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100-400mm Field Test from Imaging Resource: “A home run for Sony E-mount owners”


Imaging Resource posted their 100-400mm GM field test. And their conclusion is that this is a “A home run for Sony E-mount owners“:

What I like:

  • Great build quality
  • Excellent image quality
  • Good control of chromatic aberration
  • Versatile zoom range – and a really nice zoom mechanism
  • Impressive close focus capabilities
  • Despite being expensive, this is a great value given its unique role in the E-mount lineup

What I didn’t like:

  • Quite front-heavy with the APS-C A6500 body
  • Autofocus can be slow when focusing on a close subject, especially at the telephoto end
  • Focus ring feels loose
  • Not easy to remove the tripod foot

While the performance of a zoom lens won’t match a similar prime lens, all else equal, the Sony 100-400mm G Master lens is still incredibly sharp and performs very well. Considering its versatility, build quality, optical quality and price, the Sony 100-400mm GM is a home run and deserves a place in the kit of every Sony E mount shooter in need of telephoto reach. Granted, it is still $2,500 and that is a lot of money, but if you can afford this lens, buy it.

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