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Sony SAL-70200G

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Overall 8
8.0

Sony 70-200mm f/2.8 Telephoto Zoom Lens

PC Magazine
27 February 2013
  • Conclusion: The Sony 70-200mm f/2.8 Telephoto Zoom Lens is extremely sharp at every focal length, but costs more than most cameras.
  • Pros: Extremely sharp. Constant f/2.8 aperture. Includes tripod collar.
  • Cons: Expensive. Big and heavy. Noticeable distortion.
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Overall 8
8.4

Expert Review

DP Review
31 December 2010
  • Summary: Sony's 70-200mm F2.8 G may be based on a 2003 Minolta design, but it's still the best fast telezoom available for Alpha mount users. However it's very pricey in comparison to the Sigma and Tamron alternatives, which are almost as good.
  • Pros: Excellent image quality on full frame, very good on APS-C, Superb build quality, Fast, silent autofocus with manual override, Well-placed AF stop buttons
  • Cons: A bit soft wide open at the telephoto end on APS-C, No dust or moisture sealing (which we'd expect in a 'Pro' level lens), Slightly suspect image quality at closest focus (very soft indeed at F2.8), Extremely expensive compared to third party alternatives
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Overall 7
7.0
Value for money 5
5.0
Overall quality 7
7.0
Build quality 9
9.0

Sony 70-200mm f/2.8 SSM G (SAL-70200G) - Full Format Review / Lab Test

photozone.de
31 December 2010
  • Conclusion: The Sony 70-200mm f/2.8 SSM G can give you very good results on a full format DSLR but it is not a lens without issues. It is certainly sharp - the center image portion has an extremely high quality at all mainstream settings and the borders are generally very good. The corners are a little soft at 135mm+ at max. aperture but they recover towards medium aperture settings as well.
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Overall 8
8.0
Value for money 7
7.0
Overall quality 8
8.0
Build quality 9
9.0

Sony 70-200mm f/2.8 SSM G (SAL-70200G) - APS-C Review / Test Report

photozone.de
31 October 2008
  • Conclusion: The Sony 70-200mm f/2.8 SSM G is a very good lens that certainly deserves its "Gold" class designation. It is very sharp and contrasty across the board and vignetting, lateral CAs as well as distortions are generally very well controlled. Die-hard Sony users may not like the thought but the quality of the bokeh is debatable - out-of-focus highlight don't seem to be rendered overly well at f/2.8 in the low to mid portion of the zoom range.
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