02 Sep Review: Sony FE 70-200mm f/2.8 GM

Source: Admiring Light

It’s been a long, long break between articles, as I’ve been absolutely swamped at my day job, finding little time to shoot and even less time to write.  I have a backlog of thoughts and images to go through, and today I’m taking a look at Sony’s professional grade telezoom, the Sony FE 70-200mm f/2.8 GM. A constant f/2.8 short telephoto zoom is a staple lens for many professional photographers, and the versions from Nikon and Canon are also among the best zoom lenses made.  Sony’s entry looks to add a similarly impressive piece of glass to the full-frame E-mount lineup.  The 70-200mm f/2.8 GM is roughly the same size as its DSLR counterparts: let’s see if it matches up with regards to performance as well.

The Sony FE 70-200mm f/2.8 GM on the Sony A9

If you haven’t read my reviews before, I do not generally perform resolution tests or make charts to track quality measures.  I take a real world approach to my reviews and evaluate how a lens or camera handles and works in regular use.

Construction and Handling

The Sony FE 70-200mm f/2.8 GM is a fairly hefty lens, and is effectively the same size and weight as any other 70-200mm f/2.8 lens on the market today.  With telephoto lenses, there’s really no size advantage with a mirrorless camera, so things are as expected here.  The lens is very solidly constructed of metals and high-grade plastics, with smooth, well damped focus and zoom rings.

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