Sony Alpha 70-400mm f/4-5.6G SSM II Lens for A-Mount reviews: Lens

41 customer reviews

+ This lens has no outstanding positive points. - It scores poorly on ease of use.

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Some customer reviews of Sony Alpha 70-400mm f/4-5.6G SSM II Lens for A-Mount

Most helpful reviews

Jake, Stockport

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
Amazing lens, premium build quality. Excellent image quality. Focusing is silent. Well worth the money. Use this lens regularly for wildlife and photographing birds.
Bad points:
None
Overall rating 10.0
Ease of use 10.0
Image quality 10.0
Build Quality 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 26 Oct 2014

Michael, Street, Somerset, UK

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
Superb quality of image, very good build and super smooth action. Focus times reasonably good.
Bad points:
It is a heavy lens so use without a tripod or monopod might be difficult for some. I have used it without a tripod on my Sony Alpha 55 and got some excellent pictures but I will normally use a monopod.
Overall rating 10.0
Ease of use 8.0
Image quality 10.0
Build Quality 10.0
Value for money 7.0
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4 of 5 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 26 Feb 2012

Susan , Poole

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
Superbly sharp lens.
Bad points:
None.
Overall rating 10.0
Ease of use 10.0
Image quality 10.0
Build Quality 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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2 of 3 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 19 Dec 2011

roger, Wallingford Serious hobbyist photographer.

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
Superb build and super fast focusing. Colour of body. Image quality.
Bad points:
I find the zoom ring fairly stiff to turn in comparison to the focusing ring but at least you don't get them mixed up. I am also getting used to the direction of rotation for zooming. This lens is no lightweight either.
Overall rating 10.0
Ease of use 9.0
Image quality 10.0
Build Quality 10.0
Value for money 9.0
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1 of 2 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 15 May 2013

Jamie, Manchester Pro photographer

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Build and optic quality is simply outstanding and the new SSM II motor is impressively quick. The lens is surprisingly light too considering its considerable size. This lens takes stunning images right across its zoom range.
Bad points:
After going to the trouble of improving the lens over its predecessor and its high price tag, (which im happy to pay for the superior quality) I'm really frustrated that Sony STILL havent added any weather and dust sealing.
Overall rating 9.0
Ease of use 9.0
Image quality 10.0
Build Quality 10.0
Value for money 7.0
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2 of 3 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 14 Sep 2013

Alexander, Longniddry I enjoy photographing wildlife

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Good range (70-400), speedy focusing, silky operation, focus limiter, superb image quality, sturdy build quality,
Bad points:
Heavy.
Overall rating 9.0
Ease of use 8.0
Image quality 9.0
Build Quality 9.0
Value for money 8.0
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1 of 2 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 08 Sep 2012

Gary, Leicester

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
Images are fantastic.
Auto focus reasonably quick.
Solid build with smooth actions on focus and zom rings.
Bad points:
Quite heavy. Takes a bit of practise to get used to using hand held.
Overall rating 10.0
Ease of use 9.0
Image quality 10.0
Build Quality 9.0
Value for money 10.0
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1 of 2 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 03 Jan 2013

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