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9.4 out of 10

Sony SAL-70400G

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Overall 8
8.0

this lens is fast and takes great pics

Pathguy, Amazon
22 June 2013
  • Summary: i got this lens for an african safari trip. it's way big and heavy for carrying in your hands for hours at a time. but those are the only downsides. as i started taking pics of wild animals, i was happy that i bought this lens. focus is very fast and images are sharp despite the jeep was constantly in motion so even a monopod or tripod would not have helped. i got some gallery shots from the trip so i'm happy with it.
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Overall 8
8.0

Way to big and heavy, high priced

tannisnannie, Ebay
10 February 2013
Overall 8
8.0

Heavy lens but optical quality will impress every time. A bit $ maybe.

candbuyer, Ebay
10 August 2012
  • Summary: I decided to switch from Nikon (D300 & D7000) to the Sony Alpha A77 in part because I was looking for a better feature set (like 12 FPS, 1080p/60 video) and maybe hoping for outstanding optics too. I was also frustrated by the lack of a modern lens of this very handy range. Sony also has the connection to Zeiss which has a pretty good rep. for quality optics! I have the Nikon 80-400 VR and it's okay (see other my review) but it was never outstanding, just okay.
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Overall 8
8.0

I use this lens for 400mm shots and find it a little heavy to hold.

cnaray, Ebay
10 June 2012
  • Summary: I did a comparison with my SAL70300G and the lenses at 300MM are extremely close as far as sharpness. The 70400G just tweaks out the 70300G by the skin on my teeth. The 400mm photos are not the same quality and need to be inhansed in Photoshop to make them as sharp, compared to the 300mm photos of the same subject. What I been reading is that when you use a zoom at the end of the range, it will always lacks in sharpness. This is true with using the aperture wide open.
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Overall 8
8.0
Design 8
8.0
Value for money 8
8.0
Performance 8
8.0
Reliability 8
8.0

Best zoom lens you can get in this focal range

Prad, Sony
4 May 2011
  • Summary: Although this is not a prime lens, it has image quality rivaling primes in all it's focal length. Simply the best zoom lens in this focal range compared to competitors. Wish it had weather sealing. Very good companion to my A900.
  • Pros: Sharp, contrast, colors, bokeh
  • Cons: bokeh sometimes, not weather sealed
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Overall 8
8.0

Good solid lens after the price bite

Al, Ritz Camera
22 April 2011
  • Conclusion: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
  • Pros: 1 lens for me for nature, Durable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Nice Bokeh, Rugged, Strong Construction
  • Cons: Sports though a fence
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Overall 8
8.0

My first "pro" telephoto lens

jaybirder, J&R
15 March 2010
  • Summary: This is the first lens I have bought beyond the "kit" lenses that come packaged with a body. So, my expertise for evaluating this lens is limited. I bought it primarily to give me the capability of capturing faster wildlife action (birds) in lower light situations. At this point I am still learning to use it to best advantage. However, after one 5 day birding trip, I can say it meets my expectations.
  • Pros: Easily Interchangeable, Quick Focus, Sharp Focus
  • Cons: Heavy
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Overall 8
8.0

Great for wildlife photos

Neal, J&R
23 August 2009
  • Summary: Quickly focuses on birds in flight. Sharp image throughout.
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Easily Interchangeable, Quick Focus, Sharp Focus
  • Cons: Heavy
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Overall 8
8.0

Super Allround Objektiv, in dieser Klasse absolut Top Sony SAL70400G

jbender, Dooyoo
8 June 2013
  • Conclusion: Gutes Allrounder Objektiv, Top Verarbeitung
  • Pros: Grosser Zoom Bereich 70-300mm offen gute Schärfe. Für die Qualität recht Preiswert.
  • Cons: An der A99 verwendet gibt es keine grossen Nachteile, nicht ideal für APS-C bei wenig Licht.
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Overall 8
8.0

Super Allround Objektiv, in dieser Klasse absolut Top Sony SAL70400G

jbender, Dooyoo
8 June 2013
  • Conclusion: Gutes Allrounder Objektiv, Top Verarbeitung
  • Pros: Grosser Zoom Bereich 70-300mm offen gute Schärfe. Für die Qualität recht Preiswert.
  • Cons: An der A99 verwendet gibt es keine grossen Nachteile, nicht ideal für APS-C bei wenig Licht.
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