Reviews and Problems with Sony 500mm f/4 G SSM SAL-500F40G
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Captain Beefheart, B&H Photo
1 August 2015
Excerpt: If I could give it 6 stars, I would. This is one of those rare cases that you get more than what you pay for. Sharp as heck wide open at f4. So for action and sports photography, this lens excels.
Excerpt: I just got this great lens with the 1.4x Sony converter attached to my Sony A77ii. The lens is a lightwieght champ comparing it to Sony 70-400mm f4-5.6 G ii Lens Which i have. Focusing is really fast with the 1.4x! Without the 1.4x is much faster. The lens is sharp from f4!
Excerpt: I have used this lens for about a month .I am still testing it.This is a very unique lens .The best image is at full open aperture . The image quality starts to drop at f8.The image still looks great even with a 2X converter lens at full open aperture at F8 at 50% crop .The image gets a little...
Excerpt: The package when it arrived, was a whole lot bigger than I expected.The lens contradicted my general assumption in many ways, such as the soft leather hood that goes for a lens cap, or the fact that the protective filter at the front end is part of the lens assembly itself.The sheer weight of the...
Summary: It's big, but then it is a 500mm lens, so no surprise. Really needs to be tripod mounted.Identical button layout to the Sony 300mm so no new learning curve.Used for wildlife with tests on red squirrels and kingfishers. Even with a 1.4 converter, the results are amazing!
Pros: Durable, Great Features, Great Picture Quality, Simple Controls