Sony FE 400mm f/2.8 GM OSS Lens

Sony FE 400mm f/2.8 GM OSS Lens

Sony FE 400mm f/2.8 GM OSS Lens

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Product Highlights

  • E-Mount Lens/Full-Frame Format
  • Aperture Range: f/2.8 to f/22
  • Three Fluorite Elements, One ED Element
  • Nano AR and Fluorine Coatings
  • XD Linear Motor AF System
  • Optical SteadyShot Image Stabilization
  • Power Focus, Preset Focus, Focus Limiter
  • Weather-Sealed Magnesium-Alloy Design
  • Fixed, Rotating Tripod Collar
  • Rounded 11-Blade Diaphragm
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Sony 400mm f/2.8 Overview

  • 1Description

Combining a super telephoto length, bright aperture, and lightweight design, this FE 400mm f/2.8 GM OSS Lens for Sony E-mount cameras is ideal for sports, wildlife, and nature photographers. The fast 2.8 aperture provides great depth of field control for isolating subjects as well as maximizing performance for low-light shooting situations. Three fluorite elements reduce chromatic aberration and one ED element further increases performance and image quality by reducing flare and ghosting while shooting in harsh conditions.

Weighing in at just 6.4 lb, this lens is incredibly portable for glass of its size. The weight of the lens is also redistributed to the back where it would sit over a monopod, making tracking subjects and panning easier. Complementing that is Sony's XD Linear Motor autofocus system, which quickly and quietly tracks subjects across the frame even while shooting at high speeds. Furthermore, Optical SteadyShot can combine with in-body stabilization to provide 5-axis stabilization.

Video shooters will also be pleased to find power focus functionality, which provides smooth, even focus while shooting movies. The magnesium-alloy body of this lens is also weather sealed to protect against dirt, dust, and moisture while shooting in adverse conditions. A tripod collar can be rotated around the lens to provide maximum functionality with tripods or monopods.

  • Super telephoto prime lens is designed for full-frame sensors, but it can work with APS-C sized sensors where it provides an equivalent focal length of 600mm
  • Fast 2.8 maximum aperture provides great depth of field control and allows for better low-light performance
  • Three fluorite elements help reduce color fringing and chromatic aberrations for increased quality and color accuracy 
  • Nano AR Coating reduces flare and ghosting, which provides increased better clarity and contrast
  • XD Linear Motor System quietly and quickly focuses on fast-moving subjects while shooting at high speeds
  • Optical SteadyShot Stabilization provides 5-axis image stabilization when paired with a camera that features in-body image stabilization
  • Weight distribution is balanced toward the back of the lens, making it easier to pan and track moving subjects
  • Magnesium alloy, G Master lens is protected against dust, dirt, and moisture throughout its weather-sealed design
  • Power Focus functionality for smooth focus during video recording
  • A rounded, 11-blade diaphragm provides silky smooth bokeh
  • Compatible with 1.4x and 2.0x teleconverters


UPC: 027242913011
In the Box
Sony FE 400mm f/2.8 GM OSS Lens
  • Front Lens Cap
  • ALC-R1EM Rear Lens Cap
  • ALC-SH155 Lens Hood
  • Lens Strap
  • Case Strap
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
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    • 1Description

    Sony 400mm f/2.8 Specs

    Focal Length 400mm
    Aperture Maximum: f/2.8
    Minimum: f/22
    Camera Mount Type Sony E
    Format Compatibility 35mm Film / Full-Frame Digital Sensor
    Angle of View 6° 10'
    Minimum Focus Distance 8.86' / 2.7 m
    Magnification 0.52x
    Maximum Reproduction Ratio 1:1.92
    Optical Design 23 Elements in 17 Groups
    Diaphragm Blades 11, Rounded
    Image Stabilization Yes
    Autofocus Yes
    Tripod Collar Yes Fixed - rotating
    Filter Thread Drop-In: 40.5 mm
    Dimensions (DxL) 6.22 x 14.13" / 158.1 x 359 mm
    Weight 6.37 lb / 2895 g
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    Package Weight 20.5 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 24.8 x 16.8 x 13.8"

    Sony 400mm f/2.8 Reviews

    FE 400mm f/2.8 GM OSS Lens is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 4.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from The 400GM brings a new standard to sports auto-focus I've shot this lens four times now at three diefferent sporting events in New York City including the US Open, and in Malmo, Sweden. I've spent my lifetime as a sports shooter and I've shot everything Canon and Nikon have made since 1985. The combination of this 400mm f/2.8GM and the A9 brings a new experience to sport photography. There is simply nothing on earth as fast or accurate available. I've ordered one and can't wait to get my hands on it. Shooting with anything else is a let-down. The 1,4 and 2X teleconverters are about half the size of Canon and Nikon's and they are superbly sharp. This lens will allow me to finally stop hybrid shooting with adapters and Canon mount glass on my A9 cameras and enjoy the full 20 fps and uberfast af I'm used to with all my other FE lenses.
    Date published: 2018-09-22
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Imagery is second to none The photos taken with this lens are simply gorgeous and breath taking. The auto focus on this lens with a Sony A9 camera body is faster than any of the Nikons including the latest D5. I never have to worry if the subject has come into focus, it is that fast. The color, the bokeh and the subject separation is simply amazing. You will not be sorry to buy this lens. Yes the price is way out there but at least the lens performance helps soften the blow of the price. I was fortunate enough to get one on loan ahead of time and am waiting for my copy now to arrive.
    Date published: 2018-10-05
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazingly Sharp And Accurate I have nothing but positive to say about this lens. The tracking, paired with the A9 is faster and more accurate than any lens Ive ever used.  Being a woman and not having the upper body strength of a man, I can easily hand hold for a short amount of time and get sharp images. Ive used the combo for Pro Bull riding events, college basketball, and also for wildlife. The 2.8 is perfect for indoor sports. Its super versatile and I can not be happier. Good Work Sony!!
    Date published: 2019-01-24
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Light and fast, with incredible image quality I shoot wildlife primarily, including deer bucks in rut and birds-in-flight. I shoot handheld 99.9% of the time and routinely use my FE 1.4x and 2.0x teleconverters, with both an a9 and an a7RIII body. This lens totally rocks, in every respect. On the a9, with the FE 2.0x teleconverter, shooting flying ring-billed gulls is a piece of cake, using Wide Lock-on AF against a mostly blue sky. 10 out of 10 were tack-sharp. With the a7RIII, that falls to around 6 out of 10. Ive only had my lens a few days, so I havent shot any really fast flying birds, like diving ducks, but Im confident that this lens, on the a9, with either teleconverter, will give great results. Shooting bucks chasing doe through the woods is another challenging AF situation where this lens shines on the a9. Within 1-hour of shooting my first shots with this lens, I got a big white-tail buck, running after a doe at full speed, amongst all kinds of trees and brush. The resulting image was sharp and told a great story. Being able to shoot at f/2.8 makes a huge difference when shooting before and after sunrise. My first day of shooting, I got a big white-tail buck, handheld, at ISO 40000, f/2.8, 1/500-sec. Dont laugh until you see the picture, which turned out quite nicely. Image quality is through the roof. Ill include a picture of a fox squirrel, at a lower ISO, so you can see the fur and eye detail possible with this lens on the a7RIII. Astounding is all I can say. Darn, could only upload two-images. Believe, the detail is sharp. I carry two bodies at all time. One with this lens mounted and the other with my FE 100-400mm GM OSS. I have my wide zooms in a backpack. I hand hold everything except long-exposure. Weight is a huge factor, not just in bearing the load for hours, but hold the lens steady. With the lightness of this lens, the OSS and IBIS, this lens is a breeze to handhold. Wildlife photographers that are not already handholding should try it. Youll get way more shots that youve been missing while futzing with your tripod. Nothing more to add. Worth every penny. Blows away my old EF 500/f4 III rig.
    Date published: 2018-10-31
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