DxOmark tested the new FE 70-200mm f/2.8 GM II OSS and it’s the best lens in its class yet. They have tested the lens on the 61 MP Sony A7R IV, where the lens and sensor are measured together as a system achieved an overall score of 41, which is the best-corrected lens in its class.
From DxOmark conclusion:
The original Sony FE 70-200mm F2.8 GM OSS was already a very good performer, but it looks as if pressure from rivals (Canon’s RF 70-200mm F2.8 weighs just 1070 g) to lower the weight in this type has resulted in this newer GM2 version. Against its predecessor and the relatively new Nikon Nikkor Z 70-200mm F2.8 VR S (which at 1440 g is just 40 g less than the original Sony), the Sony FE 70-200mm F2.8 GM OSS II performs well and comes out in front, but it’s not by a large margin. While the weight advantage is nice to have the new model comes with quite a hefty price tag attached.
- 17 elements in 14 groups
- 1 aspherical ED, 2 Super ED, and 2 ED elements
- 1 extreme aspherical (XA) and 2 aspherical elements
- Image stabilized
- 11 blade, circular aperture
- 4 linear AF motors
- 77 mm filter thread
- Minimum focus distance: 0.4-0.82m (15.7-32.3”)
- Weight: 1045 grams (36.9 oz.)