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

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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 Camera Lens
 
4.6

(based on 13 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

 

Piece of junk

When I got it it had very bad back focus and very bad chromatic aberration. I sent it in to Sony for repair. They said they replaced two lenses in it and now meets...Read complete review

When I got it it had very bad back focus and very bad chromatic aberration. I sent it in to Sony for repair. They said they replaced two lenses in it and now meets quality control. It's somewhat better but not what it should be for the amount of money they charge.

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(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Incredible lens

By 70hemibee

from Cuyahoga Falls, OH

Comments about Sony 70-200mm f/2.8 G-Series Telephoto Zoom Camera 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!

By tastrong61

from Parker, Colorado

Comments about Sony 70-200mm f/2.8 G-Series Telephoto Zoom Camera 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 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Budget General Purpose Lens

By RedRaccoonDog

from Guam, USA

Comments about Sony 70-200mm f/2.8 G-Series Telephoto Zoom Camera 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. The main issues I had with it is the focus through the Live View seemed almost unnoticably out of focus at either the 18mm or 55mm ends and at all ranges a slight soft edge on the focused subject when reviewed during post editing. Overall a decent lens to start with but not so much for the adept.

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

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

By MCHertel

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 Camera 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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    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Sharp at F2.8

    By barnaby416

    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 Camera 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

      By stanleytools

      from dayton, ky

      Pros

      • Attractive
      • Excellent build
      • whisper quiet and super fast

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Sony 70-200mm f/2.8 G-Series Telephoto Zoom Camera 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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          5.0

          Fast photography

          By Jcrowl

          from Goshen, NY

          Pros

          • Great action shots. Lots of setings

          Cons

          • Heavy
          • Price

          Best Uses

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

            I got this lens about 2 weeks ago and cound not be happier. I have taken about 1000 action shots so far. I am very satified with most of those shots. I am an amiture photographer. My GF used it some aswell, however she could not hold it up for long periods of time and complained about how heavy it made the camera. Over all this is a great investment for someone who is amiture to semipro. I Love this lens!

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            5.0

            AMAZING!!!!

            By Photoguy93

            from Calgary, AB

            Pros

            • Everything

            Cons

            • Weight

            Best Uses

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

              This lens is amazing. I have no clue why some people find it junk. I have had this lens for a year and she has never let me down. It was well worth the wait and cost to get.

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              5.0

              Terrific lens - even for the price

              By SportShooter

              from North Carolina

              Pros

              • Color
              • Sharpness

              Cons

              • Weight

              Best Uses

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

                I looked at this lens for a long time before picking it up on sale (plus employee discount) through the Sony Family Center. I do a lot of sports photography, and before I got this lens, I was using a Minolta AF 100-300 F4.5-5.6 D APO with an a700 body. The Minolta lens has very nice color, but nothing compared to the 70-200G. The focus speed is also a huge improvement over the Minolta lens, although not quite as good as expected in low light conditions. However, the most impressive aspect of this lens is its sharpness - it is very good wide open, but stopped down to f4 it is outstanding. It is so sharp that you will want to use it all the time, even considering the extra weight.

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                (2 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                1.0

                Piece of junk

                By CorvetteJunkie

                from Muncie, In

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

                When I got it it had very bad back focus and very bad chromatic aberration. I sent it in to Sony for repair. They said they replaced two lenses in it and now meets quality control. It's somewhat better but not what it should be for the amount of money they charge.

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