Sony FE 70-200 f/4 G OSS Lens Review – Part 3

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9 Responses

  1. Martin Martin says:

    Really nice choice on upgrading the site, Viktor. Much nicer than blogger.
    Anyway, this lens doesn’t look too bad at all—the issue seems to be with the A7R. I very much enjoy mine, but do wonder if the A7S would be worth the financial hit? Probably not…?
    I must say that my experience with shutter shock is minimal (I try not to look for it, however). I like the images I can get out of these cameras very much.

  2. Hi Martin, nice to see you here. I am just running my first photo workshop in Prague and one of the participants has Sony A7s. Very nice guy and very nice camera, but for my use, 12 mpx is a bit too low. I think that it could be great purpose camera for low light situations , 4K video, silent shooting etc. but probably not the main camera for landscapers.

    Regards,
    Viktor

  3. Martin Martin says:

    I don’t have a decent, long focal-length lens for my A7R, yet. I have been uhming and ahing about this lens ever since it came out. It’s not cheap, but if it’s as good as the Canon 70-200/4 then it should be good enough for me. OSS would definitely help with long-range landscape shots….

    Hmmm 🙂

    • Hi Martin,
      main question is – how fast AF do you need, It’s not the lens, but system itself is still not capable of what I used to know from DSLRs. Optically, there is no reason not to like this lens, it is same (in practice) like Canon and just slight behind the Nikon (which is best of three in terms of resolution across the frame and wide open). For me, it is great landscape lens, but I would be even more happy if Sony gives us 1,4x and 2x TC.

      Cheers,
      Viktor

  4. Joao says:

    Hello,
    I´m in the process of selling my Canon 70-200 IS F2.8 II and get the Sony 70-200 F4, the main reason is weight, the canon is weight is killing me, compared to my other FE lens :).

    I come across with your review 🙂

    I use the lens mainly for landscape work and more on the far end of the FL, in your review you said that the 200mm its the weakest FL, compared to the Canon and using F8-F11 do you feel a big difference between the 2 lens? Can you give me on thought on this switch, I´m using a A7R2.

    Thanks
    João

    • Hi João,
      I would encourage you to proceed with Sony FE 70-200/4. Even at 200mm, stopped down to f/8 it is sharp more than enough for landscape. Since that is the area where diffraction already affect sharpness, if you want to get “sharper look”, you can run the image through piccure+ and rest amazed with the result.

      In the landscape situation, no one should be able to tell the difference in the sharpness between the two lenses, unless inspecting them at 100% (and even than, it will be hard to distinguish them).
      Cheers,
      Viktor

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