Sony FE 400mm f/2.8 GM OSS Lens

      

A defining super-telephoto, the FE 400mm f/2.8 GM OSS mixes a long-enough focal length with bright optics and durable construction to realize one of the most desirable lenses for sports and wildlife shooting. As a G Master lens, sharpness and rendering are emphasized through the use of fluorite and extra-low dispersion elements, which control a variety of aberrations for high clarity and color accuracy. A Nano AR Coating also reduces flare for impressive contrast. As a lens meant for working with fast-moving subjects, an XD Linear Motor system achieves quick and accurate AF performance and OSS image stabilization compensates for the effects of camera shake.

Sony FE 400mm f/2.8 GM OSS Lens
Sony FE 400mm f/2.8 GM OSS Lens

Applications: A super-tele with a fast f/2.8 design offers reach and speed for working with subjects at long distances and under a variety of lighting conditions; the 400mm focal length is a bit wider than the 600mm lens, making it a bit more versatile for midrange subjects but not quite as tight for tracking smaller distant subjects.

Perks

+ Super telephoto with impressively fast f/2.8 design
+ G Master lens, advanced optics
+ OSS and tripod foot for stability
+ Weather sealed

Drawbacks

- Large and heavy form factor
- Specialized, niche appeal

Specs

Focal Length 400mm
Aperture Range f/2.8 to f/22
Optical Layout 23 elements, 17 groups
(3 fluorite elements, 1 extra low dispersion element)
Coating Nano AR
Minimum Focusing Distance 8.9' / 2.7 m
Maximum Magnification 0.16x
Diaphragm Blades 11
Image Stabilization Yes
Filter Size 40.5mm rear drop-in
Dimensions 6.2 x 14.1" / 158.1 x 359mm
Weight 6.4 lb / 2895 g

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