The Sony 100-400mm GM lens

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  • Gerner Christensen
    Gerner Christensen
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    on: August 5, 2019 at 4:33 pm

    First thanks Kevin taking time to review this lens.

    I didn’t foresee  it would make so many changes to my Sony zoom mainly lens bag as it actuallly did. With the arrival of the 7R4 I was able to reduce my lens count to only 3 lenses rather than 6-7 because it took out lenses due to the fact the APS-C mode offering 26 MP in the 7R4 is good enough for me when it comes down to printing my stuff.
    Lenses like the 24-70mm GM, the 90mm Macro, the 70-300mmm G 35 mm 2.8 suddenly becam obsolete. If I were more forgiving the 55mm f1.8 could go too, but it belongs to my fixed prime kit as is today.

    With the 16-35 mm GM, 24-105mm G and 100-400mm GM in combination with the crop mode in the 7R4 … I am fully covered for the travelling kit very broad. And here weight counts int a great deal.

    Kevin Raber
    Kevin Raber
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    Re: The Sony 100-400mm GM lens
    Reply #1 on: August 5, 2019 at 5:17 pm

    You are welcome and it sounds like you now have a good combo.  I still want to try to 200-600mm out.  I’ll be doing that later this month.  Fun times.

     

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

    E.J. Peiker
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    Reply #2 on: August 12, 2019 at 8:53 am

    With the 16-35 mm GM, 24-105mm G and 100-400mm GM in combination with the crop mode in the 7R4 … I am fully covered for the travelling kit very broad. And here weight counts int a great deal.

    I use the 16-35GM, 24-70GM and 100-400GM to achieve a similar thing and then I usually throw the tiny little Voigtlander 12mm in my backpack, which takes up almost no space in case I need to go extreme wide.  That 200-600 is enticing though…

    Kelly Bolin
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    Re: The Sony 100-400mm GM lens
    Reply #3 on: August 13, 2019 at 1:23 am

    Kevin, I’m with you on the 100-400 lens.  When I sold my Canon gear (4 bodies and 12 lenses, etc. etc.) and switched to Sony I decided that I was going to slim my gear selection down.  I used LR metadata to see what lenses & focal ranges I was commonly using.  Came to the conclusion I could get away with the 16-35, 24-70, 100-400 and now also the 200-600.  I also have the 24-240 as a general purpose travel lens when I’m not doing my landscape/wildlife shooting.  Nice to be able to fit what I need into one bag and not have to stand at my closet wondering what lenses I’m going to use and which ones get left behind.

    Wife is happier too as she isn’t my extra gear sherpa!  LOL

     

    Greg Scott
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    Reply #4 on: August 15, 2019 at 11:24 pm

    I love the 100-400 GM lens and I don’t plan to give it up. However, next year is heavy with wildlife and for things like polar bears and snow leopards, and an African Safari, the 200-600mm lens has become a must have tool.

    Gerner Christensen
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    Re: The Sony 100-400mm GM lens
    Reply #5 on: September 12, 2019 at 1:58 pm

    The longer I use the 100-400mm, the happier I become. It’s no less than an awesome lens while it’s a tad heavier than I like (Yes I have that u43 gene still in my blod still and 66 years old with 50 of them being working like a maniac….. I appreciate light stuff 🙂

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