Sony AF 70-400mm F4-5.6 G SSM A-mount lens review by Baskir
|Baskir#10028 date: Mar-15-2012|
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|ownership:||I own this lens|
|compared to:||Minolta 100 - 400|
|positive:||Incredible clarity and super fast foscus. Very easy to use even when hand held. Very convenently placed focus locks. Substantial feel in hand like the old Minolta lenses.|
|comment:||I have been using a Minolta 100 - 400mm lens for tha past 3 years. It is a nice lens but is loud and has trouble locking on target with fast moving objects when fully extended to 400mm. The Sony not only is a sharper lens but is a much faster focusing lens in the field. |
Yes this lens is heavy....2x the weight but it is totally worth it. I typically dont use a tripod and by the end of the day.....tired....but I have improved my keepers by 35%.
On the tripod this lens is superb.
I am taking it on Safari to Botswana this summer.....really looking forward to it!!!!