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 $808.20
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The best price we've seen is $719 cheaper (9.1x 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
Sony 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6G Learn more about
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

$797 - $998

Wide minimum Much narrower aperture
Zoom range Significantly more zoom
Max focal length Worse telephoto
Canon EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS II

Canon EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS II

Wildlife lens

$149 - $199

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Wide minimum Much narrower aperture
Max focal length Worse telephoto
Tamron 70-300mm f/4-5.6 Di LD Macro Sony Alpha

Tamron 70-300mm f/4-5.6 Di LD Macro Sony Alpha

Macro lens

$155 - $156

Lowest price Cheaper
Aperture Wider aperture

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

Sony E 55-210mm f/4.5-6.3 OSS E-Mount

Sony E 55-210mm f/4.5-6.3 OSS E-Mount

Wildlife lens

$16 - $348

Length Shorter
Diameter Smaller diameter
Fixed aperture Has a variable aperture
Sony FE 24-240mm f/3.5-6.3 OSS

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

Travel lens

$797 - $998

Zoom range Much more zoom
Length Shorter
Fixed aperture Has a variable aperture
Fujifilm XF 50-140mm f/2.8 R LM O.I.S. WR

Fujifilm XF 50-140mm f/2.8 R LM O.I.S. WR

Portrait lens

Aperture Wider aperture
Min focal length Slightly better wide angle
Image stabilization No image stabilization

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