Main Characteristics

Unprecedented image quality

Image quality is superb throughout the zoom range at all focusing distances. Two aspherical elements, one an XA (extreme aspherical) type, ensure high resolution throughout the image area. Two ED (extra-low dispersion) glass elements, two Super ED glass elements, and one ED aspherical element minimise chromatic aberration, while Sony's Nano AR Coating II subdues flare and ghosting. High-performance 1.4x and 2x teleconverters0 are available.
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Exquisite G Master bokeh

Beautiful G Master bokeh is achieved through advanced optical design, an F2.8 aperture, and a new 11-blade aperture unit. An XA element manufactured to 0.01-micron surface precision suppresses onion ring bokeh, and the new aperture unit helps to deliver natural circular bokeh. Close-up bokeh is superb too, with a minimum focusing distance of just 0.4 m (1.32 ft) at 70 mm and 0.82 m (2.69 ft) at 200 mm.
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Fast, precise AF supports creative shooting

Four of Sony's original XD (extreme dynamic) Linear Motors deliver high thrust efficiency that boosts AF speed by up to 4x0 compared to the previous model. When tracking an approaching short-distance runner, for example, tracking while zooming is improved by approx. 30%1 compared to the previous model, greatly increasing chances of getting the shot.
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Professional movie capability

The latest lens technology reduces focus breathing, focus shift when zooming, and axis shift when zooming. XD Linear Motors and a new aperture drive unit contribute to quiet operation. This lens even has independent control rings for focus, zoom, and iris, with a click on/off switch for the aperture ring. Sony's Linear Response MF feature ensures responsive, direct manual focus control.

Advantages of Sony’s lenses for video shooting

Learn the four unique advantages of using Sony's E-mount lens for video shooting. The combination of Sony's lenses and cameras will enhance your video creation experience.

 

The lightest0 in its class

This lens offers outstanding optical quality and AF in the world's lightest0 F2.8 70–200mm zoom. XD Linear Motors and magnesium alloy barrel components result in an overall weight of just 1,045 g (36.9 oz); approx. 29% lighter than the previous model. Advanced design improves balance, while a constant barrel length further contributes to easy, agile handling.

 

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Professional control and reliability

Flexible focus control is provided by features such as Full-time DMF, Linear Response MF, and a focus-range limiter. An aperture ring with switchable clicks and an iris lock provides extra exposure control. MODE 1, MODE 2, and MODE 30 optical image stabilisation ensure sharp images, and a dust- and moisture-resistant design1 plus fluorine-coated front element maximise reliability in tough environments.

 

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