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:
|Lens type||Prime lens|
|Max Format size||35mm FF|
|Focal length||400 mm|
|Lens mount||Sony FE|
|Number of diaphragm blades||11|
|Special elements / coatings||1 fluorite and 3 ED elements, Nano AR and fluorine coatings|
|Minimum focus||2.70 m (106.3″)|
|Motor type||Linear Motor|
|Full time manual||Yes|
|Focus distance limiter||Yes|
|Weight||2895 g (6.38 lb)|
|Diameter||158 mm (6.22″)|
|Length||359 mm (14.13″)|
|Filter thread||40.5 mm|
|Filter notes||Drop-in filters|
|Hood product code||ALC-SH155|
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