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Sony’s Latest G Grasp Lens Options Excellent Decision and Bokeh with Subsequent-generation AF Efficiency within the World’s Lightest Giant-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 occasions[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 most recent 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 identified to Sony’s G Grasp design.
“Sony is at all times listening to our prospects. Because of suggestions from customers all over the world, together with main professionals, Sony continues to develop and evolve the G Grasp lineup,” mentioned Yang Cheng, Vice President, Imaging Options, Sony Electronics Inc. “The FE 70-200mm F2.8 GM OSS II is light-weight and provides excellent dealing with in any capturing state of affairs. The most recent addition to our G Grasp sequence will make an ideal telephoto zoom addition to any creator’s package who’s trying to maximize their gear potential for each stills and video.”
Designed to completely pair with Sony’s E-mount digital camera our bodies, the FE 70-200mm F2.8 GM OSS II not solely provides 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 suppleness. Sony continues to strengthen the Alpha system with this latest addition to the broadest choice 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 count on a clear and clear picture from nook to nook all through all the zoom vary, even when the aperture is vast 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 cut back chromatic aberration with out colour 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, frequent points in different telephoto lenses.
Clean, lovely 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 totally suppresses the undesirable ‘onion ring’ impact, additional enhancing the bokeh. The FE 70-200mm F2.8 GM OSS II additionally provides wonderful 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 could 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 expertise brings out one of the best within the superior digital camera 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 occasions 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]. Excellent AF monitoring can also be accessible even when utilizing a teleconverter. For video, the FE 70-200mm F2.8 GM OSS II provides easy and quiet AF to reliably lock in focus and observe fast-moving topics, even whereas zooming, so the person can depart the focusing to the digital camera.
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 alternative for video. The brand new lens was designed to dramatically cut back focus respiratory, focus shift, and axis shift when zooming so that there’s minimal undesirable picture motion and angle of view variations.
For simple 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 swap. 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 just 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 an excellent steadiness with out front-heaviness, making certain that the lens’ middle of gravity falls straight 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 help the person’s skilled wants equivalent to Full-time DMF, pure and linear handbook focus response, and a spotlight vary limiter swap. The FE 70-200mm F2.8 GM OSS II additionally consists of three customizable focus maintain buttons which are offered 90° aside for simple entry and handy management when capturing in a horizontal or vertical orientation and practically any angle.
The FE 70-200mm F2.8 GM OSS II options each a click on ON/OFF swap and an iris lock swap for fast, versatile aperture management. The aperture ring click on stops could be turned ON to offer tactile suggestions when capturing stills, or OFF for easy, 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.
Based mostly 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 which will turn into connected to the lens floor.
Pricing and Availability
The brand new FE 70-200mm F2.8 GM OSS II might be accessible in December for roughly $2,800.00 USD and $3,500.00 CAD. Will probably be bought at a wide range of Sony’s approved 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 could be discovered at www.alphauniverse.com, a website created to teach and encourage all followers and prospects of Sony α – Alpha model.