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I’ve had my new lens about 3 weeks and taken photos in various venues at various focal lengths. I also have some photos where I used the Sony e-mount 1.4X converter in conjunction with the lens at 400mm to give me an effective 560mm lens. I found the lens with the converter was still very sharp. With the converter, the camera in “Auto” mode tended to chose 1/500th of a second, which I found to be a bit slow, especially for moving objects. I used it in shutter priority mode at 1/600th of a second for better results.
This is not intended as a review but I was very happy with how lightweight and compact the lens is even with the 1.4X convertor. Much of my shots are while I hike on trails where a tripod is not suitable. All of these shots were hand held. I had the 2X converter but found the photos to not be as sharp as I would like and returned it.
While Sony will be coming out with a prime 400mm 2.8 lens soon, my bank account will not allow me to purchase it and my cardiologist will not allow me to carry it. I traded in my Metabones adapted Canon 400mm f4 D.O. lens and have never looked back.
I have not had any auto focus issues with the lens even with reduced light using the 1.4 converter.
Now all of my A7R2 lenses are e-mount and I am “adapter free”. Thanks Sony and Zeiss for finally filling out the range of lenses that fit my wildlife and landscape needs. Glad I have this lens. I carry it mounted to the camera hanging on my shoulder from a Promaster Swiftstrap mounted to the tripod foot.
400mm Crop Acorn Woodpecker
Millerton Lake Last Swim Of The Season
Historic Millerton Courthouse
Moon At 400mm
Pond At Coke Hollowell Nature Center
Huntington Lake From Kaiser Pass Road
Fisherman At 100mm
Crow At 560mm f8 1/600th
Distant Bald Eagle 400mm Crop
Hawk At 560mm
Grandson At 400mm