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

reviewer#11405 date: Oct-28-2013
sharpness: 5
color: 5
build: 5
distortion: 5
flare control: 5
overall: 5
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:Sigma 70-300mm Di USD.
price paid:£800
positive:Excellent sharpness.
negative:Bit slow on auto AF at Airshows, so use focus peaking on manual.
Heavy to carry around.
comment:The best of Sony`s zoom lenses, love the sharpness at all focal lengths. Heavy to carry around on the camera.
Very good for close up of flowers and Butterflies, great Bokeh.

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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