Showcase Sony FE 70-200mm f/4.0 G OSS

John D.

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This lens arrived yesterday and here is one of the first test shots.

Sony A7R
f/8 (point of focus (manual) was center of first tower)
1/400 Sec
ISO 250
@ 70mm

As I use this more - I'll add some more images to this thread. As well, this is tripod mounted with OSS "off". I also took some at longer focal lengths (tripod/OSS off) looking for any signs of shutter vibration (1/60-1/250) - but, I'm just not seeing any...?

Anyway:

Resized to upload - no sharpening but slight CC
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Center 1:1
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Top Right 1:1
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John D.

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Here is another... This is tripod mount - OSS Off - BUT:

1/50 sec and
@ 200mm

f/14
ISO 50.. Again - I'm not see any vibration. As well - the 1:1 views are pretty much OOC - with NO sharpening...

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Center (1:1):
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Right (1:1):
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Left (1:1):
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I can't see any sign of shutter shock indeed, but the images aren't pin-sharp. I guess f/14 is already introducing some sharpness degradation by diffraction.
 

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I'm loving mine. I've had it for about a week and a half (maybe two weeks?).

This is from my first test of it. This is using natural light, shot on an a7, ISO 1250, 1/80 sec, f/4, face detect focus, using eye focus. Shot in RAW.

Straight out of camera (resized only).
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"1024" height="683" alt="_DSC5808-2">

Focus area, 100% crop, no noise reduction or sharpening, straight out of camera.
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"602" height="602" alt="OOC Focus">

Focus area, 100% crop, Lightroom noise reduction at 27 (luminance, all other controls at default), LR auto exposure correction, no sharpening
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"583" height="583" alt="LR Focus-2">

Resized and sharpened for screen (standard), Lightroom NR at 27 (luminance, all other controls at default), LR auto exposure correction, and stock LR lens profile applied.
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Final image, desaturated, vignetted, dodging and burning, and various other pixel abuse.
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John D.

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I can't see any sign of shutter shock indeed, but the images aren't pin-sharp. I guess f/14 is already introducing some sharpness degradation by diffraction.
I agree - as well, I should have brought a better tripod, which I didn't.... Really f/8 would have probably been a bit better as shooting 200mm at f/14 and at 1/50th of a sec is torture enough..! ;)

BUT - I have to say - I'm thrilled with this quick test and the results... I think the first bridge shot is more representative of the capabilities of this lens...

Best to you!

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John D.

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I'm loving mine. I've had it for about a week and a half (maybe two weeks?).

This is from my first test of it. This is using natural light, shot on an a7, ISO 1250, 1/80 sec, f/4, ...
Nicely done!!! @ISO 1250.? Excellent, for sure...!

- John
 

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I got my first chance to shoot with this lens today. All of these are shot raw with the A7 @ f/4 (wide open), opened in Lightroom and saved with the default processing. No contrast, sharpening, exposure, WB, or any other adjustments (other than the built-in LR lens profile) made.

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SEL70200G-1.jpg
by Holzwerk, on Flickr
70mm

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SEL70200G-2.jpg
by Holzwerk, on Flickr
200mm

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SEL70200G-3.jpg
by Holzwerk, on Flickr
159mm

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SEL70200G-4.jpg
by Holzwerk, on Flickr
177mm

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SEL70200G-5.jpg
by Holzwerk, on Flickr
120mm

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SEL70200G-6.jpg
by Holzwerk, on Flickr
70mm

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SEL70200G-7.jpg
by Holzwerk, on Flickr
70mm

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SEL70200G-8.jpg
by Holzwerk, on Flickr
70mm

I'm very pleased with the handling, focus speed (especially with the focus limiter engaged), and the optical performance of this lens. The cost is daunting, but I think it'll get years of use.
 

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Love that fountain shot David.
Thanks Jim. That's the "Lithia Water" fountain in downtown Ashland, left over from the days when people traveled here to "take the waters." These days it serves mainly as a prank the locals play on the tourists. I've never been stupi... er brave enough to try it. But they tell me that it tastes pretty awful.

Here are a couple more from my wanderings with the A7 and this lens.

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SEL70200G-2.jpg
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70mm @ f/4

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SEL70200G-1.jpg
by Holzwerk, on Flickr
full frame at 200mm @ f/5.6

and a 100% crop of the same image:

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Shot it with a6000 on 200mm f/4

processed on LR5 with lens profile and color adjusted

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SamSS

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Got to love this lens.
182mm, f4, 1/200, ISO-160 ....the last ray of sunset

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Christmas present to myself was a new lens. Finally got to take it out and shoot Friday:

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Sony α6000 - 70200/4 G - 1/800 - f/4 - ISO 8,000 - High ISO NR: Low - Cropped SOOC jpg.


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robbie36

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I think this is an excellent lens once you get over the color and weight.

This first shot is a standard issue travel shot. But I see nice colors, nice contrast, plenty of sharpness and pleasant bokeh at f4

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Baguette for breakfast, Siem Reap by Salintara, on Flickr

Here's another standard travel shot. Not much to see.

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Nuns by Salintara, on Flickr

But let's zoom in closer....

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Close up by Salintara, on Flickr

Look you can see the paint flicking off the brush....
 
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