Sony 70-400mm f/4-5.6 SSM G (SAL-70400G) - Review / Test Report - Sample Images & Verdict
Lens Reviews - Sony Alpha/NEX (APS-C)

Sample Images

Here're some sample images taken with the Alpha 700 and RAW-converted via CaptureOne v4.

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Model DSLR-A700
ISO Speed 400
Focal Length 400.0mm
Aperture: f/6.3
Exposure 1/1250s
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Model DSLR-A700
ISO Speed 400
Focal Length 200.0mm
Aperture: f/5.6
Exposure 1/1000s
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Model DSLR-A700
ISO Speed 400
Focal Length 400.0mm
Aperture: f/5.6
Exposure 1/2000s
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Model DSLR-A700
ISO Speed 400
Focal Length 400.0mm
Aperture: f/5.6
Exposure 1/1250s
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Model DSLR-A700
ISO Speed 400
Focal Length 105.0mm
Aperture: f/8.0
Exposure 1/2000s
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Model DSLR-A700
ISO Speed 400
Focal Length 280.0mm
Aperture: f/7.1
Exposure 1/320s
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Model DSLR-A700
ISO Speed 400
Focal Length 70.0mm
Aperture: f/9.0
Exposure 1/250s
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Model DSLR-A700
ISO Speed 400
Focal Length 180.0mm
Aperture: f/8.0
Exposure 1/800s
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Model DSLR-A700
ISO Speed 200
Focal Length 70.0mm
Aperture: f/5.0
Exposure 1/1000s
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Model DSLR-A700
ISO Speed 320
Focal Length 250.0mm
Aperture: f/5.6
Exposure 1/800s
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Model DSLR-A700
ISO Speed 320
Focal Length 210.0mm
Aperture: f/5.0
Exposure 1/1250s
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Model DSLR-A700
ISO Speed 320
Focal Length 70.0mm
Aperture: f/5.0
Exposure 1/1250s
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Model DSLR-A700
ISO Speed 400
Focal Length 180.0mm
Aperture: f/5.0
Exposure 1/320s
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Model DSLR-A700
ISO Speed 400
Focal Length 110.0mm
Aperture: f/5.6
Exposure 1/320s

Verdict

The Sony 70-400mm f/4-5.6 SSM G is an impressive piece of engineering. The resolution figures are very good across the zoom range. Lateral CAs, vignetting and distortions are generally very well controlled and not field relevant. The only real optical weakness of the lens is the quality of the bokeh (out-of-focus blur) at the long end of the zoom range. The build quality of the lens is excellent and matching or even exceeding its Canon/Nikon counterparts - some may not like the silver finish though. Thanks to the new SSM ("Supersonic Motor") AF operations are very silent although the AF speed isn't overly impressive (still good enough). It's not a cheap lens but neither is the direct competition.

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