Sony 70-200mm F2.8 G
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Sony's 70-200mm F2.8 G is a fast telephoto zoom compatible with Sony's full-frame and APS-C SLT cameras. It may be based on a 2003 Minolta design, but its performance is still very good indeed. However, it's very pricey in comparison to the Sigma and Tamron alternatives, which are almost as good, and recent releases from Canon and Nikon have made it look a little dated.
|Lens type||Zoom lens|
|Focal length||70–200 mm|
|Image stab.||Yes (via camera body)|
|Lens mount||Sony/Minolta Alpha|
|Min focus||1.20 m (47.24″)|
|Weight||1500 g (3.31 lb)|
|Length||197 mm (7.76″)|
Sony's 70-200mm F2.8 G may be based on a 2003 Minolta design, but it's still the best fast telezoom available for Alpha mount users. However it's very pricey in comparison to the Sigma and Tamron alternatives, which are almost as good.
Good for: Professionals and advanced amateurs looking for high optical performance from a telephoto zoom
Not so good for: Applications which favor portability and convenience over all-out image quality