Sony AF 70-400mm F4-5.6 G SSM II A-mount lens review by Cekari
|Cekari#16290 date: Jul-2-2015|
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|ownership:||I own this lens|
|compared to:||Minolta 300/4 APO G and Minolta 400/4.5 APO G|
|price paid:||About $2400 new|
|positive:||Great sharpness all over even at full aperture, especially for being a zoom.|
Fast focusing most of the times.
|negative:||Short focus distance to long.|
A tad heavy for long handheld sessions, but what isn't in this category.
At 400mm it's quite long and changes the pivot point a lot when on a gimbal.
|comment:||Great lens in all aspects, would really like try this on a 36MP+ camera.|
Edit: Now tested on the a7RII 42MP with the LA-EA3 adapter and it really shines both in focus speed and sharpness.
The 5-axis IBIS on the a7RII does a really good job preventing handshakes. Could shoot down to 1/60s at 400mm without any problem.
Try to at least bring my monopod with this as after a while it's hard to keep it steady.
Now I only need 4 lenses with me on longer outings.
CZ 16-35 and 24-70, 70-400 and a macro 60, 90, 100 or 200mm depending.