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Sony FE 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 GM OSS Lens with UV Filter Kit

BH #SO100400GMF (B&H Kit)
Sony FE 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 GM OSS Lens with UV Filter Kit
Key Features
  • E-Mount Lens/Full-Frame Format
  • Aperture Range: f/4.5-5.6 to f/32-40
  • One Super ED Element and Two ED Elements
  • Nano AR Coating and Fluorine Coating
Well-suited to outdoor, nature, and sports photographers, the Sony FE 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 GM OSS Lens with UV Filter Kit from B&H bundles the versatile telephoto zoom with a 77mm UV filter.
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Sony FE 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 GM OSS Overview

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Sony FE 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 GM OSS Lens
Super-Telephoto Versatility
Targeting sports, wildlife, and action shooters, this FE 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 GM OSS Lens from Sony will satisfy many photographers and videographers who are looking for a bit of extra reach with their full-frame E-mount camera. As a member of the G Master line, it is designed with outstanding resolution and sharpness in mind, along with a relatively compact size, responsive autofocus, and Optical SteadyShot image stabilization for outstanding performance at all focal lengths.
G Master Optics
Characteristic of the G Master line, this telephoto zoom offers excellent optical performance with both high sharpness and smooth bokeh.

  • Two extra-low dispersion elements and one Super ED element control chromatic aberrations and reduce color fringing for increased clarity and color fidelity.
  • Nano AR Coating reduces surface reflections, flare, and ghosting for improved contrast and color rendering in strong lighting conditions.
  • Far-reaching telephoto zoom sports a f/4.5-5.6 maximum aperture range that is an ideal compromise resulting in a lightweight, compact design and bright enough performance for working in available lighting conditions.
  • Rounded nine-blade diaphragm contributes to a pleasing bokeh quality when employing selective focus techniques.
Autofocus and Image Stabilization
  • Direct Drive Super Sonic wave Motor AF (DDSSM) and internal focus mechanism provides quick, quiet, and precise autofocus performance along with more natural, intuitive manual focus control.
  • Floating elements system benefits image quality when working at the 3.2' minimum focusing distance with 0.35x magnification.
  • Optical SteadyShot image stabilization minimizes the appearance of camera shake for sharper imagery when shooting handheld.
Durable Design and Intuitive Handling
  • Zoom torque adjustment ring will help provide users with added control over the zoom function of the lens.
  • Focus range limiter and focus hold controls offer more intuitive handling and faster performance when photographing moving subjects.
  • Removable rotating tripod mount permits quick switching from horizontal to vertical shooting orientations.
  • Dust and weather-sealed construction benefits using the lens in inclement shooting conditions.
  • The front lens element features a fluorine coating to protect against smudges and dust from adhering to the glass surface.
  • Compatible with FE 1.4x and 2x teleconverters for reaching focal lengths up to 800mm.
Chiaro Pro 77mm 98-UVATS UV Filter

The Pro 77mm 98-UVATS UV Filter is one of Chiaro’s highest-rated protective UV filters with 98% light transmission. It’s ideal for photographers of all levels who demand high-quality glass and other essential features for excellent image fidelity and construction.

To achieve 98% light transmission, Chiaro uses highly-polished optical glass, multi-coating, and additional advanced elements that improve the filter’s light transmission. A scratch-resistant coating minimizes scratching of the glass and helps assure that water, oil, dust, and fingerprints are removed with a gentle wipe. Its hard-anodized aluminum filter ring is designed to screw on and off effortlessly, and it is thin to prevent vignetting when used with wide-angle lenses. Side knurling helps assure that you’ll have a firm grip when attaching or removing your filter.

Image quality is what matters most at Chiaro. The company has tested and combined many features and essentials to achieve superior image quality and the highest light transmission. To help take the confusion out of selecting a filter, Chiaro prominently displays the light transmission levels so that you can choose the perfect filter for your lens and photo session.

98% Light Transmission
Protecting your lens doesn't mean you have to lose optical quality. By using highly-polished optical glass and advanced coatings, Chiaro offers a 98% transmission rate, which is an excellent transmission rate for glass. And the company verifies the ratings with ISO certified lab testing.
Resistance Coating
The layers of advanced resistance coating on the filter are designed to resist moderate scratches, and allow you to easily clean your filter. Water beads up and rolls off your filter, and oil and fingerprints can come off with a gentle wipe. Dust and debris won't adhere to the filter and can be removed with a puff of air.
Polished Optical Glass
Glass that's polished to perfection is essential to achieve a high level of light transmission. The optical glass in this Chiaro filter is highly-polished for flatness that ensures excellent optical clarity.
Multi-Coating
Multi-coating enhances light transmission to the demanding level set for all Chiaro filters. It reduces unwanted internal reflections and ghosting that can compromise your images.
UV Protection
The filter blocks UV light and reduces the bluish cast of daylight that can affect color accuracy, especially at higher altitudes.
Hard Anodized Aluminum Construction
The process of hard anodizing toughens and strengthens the aluminum for a lightweight yet durable filter ring.
Slim Design
Measuring only 3.2mm, this filter is slim enough to use on wide-angle lenses without experiencing vignetting.
Top and Side Knurling
In addition to top knurling, Chiaro added side knurling to better grip the filter when you're attaching and removing it, or when you're stacking filters.
Secure Attachment
It takes two full turns to mount the filter on your lens. This feature will securely hold your Chiaro filter through the most demanding photo shoots.
Front Threads
The front threads on the filter allow you to stack filters by screwing them onto your Chiaro filter.
UPC: 847628593527

Sony FE 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 GM OSS Lens Specs

Focal Length100 to 400mm
Maximum Aperturef/4.5 to 5.6
Minimum Aperturef/32 to 40
Lens MountSony E
Lens Format CoverageFull-Frame
Angle of View24° to 6° 10'
Minimum Focus Distance3.2' / 98 cm
Maximum Magnification0.35x
Optical Design22 Elements in 16 Groups
Diaphragm Blades9, Rounded
Focus TypeAutofocus
Image StabilizationYes
Tripod CollarRemovable and Rotating
Filter Size77 mm (Front)
Dimensions (ø x L)3.7 x 8.07" / 93.9 x 205 mm
Length at Maximum Extension11.2" / 284 mm
Weight3.1 lb / 1395 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight4.72 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)12 x 5.6 x 5.5"

Chiaro Pro 77mm 98-UVATS UV Filter Specs

Filter TypeUV
Filter Factor1x (0-Stop)
Circular Size77 mm Filter Thread
RotatingNo
Front Accessory Thread / Bayonet77 mm
CoatingsMulti-Coating
Physical FeaturesSlim
Filter Thickness0.13" / 3.2 mm
Filter MaterialGlass
Ring MaterialAluminum
KnurlingSide, Top
Packaging Info
Package Weight0.15 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)3.7 x 3.7 x 0.8"

Sony FE 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 GM OSS Reviews

Best Lens in My Bag

By Neil
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2023-01-17

So far I have been absolutely pleased with the results using this fantastic lens. It is fast, light and absolutely brilliant edge to edge. I will most certainly be using this now as my go to lens outdoors.

Wow What a Lens

By Wendell
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-12-15

I've never had a lens like this before. It is truly amazing and I love it. What would be one improvement I would make? I would add a solid barrel lock. With the camera on a strap walking gravity takes over and the barrel begins to extend, even with it on the tight setting, (vs. the smooth setting.) I am looking forward to using it more!

works great with A7RV

By Kahoun,
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-12-13

fast and sharp

A real workhorse in outdoors

By Michael
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-11-18

I use this almost entirely hand held either bracing with knees or using higher iso. At small apertures it goes soft, so using practical f stops for DOF, it goes soft a lot. And hand holding requires larger iso creating noise. Topaz does a reasonable job sharpening and reducing noise if you are careful to inspect results before choosing settings. The extension of the tube is less desirable that the built in zoom of the 70-200. Overall, I get cleaner images with the 70-200, but using a 2X teleconverter is a bit of a pain. I take the 70-200 into narrow slot canyons, and take the 100-400 into the larger open spaces. I can use a tripod to lower the iso, but unless I focus stack, I have to live with the softness. I think all these are just the tradeoffs of making lenses. I don't see anything that suggests anything other than high quality.

You're going to miss out on the moments

By Abhishek
Rated 2 out of 5
Date: 2022-10-03

I bought this for action and animal photography and after almost a year of use I think this product is more like a sore thumb. It's rarely able to lock on fast moving subjects and fails likewise on slow moving objects as well. It's frustrating to put all the efforts for capturing rare moments in remote locations but not able to see anything more that a blurry blob. The success rate of an acceptable action photo out of this lens is about 5%. I will say take your shot with 100-400mm with a teleconverter cause this is as good as your great grandfather's toy telescope.

My most used wildlife lens

By Andrew
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-08-22

A+ lens. Add the 1.4 Teleconverter and you now have a 560mm with excellent image quality. Also does really well with the 2.0 TC but needs good light. Excellent image quality even at 800mm. I carry this lens and both TC's 90% of the time. I have this lens and the 200-600 which is also fantastic but it is on the heavy side.

Versatile, sharp, and great for sports

By Matt
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2023-01-17

This lens is great for action sports, is very sharp, and tracks fast movers well. It's also light enough to handhold, but can also be set on a monopod if you prefer. Also does macro surprisingly well, considering that's not its main purpose. Well worth the investment and the GMaster moniker.

High quality lens!

By Jose
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-12-29

This lens is for profesionals that know the importance of high quality optical glass.

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