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Sony 70-200mm f/2.8 G-Series Telephoto Zoom Camera Lens - SAL70200G

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SSM (Super Sonic Wave Motor) For Fast Auto-Focus/ 4 ED Glass Elements For Greater Visual Accuracy/ Fast Internal Focusing/ 2 DMF (Direct Manual Focus) Modes/ Versatile Focus Hold With 3 Buttons On Lens/ Electronic Slider Focus Range Selector Switch
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Sony SAL-70200G - 70-200mm f/2.8 G-Series Telephoto Zoom Camera Lens, Model SAL70200G

A precision zoom lens with bright aperture and fast, quiet auto-focus response. Specially designed for the APS-size CCD imager of the Sony® a (alpha) DSLR-A100 camera, this superb G-Series zoom lens covers a broad range of frequent telephoto shooting situations. Its 35mm-equivalent range of 105-300mm zooming, fast f/2.8 aperture and quiet, high-speed SSM (Super Sonic wave Motor) auto-focus precision makes it ideal for long-distance sports and wildlife photography.

Key Features:

  • G Series 70-200mm f/2.8 G Telephoto Zoom
  • SSM (Super Sonic wave Motor) for fast auto-focus
  • 4 ED Glass Elements for greater visual accuracy
  • Fast Internal Focusing -- lens length does not change
  • 2 DMF (Direct Manual Focus) Modes
  • Versatile focus hold with 3 buttons on lens
  • Electronic slider focus range selector switch

Features:

  • SSM (Super Sonic wave Motor):
    A built-in lens motor for faster automatic focusing with high torque at low speed, quick start/stop response, and quiet, smooth operation.
  • ED (Extra-low Dispersion) Glass:
    Four precision ED Glass lenses correct chromatic aberrations and deliver visually accurate results even at full telephoto zoom extension.
  • Internal Focusing System:
    Internal lens elements move, so the overall length does not change -- creating a zoom lens that focuses more quickly and doesn’t affect the balance of your camera.
  • 2 DMF (Direct Manual Focus) Modes:
    Allow you to quickly revert to manual focus by just turning the manual focus ring of the lens.
  • Versatile Focus Hold:
    Three focus hold buttons in different lens locations, plus electronic slider focus range selector switch.

Specifications:

  • G Series 70-200mm f/2.8 G Telephoto Zoom
  • SSM (Super Sonic wave Motor) for fast auto-focus
  • 4 ED Glass Elements for greater visual accuracy
  • Fast Internal Focusing -- lens length does not change
  • 2 DMF (Direct Manual Focus) Modes
  • Versatile focus hold with 3 buttons on lens
  • Electronic slider focus range selector switch
  • Focal Length – 35mm Equivalent: 70 – 200 mm
  • Focal Length – APS: 105 – 300 mm
  • Angle of View – 35mm Equivalent: 34?-12?30'
  • Angle of View – APS: 23? - 8?
  • Min Focus Distance: 4 ft (1.2 m)
  • Aperture – Maximum: f2.8
  • Aperture – Minimum: f32
  • Maximum Magnification: 0.21X
  • Lens Construction: 19 elements in 16 groups with 9 aperture blades
  • Filter Diameter: 77 mm

Compatible Models:

Approximate Dimensions:

  • 3-1/2 x 7-3/4” (87 x 196.5 mm)

Approximate Weight:

  • Unit: 2 lb 15.3 oz (1.34 kg)
  • Shipping: 5.28 lbs.

Box Contents:

  • SAL-70200G - 70-200mm f/2.8 G-Series Telephoto Zoom Lens
  • Front and rear lens cap
  • SH0010 lens hood

Warranty Information:

  • Manufacturer Warranty (authorized online retailer): 1 Year Parts & Labor

Manufacturer Model Number: SAL-70200G

Features and specifications are subject to change without notice.

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Sony 70-200mm f/2.8 G-Series Telephoto Zoom Lens
 
4.4

(based on 20 reviews)

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

Amazing

This lens is the best in its class as far as imaging goes as it produces beautiful professional grade imaging at every shutter release. Caught this puppy on sale and was so glad and...Read complete review

This lens is the best in its class as far as imaging goes as it produces beautiful professional grade imaging at every shutter release. Caught this puppy on sale and was so glad and amazed at the image quality it produces. The bulid quality and design are both solid as well as outstanding. The functional controls are well positioned ands its defenately a favorite for short -long range shooting

Just great glass

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Not bad but not good. Just normal

This lens came as a kit lens with my A550. What I like about it is that it is small and light and the 18-55 range is quite nice to have. I cant...Read complete review

This lens came as a kit lens with my A550. What I like about it is that it is small and light and the 18-55 range is quite nice to have. I cant really complain about any distortion at the corners even at 18mm. But I have a few other higher end lenses and the difference in sharpness and color has made me stop using this lens unless I really have to. It is my widest lens so far so sometimes I have no choice but to use it. However to be fair, it is a budget lens. It never claimed to be a WOW !! its just a normal lens with acceptable quality and colors. Gets the job done. But not as well as some of the more expensive lenses such as the carl zeiss 16-80 for example. Oh and the auto focus is blind in low light situations. You really have to keep trying to get it to focus.

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(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Incredible lens

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from Cuyahoga Falls, OH

Comments about Sony 70-200mm f/2.8 G-Series Telephoto Zoom Lens:

Hoard all your nickels, dimes, and quarters. Do everything necessary to get this lens. You simply get what you pay for and this lens is worth the expense. The first picture I snapped with this lens on my a77 made my jaw hit the ground. I mounted it on my a77 and pulled it up to capture a low light shot of my daughter without giving any thought, just wanted a quick pic. No flash, in a huge hurry, very low light....WOW! She looked like she was about to walk right out of the photo. Thanks to a hard drive crash a few days later, I lost all of those great photos (now I back up immediately.) The lens is heavy, which is exactly what you should expect from such a large piece of equipment. Solid build, great feel in manual focus without creep, handy focus limiter, and a decent lens hood.

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great Glass Worth the Money!

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from Parker, Colorado

Comments about Sony 70-200mm f/2.8 G-Series Telephoto Zoom Lens:

Excellent piece of glass. I've had this lens for a little less than a month and it is extremely sharp at all aperatures. It lives up to it's G status. I've shot everything from wild life to live performances in low light and it performs incredibly well. Previous posts mention issues with the tripod collar and the lens hood... I found that not to be the case. The studs for the collar are not positioned where most people place their hands and sony cameras have a built in level so turning the lens/ camera to verticle isn't an issue. The hood attaches in place with a firm click . Great lens, highly recomend.

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4.0

A all-rounder kit lens

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from Gold Coast, Australia

Comments about Sony 70-200mm f/2.8 G-Series Telephoto Zoom Lens:

The SAL1855 is the kind of zoom lens that is often commonly packaged in a single or twin lens Alpha camera kit. It was included with my DSLR-A390 in a single zoom lens kit (as I own other A-mount lenses like ones from Minolta-so the single lens kit suited me the best). As it lens, the plastic lens munt is adequate and expected of such a lens but unlike my MInolta 28-85mm zoom lens for instance there is no distance scale window for manual focusing. What I like most is the comfortable focus and zoom rings which work smoothly. Build quality-feels lightweight but good enough and sturdy . Also with a 27-82.5mm equivilant focal length, the lens has nice wide-angle coverage at 27mm and telephoto coverage at 82.5mm (comes close the 85mm end on my Minolta 28-85mm)

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Budget General Purpose Lens

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from Guam, USA

Pros

  • Quick autofocus
  • Smooth zoom operation

Cons

  • Higher Fstop
  • issues with sharpness.

Best Uses

    Comments about Sony 70-200mm f/2.8 G-Series Telephoto Zoom Lens:

    The standard 18-55mm lens included in most Sony DSLRs. Great for general purpose shooting in a variety of light conditions. It is versatile enough to do portraits or macros with the depth of field effect. The autofocus motor is quick and the manual focus is smooth throughout the entire range.

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    5.0

    Fantastic lens (Recommended upon camera Purchase)

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    from Mcallen.TX

    Pros

    • Cheap lens to use for portraits

    Cons

    • Aperture (Would of loved a higher F stop)

    Best Uses

      Comments about Sony 70-200mm f/2.8 G-Series Telephoto Zoom Lens:

      This is a fantastic lens you should get upon purchase of a camera, (stock lens) I loved it. Check out my pics using my friend Bianca as the model in both pics. :)

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      5.0

      Lens is Better the Tamron 17-50 and Sigma 18-50

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      from Las Vegas, NV

      Pros

      • Very lightweight
      • very sharp and great colors and contrast.

      Cons

      • For the price
      • none at all.

      Best Uses

        Comments about Sony 70-200mm f/2.8 G-Series Telephoto Zoom Lens:

        I purchased the Tamron 17-50 f/2.8 because of the reviews as a good performer and constant f-stop of 2.8. Well, I took direct comparison shots with the Kit Zoom and my Tamron Zoom, and the kit zoom was sharper and had better color and contrast then the Tamron could produce at the same f-stops of the Sony kit zoom.

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        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Nice lense but.............

        By 

        from Colorado

        Pros

        • Fast Focus
        • Good build
        • Good image quality

        Cons

        • Pricy
        • squealing/squeaking AF on 1st copy

        Best Uses

          Comments about Sony 70-200mm f/2.8 G-Series Telephoto Zoom Lens:

          1st lens I had sounded like a mouse was controlling the AF. Notified Sony twice, one agent said it was normal, the other said it was not and to send it in!! I took it back to the local store for an exchange and the 2nd model is silent as it should be. I have also been told that this sound is normal for the piesoelectric motor technology found in various brands under USM, SSM, SWM, HSM, etc...DON'T believe them I have this SSM (2nd copy) and an HSM (Sigma) and they are both very quiet.

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          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Not bad for standard lens

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          from Texas

          Pros

          • Light weight and easily hooks on.

          Cons

          • Nothing being as it's a standard lense.

          Best Uses

            Comments about Sony 70-200mm f/2.8 G-Series Telephoto Zoom Lens:

            The 18-55 lens came with my camera. I have owned it for about a year and have decided to finally purchase a bigger zoom since I am getting comfortable with using a SLR. I would recommend this lense for beginners use. I have included an image that was taken on the first day I had the camera. Not too bad for my first time.

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            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Sharp at F2.8

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            from Toronto, Canada

            Pros

            • Everything except for the tripod mount and lens hood

            Cons

            • Lens hood
            • Tripod Mount

            Best Uses

              Comments about Sony 70-200mm f/2.8 G-Series Telephoto Zoom Lens:

              I have seen reviews stating that at F2.8 the lens is not that sharp, as compare to F5.6. Well when I paid for a F2.8 lens I expect to use it at F2.8 most of the time, end of story. You look at the attached photo and see for yourself if that is sharp enough. The only changes I made to the RAW file were to brighten it and cropped the top part, no sharpening applied.

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              5.0

              SUPER FAST & QUIET LENS

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              from dayton, ky

              Pros

              • Attractive
              • Excellent build
              • whisper quiet and super fast

              Cons

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                  Comments about Sony 70-200mm f/2.8 G-Series Telephoto Zoom Lens:

                  I paid full price for this lens and am still very happy with it.
                  gorgeous looking, fantastic build.
                  Probably the best lens i have ever used, and currently my finest sony lens i own.
                  super fast focus and whisper quiet.
                  very pricey, but is definately top quality and worth every bit.
                  I highly recommend this lens and give it a complete perfect rating.
                  If you are even considering getting this, don't wait just order it now.
                  I did and truly love it.

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