for video footage as you don’t really have to work about getting too close to the camera. It has updated OSS (Optical Steady Shot), which further enhances the ability to get stable video and photos without the need of a tripod. It’s smaller and lighter than the first generation 70-200mm F4, but unlike the Canon RF 70-200mm F4, it retains the ability to use teleconverters…which also allows you to get even higher macro performance (0.75x with a 1.4x TC [shown below] and 1:1 macro with a 2.0x TC).
The Tamron 35-150mm F2-2.8 VXD has stood out to me as being perhaps the most versatile lens on the Sony platform, and in some ways that’s still true (focal range and aperture), but this new Sony 70-200mm F4 Macro G is even more versatile in other ways. This is an incredibly useful lens that can do a lot of things well…and it might mean that you skip buying a macro and use this lens for even more things. Should the 70-200G II go to the top of your wishlist? You can judge for yourself by either watching my video review below or reading my text review, or just enjoy the photos below.
Thanks to Sony USA for sending me a pre-release review loaner of this lens. As always, this is a completely independent review. *The tests and most of the photos that I share as a part of my review cycle have been done with the Sony a7RV along with the Sony Alpha 1 that serve as my benchmark cameras for Sony lenses.
Photos of the Sony 70-200G II
Photos Taken with the Sony 70-200G II
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