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A Review of the New Sony FE 70-200mm f/4 Macro G OSS II Lens

A 70-200mm f/2.8 lens is the option of choice for countless photographers, as it can handle a huge variety of situations and needs and produce quality images with a high degree of reliability. That being said, such lenses are often quite expensive, easily topping $2,000. If you do not need that wide aperture, a 70-200mm f/4 can be an excellent alternative. The new Sony FE 70-200mm f/4 Macro G OSS II is one such alternative, and it also brings with it 0.5x macro capabilities, making it an intriguing option. This great video review takes a look at what you can expect from it. 

Coming to you from The Hybrid Shooter, this great video review takes a look at the new Sony FE 70-200mm f/4 Macro G OSS II lens. At $1,100 less than the f/2.8 version and with some additional capabilities, the f/4 Macro is a great option for many applications where you want the versatility of that focal length range but do not need the extra-wide aperture, such as landscape photography. This is especially true nowadays, when the high-ISO capabilities of modern cameras and power of noise reduction programs are at an all-time high. Check out the video above for the full rundown.

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Alex Cooke is a Cleveland-based portrait, events, and landscape photographer. He holds an M.S. in Applied Mathematics and a doctorate in Music Composition. He is also an avid equestrian.

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I love that Sony is finally addressing close-up ability in zoom lenses by making this lens with a really close MFD. But it bothers me that they call it "Macro" when it is NOT A MACRO LENS. It is not capable of macro magnification unless paired with a 2x teleconverter or a series of extension tubes. ANY LENS will give you macro magnification if you add teleconverters and/or extension tubes to them.

So while I applaud their effort to decrease MFD and show that they care about the close-up market, I curse them for deceptively using the term "macro".