The Sony 100-400mm GM lens

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  • Gerner Christensen
    Gerner Christensen
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    on: October 1, 2019 at 12:42 pm

    Hi friends…

    Couldn’t find any other comments to Kevins rave about the Sony 100-400mm GM lens, so to share common experience, I go with a topic by its own.

    First of all I can’t praise this lens enough because not only it replaces my 70-200/4 and 70-300mm G lens, it also makes my Sony photograhy a pure plasure supplying it with the 24-105 mm G lens which is at least as transparent and sharp as my now sold 24-70mm GM lens looking to 40 % of the center of the lens. Only corners suffers a bit compared. That said, with a tad of salt, because my sample of the 24-70mm GM wasn’t symetrical mounted from factory even having it replaced with big trouble. Hence the whole left side of the frame on both lenses wasn’t as sharp ans the right side. A small ‘arghhh’ because this should not happen on a lens in that price class, SONY!!!

    But ok, I am as glad as a billion doller lotto winner with the two lens combo I have today.

    I supply my bag with a 16-35mm GM lens if I know I will be faced with compositions requiring such wide vission to make a balaced composition.

    May I end up saying the 100-400mm GM lens is perhaps my best Sony lens? I am very, very happy with it. Happy shooting 100-400mm owners.

    Kevin Raber
    Kevin Raber
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    Re: The Sony 100-400mm GM lens
    Reply #1 on: October 1, 2019 at 9:53 pm

    As I said in my article it is one of my favorite lenses.  May I also suggest the 12-24mm lens.  I have found I really like this lens under certain circumstances.

    Kevin Raber
    CEO & Publisher of PhotoPXL.com and Rockhopperworkshops.com

    Jim Kasson
    Jim Kasson
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    Re: The Sony 100-400mm GM lens
    Reply #2 on: October 2, 2019 at 3:48 pm

    I find this an upgrade over the current Nikon 80-400, especially at the wide end:

     

    https://blog.kasson.com/the-last-word/sony-100-400-vs-nikon-80-400-at-100-mm/

     

    However, I find myself reaching for the Nikon 180-400/4 in situations where its heft is manageable. That is maybe the best zoom I’ve owned, even counting the Fuji 32-64/4. Not cheap, though.

     

    Jim

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