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 F4 G for their suitability to various photography scenarios:
Size and Weight Comparison
Size of a lens is an important deciding factor when comparing two lenses.Sony FE 70-200mm F2.8 GM is the longer of the two lenses at 200mm. The Sony FE 70-200mm F4 G with a length of 175mm is 25mm shorter. Besides being longer, the Sony FE 70-200mm F2.8 GM also has a larger diameter of 88mm compared to Sony FE 70-200mm F4 G's 80mm diameter.
Below you can find the scaled side by side image of Sony FE 70-200mm F2.8 GM and Sony FE 70-200mm F4 G to get a better idea of how their size compare in real life.
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 F4 G weighs 840g, 43% (640g) 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 Sony FE 70-200mm F2.8 GM and Sony FE 70-200mm F4 G 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.