Sony 70-200mm F2.8 G SSM II Lens

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Sony 70-200mm F2.8 G SSM II Lens Sony A-Mount | The Sony 70-200mm f/2.8 G SSM II is a versatile zoom lens covering portrait-length to telephoto perspectives and featuring a constant f/2.8 maximum aperture for enhanced low-light shooting and focus control throughout the zoom range. A Super Sonic Wave Motor (SSM) focusing mechanism provides fast, smooth, and quiet focusing performance with enhanced tracking capabilities that are well-suited to photographing quickly moving subjects. Also helping to increase focusing speeds is the integration of a Focus Range Limiter, which enables you to set pre-defined limits for the lens to focus within for faster response times. Additionally, when paired with Sony A-mount cameras, in-body image stabilization renders this lens stabilized and supports the use of longer shutter speeds with a reduction in appearance of camera shake.

The optical design employs two extra-low dispersion elements to minimize chromatic aberrations throughout the zoom range as well as heighten image clarity and overall sharpness. A Nano AR (anti-reflective) coating has also been applied to lens elements in order to reduce lens flare and ghosting for more contrast-rich imagery and high color neutrality.

  • Portrait-length to telephoto zoom lens featuring a constant f/2.8 maximum aperture for consistent low-light performance and focusing control throughout the zoom range.
  • Super Sonic wave Motor (SSM) provides fast, smooth, and quiet focusing performance with enhanced subject-tracking capabilities.
  • Focus Range Limiter enables you to preset a defined focusing range for faster, more controlled focusing.
  • Two extra-low dispersion elements help to minimize chromatic aberrations and improve image quality and sharpness throughout the zoom range.
  • Nano AR coating reduces lens flare and ghosting for higher clarity, contrast, and color fidelity.
  • Nine-blade circular diaphragm produces a smooth out-of-focus quality that is well-suited to selective focus imagery.
  • Compatible with optional 1.4x and 2.0x teleconverters for extending the reach of the lens even further.

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Specifications
Lens type Zoom lens  
Max Format size 35mm FF  
Focal length 70200 mm  
Image stabilization Yes (via camera body)  
Lens mount Sony/Minolta Alpha  
Aperture
Maximum aperture F2.8  
Minimum aperture F32.0  
Aperture ring No  
Number of diaphragm blades 9  
Aperture notes rounded blades  
Optics
Elements 19  
Groups 16  
Special elements / coatings 4 ED glass elements  
Focus
Minimum focus 1.20 m (47.24)  
Maximum magnification 0.21  
Autofocus Yes  
Motor type Ring-type ultrasonic  
Full time manual Yes  
Focus method Internal  
Distance scale Yes  
DoF scale Yes  
Physical
Weight 1500 g (3.31 lb)  
Diameter 87 mm (3.43)  
Length 197 mm (7.76)  
Sealing Yes  
Color Grey and Black  
Zoom method Rotary (internal)  
Filter thread 77 mm  
Filter notes Does not rotate on focus  
Hood supplied Yes  
Hood product code ALC-SH120  
Tripod collar Yes  
Other
Notes Faster AF and AR coating compared to predecessor. Weight without tripod mount is 1340g.


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