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Sony FE 70-200mm F2.8 GM M2 Lens

Sony FE 70-200mm F2.8 GM M2 Lens


Every now and then, a lens comes along that is near perfection from day one. The original Sony FE 70-200mm F/2.8 GM OSS first appeared in 2016 and has become one of the most popular GM lens options. It’s especially loved by both full-frame and APSC Sony E-mount photographers needing a versatile zoom lens to meet the growing demands of content creation. Today, Sony has taken that near-perfect lens concept and splashed on much more than just a fresh coat of paint with the Sony FE 70-200mm F2.8 GM M2 Lens.


The new Sony FE 70-200mm F2.8 GM M2 takes everything great about the original 70-200mm and elevates performance, image quality and functionality in every way. Sony’s autofocus technology has been the envy of all major camera and lens brands. The Sony 70-200mm M2 guarantees stellar autofocus performance to optimise Sony’s advanced mirrorless camera bodies. Being the world’s lightest wide aperture 70-200mm, it makes a compelling argument for use in videography applications. Add the improved OSS, Iris Lock and Aperture Ring, and you have the ideal long zoom for video work. As for image quality, the Sony FE 70-200mm F2.8 GM M2 outperforms with edge-to-edge image sharpness and exquisite bokeh.


  • 70-200mm (APSC 105-300mm)
  • Aperture F2.8 – F22
  • 17 elements in 14 groups
  • 11 bladed aperture
  • Nano AR Coating II, Fluorine
  • Minimum focus 0.4 – 0.82m
  • 77mm filter thread
  • Dust & Moisture proof
  • Improved OSS
  • Quad XD Linear Motors
  • Weight 1045g
  • Dimensions 88x200mm
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Sony FE 70-200mm F2.8 M2 - Built Tough Yet Lightweight


The new generation Sony FE 70-200mm F2.8 GM M2 retains many of the physical attributes of the original model and improves on many. The 70-200 II is the same length and diameter at 88mm by 200mm. For such a large body, you would expect a decent heft to its weight. However, the new Sony FE 70-200mm F2.8 GM M2 is a mere 1045g compared to the original being 1480g. That massive drop in overall weight makes the M2 version a perfect choice for travel, photojournalism and, of course, videography work. When paired with a flagship Sony Alpha digital mirrorless camera body, the Sony FE 70-200mm F2.8 GM M2 achieves a perfect balance thanks to its weight distribution. 

The dust and moisture-proof body also retains the solid and highly durable body construction thanks to internal zoom and focus functions. Advance sealing of all seams and connections ensures that the Sony FE 70-200mm F2.8 GM M2 pushes through the worst of shooting conditions. The external buttons and switches are likewise sealed with silicon rubber gaskets to ensure lens integrity. The Sony FE 70-200mm F2.8 GM M2 features improved functionality for videography thanks to the inclusion of an Iris Lock and Aperture Ring. It’s features like these that expands the use-cases for the new model. 


Sony’s New Standard Of Focus Performance


As mentioned, the Sony FE 70-200mm F2.8 GM M2 has inherited Sony’s commitment to the best focus performance in the industry. When paired with advanced Sony camera bodies, it achieves surprisingly fast focus outcomes across various scenarios. The 70-200mm II features a new and improved Quad XD Linear Motors to drive ultra-fast AF capabilities to keep pace with Sony Alpha bodies. The Quad XD Linear Motors guarantee high thrust efficiency that boosts autofocus speed up to 4x faster when compared to the original Sony FE 70-200mm F/2.8 GM OSS. 

The Sony FE 70-200mm F2.8 GM M2 achieves frictionless element shifting to ensure smooth and quiet focus performance. The power and performance of the XD Linear Motors is evident, especially in Sony’s many flagship body tracking modes. As a result, the M2 high-performance lens is an ideal match for video and movie production when paired with the compatible Sony FX6 and its AF Assist. 


Pure Optical Performance


The Sony FE 70-200mm F2.8 GM M2 takes everything that was near perfect about the first generation and elevates it several notches. It features an all-new optical configuration with 17 glass elements in 14 groups. As far as optical performance goes, the 70-200mm M2 includes a single XA Element, an aspherical element, and an ED aspherical element. The new configuration assures optical image sharpness and excellent resolution right across the entire image area. A standout feature of any Sony GM lens is the application of Nano AR Coating II and Fluorine coatings to ensure glass purity and image sharpness. 

The Sony FE 70-200mm F2.8 GM M2 has a highly versatile 70-200mm full-frame range in terms of usability. It’s ideal for various genres, including portraiture, events, wedding, photojournalism and, of course, sports, action and wildlife. Furthermore, the new generation FE 70-200mm F2.8 M2 has adaptability and functionality for videography and cinematography applications. The fast maximum F/2.8 aperture assured exceptional low light performance and subject separation in portrait work. Another worthy feature is the minimum focus distance of just 0.4m to 0.82m. 


An Essential Videography Tool


The new Sony FE 70-200mm F2.8 GM M2 further expands upon the possible use cases of the original model. The new M2 version takes into account the growing needs of content creators. Due to a range of intelligent design additions, the 70-200mm F2.8 M2 provides support and flexibility for videography work. 

As discussed earlier, the exterior of the Sony FE 70-200mm F2.8 GM M2 now features independent control rings for focus, zoom and aperture. In addition, the lens features a handy Iris lock function to achieve precise manual operation for videographers. The new and improved Sony XD Linear Motors works in tandem with the Aperture Drive to reduce noticeable focus breathing and focus shift while zooming and axis shift. The Linear Response Focus (Focus by wire) system makes precise control and handling a breeze along with the OSS Mode 3 to ensure framing stability when shooting subjects on the move. 


Sony FE 70-200mm F2.8 GM M2


There’s no doubt that Sony has taken what was already a winning formula and added a touch of magic to the new Sony FE 70-200mm F2.8 GM M2. The generational leap between the original and the new M2 version is astonishing and broadens the capabilities and applications of such a stellar lens. The all-new FE 70-200mm F2.8 M2 will be this season’s hot seller. Get in quick and order your Sony FE 70-200mm F2.8 GM M2 now either online or in-store at Georges Cameras today. 


New Levels of Performance


The new FE 70-200mm F2.8 GM OSS II delivers outstanding image quality with high resolution and clarity. Users can expect a clean and clear image from corner-to-corner throughout the entire zoom range, even when the lens is wide open. Thanks to the two aspherical lens elements, including one XA (extreme aspherical) element manufactured to 0.01-micron surface precision, the FE 70-200mm F2.8 GM OSS II effectively controls distance-related aberration variations to ensure outstanding resolution throughout the image area.

The FE 70-200mm F2.8 GM OSS II also employs two ED (extra-low dispersion) spherical glass elements and two Super ED spherical glass elements to significantly reduce chromatic aberration without color bleeding. This lens also includes an ED aspherical element for the first time in an Alpha system lens, which simultaneously suppresses chromatic and spherical aberration, common issues in other telephoto lenses.

Smooth, beautiful bokeh is made possible by a large F2.8 maximum aperture and a newly developed 11-blade circular aperture unit. In addition, the lens’ advanced optical design including XA elements thoroughly suppress the unwanted ‘onion ring’ effect, further enhancing the bokeh. The FE 70-200mm F2.8 GM OSS II also offers excellent close-up performance with deep bokeh. The minimum focusing distance is 15.7 inches (0.4 meters) at 70 mm and 32.3 inches (0.82 meters) at 200 mm. Maximum magnification achieves 0.3x. Moreover, the FE 70-200mm F2.8 GM OSS II can be easily paired with a high-performance 1.4x or 2.0x teleconverter3 to extend the lens’ focal length to 400 mm[iv] at an F5.6 aperture, all while maintaining its G Master quality.

To avoid any unwanted flare and ghosting in tricky lighting conditions, Sony’s original Nano AR Coating II produces a uniform anti-reflection coating on the surface of the lens. In addition, the FE 70-200mm F2.8 GM OSS II’s optical design also effectively suppresses internal reflections to improve clarity.


Industry-leading Autofocus


The FE 70-200mm F2.8 GM OSS II’s state-of-the-art lens technology brings out the best in the advanced camera body it is paired with. The new lens uses four Sony-original XD (extreme dynamic) Linear Motors for extraordinarily fast and precise AF, making it up to approximately 4 times2 faster and focus tracking improved by 30% when compared to the previous model2. When paired with Sony’s flagship Alpha 1, the FE 70-200mm F2.8 GM OSS II is capable of high-speed continuous shooting at up to 30 fps[v]. Superb AF tracking is also available even when using a teleconverter. For video, the FE 70-200mm F2.8 GM OSS II offers smooth and quite AF to reliably lock on focus and track fast moving subjects, even while zooming, so the user can leave the focusing to the camera.


Advanced Features for Video


With its constant F2.8 maximum aperture, astounding AF performance, versatile control, and solid reliability, the FE 70-200mm F2.8 GM OSS II is a perfect choice for video. The new lens was designed to dramatically reduce focus breathing, focus shift, and axis shift when zooming so that there is minimal unwanted image movement and angle of view variations.

For easy video-use operation, the FE 70-200mm F2.8 GM OSS II features independent control rings for focus, zoom, and aperture (iris), allowing precise manual operation. The aperture ring also has a click ON/OFF switch. Additionally, Sony’s Linear Response MF ensures responsive, low-lag manual focus control. The supplied lens hood also features an opening that allows convenient operation of circular polarising filters or variable ND filters for more creative flexibility.


Designed for Professionals


The FE 70-200mm F2.8 GM OSS II is the world’s lightest1 F2.8 telephoto zoom lens and is approximately 29% lighter than previous model, weighing just under 37 oz (1,045g). In addition to its light weight, the FE 70-200mm F2.8 GM OSS II was designed for professionals with smartly placed optics for exceptional balance, ensuring that the lens’s centre of gravity falls directly above the tripod mount. It also features internal zoom to keep the centre of gravity constant.

The FE 70-200mm F2.8 GM OSS II has been specifically designed for professionals based on their direct feedback. The new lens includes focus functions to support the user’s professional needs such as Full-time DMF, linear manual focus response and a focus-range limiter switch. The FE 70-200mm F2.8 GM OSS II also includes three customisable focus hold buttons that are placed 90° apart for easy access and convenient control when shooting in horizontal or vertical orientation, and just about any angle.

The FE 70-200mm F2.8 GM OSS II features both a click ON/OFF switch and an iris lock switch for quick, flexible aperture control. The aperture ring click stops can be turned ON to provide tactile feedback when shooting stills, or OFF for smooth, silent aperture control when shooting movies. In addition, the zoom ring torque is optimised and now includes image stabilisation with MODE 3[vi] for moving subjects.

The FE 70-200mm F2.8 GM OSS II is designed to be reliable in even the most challenging environments. It features dust and moisture resistance[vii] equal to the FE 400 mm F2.8 GM OSS and FE 600 mm F4 GM OSS, based on feedback from professionals. The front lens element features a fluorine coating that repels water, oil, and other contaminants, while making it easier to wipe off any contaminants or fingerprints that do become attached to the lens surface.

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Brand Sony
Lens Mount Sony E

Sony 70-200mm F/2.8 GM OSS II Specs

Focal Length 70 to 200mm
Maximum Aperture f/2.8
Minimum Aperture f/22
Lens Mount Sony E
Format Compatibility Full-Frame
Angle of View 34° to 12° 30'
Optical Design 17 Elements in 14 Groups
Diaphragm Blades 11, Rounded
Focus Type Autofocus
Image Stabilization Yes
Tripod Collar Removable and Rotating
Filter Size 77 mm (Front)
Dimensions (ø x L) 3.46 x 7.87" / 88 x 200 mm
Weight 2.3 lb / 1045 g
What's in the box

1x Sony FE 70-200mm F2.8 GM M2 Lens

1x Sony 77mm Front Cap 

1x Rear Cap (ALC-R1 EM) 

1x Lens Hood (ALC-SH 167) 

1x Lens Case Tripod collar

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What's in the box

1x Sony FE 70-200mm F2.8 GM M2 Lens

1x Sony 77mm Front Cap 

1x Rear Cap (ALC-R1 EM) 

1x Lens Hood (ALC-SH 167) 

1x Lens Case Tripod collar


Manufacturer Warranty

This product comes with a

24 month Austalian warranty

from Sony Australia