Sony 70-200mm F2.8 G SSM II vs. Sony FE 70-200mm F2.8 GM OSS vs. Tamron SP 70-200 F2.8 G2 vs. Sigma 70-200mm F2.8 EX DG Macro HSM II vs. Nikon AF-S Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8G ED VR II vs. Canon EF 70-200mm F2.8L IS II USM

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Oct 16, 2013
Feb 3, 2016
Feb 6, 2017
Dec 3, 2007
Jul 30, 2009
Jan 5, 2010
 
Zoom lens
Zoom lens
Zoom lens
Zoom lens
Zoom lens
Zoom lens
35mm FF
35mm FF
35mm FF
35mm FF
35mm FF
35mm FF
70–200 mm
70–200 mm
70–200 mm
70–200 mm
70–200 mm
70–200 mm
Yes (via camera body)
Yes
Yes (5 stops)
No
Yes (VR II, up to 4 stops claimed)
Yes (4 stops)
Sony/Minolta Alpha
Sony FE
Canon EF, Nikon F (FX)
Canon EF, Four Thirds, Nikon F (FX), Pentax KAF3, Sigma SA Bayonet, Sony/Minolta Alpha
Nikon F (FX)
Canon EF
 
F2.8
F2.8
F2.8–22
F2.8
F2.8
F2.8
F32
F22
F2.8–22
F22
F22
F32
No
No
No
No
No
No
9
11
9
9
9
8
rounded blades
 
 
 
rounded blades
 
 
19
32
23
18
21
23
16
18
17
15
16
19
4 ED glass elements
One double-side aspherical and one extreme aspherical element + Nano AR coating
eBAND and fluorine coatings XLD, LD elements
2 ELD elements 2 SLD elements
7 ED glass elements Nano Crystal Coating
Fluorite and UD lens elements
 
1.20 m (47.24)
0.96 m (37.8)
0.95 m (37.4)
1.00 m (39.37)
1.40 m (55.12)
1.20 m (47.24)
0.21×
0.25×
0.16×
0.28×
 
0.21×
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Ring-type ultrasonic
Ring-type ultrasonic
Ring-type ultrasonic
Ring-type ultrasonic
Ultrasonic
Ring-type ultrasonic
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Internal
Internal
Internal
Internal
Internal
Internal
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
 
Yes
Yes
 
 
 
 
1500 g (3.31 lb)
1480 g (3.26 lb)
1500 g (3.31 lb)
1390 g (3.06 lb)
1540 g (3.40 lb)
1490 g (3.28 lb)
87 mm (3.43)
88 mm (3.46)
88 mm (3.46)
87 mm (3.41)
87 mm (3.43)
89 mm (3.5)
197 mm (7.76)
200 mm (7.87)
194 mm (7.63)
184 mm (7.24)
209 mm (8.23)
199 mm (7.83)
 
 
 
metal mount
Magnesium alloy barrel, metal mount
Metal barrel, metal mount
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Grey and Black
Gray
Black
Black
Black
Grey and Black
Rotary (internal)
Rotary (extending)
 
Rotary (internal)
Rotary (internal)
Rotary (internal)
 
No
No
 
 
No
 
Yes
Yes
No
 
Unknown
77 mm
77 mm
77 mm
77 mm
77 mm
77 mm
Does not rotate on focus
 
 
does not rotate on focus
 
 
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
ALC-SH120
ALC-SH145
 
 
HB-48
ET-87
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
 
 
 
 
 
Soft Case LZ1326
 
Faster AF and AR coating compared to predecessor. Weight without tripod mount is 1340g.