Why is FE 70-200 bigger and heavier than Canon's

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EinsteinsGhost
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Less Plastic, better construction?
In reply to hellocrowley, 8 months ago

I had high hopes for the FE system, was thinking that I'd eventually switch from Fuji, but it seems the size and weight advantage are not there?

Sony:
Filter Thread 72 mm
Dimensions (DxL) Approx. 3.15 x 6.89" (80 x 175 mm)
Weight 29.63 oz (840 g)

Canon 70-200/4 IS:
Filter Thread Front:67 mm 
Dimensions (DxL) Approx. 3.0 x 6.8" (7.62 x 17.27 cm) 
Weight 1.67 lb (760 g)

They should hire someone from Pentax to design the lenses.

That can play a role. I use Minolta 200/2.8G APO HS on NEX-6, a lens that is solidly built (date stamp 1989) and is similar in dimensions and weight to the FE70-200G (not counting an additional 200g or so the EA2 adapter adds that won't be needed with the FE).

I also have a Canon 50/1.4 II LTM produced in 1959. The small lens is built solid and makes its presence felt despite its size. It makes the latest 50/1.4 feel hollow and plasticky.

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