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

reviewer#5510 date: Jun-9-2009
sharpness: 5
color: 5
build: 4
distortion: 5
flare control: 5
overall: 4.8
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 MP24MP24 MP36MP36 MP42MP42 MP
ownership:I own this lens
compared to:
price paid:Ł925
positive:A truly great versatile lens.
negative:weight after a long day's shoot!
comment:Got this two weeks ago and am thoroughly impressed (i even like the silver colour) i have the 70-300g and am thinking whether i need both as on the a900 there seems to be none of of the drop off at the corners.

It is however a heavy lens and that needs to be taken into consideration if intending to use it long periods as hand held.

rating summary

lens image
  • total reviews: 128
  • sharpness: 4.87
  • color: 4.91
  • build: 4.55
  • distortion: 4.85
  • flare control: 4.84
  • overall: 4.81 - Home of the alpha system photographer
In memory of Cameron Hill - brettania