Sony have developed a lens that sets a new standard for professional sports and nature optics. The 400mm f/2.8 G Master lens features an innovative optical design that keeps the weight of the Super Telephoto lens down to only 2895g, making it significantly lighter than equivalent lenses on the market. Not just lightweight for its class, the lens also boasts a XD (extreme dynamic) Linear Autofocus Motor that ensure incredibly accurate subject tracking performance.
Super Telephoto 400mm Focal Length
Designed to provide sports and wildlife photographers the reach they need, without sacrificing brightness or lens speed, the Sony lens produces excellent images with a super-telephoto 400mm focal length when mounted on a full frame camera.
Large Aperture Prime Lens
With an f/2.8 aperture and a circular 11-bladed optical design, the lens is perfect for shooters who want beautiful natural looking bokeh as well as fast shutter speeds to freeze quick motion. The bright optical design also ensures that the lens is compatible with both 1.4x and 2.0x teleconverters for photographers needing an extended reach capability.
Dual Extreme Dynamic Linear Autofocus Motor
Autofocus and tracking performance is paramount with the 400mm lens and Sony have designed a new XD (Extreme Dynamic) linear autofocus motor to drive the lens focus group with absolute speed and precision. Combined with improved AF algorithms this produces excellent results.
Optical SteadyShot Technology
Optical image stabilisation technology that uses integrated gyro sensors to detect even the slightest movement, helps provide shooters capture sharper images. The lens offers a choice of 3 different modes optimised for hand-held shooting, panning shots, and new mode with an algorithm designed for dynamic and harder to predict sports.
Advanced Optics for Balance and Image Quality
A sophisticated innovative optical design reduces the weight at the front of the barrel and uses three fluorite elements to minimise chromatic aberrations. The addition of Sony’s Nano AR coating helps to also reduce unwanted reflection, glare and ghosting for better looking images in a range of shooting conditions.
Dust and Moisture Proof Construction
Designed for full-time photographers, the lens is constructed from a durable magnesium alloy and is dust and moisture resistant. A fluorine coating on the front element helps protect against dirt and fingerprints, while the carbon fibre hood helps to keep the weight down.
The lens offers a comprehensive range of controls for working professionals with full-time DMF (direct manual focus) that engages MF mode just by touching the focus ring. The lens also offers shooters four customisable focus hold buttons, as well as three focus range limiter options of 7-2.7m, infinity -7m, and FULL.
It doesn’t stop there though; the Sony SEL400F28GM also has a customisable control ring that can be set to a range of functions like alternating between APS-C/Full Frame modes, or the new power focus mode that allows focus to shift at a pre-determined speed. You can even record a preset focus distance that can be recalled by simply twisting the function ring in either direction.
35mm full frame
FOCAL LENGTH (35MM) (APS-C)
LENS GROUPS / ELEMENTS
17-23 *Including one filter
ANGLE OF VIEW (35MM)
ANGLE OF VIEW (APS-C)
MAXIMUM APERTURE (F)
MINIMUM APERTURE (F)
MINIMUM FOCUS DISTANCE
2.7 m (8.86 ft)
MAXIMUM MAGNIFICATION RATIO (X)
FILTER DIAMETER (MM)
IMAGE STABILISATION (STEADYSHOT)
TELECONVERTER COMPATIBILITY (X1.4)
TELECONVERTER COMPATIBILITY (X2.0)
DIMENSIONS (DIAMETER X LENGTH)
158.1 x 359 mm
* Specifications subject to change by the manufacturer without notice