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I am a bit surprised that we haven't seen more reviews yet. I would think we could see some professional reviews by now, about a month before it's shipped. I did find these two:

https://www.cameralabs.com/sony-fe-100-400mm-f4-5-5-6-gm-oss-review/


https://www.dpreview.com/forums/thread/4165670



Jun 12, 2017 at 07:21 PM
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I was hoping to see some of the long distance shots wide open in the Camera Labs review, though the f/8 shot looked pretty good off into the borders/corners.


Jun 12, 2017 at 11:20 PM
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bjornthun wrote:
Wonder how well it will work with the 1.4x TC optically?

Time to pack up my Sigma 150-600 Contemporary?

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Big difference in prices between the two. And if you shoot birds or wildlife, you may miss the 600mm FL




Jun 13, 2017 at 05:42 AM
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kdrk888 wrote:
I am a bit surprised that we haven't seen more reviews yet. I would think we could see some professional reviews by now, about a month before it's shipped. I did find these two:

https://www.cameralabs.com/sony-fe-100-400mm-f4-5-5-6-gm-oss-review/

https://www.dpreview.com/forums/thread/4165670


Thanks for posting the reviews! The Cameralabs review indicated that Sony smoothed the bokeh with this lens. If that is true, I will get it for sure, as the Canon 100-400 II (and its predecessor) has very ugly bokeh.



Jun 13, 2017 at 11:56 AM
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p.6 #5 · p.6 #5 · In Stock: Sony FE 100-400mm F4.55.6 GM OSS


In stock at Adorama with Free Expedited Shipping! Hurry!!

https://www.adorama.com/iso100400e.html



Jul 27, 2017 at 07:52 PM
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I hate that i can't figure out if i made it in the b&h 1st ship or not... They are now out of stock my order says processing.... Tempted to double order the adorama in stock


Jul 27, 2017 at 09:11 PM
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I could always use a early Christmas present. Lol

I have to wait for more funds . Spent enough last month



Jul 27, 2017 at 09:35 PM
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I did some test shots today and impressed. I took some on and off a tripod. The image quality in terms of sharpness and detail is very similar to my 70-200/4 at 100 and 150mm --- where I did most of my tests. I also used the 1.4x adapter and got some mixed results. When tack on focus-- great. I think some of my misses may be technique. At some point will compare with my contax 100-300.


Jul 28, 2017 at 12:45 AM
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OK, I got mine about 6pm this evening, went out on the boat, threw on the lens with hardly paying attention to settings and did some random shooting. I am impressed. These were shot on the A6500. Tracking was excellent even in a boat that was doing some serious rocking in the waves left by other boats. The are straightened but other wise unprocessed except for some basic light sharpening.

Tomorrow, I'll actually play around with different settings. This was basically, set to P or S mode, tracking on with AF-C.





















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Jul 28, 2017 at 02:13 AM
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Looking sharp! Bob. Now I wish Sony would make a A6xxxx with two exposure dials...


Jul 28, 2017 at 02:17 AM
 

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Would love to see a comparison with an adapted 70-400mm A-Mount if anyone by chance has both


Jul 28, 2017 at 02:40 AM
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Great samples Bob!

Got mine today as well. I did a quick test around the neighborhood with the FE 1.4x extender.

I'm impressed by the absence of LoCA at all focal lengths. 400mm looks very strong to the edges. (I would say even better than 100mm). Colors and OOF rendering are beautiful. OSS works wonders and focus is fast.

Also did a centering test and the lens is pretty good.

Here are samples with the FE 1.4x + crop mode...(On the first I should've removed the extender but got lazy. )




Shot with the FE 1.4x + 1.5x crop mode at 218mm (Effective 327mm)

  ILCE-7RM2    FE 100-400mm F4.5-5.6 GM OSS + 1.4X Teleconverter lens    218mm    f/8.0    1/250s    800 ISO    0.0 EV  






This one was at 400mm with the FE 1.4x extender (effective 560mm)

  ILCE-7RM2    FE 100-400mm F4.5-5.6 GM OSS + 1.4X Teleconverter lens    560mm    f/8.0    1/250s    250 ISO    0.0 EV  






I pushed the limits for this one. 400mm + FE 1.4x + 1.5x crop mode (840mm + slightly crop in post...perhaps ~900mm)

  ILCE-7RM2    FE 100-400mm F4.5-5.6 GM OSS + 1.4X Teleconverter lens    560mm    f/8.0    1/250s    200 ISO    0.0 EV  




Jul 28, 2017 at 02:41 AM
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Question what focal length does it go to 5.6. I could get away with 4.5 doing the runway stuff and 300 is what I use today in crop mode. I could do 100-400 at 200mmn crop mode. I know use the whole focal length but 23 thousand images I want less Mpx for processing the A9 is like 11mpx which is good enough. I'm after a 8x12 300 dpi image to upload. That's it.

I rent the 70-200 GM and I have yet to get one good at 200mm. I always have to go to 195mm. If this thing is sharp wide open and can track well I could justify it.



Jul 28, 2017 at 03:15 AM
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Fred Miranda wrote:
Great samples Bob!

Got mine today as well. I did a quick test around the neighborhood with the FE 1.4x extender.

I'm impressed by the absence of LoCA at all focal lengths. 400mm looks very strong to the edges. (I would say even better than 100mm). Colors and OOF rendering are beautiful. OSS works wonders and focus is fast.

Also did a centering test and the lens is pretty good.

Here are samples with the FE 1.4x + crop mode...(On the first I should've removed the extender but got lazy. )


Awesome.

How is focus speed and tracking with this lens (with and without TC) on the A7RII?



Jul 28, 2017 at 04:13 AM
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Bob and Fred congratulations on receiving your copies and thanks for posting up images. They all look super!
At least I have a tracking number

Now someone please pop on a 2x TC and either let us down gently or spread the elation.

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Jul 28, 2017 at 05:27 AM
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kdrk888
That will be the a7000 and it will have two card slots, an endless buffer on UHS-ii
and your two desired wheels plus a purpose built grip.



Jul 28, 2017 at 05:30 AM
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GMPhotography wrote:
Question what focal length does it go to 5.6. I could get away with 4.5 doing the runway stuff and 300 is what I use today in crop mode. I could do 100-400 at 200mmn crop mode. I know use the whole focal length but 23 thousand images I want less Mpx for processing the A9 is like 11mpx which is good enough. I'm after a 8x12 300 dpi image to upload. That's it.

I rent the 70-200 GM and I have yet to get one good at 200mm. I always have to go to 195mm. If this thing is
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Guy,
160mm would be f/5 but 200mm would be f/5.6.

The Sony FE 100-400 GM aperture change goes like this:

100-114mm: f/4.5
115-162mm: f/5
164-400mm: f/5.6

It could be one of the reasons the new Sony's is lighter than the Canon. (About 200g lighter)

The Canon (Mark II) goes like this:

100-134mm: f/4.5
135-311mm: f/5
312-400mm: f/5.6



Jul 28, 2017 at 05:31 AM
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virtualrain wrote:
Awesome.

How is focus speed and tracking with this lens (with and without TC) on the A7RII?


I didn't do any tracking yet but AF is fast with the 1.4x extender.



Jul 28, 2017 at 05:49 AM
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Fred Miranda wrote:
I didn't do any tracking yet but AF is fast with the 1.4x extender.



I've only done some tracking with the A6500 and it's pretty awesome. More testing is needed but I like what I see.



Jul 28, 2017 at 10:44 AM
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Fred Miranda wrote:
Great samples Bob!

Got mine today as well. I did a quick test around the neighborhood with the FE 1.4x extender.

I'm impressed by the absence of LoCA at all focal lengths. 400mm looks very strong to the edges. (I would say even better than 100mm). Colors and OOF rendering are beautiful. OSS works wonders and focus is fast.

Also did a centering test and the lens is pretty good.

Here are samples with the FE 1.4x + crop mode...(On the first I should've removed the extender but got lazy. )


Thanks for posting these Fred. While I was very happy and suprised my 100-400 arrived sooner than anticiapted yesterday morning, I only had a few minutes to check it out before I had to go in for scheduled surgery. Might be a few days of recovery needed before I can get out there and see what this lens can do. In the meantime great to see what I have to look forward too



Jul 28, 2017 at 11:09 AM
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