Sony AF 70-400mm F4-5.6 G SSM II A-mount lens review by MKE2017

reviewer#44108 date: Jul-23-2018
sharpness: 1
color: 1
build: 1
distortion: 1
flare control: 1
overall: 1
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:None
price paid:$2,200 USD
positive:No postitives
negative:Sony will not support this lens
comment:I had the SAL70400GII. The focus ring failed twice. The first time it was repaired at the Sony authorized repair center. The second time, I sent it to the same Sony authorized repair center, but it was returned to me without repair. I was told the the parts are no longer available. This lens is still sold new, so I cannot understand how parts are not available.

My experience with Sony's customer service was equally as painful as loosing a $2,200 lens.

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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