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

reviewer#11197 date: Jun-17-2013
sharpness: 4.5
color: 5
build: 5
distortion: 5
flare control: 5
overall: 4.9
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:Sony 70-300
All other zooms are pointless in comparison.
price paid:1000 GBP
Beautiful pictures both close and at distance.
Surprises me over and over again
negative:I have some trouble with sharpness in strong light.
comment:I bought it second hand from England some eight month ago. It is so very good, when the best pictures come out of it it is incredible!

I have some trouble with getting unsharp and even messy pics in strong daylight. Coastal area. Strange.
I have to go to F9-13 and > 1000 to get rid of the smeary effects in strong light.

rating summary

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  • total reviews: 129
  • sharpness: 4.87
  • color: 4.90
  • build: 4.56
  • distortion: 4.85
  • flare control: 4.84
  • overall: 4.80 - Home of the alpha system photographer
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