Sony AF 70-400mm F4-5.6 G SSM A-mount lens review by Nas79
|Nas79#10302 date: Jun-14-2012|
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|ownership:||I own this lens|
|price paid:||$1950.00 (new)|
AF limiter switch
Focus hold buttons
|negative:||Color (To flashy)|
No weather sealing
Tripod collar (small)
|comment:||I sold my Sigma 50-500 (Bigma) to switch to this lens. I do not regret it for a minute. The 70400G is a much better lens all around.|
This image quality in my opinion is outstanding. The Bokeh is very nice and this produces very sharp images.
I do not dislike the color of the body of the lens but am not really a big fan. It is a little flashy for me and it definately stands out in a crowd.
I would have liked it if it was weather sealed as I am constantly outdoors with it but I imagine that would bring the price up substantially.
The only thing I prefered on my Sigma was the Tripod collar. It was large and doubled as a hand grip. The Sony one is pretty small.
I almost always shoot handheld and find the weight of the lens helpful to keep me steady.
I do love this lens but never use it below 300mm. For the type of photography I use this lens for I think an older Minolta 300 F2.8G would serve me better.