Sony AF 70-400mm F4-5.6 G SSM II A-mount lens review by leonblij

reviewer#11710 date: Mar-1-2014
sharpness: 4.5
color: 5
build: 4
distortion: 4
flare control: 5
overall: 4.5
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 MP; 24MP24 MP; 36MP36 MP; 42MP42 MP; 61MP61 MP
ownership:I own this lens
compared to:70-200G
price paid:€1945
positive:AF is fast en accurate.
Silent af motor.
New color looks beter then the old silver one.
Great magnification 0.27x.
IQ and colors.
Can be hand held.
negative:Not that much beter then the old one G1.
Premium price!
Much attraction.
Hood is weak.
comment:I like this lens a lot, but the price over the old one is to much (no wheater sealing).
Sold the old one 2yrs ago and still think i should never have done that.
Now happy with the G2

rating summary

lens image
  • total reviews: 21
  • sharpness: 4.69
  • color: 4.81
  • build: 4.48
  • distortion: 4.67
  • flare control: 4.62
  • overall: 4.65 - Home of the alpha system photographer
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