Sony AF 70-400mm F4-5.6 G SSM A-mount lens review by Ronald1985

reviewer#12121 date: Feb-5-2015
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:Tamron 17-50 f2.8
Sigma 30 f1.4
price paid:1299 €
positive:- Sharpness
- Fast and smooth autofocus
- Nice looking Minolta coulours
- Weight, it has a nice balance on my A700 and A77II.
negative:- Build quallity of the lens hood.
- Position of the MF buttons
comment:Nice looking lens with a pretty fast and quiet AF motor, especially on my A77II the focus is Always spot on. The location of the MF buttons is a bit of an obstacle for me, because I use the lens for hand shooting pretty often. So when I support it with one hand, I press the mf buttons.
Sharpness of this lens is superb just like the other G-lensens sony produces.

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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