Zoom Range of the Sony 70-200mm ƒ/2.8 Lens | Real-World Examples

Here are some practical examples of the zoom range of the Sony FE 70-200mm ƒ/2.8 GM OSS zoom lens on a Sony Alpha full-frame mirrorless camera.

Sony FE 70-200mm f2.8 GM OSS Zoom Lens
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The 70-200mm ƒ/2.8 zoom has long been a staple lens of Nikon and Canon. Sigma also makes them. And when paired with a 24-70mm ƒ/2.8, you get an extremely versatile two-lens combo that covers many photography needs while also keeping the lenses fast. These are both lenses that fall into the “pro” category, and the lens manufacturers ensure a build quality that’s appropriate for workhorse lenses to be used day in day out. (Sony also has a slower ƒ/4 version of the 70-200mm focal length that’s about half the price.)

Sony FE 70-200mm f/2.8 GM OSS Lens
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Sony also has a 70-200mm ƒ/2.8 E-mount lens that’s designed for their full-frame mirrorless cameras: the Sony FE 70-200mm f/2.8 GM OSS. [1]

If you’ve used a 70-200mm from one of the other manufacturers, you’re not in for much of a surprise with this one—its focal length is consistent with the others on full-frame sensor bodies. But my purpose in posting this here is for those who haven’t used a 70-200mm before. Maybe you’re upgrading from a slower consumer lens. Or maybe you’ve just never had the need for a fast medium telephoto zoom lens before.

So here are some practical examples to give a visual sense of the zoom range of the Sony FE 70-200mm ƒ/2.8 GM OSS lens. These were all shot on a Sony A1 full-frame body. I haven’t cropped them.


Zoom Range Example of the Sony FE 70-200mm f2.8 GM OSS Zoom Lens

Zoom Range Example of the Sony FE 70-200mm f2.8 GM OSS Zoom Lens


Zoom Range Example of the Sony FE 70-200mm f2.8 GM OSS Zoom Lens

Zoom Range Example of the Sony FE 70-200mm f2.8 GM OSS Zoom Lens


Zoom Range Example of the Sony FE 70-200mm f2.8 GM OSS Zoom Lens

Zoom Range Example of the Sony FE 70-200mm f2.8 GM OSS Zoom Lens


Zoom Range Example of the Sony FE 70-200mm f2.8 GM OSS Zoom Lens

Zoom Range Example of the Sony FE 70-200mm f2.8 GM OSS Zoom Lens

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  1. Its model number is SEL70200GM.[]

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