Full Specifications & Features



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Lens Specifications

Sony E-mount
35mm full frame
Focal-Length (mm)
35mm equivalent focal-length (APS-C)
Lens Groups / Elements
Angle of View (35mm)
Angle of View (APS-C)
Maximum aperture (F)
Minimum Aperture (F)
Aperture Blades
Circular Aperture
Minimum Focus Distance
0.26-0.42 m(0.86-1.38 ft)
Maximum Magnification ratio (x)
Filter Diameter (mm)
Image stabilization (SteadyShot)
Optical SteadyShot
Zoom system
Teleconverter compatibility (x1.4)
Teleconverter compatibility (x2.0)
Hood Type
Petal shape, bayonet type

Size & Weight

Dimensions (D x L)
82.2 x 149.0 mm(3-1/4 x 5-7/8 in.)
794 g(28.1 oz.)

What's In The Box

  • Hood (model):ALC-SH176
  • Lens front cap:ALC-F72S
  • Lens rear cap:ALC-R1EM
  • Case:-
  • Tripod mount


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Versatile 70-200 mm telephoto/macro zoom

An extremely useful telephoto zoom range of 70-200mm makes it easy to capture a range of distant subjects with outstanding clarity and contrast. The FE 70-200mm F4 Macro G OSS II is a great choice for movies as well as stills. Its constant F4 maximum aperture keeps exposure constant during zooms while recording movie footage.

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Outstanding quality at all focal lengths

Precision AA (advanced aspherical) and aspherical lens elements, three ED glass elements, and Super ED glass work together in an advanced optical design to deliver excellent corner-to-corner resolution and contrast throughout the 70-200mm telephoto zoom range. Image quality is uniformly superb at all focal lengths.

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Superb sharpness and bokeh in one lens

State-of-the-art optics deliver stunning sharpness, clarity, color, and contrast, while exquisitely smooth full-frame bokeh is enhanced by a circular 9-blade aperture mechanism and carefully optimized spherical aberration. An ideally coordinated blend of resolution and bokeh contributes to deep, dimensional images.

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Excellent close-up performance 

An innovative, superbly balanced optical design achieves half-macro capability throughout the lens’s 70-200 mm zoom range. Minimum focusing distance is 0.26 m at the wide end and 0.42 m at the telephoto end of the zoom range with a maximum magnification of 0.5x throughout for unprecedented handling and versatility when shooting stills or movies.

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Fast, precise, quiet autofocus

Four of Sony’s original high-thrust XD linear motors work in conjunction with precision floating focus groups to achieve extremely fast, accurate focus drive. Thrust efficiency has been dramatically improved, resulting in up to about a 20% increase in autofocus speed throughout the entire zoom range when shooting stills. Focus tracking continues uninterrupted even while zooming, ensuring that important moments of the action won’t be lost.

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Designed for refined movie imagery

A number of this lens’s features are tailored to achieving more refined movie imagery. Linear Response MF ensures that the focus ring responds directly and linearly to subtle control when focusing manually, and advanced lens technology reduces focus breathing as well as focus and axial shift when zooming.

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No-compromise teleconverter support

Used with the Sony's 2.0x and 1.4x teleconverters, it increases maximum focal length to 400 mm and 280 mm respectively. Also, the 2.0x teleconverter make it possible to shoot life-size 1:1 macro at all focal lengths for new creative potential. Attached with the 1.4x teleconverter, it can shoot max. 0.7x macro at all focal lengths.

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Compact, lightweight, and mobile

This innovative lens is 82.2 mm (3-1/4 in.) in diameter by 149.0 mm (5-7/8 in.) in length at the wide end of the zoom range and weighs 794 grams (28.1 oz.). An extending lens design was chosen to maximize portability, and a zoom lock switch is provided to prevent unwanted lens extension during transportation.

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Convenient creative control

In addition to 2-position AF/MF and OSS ON/OFF switches, 3-position switches are provided for focus range limit and image stabilization mode selection. A separate switch turns Full Time DMF OFF or ON so that manual focus can be instantly engaged by simply rotating the focus ring when shooting in the AF-C mode.

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Fluorine front element coating

The front lens element features a fluorine coating that repels fingerprints, dust, water, oil, and other contaminants, while making it easier to wipe off any contaminants that do become attached to the lens surface.

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