12 lenses of Christmas: Sony turns up the summer heat in July with a revitalized favorite

Sony FE 70-200mm F4 Macro G OSS II
(Image credit: Matthew Richards)

Sony hit 50 and counting with the freshly announced Sony FE 70-200mm F4 Macro G II. Indeed, the manufacture of 50 different E-mount, own-brand Sony lenses leaves the likes of Canon and Nikon with a lot of catching up to do. The new lens is hotter than July, boasting improved performance a new 0.5x macro capability.

A hugely popular professional lens, the original Sony FE 70-200mm F4 G has now been replaced by the Mark II. Its new 0.5x macro capability can be boosted to full 1.0x macro with the addition of a 2x teleconverter. (Image credit: Matthew Richards)

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Matthew Richards

Matthew Richards is a photographer and journalist who has spent years using and reviewing all manner of photo gear. He is Digital Camera World's principal lens reviewer – and has tested more primes and zooms than most people have had hot dinners! 

His expertise with equipment doesn’t end there, though. He is also an encyclopedia  when it comes to all manner of cameras, camera holsters and bags, flashguns, tripods and heads, printers, papers and inks, and just about anything imaging-related. 

In an earlier life he was a broadcast engineer at the BBC, as well as a former editor of PC Guide.