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Sony FE 70-200 mm f/4 Macro G OSS II

17 July 2023
Maciej Lata││o

7. Coma, astigmatism and bokeh

The tested lens didn't have any coma-related problems and photos, shown below, are the proof. Even in the corners of full frame images of a diode didn't show any distinct deformations. In this category the Sony certainly deserves to be praised.

Center, 70ámm, f/4.0 Corner APS-C, 70ámm, f/4.0 Corner FF, 70ámm, f/4.0
Sony FE 70-200 mm f/4 Macro G OSS II - Coma, astigmatism and bokeh Sony FE 70-200 mm f/4 Macro G OSS II - Coma, astigmatism and bokeh Sony FE 70-200 mm f/4 Macro G OSS II - Coma, astigmatism and bokeh
Center, 135ámm, f/4.0 Corner APS-C, 135ámm, f/4.0 Corner FF, 135ámm, f/4.0
Sony FE 70-200 mm f/4 Macro G OSS II - Coma, astigmatism and bokeh Sony FE 70-200 mm f/4 Macro G OSS II - Coma, astigmatism and bokeh Sony FE 70-200 mm f/4 Macro G OSS II - Coma, astigmatism and bokeh
Center, 200ámm, f/4.0 Corner APS-C, 200ámm, f/4.0 Corner FF, 200ámm, f/4.0
Sony FE 70-200 mm f/4 Macro G OSS II - Coma, astigmatism and bokeh Sony FE 70-200 mm f/4 Macro G OSS II - Coma, astigmatism and bokeh Sony FE 70-200 mm f/4 Macro G OSS II - Coma, astigmatism and bokeh


Astigmatism, understood as an average difference between vertical and horizontal MTF50 function values, amounted to 4.4% and was very low. You also have to notice that the maximum focal length, with astigmatism reaching 6.3%, contributed the most to that value.


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Defocused circles of light didn't make us overly happy, especially after we compared them to the circles generated by the Sony FE 70-200 mm f/2.8 GM OSS II. In case of the model, tested here, you can clearly notice onion ring bokeh. As if it wasn't enough, mechanical vignetting has also a lot to say, its level especially pronounced at the maximum relative aperture, and it doesn't disappear completely even on stopping down the aperture by 2 EV.

Center, 200ámm, f/4.0 Corner APS-C, 200ámm, f/4.0 Corner FF, 200ámm, f/4.0
Sony FE 70-200 mm f/4 Macro G OSS II - Coma, astigmatism and bokeh Sony FE 70-200 mm f/4 Macro G OSS II - Coma, astigmatism and bokeh Sony FE 70-200 mm f/4 Macro G OSS II - Coma, astigmatism and bokeh
Center, 200ámm, f/5.6 Corner APS-C, 200ámm, f/5.6 Corner FF, 200ámm, f/5.6
Sony FE 70-200 mm f/4 Macro G OSS II - Coma, astigmatism and bokeh Sony FE 70-200 mm f/4 Macro G OSS II - Coma, astigmatism and bokeh Sony FE 70-200 mm f/4 Macro G OSS II - Coma, astigmatism and bokeh
Center, 200ámm, f/8.0 Corner APS-C, 200ámm, f/8.0 Corner FF, 200ámm, f/8.0
Sony FE 70-200 mm f/4 Macro G OSS II - Coma, astigmatism and bokeh Sony FE 70-200 mm f/4 Macro G OSS II - Coma, astigmatism and bokeh Sony FE 70-200 mm f/4 Macro G OSS II - Coma, astigmatism and bokeh