Last Updated on 06/24/2019 by Mark Beckenbach
The level of work that goes into making a Sony 70-200mm F2.8 OSS GM is ridiculous.
If you have ever wondered why some of the lenses you buy cost an arm and a leg, an image we’re about to share will help you understand a little bit more about why companies like Sony want top dollar for lenses like the Sony 70-200mm f2.8 OSS GM. A recent post on Reddit shows the cross-section of this lens, and to say it’s tech smut is an understatement. If you like to see the inner workings of things like I do, then you’ll enjoy the image after the break.
A recent post on Reddit shows us exactly what it looks like on the inside of a very expensive Sony lens. The lens in question is none other than the Sony 70-200mm f2.8 GM OSS, which has a shelf price of $2,598. Apart from the great image quality one can get from this lens, seeing the inside of this beast and the amount of detail and intricate work that goes into making it, it’s easy to see how the high prices we pay can be asked for.
Now that’s an incredible looking lens. The inside of the Sony 70-200mm f2.8 OSS GM is just as aesthetically pleasing on the inside as it is on the outside. While it pains me to think that this lens was probably abused to the point where cutting it in half became an option, I am glad someone took the time to do it and share the results with everyone.
The inner workings of a lens like the Sony 70-200 f2.8 are incredibly complicated, and the tolerances when it comes to room for error are slim to none. The next time you go out and buy a lens, and balk at the price that it is listed for, just remember this gem of a photo and think about all of the R&D that went into making a lens like this come to life. If you would like to look at the original thread that was started on this, you can check it out at Reddit.