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Sony’s Latest G Grasp Lens Options Very good Decision and Bokeh with Subsequent-generation AF Efficiency within the World’s Lightest Massive-aperture Telephoto Zoom Lens
- Fixed aperture F2.8 70-200mm telephoto zoom
- Quick, exact quiet AF (autofocus) and steady AF monitoring capabilities
- Superior options for video creators
- World’s lightest 70-200mm large-aperture telephoto zoom lens, roughly 29% lighter than the earlier mannequin
- As much as roughly 4 instances[ii] sooner AF, with focus monitoring, whereas zooming improved by roughly 30% when in comparison with the earlier mannequin
- Skilled-level management and reliability
SAN DIEGO, CA – October 13, 2021 – Sony Electronics Inc. introduced the latest lens of their G Grasp lineup – the FE 70-200mm F2.8 GM OSS II, which delivers a unprecedented mixture of decision and bokeh in addition to unequalled AF (autofocus) efficiency recognized to Sony’s G Grasp design.
“Sony is all the time listening to our prospects. Because of suggestions from customers around the globe, together with main professionals, Sony continues to develop and evolve the G Grasp lineup,” stated Yang Cheng, Vice President, Imaging Options, Sony Electronics Inc. “The FE 70-200mm F2.8 GM OSS II is light-weight and affords excellent dealing with in any capturing scenario. The most recent addition to our G Grasp sequence will make an ideal telephoto zoom addition to any creator’s equipment who’s seeking to maximize their gear potential for each stills and video.”
Designed to completely pair with Sony’s E-mount digicam our bodies, the FE 70-200mm F2.8 GM OSS II not solely affords excellent optical high quality and superior AF efficiency, however it’s the lightest F2.8 70-200mm zoom on this planet and permits for unprecedented capturing freedom and adaptability. Sony continues to strengthen the Alpha system with this latest addition to the broadest number of mirrorless lenses in the marketplace because the sixty fifth lens in its E-mount lens lineup.
New Ranges of Efficiency
The brand new FE 70-200mm F2.8 GM OSS II delivers excellent picture high quality with excessive decision and readability. Customers can anticipate a clear and clear picture from nook to nook all through the complete zoom vary, even when the aperture is broad open. Because of the 2 aspherical lens parts, together with one XA (excessive aspherical) ingredient manufactured to 0.01-micron floor precision, the FE 70-200mm F2.8 GM OSS II successfully controls distance-related aberration variations to make sure excellent decision all through the picture space.
The FE 70-200mm F2.8 GM OSS II additionally employs two ED (extra-low dispersion) spherical glass parts and two Tremendous ED spherical glass parts to considerably scale back chromatic aberration with out coloration bleeding. This lens additionally consists of an ED aspherical ingredient for the primary time in an Alpha system lens, which concurrently suppresses chromatic and spherical aberration, widespread points in different telephoto lenses.
Easy, stunning bokeh is made potential by a big F2.8 most aperture and a newly developed 11-blade round aperture unit. As well as, the lens’ superior optical design together with an XA ingredient completely suppresses the undesirable ‘onion ring’ impact, additional enhancing the bokeh. The FE 70-200mm F2.8 GM OSS II additionally affords glorious close-up efficiency with deep bokeh. The minimal focusing distance is simply 15.7 inches (0.4 meters) at 70mm and 32.3 inches (0.82 meters) at 200mm, with a most magnification of 0.3x. Furthermore, the FE 70-200mm F2.8 GM OSS II might be simply paired with Sony’s high-performance 1.4x or 2.0x teleconverter[iii] to increase the lens’ focal size to 400mm[iv] at an F5.6 aperture, all whereas sustaining its G Grasp high quality.
To keep away from any undesirable flare and ghosting in difficult lighting circumstances, Sony’s unique Nano AR Coating II produces a uniform anti-reflection coating on the floor of the lens. As well as, the FE 70-200mm F2.8 GM OSS II’s optical design additionally successfully suppresses inside reflections to enhance readability.
The FE 70-200mm F2.8 GM OSS II’s state-of-the-art lens know-how brings out the most effective within the superior digicam physique it’s paired with. The brand new lens makes use of 4 Sony-original XD (excessive dynamic) Linear Motors for extraordinary quick and exact AF, making it as much as roughly 4 instances sooner and with focus monitoring improved by 30% when in comparison with the earlier mannequin. When paired with Sony’s flagship Alpha 1, the FE 70-200mm F2.8 GM OSS II is able to high-speed steady capturing at as much as 30 fps[v]. Very good AF monitoring can be out there even when utilizing a teleconverter. For video, the FE 70-200mm F2.8 GM OSS II affords clean and quiet AF to reliably lock in focus and monitor fast-moving topics, even whereas zooming, so the consumer can go away the focusing to the digicam.
Superior Options for Video
With its fixed F2.8 most aperture, astounding AF efficiency, versatile management, and stable reliability, the FE 70-200mm F2.8 GM OSS II is an ideal selection for video. The brand new lens was designed to dramatically scale back focus respiration, focus shift, and axis shift when zooming so that there’s minimal undesirable picture motion and angle of view variations.
For straightforward video-use operation, the FE 70-200mm F2.8 GM OSS II options unbiased management rings for focus, zoom, and aperture (iris), permitting exact handbook operation. The aperture ring additionally has a click on ON/OFF change. Moreover, Sony’s Linear Response MF ensures responsive, low-lag handbook focus management. The provided lens hood additionally options a gap that permits handy operation of round polarizing filters or variable ND filters for extra artistic flexibility.
Designed for Professionals
The FE 70-200mm F2.8 GM OSS II is the world’s lightest F2.8 telephoto zoom lens and is roughly 29% lighter than the earlier mannequin, weighing slightly below 37 oz (1,045g). Along with its light-weight, the FE 70-200mm F2.8 GM OSS II was designed for professionals to supply a great stability with out front-heaviness, making certain that the lens’ middle of gravity falls instantly above the tripod mount. It additionally options inside zoom to maintain the middle of gravity fixed.
The FE 70-200mm F2.8 GM OSS II has been particularly designed for professionals based mostly on their direct suggestions. The brand new lens consists of focus features to assist the consumer’s skilled wants equivalent to Full-time DMF, pure and linear handbook focus response, and a spotlight vary limiter change. The FE 70-200mm F2.8 GM OSS II additionally consists of three customizable focus maintain buttons which can be supplied 90° aside for simple entry and handy management when capturing in a horizontal or vertical orientation and almost any angle.
The FE 70-200mm F2.8 GM OSS II options each a click on ON/OFF change and an iris lock change for fast, versatile aperture management. The aperture ring click on stops might be turned ON to offer tactile suggestions when capturing stills, or OFF for clean, silent aperture management when capturing motion pictures. As well as, the zoom ring torque is optimized and now consists of picture stabilization with MODE 3[vi] for transferring topics.
Primarily based on suggestions from professionals, the FE 70-200mm F2.8 GM OSS II is designed to be dependable in even probably the most difficult environments. It options mud and moisture resistance[vii], equal to the FE 400mm F2.8 GM OSS and FE 600mm F4 GM OSS. The entrance lens ingredient incorporates a fluorine coating that repels water, oil, and different contaminants whereas making it simpler to wipe off any contaminants or fingerprints that will develop into connected to the lens floor.
Pricing and Availability
The brand new FE 70-200mm F2.8 GM OSS II might be out there in December for about $2,800.00 USD and $3,500.00 CAD. It will likely be offered at a wide range of Sony’s licensed sellers all through North America.
Unique tales and thrilling new content material shot with the brand new FE 70-200mm F2.8 GM OSS II and Sony’s different imaging merchandise might be discovered at www.alphauniverse.com, a website created to teach and encourage all followers and prospects of Sony α – Alpha model.