Sony FE 70-200mm F4 G OIS Lens (Full Frame E-Mount)

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Key Features

  • 70-200mm focal length
  • 105-300mm equivalent on APS-C cameras
  • F4 maximum aperture; F22 minimum
  • Linear motor autofocus
  • OSS image stabilization
  • 1m / 39.37" minimum focus
  • 72mm filter size
  • Compatible with Sony full frame E-mount and NEX cameras

Product Description

The FE 70-200mm F4 G OSS is a premium telephoto zooms that's designed for use on Sony's full frame A7 and A7R. It will also work on E-Mount / NEX cameras with APS-C sensors, on which it will offer a 105-300mm equivalent zoom range. It uses a linear motor for silent autofocus, and includes 'Optical Steady Shot' image stabilisation. The minimum focus distance is 1.0m at 70mm, increasing to 1.5m at the 200mm position.


Principal specifications
Lens type Zoom lens
Max Format size 35mm FF
Focal length 70–200 mm
Image stabilisation Yes (Optical SteadyShot)
Lens mount Sony E (NEX)
Maximum aperture F4.0
Aperture ring No
Number of diaphragm blades 9
Minimum focus 1.00 m (39.37)
Maximum magnification 0.13×
Autofocus Yes
Motor type Stepper motor
Full time manual Unknown
Focus method Internal
Distance scale No
DoF scale No
Weight 840 g (1.85 lb)
Diameter 80 mm (3.15)
Length 175 mm (6.89)
Materials All-metal construction
Sealing Yes
Colour Black
Zoom method Rotary (internal)
Power zoom No
Zoom lock No
Filter thread 72 mm
Hood supplied Yes
Tripod collar Yes

Questions & Answers


Sony A6000 w/ Sony 70-200mm F4 G

Hello everyone, Am really interested in a good quality glass for my A6000 for shooting birds and some animals in parks. Image Stabilization is a must and it seems only option for the moment is the 70-200 F4 G recently released. The quality of the 18-200mm just isn't good enough. Has anyone seen any review of the lens on this body or any thoughts / photos to share?

EviLCuLT30 asked
2 months ago


I just ordered my A6000 and have Sony 70-200mm F4 and Zeiss 24-70mm lens on the way.  I can't wait to test this out next week. Continue Reading

JoePhoto76 answered
21 days ago

I just picked mine up today and only had about 15 minutes with some birds at a pond.  My first impressions are that this will be a very fun combo.  I haven't completely figured out the A6000 yet as I just got it as well but they seem very well matched and about as fast as anything I have shot before. Once I have a bit more time with it I can elaborate but the A6000 definitely focuses the lens much faster than my A7R. Continue Reading

Nas79 answered
22 days ago

I am very happy with the A6000 + FE 70-200 combo. I use this combo mainly for birding/animals. Here are some of my photos: The A6000's APS-C 1.5 crop factor = up to 300mm magnification considered by some the minimum for birding. However if you are close enough to your subjects the fast FPS/AF and OSS is very effective. For birding I use A6000 settings posted by zackiedawg here : and have saved these to my memory bank. I had to get over the initial size and weight of the FE 70-200 ( being accustomed to Emount lenses only), However after a few hours of usage has fast become a favorite combo.Note: The white color of this lens actually proved to be beneficial under the hot sun ( cooler to the touch). I wasn't expecting that. Continue Reading

LBJ2 answered
21 days ago


Are the new Sony full frame FE lenses compatible with existing NEX cameras?

I'm in the market for a premium lens for my NEX-6, and so am interested in whether I should be buying FE lenses instead now, so that if I ever decide to upgrade to full frame Sony mirrorless in the future (which I think I probably would like to do), I wouldn't have to buy (as many) new lenses again.

cdpinker asked
9 months ago


Yes, FE E-Mount lenses are backwards-compatible with NEX E-Mount cameras. Continue Reading

Laura@GearShop answered
9 months ago

Can't see why not.  All it will do is to crop the centre of the lens down to the aps-c  image circle.  Much the same as the many ex-slr MF lenses have been doing since the NEX was knee high. Buying new apc-c image circle lenses from now on seems more than silly unless the buyer is intent forever sticking with aps-c format with the E mount. Continue Reading

Tom Caldwell answered
9 months ago

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