Sony India has launched today FE 400mm F2.8 G Master OSS large aperture super-telephoto prime lens – model SEL400F28GM. This is the first large aperture super-telephoto prime to join the E-mount line-up. This new lens is claimed to produces brilliant image quality, extraordinary focusing speed and precision while also boasting the lightest weight in its class and an extremely balanced design. This will be ideal choice for professional sports, wildlife and nature photographers, and a perfect complement for Sony’s extensive line-up of high-speed E-mount bodies including ?9, ?7R III and more.
According to Sony, this lens features two newly developed high-speed XD (extreme dynamic) Linear Motors that drive the lens’ focus group, achieving up to a 5x improvement in moving-subject tracking performance. It also features an incredible level of image quality and detail, with outstanding contrast and resolution maintained all the way to the corners of the image. This lens also features an 11-blade circular aperture mechanism that allows it to produce extremely natural and beautiful background defocus or ‘bokeh’.
The new FE 400mm F2.8 GM OSS is compatible with Sony’s 1.4x and 2.0x E-mount tele-converters, producing outstanding imaging performance at extended focal lengths while maintaining fast, precise AF performance.
This is light weight lens having weight of 2895g. The light weight of this lens is achieved through an innovative optical design that includes three fluorite elements, with a reduced number of elements deployed at the front of the barrel, as well as the liberal usage of durable magnesium alloy components. To withstand the harsh conditions of sporting events and wildlife photography, this lens is built with a durable magnesium alloy and a strong, lightweight carbon fibre hood. The lens is also dust and moisture resistant and its front element is coated with fluorine to resist dirt and fingerprints.
This lens has controls on it including a ‘Full-Time DMF’ switch to immediately engage manual focus at any point and customisable focus hold buttons in four different locations on the lens barrel – allowing easy access of an Eye AF for example, and a focus ring that features Linear Response MF for fine, responsive manual focus. The new lens also features built-in optical stabilisation for dynamic sports action and three different ‘Mode’ settings, including a brand new Mode 3 setting with an advanced algorithm that ensures easier framing when following moving subjects.
The latest system software update (Version 3.00) for ?9 (ILCE-9) provides support for the new lens to optimise optical image stabilisation performance and enables continuous shooting with auto focus tracking even when aperture is greater than F11.
This lens will be available on order at MRP of Rs.10,34,990 from 7th August across all Sony Center, Alpha Flagship stores, Sony authorized dealers and major electronic stores across India.