State-of-the-art optics in a compact, lightweight lens with constant F4 maximum aperture offer the appealing, expressive image quality that the G Lens lineup is famous for. G Lenses are manufactured to exacting tolerances and individually tested to ensure that each and every unit meets the same high standards of image quality and creative control.
Precision AA (advanced aspherical) elements, super ED glass, and the Nano AR coating work together in an advanced optical design to deliver high resolution throughout the entire image at all focal lengths. A nine-blade circular aperture extends the lens’s expressive capabilities by contributing to gorgeous background bokeh with natural highlights.
This compact, lightweight full-frame E-mount zoom lens maximizes mobility as well as balance with α7 series bodies. Internal focusing is an advantage too, maintaining constant lens length for better all-around handling. All controls, including focus hold and focus range limiter switches, have been designed for intuitive operation so the user can concentrate on the image.2
Built-in Optical SteadyShot image stabilization compensates for camera shake that can blur images when shooting handheld. Sharp, clear telephoto shots are easier to achieve, and indoor shots in dim lighting can be captured without the need to boost ISO sensitivity and risk increased noise.
The first image stabilization mode switch in an α lens provides a “panning mode” that allows Optical SteadyShot image stabilization to remain active while panning. This makes it possible to capture dynamic horizontally panned shots while effectively minimizing shake induced blur in other axes.
A constant F4 aperture across the entire 70–200 mm range means you can zoom and reframe as necessary without having to think about changing exposure settings.
Focusing is fast and precise thanks to dual linear motors. The quiet and fluid movement is perfect for shooting movies and fast-paced action, or whenever changing focus quickly and often. The use of an internal focusing group, rather than a moving front lens element, makes for a compact design that works well with accessories like lens hoods and polarizing filters.
This lens coating has been designed to accurately transmit light while reducing the negative effects of glare, reflection, and ghosting. This creates shots with enhanced contrast, clarity, and overall image quality.
The unique nine-blade circular design lets the aperture remain almost perfectly circular even when stopped down by two stops. This makes it possible to achieve smoother, more natural defocusing in your images — including artistic blurring or 'bokeh' — and greater control over the depth of field.
Reliable operation in a variety of conditions is ensured by a design that prevents dust and moisture from entering the lens.