Sony AF 70-400mm F4-5.6 G SSM A-mount lens review by addy landzaat
|addy landzaat#34768 date: Feb-1-2017|
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|ownership:||I own this lens|
|compared to:||Minolta 70-210/4 (Beercan), Minolta 100-300 APO, Minolta 200/2.8, Canon 100-300/5.6L, Canon 200/2.8|
|price paid:||1100 Euro (used)|
|positive:||Sharpness at normal distances, colour, handling|
|negative:||Sharpness at or near infinity|
|comment:||After 124 reviews up to now I don't have much to add. One thing I feel needs to be said: at or near infinity and 400mm I feel there is more contrast then resolution. I prefer resolution over micro-contrast every time as I can add contrast in postproduction (sharpening) anytime but I can't add resolution :(|
I feel that this behaviour is the main reason some people don't like this lens.
Apart from the behaviour at infinity and 400mm it is a really good lens at all focallengths and distances. I really like mine.