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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 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
Front Accessory Thread / Bayonet77 mm
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


By Andrew
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-07-13

I have this lens along with the 200-600 and this is the most used by far. Super detail and color. I use it mostly for closeup/macro shots and for birds with the 1.4 TC. A truly outstanding lens on my Sony A1.

It's a great lens you won't be disappointed

By Roger F
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-06-18

This is a great lens and did what I expected on my African safari. For two weeks we photographed animals large and small and it performed very well on my Sony a7R4. I am now post processing my photos and I'm very pleased with the results. Since this is a top-end lens my expectations were high and I was not disappointed. It's fast, is flexible and has very good resolution/and color.

Excellent addition to my gear!

By Megan
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-06-01

I mainly photograph running dogs. This lens paired with my A9II makes it feel easy to get gorgeous, in focus, perfect shots even as dogs are running straight at me. Photo attached is 400mm f/5.6 1/2500 ISO250, minimal crop.

It's worth it

By Sean
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-05-03

Like most people who are looking at a tele-zoom for Sony, I was very interested in the Sigma Contemporary 100-400 dg dn. Some weight, size, and price savings in comparison to the GM. I ended up returning 3 of the Sigma's before getting my GM. I kept the first copy of the GM I received. There's a reason the Sigma is $1500 less expensive. I do landscapes, so sharpness past the center of the frame is important to me. From my experience, the Contemporary is more like a 100-200mm that Sigma put a 300mm and a 400mm on the end of. All copies of the Sigma I tested were on an a7rii and all were decentered. I'm sure the Sigma would look better on a 24mp camera. The GM looks to be fully resolving the sensor in the center of the frame from 100-300. It blows the Sigma away here and at the edges. Resolution falls on my copy of the GM at 400mm but trust me it's not much. You're going to need a prime if you want any better at 400. There's no comparison between the two lenses at 400. I heard and saw reviews that said the Sony slightly bested the Sigma at 400mm. Lies! It's a landslide victory for the Sony. All copies of the Sigma weren't useable past the very center of the frame at 400. The issues with the GM are the price, size/ weight in comparison to the Sigma, and the tight/loose zoom setting. I won't comment on the price but while I would rather have a slightly smaller and lighter lens, the GM is not that much bigger than the Sigma. I'm no pro but the tight/loose setting on the GM is useless. There doesn't seem to be much of a difference on my copy between tight and loose. I would rather have a switch that locks it at 100mm, and it always set to loose. There is some zoom creep. All in all, I love the lens. It's good at infinity and minimum focus. Autofocus is accurate and fast. It is sharp all the way out to the edges. Even though the lens is a rockstar, good technique is still needed to get the most out of the lens. I expect to use it for years and would purchase it again.

Great Lens, BUT

By Ken
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2022-04-28

This is a great lens. A good amount of reach and is not too heavy. Shots are tack sharp in most conditions. The only issue I have with the lens is, too bad is is not and internal zoom, rather than the barrel extending. One other issue is there is NO barrel lock. There is a tightness ring, but I use a cotton carry and the lens will still creep. Otherwise it is a great lens. I would have payed a few bucks more for those two features.

Exceptionally Great Lens!

By Gregory
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-04-23

This lens has performed above and beyond my expectations, having used it for a few months now in combination with the A7IV. Primary use has been wildlife and bird photography, but this lens has outperformed and been wonderful in other situations as well! C-AF tracks exceptionally well. Construction is perfect and I have used it in extremely cold and harsh MN winter environments. No interior fogging or moisture. The lens is easy to handle and carry handheld or on a tripod or monopod, and hand placement feels natural. Images come out tack sharp. Using with 1.4x teleconverter, the one stop loss of light is absolutely not an issue with this lens. I love it!

Fantastic lens!

By Rick
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-07-10

The purchasing experience with B&H was excellent as always. The lens is very manageable for hand holding, the OSS works well and the optics are superb! Typical GM lens in terms of performance, build quality and handling! I also have the 70-200mm f2.8 GM ver1 lens and the 100-400 handles very much the same way. Quick, accurate focus and very good tracking. The fact that it is not internal focus is really the biggest difference. The bokeh is great with the long end compression this lens has! Very happy with this one and the fact that the minimum focus distance is so close is just an added bonus when it comes to macro shots! Highly recommend!


By Andrew
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-07-04

My standard lens for my A1. Works without sacrifice with the 1.4 tc for 560 mm which is perfect most of the time. I also have the 200-600 but the weight is a bit much for everyday use. Unbelievable image quality even with the 1.4 tc. Birds in Flight with the eye tracking is nothing short of amazing! Super-fast autofocus.

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Can I use this lens on the Sony a6600 for fast ...

Can I use this lens on the Sony a6600 for fast action sports like football in Nigeria.
Asked by: Kenneth
Yes this would be an absolutely perfect lens for shooting sports.
Answered by: Zachariah
Date published: 2021-01-28

Does this lens have internal zoom and focusing or ...

Does this lens have internal zoom and focusing or does it "grow" in length zooming from 100 to400?
Asked by: Steven
the lens expands as you zoom in.
Answered by: stuart e
Date published: 2020-01-15

it is good in low light conditions? I had the ...

it is good in low light conditions? I had the Sony 70 to 300 G OSS and it was terrible at night!
Asked by: Nathan
the low light performance on this lens is the same as 70-300mm , they both are 4.5-5.6 lenses
Answered by: vilson
Date published: 2021-01-12

Can this lens be used with Sony Alpha 6300?

Can this lens be used with Sony Alpha 6300?
Asked by: Anonymous
It is an E mount lens so it should work - It is a fairly expensive lens to pair with A6300- but it will work
Answered by: Anonymous
Date published: 2019-01-26

After I mounted the Sony FE 100-400mm f4.5-5.6 GM ...

After I mounted the Sony FE 100-400mm f4.5-5.6 GM OSS Lens on my a7R3 and accidentally I tilted the lens down a little bit, the lens barrel automatically extended to reach the 200mm mark. In other words, the zoom mechanism does not lock as the lens tilts downward. Is this the design of the lens or I have a defective lens? Your help is truly appreciated.
Asked by: George
Dear Rob, My Nikon Nikkor 200-500mm does not extend the barrel by itself due to the weight of the internal lens elements assembly when the lens is pointed down even though its barrel is extended as the zoom goes from 200mm to 500mm. That is why I asked this question. I am glad that my copy is the way Sony designs this zoom lens because the lens is very sharp. Thank you.
Answered by: George
Date published: 2020-08-28

Do you sell a replacement pouch for this lens ...

Do you sell a replacement pouch for this lens individually?
Asked by: Isaac
Yes. The following can be sourced directly from Sony parts department Please review the following.
Answered by: hectorm
Date published: 2022-03-20

Does this lens accepts the 1.4x

Does this lens accepts the 1.4x
Asked by: Anonymous
Yes, the Sony FE 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 GM OSS Lens is compatible for use with the Sony FE 1.4x Teleconverter. The above two items are offered as a kit, which is the Sony FE 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 GM OSS Lens with 1.4x Teleconverter Kit, B&H # SO100400GM1T, listed on our website.
Answered by: Manzell
Date published: 2018-12-20

Can I use this lens with an Arca type L-bracket?

Can I use this lens with an Arca type L-bracket?
Asked by: Karen
I'm not sure whether the question can be answered as asked. An L-Bracket is for a camera, not for a lens. I suppose a partial answer might be "yes, if the L-Bracket is strong enough to support the weight of the FE 100-400." I know from experience, that a light-weight tripod head will not work - too much weight. Hope this helps.
Answered by: Anonymous
Date published: 2019-04-08
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