differences

Reasons to consider the Sony FE 70-200mm f/4 G OSS

Much narrower aperture f/22 vs f/5.6
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At its narrowest, the FE 70-200mm f/4 G OSS goes 3.9 f-stops narrower
Has a constant aperture Yes vs No
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Constant aperture lenses offer the same maximum aperture at all focal lengths
Image stabilization Sony SteadyShot vs None
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Helps eliminate blur caused by small camera movements
Cheaper $89.00 vs $1,148.00
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The best price we've seen is $1,059 cheaper (12.9x less)
Wider aperture f/4 vs f/4.5
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At its widest, the FE 70-200mm f/4 G OSS captures marginally more light (0.3 f-stops)
Slightly smaller diameter 80 mm vs 83 mm
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Almost the same
Sony FE 70-200mm f/4 G OSS Learn more about
the Sony FE 70-200mm f/4 G OSS

Reasons to consider the Sony 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6G

Better telephoto 300 mm vs 200 mm
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50% more reach, less perspective distortion
Shorter 135 mm vs 175 mm
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More than 20% shorter
More zoom 4.3x vs 2.9x
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Around 50% more zoom, giving you more flexibility for photos
Slightly more magnification 1:4 (0.2) vs 1:7.7 (0.1)
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Take macro shots with subjects more than 90% larger in your photo
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the Sony 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6G

similarities

Compared to digital camera lenses

Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
Max focal length Good telephoto Help
FE 70-200mm f/4 G OSS200 mm
70-300mm f/4.5-5.6G300 mm
Auto focus Auto focus Help
Easier to use
Prime lens Both are zoom lenses Help
Typically not as sharp as prime lenses
Aperture Very narrow widest aperture size Help
FE 70-200mm f/4 G OSSf/4
70-300mm f/4.5-5.6Gf/4.5

Compared to digital camera lenses

Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
Min focal length Good wide-angle Help
70 mm

LensHero is not aware of any interesting weaknesses shared by these two products.

competitors

Sony 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6G Competitors

Sony FE 24-240mm f/3.5-6.3 OSS

Sony FE 24-240mm f/3.5-6.3 OSS

Travel lens

$818 - $948

Wide minimum Much narrower aperture
Zoom range Significantly more zoom
Max focal length Worse telephoto
Sony E PZ 18-105mm f/4 G OSS

Sony E PZ 18-105mm f/4 G OSS

Travel lens

$549 - $573

Wide minimum Much narrower aperture
Fixed aperture Has a constant aperture
Max focal length Significantly worse telephoto
Sony 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 G SSM II

Sony 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 G SSM II

Wildlife lens

$1,148

Wide minimum Much narrower aperture

Sony FE 70-200mm f/4 G OSS Competitors

Sony FE 24-240mm f/3.5-6.3 OSS

Sony FE 24-240mm f/3.5-6.3 OSS

Travel lens

$818 - $948

Zoom range Much more zoom
Length Shorter
Fixed aperture Has a variable aperture
Sony FE 90mm f/2.8 Macro G OSS

Sony FE 90mm f/2.8 Macro G OSS

Macro lens

$998 - $1,100

Prime lens Is a prime lens
Magnification Significantly more magnification
Max focal length Worse telephoto
Nikon Nikkor AF-S 70-200mm f/4G ED VR

Nikon Nikkor AF-S 70-200mm f/4G ED VR

Telephoto lens

$1,179 - $1,397

Wide minimum Significantly narrower aperture
Image stabilization Better image stabilization
Lowest price More expensive

discussion Which do you think is better?

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