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9.1 out of 10

Sony 70-400mm f/4-5.6G SSM II SAL70400G2

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Reviews and Problems with Sony 70-400mm f/4-5.6G SSM II SAL70400G2

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Overall 10
10

Tracks much better as well

Paul Chamberlain., Amazon
27 December 2014
  • Summary: Much faster and more accurate autofocus than the previous 70-400. Tracks much better as well. Better in low light. Can't wait to pair it with the new Sony A99ii when it comes out.
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Overall 10
10

Exceeds Expectations

DrBill14, Adorama
7 December 2014
  • Excerpt: Bought this lens to replace an 80-200 f2.8 and 300mm f2.8 from my film days and to complement my Sony SAL 16-50 so that with these two lenses I can travel much lighter than previously. I wanted the extra reach of the 400mm end and the tripod collar so did not opt for the lighter 70-300. I received the lens a few days before a winter trip to Colorado and hoped I would be able to get familiar with it quickly.
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Nice Bokeh, Strong Construction
  • Cons: Heavy, No Zoom Lock
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Overall 10
10

Worth the money.

Amazon Customer, Amazon
7 November 2014
Overall 4
4.0

Not as Good as the G1

FEM2008, Adorama
8 September 2014
  • Excerpt: Pros: Very fast and decisive focusing. Much less hunting in low light. Color is better but the hood could have been black and sturdier like the 70-200G.Cons: First Copy was decentered and soft. I have an exception G1 copy and this one was obviously broken. Second copy has slight decentering, and was slightly softer than the G1 (only noticeable in fine details such as fur at high mag.) but focus accuracy (front/back focused) at various distance was an issue.
  • Pros: Fast / accurate auto-focus, Rugged
  • Cons: Blurry Focus, Heavy
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Great Lens

Vinf, Sony
29 April 2014
  • Summary: This lens has the reach, sharpness, and bokeh that I wanted to compliment my Zeiss 24-70 for my a99. The two lenses effectively give me a range of 24 to 400 with two of the finest lenses in the market place today, bar none. The 70-400 is quick to focus, produces wonderful color and is a quality build. I would highly recommend this lens.
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Overall 8
8.0

SAL 70400 G2 and A99

BernieSF, Amazon
12 April 2014
  • Summary: Excellent lens, but not perfect. This lens is NOT sealed, and for the price tag, you can expect a fully sealed lens. Also, quite heavy and have problems focusing in low light conditions. But is a good improvement over the previous version.
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Overall 10
10

FAST FOCUS-as promised!

Adorama
11 April 2014
  • Excerpt: For the last four years I have been using the original Sony G Series 70-400mm F4-5.6 SSM Super Telephoto Lens for bird photography. This lens had excellent optics that produces high resolution images. The major drawback to that lens is that it is relatively slow in attaining focus. Six months ago, Sony came out with an update to that lens, called the G II Series. Optically, there is a small improvement in the coating.
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Fast / accurate auto-focus
  • Cons: Heavy
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Overall 10
10

Zoom Sony 70 400 Gen 2

MR VIGNEZ PASCAL, Amazon
18 January 2014
  • Summary: it is perfect zoom indeed magic ! Quick focus, no distorsion Supplied in a nice case My only small reservation concens its weight, but acceptable for me.
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Overall 8
8.0

Very sharp. Long reach. Virtually no CA. Quite heavy. Not weather sealed.

Mike C., Amazon
26 December 2013
  • Summary: Haven't had the chance to use the lens extensively as the weather has not been ideal for shooting on the occasions I want to use it(and the lens isn't weather sealed). But on the few occasions I have gotten to use it, the focusing has been very snappy with a good hit rate on focus, and the shots are very sharp. Purchased the lens to replace a 75-300SAL that I was using to get decent reach for photographing kids outdoor sports.
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Overall 10
10

Impressive Lens

Ed, Amazon
16 September 2013
  • Summary: Lens is sharp, quick to focus, and a nice zoom range. Met or exceeded my expectations. Only negative is its weight. Not a carry round lens.
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