Sony 70-400mm review: one of the sharpest super-zooms for wild life photography

By Kevin Carter - Tuesday May 07 2013

Lens Review
Introduction | Sony 70-400mm lens performance | Sony 70-400mm versus competition | Conclusion

Although we couldn’t compare this updated model with its predecessor, the 70-400mm F4-5.6 G SSM II is a very good performer overall. However, in a lens like this full-aperture performance is important and yet this is the one area where it’s weak. Fortunately, sharpness improves at 400mm at least centrally, making it a viable choice. Then again, at $2,200 (an increase of 10% on the earlier version), it remains a pricey option for Sony users.