In this review, we will be comparing the Sony FE 70-200mm F2.8 GM for the E Mount and the Sony FE 70-200mm F2.8 GM II for the E Mount, two Telephoto Zoom lenses by Sony. Both lenses have the same focal length and max apertures of 70-200mm and F2.8 so they are very comparable in this regard.
We will start by looking briefly at the main specs of these two lenses, and in the next section, we will start analyzing them in more detail and listing the pros and cons of each lens.
What type of photography are the Sony FE 70-200mm F2.8 GM and Sony FE 70-200mm F2.8 GM II lenses good for?
The type of photography that you are planning to use is an important decision factor. Here we have evaluated the Sony FE 70-200mm F2.8 GM and the Sony FE 70-200mm F2.8 GM II for their suitability to various photography scenarios:
||Sony FE 70-200mm F2.8 GM
||Sony FE 70-200mm F2.8 GM II
Size and Weight Comparison
Below you can find a scaled side-by-side image of Sony FE 70-200mm F2.8 GM and Sony FE 70-200mm F2.8 GM II to get a better idea of how their sizes compare in real life.
The weight of a lens is as important as its external dimensions, especially if you are planning to hand hold your camera and lens combination for longer periods. Sony FE 70-200mm F2.8 GM II weighs 1045g, 29% (435g) lighter than the Sony FE 70-200mm F2.8 GM's weight of 1480g.
Below you can find the dimension and weight table of the Telephoto Zoom Lenses in Sony E Mount for size comparison purposes.
Telephoto Zoom Lenses in Sony E Mount for Size Comparison
Both the Sony FE 70-200mm F2.8 GM and the Sony FE 70-200mm F2.8 GM II has the same Sony E lens mount. Some of the latest released cameras that are compatible with the Sony E lenses are Sony A7R V, Sony FX30 and Sony A7 IV.
Both lenses have the same focal range of 70-200mm and the fastest aperture of F2.8.