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

reviewer#44506 date: May-1-2020
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 MP; 24MP24 MP; 36MP36 MP; 42MP42 MP; 61MP61 MP
ownership:I own this lens
compared to:nothing
price paid:£999 used as new
positive:very sharp at all points, quick, quiet. great for bringing things in. can be hand held (just) but better with tripod or monopod, comes with tripod ring.
negative:heavy, white colour, filter 'door' in hood rather than filter ring. flimsy hood
comment:got cover from lenscoat to hide white colour, really nice lens but do not like 'to advertise' this fact.
Bought second hand at bargain price compared to brand new. great for bringing things in and on A99ii using crop can bring things in more. for long lens zoom on A mount very good buy.

rating summary

lens image
  • total reviews: 20
  • sharpness: 4.70
  • color: 4.80
  • build: 4.50
  • distortion: 4.65
  • flare control: 4.60
  • overall: 4.65 - Home of the alpha system photographer
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