Sony 500mm F4 G SSM A-mount lens review by DaGump

reviewer#16284 date: Jun-29-2015
sharpness: 5
color: 5
build: 5
distortion: 5
flare control: 5
overall: 5
tested on:
  • film camera:Film camera
  • APS-C: 6MP6 MP; 10MP10 MP; 12MP12 MP; 14MP14 MP; 16MP16 MP; 20MP20 MP; 24MP24 MP
  • full frame: 12MP12 MP24MP24 MP36MP36 MP42MP42 MP
ownership:I own this lens
compared to:Sony 70-200mm
Minolta 300mm
price paid:way too much
positive:Focus: Very fast and accurate
Build: solid big, white and not too heavy. Weather sealing is perfect.
IQ: absoulte sharp and amazing colors
LensHood could be nicer (build-in like nikons)
comment:This lens is an absolute dream come true ... sharp and colorful.

It performs very well on my old Minolta Cameras, and beats the hell out with the Sony A99 ... looking forward to use it on the Sony A7RII!
After Micro-adjustmenting the lens to the A99 the lens results were amazing (maybe DxO should calibrate the lens before publishing the results with and old camera[A900])

rating summary

lens image
  • total reviews: 6
  • sharpness: 4.83
  • color: 4.83
  • build: 4.50
  • distortion: 4.83
  • flare control: 4.83
  • overall: 4.77 - Home of the alpha system photographer
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