Sony FE 400mm f/2.8 GM OSS Lens Announced, Priced $11,998!

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Sony has just officially announced the Sony FE 400mm F2.8 GM lens for mirrorless cameras. It is an optically stabilized super telephoto lens, featuring 17 lens elements: 1 ED and 3 fluorite, an 11-blade circular diaphragm and dual linear drive focus motors, weather sealed, a fluorine coating on the front element to keep away fingerprints and water. The lens is relatively lightweight at ‘just’ 2.9 kg / 6.4 lbs and is 359mm / 14.1″ long.  This new lens costs $11,998, available for pre-order at B&H/ Adorama.

Combining a super telephoto length, bright aperture, and lightweight design, this FE 400mm f/2.8 GM OSS Lens for Sony E-mount cameras is ideal for sports, wildlife, and nature photographers. The fast 2.8 aperture provides great depth of field control for isolating subjects as well as maximizing performance for low-light shooting situations. Three fluorite elements reduce chromatic aberration and one ED element further increases performance and image quality by reducing flare and ghosting while shooting in harsh conditions.

Weighing in at just 6.4 lb, this lens is incredibly portable for glass of its size. The weight of the lens is also redistributed to the back where it would sit over a monopod, making tracking subjects and panning easier. Complementing that is Sony’s XD Linear Motor autofocus system, which quickly and quietly tracks subjects across the frame even while shooting at high speeds. Furthermore, Optical SteadyShot can combine with in-body stabilization to provide 5-axis stabilization.

Video shooters will also be pleased to find power focus functionality, which provides smooth, even focus while shooting movies. The magnesium-alloy body of this lens is also weather sealed to protect against dirt, dust, and moisture while shooting in adverse conditions. A tripod collar can be rotated around the lens to provide maximum functionality with tripods or monopods.

Below are the detailed specifications:

Principal specifications
Lens type Prime lens
Max Format size 35mm FF
Focal length 400 mm
Image stabilization Yes
Lens mount Sony FE
Aperture
Maximum aperture F2.8
Aperture ring No
Number of diaphragm blades 11
Optics
Elements 23
Groups 17
Special elements / coatings 1 fluorite and 3 ED elements, Nano AR and fluorine coatings
Focus
Minimum focus 2.70 m (106.3)
Maximum magnification 0.16×
Autofocus Yes
Motor type Linear Motor
Full time manual Yes
Focus method Internal
Distance scale Yes
DoF scale No
Focus distance limiter Yes
Physical
Weight 2895 g (6.38 lb)
Diameter 158 mm (6.22)
Length 359 mm (14.13)
Materials Magnesium alloy
Sealing Yes
Colour White
Filter thread 40.5 mm
Filter notes Drop-in filters
Hood supplied Yes
Hood product code ALC-SH155
Tripod collar Yes

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