Sony FE 70-200mm F2.8 GM OSS II Launched in the US | Price, Specs

Sony Alpha has launched the new FE 70-200mm F2.8 GM OSS II ( Mark 2 ) lens ( SEL70200GM2 ) in the US at a launch price tag of $2,800.00 USD. You can pre-order this lens in the coming days from Amazon US, Adorama, B&H, etc. It will ship to customers in December 2021 only. In Canada, the price for this lens is $3,500.00 CAD.

Oct 14 Update: Sony 70-200mm F2.8 Mark 2 up for pre-order on Amazon US. Check here for the current pricing and availability. It will ship to customers on Dec 16, 2021.

According to Sony, the new FE 70-200mm F2.8 GM OSS II 2021 model is the world’s lightest F2.8 telephoto zoom lens and is about 29% lighter than the previous model which now sells for $2,598 in the US. The new lens offers better and faster Auto Focus thanks to four Sony-original XD (extreme dynamic) Linear Motors ensuring fast and precise AF.

Sony has made some improvements on the video front as well. The new FE 70-200mm F2.8 GM OSS II lens has reduced focus breathing, focus shift, and axis shift when zooming comparing to the older model. You also get separate rings for focus, zoom, and aperture. The 11-blade circular aperture offers better bokeh and can be de-clicked if needed for a smoother transition.

Sony FE 70-200mm F2.8 GM OSS II Specification

  • Model number: SEL70200GM2
  • Mount: Sony E-mount Full Frame
  • Focal length: 70mm – 200mm zoom
  • Aperture blades: 11-blade circular aperture
  • Max Aperture: Contast F2.8 aperture
  • Min Aperture: F16
  • Special elements: Two aspherical lens elements including one XA (extreme aspherical) element, two ED (extra-low dispersion) spherical glass elements and two Super ED spherical glass elements
  • Minimum focus distance: 15.7 inches (0.4 meters) at 70mm and 32.3 inches (0.82 meters) at 200mm
  • Teleconvertor support: Yes ( 1.4x or 2.0x teleconverter )
  • Coating: Nano AR Coating II
  • Auto focus motor: 4 Sony-original XD (extreme dynamic) Linear Motors ( focus tracking improved by 30% )
  • Quick switches: AF/MF, Full Time DMF, Focus limiter, Optical Image Stabilisation, Modes, Iris Lock
  • Rings: Focus, Aperture, Zoom
  • Weight: 1,045g
  • Price in the US: $2,800.00 USD

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