Sony AF 70-400mm F4-5.6 G SSM A-mount lens review by fute77

reviewer#11203 date: Jun-20-2013
sharpness: 4.5
color: 5
build: 4
distortion: 5
flare control: 5
overall: 4.7
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:tamron 70-200/2.8
tokin 304 AT-X
price paid:
SSM - quiet focusing
negative:AF is slow
Zoom ring is hard to use compared to 70-200/2.8 zoom
comment:very usefull lens

images are sharp and it is very versatile (a lot more than my 300/4)

however I find the zoom ring hard to use compared to 70-200 zoom. A problem when you shoot an event that last a full day (8AM to 8PM)

rating summary

lens image
  • 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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