Sony FE 400mm F2.8 GM OSS Lens

Sony FE 400mm F2.8 GM OSS Lens

Why buy the Sony FE 400mm F2.8 GM OSS Lens?

Large Aperture Super-Telephoto G Master Prime Lens is the World’s lightest in its class, with outstanding AF performance, innovative optical design and exceptional image quality!

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Sony Introduces the Long-Awaited Sony FE 400mm F2.8 GM OSS Lens!

New Larger Aperture Super-Telephoto Prime Lens is the World’s lightest in its class, with outstanding AF performance, innovative optical design and exceptional image quality! This exciting new lens produces brilliant image quality, extraordinary focusing speed and precision while also boasting the lightest weight in its class, and an extremely balanced design.  It’s the ideal choice for professional sports, wildlife and nature photographers, and a perfect complement for Sony’s extensive line-up of high-speed E-mount bodies including Sony Alpha A9 Digital Camera, Sony Alpha A7R III Digital Camera and more.


Sony FE 400mm F2.8 GM OSS Lens - Key Features & Our Thoughts

An Innovative G Master F2.8 super telephoto

Sony have been shaking the camera world by the shoulders recently, and they haven't stopped. This has been categorised as the most advanced lens Sony have produced, by using the best technology available. The Sony FE 400mm F2.8 GM OSS Lens is able to achieve extraordinary speeds whilst still being able to get the famous G Master resolution and bokeh. Furthermore, this lens is the lightest super telephoto lens in its class (Compared to 400mm F2.8 lenses for 35mm full-frame format cameras, as of June 2018, Sony survey.), providing unparalleled handheld shooting freedom!

Get speeds that maximizes body performance

This lens has been equipped with new extreme dynamic linear motors, which allow the lens to deliver higher thrust than most conventional types.  During testing, Sony achieved 5x improvement in the moving subject tracing tests. Two of these new motors and newly developed algorithms quietly drive the lens’s large focus lens group faster and more precisely than ever before. The full speed performance of advanced camera bodies can be applied to capturing dynamic sports or wildlife subjects.

Stunning G Master resolution and bokeh

Sony extremely high design standards will give you the confidence to go out and shoot, knowing you will get edge to edge performance with minimal chromatic aberration. Sony have tried to carefully control Spherical aberration during design and manufacture to achieve the highest possible bokeh quality. Optional high-performance 1.4x and 2.0x tele-converters are supported, providing outstanding resolution and contrast, even at 800mm.

The world’s lightest at just 2,895 grams (102.2 ounces)

Typically 400mm lenses no matter the brand, are big, heavy and sometimes cumbersome to use. But, Sony being Sony, have managed to create a f2.8 400mm lens that weighs less than 3KG! They have managed to do this by using a durable magnesium alloy and only using 3 flurite elements at the front of the lens. As a result of these simple but highly effective methods, they have managed to create an outstanding portable and easy to handle lens with great balance. Furthermore, It's agile and very easy to operate, with or without a monopod.

Durability and reliability for challenging conditions

Because Sony have used a magnesium alloy for the lens barrel, exterior, tripod mount and even the interior barrel, they are able to create a tough, durable lens which is also dust and moisture resistant. What does this mean? You can rely on its performance in harsh outdoor conditions.

Effective professional shooting needs

Full-time DMF allows manual focus to be engaged simply by rotating the focus ring, even while shooting in AF-C mode. Optical image stabilization is built-in, and a new Mode 3 setting features an advanced algorithm that provides optimum stabilization for dynamic sports action while also making framing easier. Four focus hold buttons and a focus ring with Linear Response MF further enhance versatility.


Specification List & Charts

  • Sony-FE-400mm-f2.8-GM-OSS-Lens-Element Chart
    G Master series lenses take imaging and expression to previously unattainable levels with a stunning blend of extremely high resolution and softly dissolving background bokeh

    [1] Fluorite lens  [2] ED glass.
  • Sony-FE-400mm-f2.8-GM-OSS-Lens-MTF
    MTF (Modulation Transfer Function) describes how well a lens can reproduce fine details, measured as the degree of contrast achieved between finely spaced lines.

    [1] Contrast (%)  [2]  Distance from optical center of lens (mm)   [3] Max. aperture    [4] F8 aperture  [5] Spatial frequency  [6] 10 line pairs / mm  [7] 30 line pairs / mm  [8] R: Radial values  T: Tangential values.

> Sony FE 400mm f2.8 GM OSS Lens Specification list & Whats in the box <


Clifton Cameras Review of the Sony FE 400mm F2.8 GM OSS Lens

As mentioned above, Sony really are shaking up the market and getting brands like Canon and Nikon to take note. This lens, I have to say, is pretty amazing! A 400mm f2.8 lens that weighs less than 6 pints of milk is pretty mind blowing, and they've done a great job making it as durable as they can.

I always find 400mm the sort of lens that you can't help stop and stare at. The picture quality really shows off this lens potential, and combined with a Sony Alpha A9, irrelevant of your specialism (sports/motorsport photography) would pose a huge advantage! (As long as you have £15,000 spare that is. Good thing we do finance laughing!)  - Andi from Clifton Cameras.

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Woody

GB GB
Bought this recently and have been very impressed with build, quality of images and how light it is. Easy for transporting and with the 1.4 converter, turns it into a 560mm F4.
I ave the A9 so with the crop button, the selection of lengths and DoF I have is very impressive,
Confirmed purchase: 15 January 2021
Published on: 19 March 2021
out of 10

Mark Beaumont

GB GB
Had this lens for a couple of weeks, shooting polo matches professionaly. Coupled with and A9 its incredibly fast and very sharp.
Published on: 05 February 2021
out of 10

Edward

Devon GB
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A state-of-the-art lens which performs superbly, especially combined with A9.
Perfect rig for wildlife and bird photography.
Converters don't affect fantastic image quality.
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Confirmed purchase: 20 November 2018
Published on: 30 November 2018

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