differences

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

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 $1,299.99 vs $2,198.00
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The best price we've seen is $898 cheaper (more than 40% less)
Smaller diameter 80 mm vs 95 mm
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Around 20% smaller lens at the end
Lighter 0.8 kg vs 1.5 kg
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More than 40% lighter
Slightly shorter 175 mm vs 196 mm
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More than 10% shorter
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 70-400mm f/4-5.6 G2

Significantly better telephoto 400 mm vs 200 mm
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2x more reach, less perspective distortion
More zoom 5.7x vs 2.9x
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2x more zoom, giving you more flexibility for photos
Slightly more magnification 1:3.7 (0.3) vs 1:7.7 (0.1)
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Take macro shots with subjects more than 2x larger in your photo
Sony 70-400mm f/4-5.6 G2 Learn more about
the Sony 70-400mm f/4-5.6 G2

similarities

Compared to digital camera lenses

Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
Max focal length Good telephoto Help
FE 70-200mm f/4 G OSS200 mm
70-400mm f/4-5.6 G2400 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
f/4
Length Quite long Help
FE 70-200mm f/4 G OSS175 mm
70-400mm f/4-5.6 G2196 mm

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 FE 70-200mm f/4 G OSS Competitors

Sony 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6G

Sony 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6G

Wildlife lens

$1,135 - $1,198

Max focal length Better telephoto
Length Shorter
Wide minimum Much wider aperture
Sony FE 24-240mm f/3.5-6.3 OSS

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

Travel lens

$890 - $998

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

$1,098

Prime lens Is a prime lens
Magnification Significantly more magnification
Max focal length Worse telephoto

Sony 70-400mm f/4-5.6 G2 Competitors

Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM

Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM

Wildlife lens

$1,299 - $1,799

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Wide minimum Significantly narrower aperture
Zoom range Less zoom

discussion Which do you think is better?

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