Sony AF 70-400mm F4-5.6 G SSM A-mount lens review by Werner B.
|Werner B.#10184 date: May-8-2012|
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|ownership:||I own this lens|
|compared to:||Tamron 70-200 2.8|
Minolta 100-300 APO
|price paid:||$1,250.00 used|
Need a tripod at the long end to make this work
|comment:||I have had this lens for about a year now and find I do not use it very often. Sometimes I think I should sell it and get the Zeiss 24-70 as I would probably use it more. But every time I fire off a few shots with it, I think OMG. This lens is amazing! The colours, image quality and bokeh are as good as any prime lens. |
The only negative is it's size. If you pull this out at a wedding-people are going to head for cover. It is NOT subtle.
Furthermore this lens commands a decent tripod and head arrangement. I use a carbon fiber Manfrotto with a high quality ball head for my DSLR's. This is not enough for this lens, I have to pull out my medium format Manfrotto 055 with the 410 geared head to keep this lens steady.
The quality of the images from this lens are so good, the range so convenient, that I don't think I will ever sell it.
The size of the lens is a small price to pay for the images it produces.