Sony FE 70-200mm f/2.8 GM OSS review

Fast and capable, the Sony FE 70-200mm f/2.8 GM OSS is a feature-rich telephoto zoom

Sony FE 70-200mm f/2.8 GM OSS
(Image: © Sony)

Digital Camera World Verdict

Typical of Sony’s G Master line-up of lenses, this one combines good sharpness with lusciously soft bokeh, which remains of great beauty when stopping down a little, aided by a particularly well-rounded 11-blade diaphragm. A high-tech autofocus system, posh glass and refined handling add to the attraction but autofocus speed and the effectiveness of optical stabilization could be better.


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    High-end handling characteristics

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    Excellent build quality

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    Good image quality overall


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    Only 2-stop optical stabilization

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    Autofocus not the fastest in class

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    Corner-sharpness is pretty average

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As a 70-200mm f/2.8 telephoto zoom, the Sony FE 70-200mm f/2.8 GM OSS is the type of lens that’s seen as an essential bit of kit by discerning photographers in all sorts of genres, but is especially well suited to wedding and event photography, as well as for shooting sports and wildlife. Its design, build quality and high-end set of features makes it highly capable for all of these shooting scenarios and more.


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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.