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First tests I've seen:

https://sonyalpha.blog/2017/07/17/sony-fe100-400mm-part-2-sharpness-pique/

Cheers!



Jul 17, 2017 at 09:48 PM
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I appreciate the tester's efforts but I hate to look at bookcases


Jul 18, 2017 at 02:57 AM
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MedicineMan404 wrote:
I appreciate the tester's efforts but I hate to look at bookcases


Agreed. I really don't get that kind of testing. At least shoot a chart if you're going to do this indoors at close range. But who shoots wildlife from across the room?



Jul 18, 2017 at 07:49 AM
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p.1 #4 · p.1 #4 · FE 100-400 test with samples


The real problem is that the books contain a small amount of discernible detail as compared to say abest chart or a natural scene.

I really can't judge very well how the lens is resolving detail. Or at a minimum I can't tell if what I'm seeing is enough.

virtualrain wrote:
Agreed. I really don't get that kind of testing. At least shoot a chart if you're going to do this indoors at close range. But who shoots wildlife from across the room?




Jul 18, 2017 at 01:40 PM
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I would prefer viewing the eyelashes on a water buffalo at 400mm; but still, the books do yield a figure of merit in terms of sharpness and the lens looks good, so far. I sold my very sharp Canon 100-400 II, so it was a real leap-of-faith for me to order the Sony lens. I am thankful for any information I can get..


Jul 18, 2017 at 01:49 PM
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Justin Stone wrote:
The real problem is that the books contain a small amount of discernible detail as compared to say abest chart or a natural scene.

I really can't judge very well how the lens is resolving detail. Or at a minimum I can't tell if what I'm seeing is enough.



It does not test for high frequency detail...



Jul 18, 2017 at 04:20 PM
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p.1 #7 · p.1 #7 · FE 100-400 test with samples


Yeah what you said

Does whet the palate for more results! Won't be long. Did you order Fred?

Fred Miranda wrote:
It does not test for high frequency detail...




Jul 18, 2017 at 04:34 PM
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It looks like the reviewer plans "real life" tests and tests with the TCs, etc. At least they're something until we can get our hands on ours. I'm anxious to try it out, that's for sure.


Jul 18, 2017 at 06:59 PM
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Justin Stone wrote:
Yeah what you said

Does whet the palate for more results! Won't be long. Did you order Fred?



Yes, I did.



Jul 18, 2017 at 09:45 PM
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p.1 #10 · p.1 #10 · FE 100-400 test with samples


For this lens one of the key features that needs to be tested is AF and tracking. I'm sure the image quality will be top notch.


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p.1 #11 · p.1 #11 · FE 100-400 test with samples


I haven't read much about focus speed on the FE 100-400mm yet, but I did come across these videos:

Sony A9 + FE 100-400mm Focus Speed Test by "tamrong siammirrorless":



Sony A9 + FE 100-400mm +Sony FE 2.0x af-c test 3 by "SiuShanBee":



That last user has a few testing it with the 2x Teleconverter and AF-C on the A9.



Jul 19, 2017 at 12:15 AM
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^ That bird tracking with a 2X TC is quite impressive.


Jul 19, 2017 at 12:40 AM
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p.1 #13 · p.1 #13 · FE 100-400 test with samples


AF-tracking at F11(11.2), yep indeed showing the prowess of the a9---and in not so great light. BUT is the sensor and lens resolving Ok for a video but for an image I will doubt until I see for myself.


Jul 19, 2017 at 01:45 AM
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p.1 #14 · p.1 #14 · FE 100-400 test with samples


Yeah, I saw those book shelf tests on FB this morning...Thought the same as you guys...Why a bookshelf?
First time I've seen those video's though, Focus looks really quick, but almost everything seems to focus accurately and really fast on my a9...I'm still floored every time I use it, especially when compared to the a7rii...I pre-ordered the 100-400 and can hardly wait.



Jul 19, 2017 at 02:12 AM
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Do you remember when a Canon rep, now this was way before the alpha9 was released, said that the a9 can focus Canon lenses faster than Canon! Do you remember that or is my mind fabricating again?
With what I'm seeing with the adapted 400DOii I can't go quite that far but I've mentioned before I wouldn't hesitate taking the a9 and DOii to a Florida venue for birds. Like many I'm hoping the FE100-400 rules the world! Hey, it's 8 ounces lighter than the EOS 100-400ii I shipped to its new owner last week=talk about faith in Sony ha!



Jul 19, 2017 at 02:45 AM
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MedicineMan404 wrote:
...but I've mentioned before I wouldn't hesitate taking the a9 and DOii to a Florida venue for birds.


I've gone to Florida several times with my A7R2 + MB IV + Canon super-teles with excellent results. I'm sure the A9 will excel there, especially since the bird photo opportunities in Florida tend to be fairly static birds. I am more excited to see what the A9 can produce in BIF scenarios with both the FE 100-400 and Canon glass.



Jul 19, 2017 at 04:02 PM
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MedicineMan404 wrote:
Do you remember when a Canon rep, now this was way before the alpha9 was released, said that the a9 can focus Canon lenses faster than Canon! Do you remember that or is my mind fabricating again?
With what I'm seeing with the adapted 400DOii I can't go quite that far but I've mentioned before I wouldn't hesitate taking the a9 and DOii to a Florida venue for birds. Like many I'm hoping the FE100-400 rules the world! Hey, it's 8 ounces lighter than the EOS 100-400ii I shipped to its new owner last week=talk about faith in Sony ha!



It is kind of putting the cart in front of the horse but I am even hoping that both the Sony FE TCs would do well with this lens. Agreed, Robert?



Jul 19, 2017 at 05:36 PM
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p.1 #18 · p.1 #18 · FE 100-400 test with samples


I can offer a few test shots. From my experience the AF speed is great also with the 1.4 extender but slower using the 2x extender. Had no chance to test AF tracking.

Here are two test shots with (a9, no extender) (Sorry, just my garden, nothing exciting). Full size available on Flickr.

[url=https://flic.kr/p/WFYKg3]

2017-07-21 100-400 Test-1005.jpg[/url] by Sport & Spiel Martin, auf Flickr

[url=https://flic.kr/p/WTrMVA]

2017-07-21 100-400 Test-1010.jpg[/url] by Sport & Spiel Martin, auf Flickr



Jul 21, 2017 at 03:07 PM
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p.1 #19 · p.1 #19 · FE 100-400 test with samples


These shots were taken using the 1.4x extender:

[url=https://flic.kr/p/WKh1Pz]

2017-07-21 100-400 Test-1015.jpg[/url] by Sport & Spiel Martin, auf Flickr

[url=https://flic.kr/p/VEMvEo]

2017-07-21 100-400 Test-1022.jpg[/url] by Sport & Spiel Martin, auf Flickr



Jul 21, 2017 at 03:09 PM
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p.1 #20 · p.1 #20 · FE 100-400 test with samples


And finally using the 2x extender:

[url=https://flic.kr/p/VEMzco]

2017-07-21 100-400 Test-1034.jpg[/url] by Sport & Spiel Martin, auf Flickr

[url=https://flic.kr/p/WX2A7P]

2017-07-21 100-400 Test-1039.jpg[/url] by Sport & Spiel Martin, auf Flickr



Jul 21, 2017 at 03:10 PM
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