Sony Released A New Pro Lens, The Redesigned Sony FE 70-200mm f/2.8 GM OSS II

Sony FE 70-200mm

A new Sony lens for professional photographers. The Sony FE 70-200mm f/2.8 GM OSS II has been redesigned and comes with a new optical formula.

At a glance:

  • E-Mount Lens/Full-Frame Format
  • Aperture Range: f/2.8 to f/22
  • One XA & One Aspherical Elements
  • Four ED Elements & Two Super ED Elements
  • Nano AR Coating II
  • 4 XD Linear AF Motors
  • Optical Steady Shot Image Stabilization
  • Dust and Moisture-Resistant Construction
  • Eleven-Blade Circular Diaphragm

Preorders are live at B&H Photo ($2,798).

Gordon from Camera Labs already had the chance to test the lens.

Sony press release:

Sony Electronics Continues to Redefine Excellence in Imaging with the Introduction of the new FE 70-200mm F2.8 GM OSS II

Sony Electronics – 10/13/2021

SAN DIEGO, Oct. 13, 2021 /PRNewswire/ –Sony Electronics Inc. announced the newest lens in their G Master lineup – the FE 70-200mm F2.8 GM OSS II, which delivers an extraordinary combination of resolution and bokeh as well as unequalled AF (autofocus) performance known to Sony’s G Master design.

“Sony is always listening to our customers. Thanks to feedback from users around the world, including leading professionals, Sony continues to develop and evolve the G Master lineup,” said Yang Cheng, Vice President, Imaging Solutions, Sony Electronics Inc. “The FE 70-200mm F2.8 GM OSS II is lightweight and offers outstanding handling in any shooting situation. The newest addition to our G Master series will make a perfect telephoto zoom addition to any creator’s kit who is looking to maximize their gear potential for both stills and video.”

Designed to perfectly pair with Sony’s E-mount camera bodies, the FE 70-200mm F2.8 GM OSS II not only offers outstanding optical quality and advanced AF performance, but it is the lightesti F2.8 70-200mm zoom in the world and allows for unprecedented shooting freedom and flexibility. Sony continues to strengthen the Alpha system with this newest addition to the broadest selection of mirrorless lenses on the market as the 65th lens in its E-mount lens lineup.

New Levels of Performance
The new FE 70-200mm F2.8 GM OSS II delivers outstanding image quality with high resolution and clarity. Users can expect a clean and clear image from corner to corner throughout the entire zoom range, even when the aperture is wide open. Thanks to the two aspherical lens elements, including one XA (extreme aspherical) element manufactured to 0.01-micron surface precision, the FE 70-200mm F2.8 GM OSS II effectively controls distance-related aberration variations to ensure outstanding resolution throughout the image area.

The FE 70-200mm F2.8 GM OSS II also employs two ED (extra-low dispersion) spherical glass elements and two Super ED spherical glass elements to significantly reduce chromatic aberration without color bleeding. This lens also includes an ED aspherical element for the first time in an Alpha system lens, which simultaneously suppresses chromatic and spherical aberration, common issues in other telephoto lenses.

Smooth, beautiful bokeh is made possible by a large F2.8 maximum aperture and a newly developed 11-blade circular aperture unit. In addition, the lens’ advanced optical design including an XA element thoroughly suppresses the unwanted ‘onion ring’ effect, further enhancing the bokeh. The FE 70-200mm F2.8 GM OSS II also offers excellent close-up performance with deep bokeh. The minimum focusing distance is just 15.7 inches (0.4 meters) at 70mm and 32.3 inches (0.82 meters) at 200mm, with a maximum magnification of 0.3x. Moreover, the FE 70-200mm F2.8 GM OSS II can be easily paired with Sony’s high-performance 1.4x or 2.0x teleconverteriii to extend the lens’ focal length to 400mmiv at an F5.6 aperture, all while maintaining its G Master quality.

To avoid any unwanted flare and ghosting in challenging lighting conditions, Sony’s original Nano AR Coating II produces a uniform anti-reflection coating on the surface of the lens. In addition, the FE 70-200mm F2.8 GM OSS II’s optical design also effectively suppresses internal reflections to improve clarity.

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Can You Tell Between Canon and Sony Shots? These YouTubers Can’t

Eos R5 Vs Eos R6

A somewhat different test. Telling if a photo was taken with a Sony or a Canon camera.

Parker Walbeck wanted to know. He took 10 clips shot with both a Canon EOS R5 and a Sony Alpha 7S III using identical settings and color gradation and asked some well known YouTubers to tell on which camera they were taken. To make it more interesting, he offered a $10,000 prize to whom guessed the most correct. Peter McKinnon, Sam Kolder, Daniel Schiffer, Jared Polin, Armando Ferreira, Matti Haapoja, and Sam Newton have been asked. With the exception of McKinnon, no one got more than 50% right. McKinnon guessed seven out of ten.

What about you?

[via PetaPixel]

Industry News: Sony Announces The Sony ZV-E10, A Small And Simple MILC

Sony Zv-e10

Sony released a new mirrorless camera today, the Sony ZV-E10. It’s a small and simple-kept mirrorless camera.

Sony ZV-E10 at a glance:

  • 24.2MP APS-C Exmor CMOS Sensor
  • UHD 4K30p and Full HD 120p Video
  • 3.0″ Side Flip-Out Touchscreen LCD
  • 425-Point Fast Hybrid AF
  • Up to 11-fps Shooting, ISO 100-32000
  • Real-Time Eye AF and Tracking
  • Background Defocus & Face Priority AE
  • Directional 3-Capsule Mic and Windscreen
  • Headphone and Microphone Ports

The Sony ZV-E10 seems to aim at the videologger crowd. A review at PetaPixel is already live.

Preorders are open, the Sony ZV-E10 sells at $698:

America: B&H Photo, Adorama, Amazon USA, Amazon CA, KEH Camera, Canon CA, Canon USA
Europe & UK: Amazon DE, Amazon UK, Wex Photo Video, Park Cameras, Canon DE, Canon UK

And here are two reviews/previews:

The new Sony ZV-E10
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Yet Another Sony ALPHA 1 vs Canon EOS R5 Comparison Review

Sony Alpha 1 Vs Canon EOS R5

Comparing the $6,500 Sony ALPHA 1 vs the $3,900 Canon EOS R5 seems to be a thing. Here is another comparison review.

Jan Wegener posted his Sony ALPHA 1 vs Canon EOS R5 comparison review. Curious? He says:

Is the Sony Alpha 1 better than the Canon EOS R5 for bird photography? A lot of you wanted me to try out the Sony in the field, so I did! Let’s find out how I went! Let me know your own thoughts in the comments? Is the A1 the best camera around or does the cheaper R5 even have an edge?

See for yourself.

More Sony ALPHA 1 vs Canon EOS R5 reviews are listed here. More Canon EOS R5 review stuff is listed here, for EOS R6 review stuff see here. The EOS R5 is highly regarded as a stills camera. In particular, the EOS R5 autofocus system seems to be huge leap forwards. User manual are available for download for the EOS R5 and the EOS R6.

Canon EOS R5:

America: B&H Photo, Adorama, Amazon USA, Amazon CA, KEH Camera, Canon CA, Canon USA
Europe & UK: Amazon DE, Amazon UK, Wex Photo Video, Park Cameras, Canon DE, Canon UK

Sony Alpha 1:

America: B&H Photo, Adorama, Amazon USA, Amazon CA, KEH Camera, Canon CA, Canon USA
Europe & UK: Amazon DE, Amazon UK, Wex Photo Video, Park Cameras, Canon DE, Canon UK

More information about the Sony Alpha 1 can be found after the break.

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Sony ALPHA 1 vs Canon EOS R5 Review: Movie Quality Comparison

Sony Alpha 1 Vs Canon EOS R5

A new Sony ALPHA 1 vs Canon EOS R5 review, looking at and comparing the movie quality of both cameras.

Gordon Laing posted his Sony ALPHA 1 vs Canon EOS R5 review after having tested the Sony for 6 months. The cameras are compared looking at he movie quality. A $6,500 Sony camera compared to a $3,900 Canon camera. Enjoy.

More Sony ALPHA 1 vs Canon EOS R5 reviews are listed here. More Canon EOS R5 review stuff is listed here, for EOS R6 review stuff see here. The EOS R5 is highly regarded as a stills camera. In particular, the EOS R5 autofocus system seems to be huge leap forwards. User manual are available for download for the EOS R5 and the EOS R6.

Canon EOS R5:

America: B&H Photo, Adorama, Amazon USA, Amazon CA, KEH Camera, Canon CA, Canon USA
Europe & UK: Amazon DE, Amazon UK, Wex Photo Video, Park Cameras, Canon DE, Canon UK

Sony Alpha 1:

America: B&H Photo, Adorama, Amazon USA, Amazon CA, KEH Camera, Canon CA, Canon USA
Europe & UK: Amazon DE, Amazon UK, Wex Photo Video, Park Cameras, Canon DE, Canon UK

More information about the Sony Alpha 1 can be found after the break.

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