Sony 70-200mm F2.8 G SSM II is an Auto Focus (AF) Telephoto Zoom
lens with 35mm FF max sensor coverage and it is designed to be used with Sony Alpha mount cameras.
Sony replaced the older Sony 70-200mm F2.8 G with this model. Follow the link to read our detailed comparison of these models:
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Lenses in Sony Alpha Mount with Same Focal and Aperture Range
Sony 70-200mm F2.8 G SSM II is compatible with cameras that have Sony Alpha lens mount. Some of the latest released cameras that are compatible with the Sony Alpha lenses are Sony A99 II, Sony A68 and Sony A77 II.
Sony 70-200mm F2.8 G SSM II has a focal range of 70-200mm and 2.9X zoom ratio. When it is mounted on an APS-C sensor camera with 1.5x crop, it provides an 35mm (FF) equivalent of 105 - 300mm.
Sony 70-200mm F2.8 G SSM II is a weather sealed lens which provides an extra protection to prevent water and dust get inside the lens and camera body under light rain, snow and wind. In order to have an effective protection, you have to pair the Sony 70-200mm F2.8 G SSM II with a weather sealed camera body such as Sony A99 II, Sony A77 II and Sony A99.
Optical Image Stabilization
Sony 70-200mm F2.8 G SSM II features an optical image stabilization system which helps to reduce the blur that occurs due to shaking during hand-held shooting.
Sony 70-200mm F2.8 G SSM II features Rotary (internal) zoom method where the length of the lens doesn't change while you are zooming in or out. Even though this design has a size disadvantage in general compare to extending designs, it has the benefits of better sealing against dust and moisture, no zoom creep and no weight balance shift while zooming.
Maximum Magnification Ratio
Sony 70-200mm F2.8 G SSM II has a Max Magnification Ratio of 0.21x and has a minimum focusing distance of 1.2m.
Sony 70-200mm F2.8 G SSM II is a fixed aperture lens with a constant max aperture of f2.8 from 70mm all the way to the 200mm .
Sony 70-200mm F2.8 G SSM II's optical formula consists of 19 elements in 16 groups . Special elements used in this design is 4 ED glass elements.
Sony 70-200mm F2.8 G SSM II comes with a removable lens hood which is handy to reduce lens flare and glare in your photos. The model number of the hood is ALC-SH120.
Sony 70-200mm F2.8 G SSM II is available in Grey and Black color.
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