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Sony 70-400mm F/4-5.6 G SSM Review

Here’s a brief look at the Sony 70-400mm F/4-5.6 G SSM super zoom lens.  Scroll down for the main review. Lens SAL-70400G  Sony 70-400mm F/4-5.6 G SSM Box contents
Front and rear caps, hood, softcase and users manual. Cost $1998  retail, updated version II here for more money. Build quality Very good Additional information
Works with Sony Tele-converters.  Also consider…

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Sony 75-300mm F/4.5-5.6 Review

Here’s a brief look at the Sony 75-300mm F/4.5-5.6 telephoto zoom lens.  Scroll down for the main review. Lens SAL-75300  Sony 75-300mm F/4.5-5.6 Box contents
Front and rear caps, hood, and users manual. Cost $250 retail, hundreds available on eBay for much less. Build quality Good Additional information
Don’t confuse this lens with the 70-300 G SSM, which is a…

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Sony 85mm F/1.4 Carl Zeiss Planar Review

Here’s a brief look at the Sony 85mm F/1.4 Carl Zeiss Planar lens.  Scroll down for the review.

Lens SAL-85F14Z  Sony 85mm F/1.4 Box contents
Front and rear caps, carrying pouch, hood and a users manual. Cost $1698 retail Build quality Very good Additional information
New Carl Zeiss design for Sony. Specifications below
Optical configuration 8 elements in 7 groups…

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Sony 85mm F/2.8 SAM Review

Here’s a brief look at the Sony 85mm F/2.8 SAM lens.  Scroll down for the main review.

Lens SAL-85F28  Sony 85mm F/2.8 SAM Box contents
Front and rear caps, hood and user’s manual. Cost $323 Build quality Good Additional information
New Sony design introduced in 2010.  This is one of Sony’s “easy choice” lenses, which means cheap price, but optically…

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Sony 100mm F/2.8 Macro Review

Here’s a brief look at the Sony 100mm F/2.8 macro lens.  Scroll down for the review.

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Lens SAL-100M28  Sony 100mm F/2.8 macro Box contents
Front and rear caps, hood and users manual. Cost $848 retail Build quality Very good Additional information
Has focus hold button and focus limiter switch.  Longer working distance than the smaller 50mm macro. Specifications below

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Sony 135mm F/1.8 Carl Zeiss Sonnar Review

Here’s a brief look at the Sony 135mm F/1.8 Carl Zeiss Sonnar lens.  Scroll down for the review. Lens SAL-135F18Z  Sony 135mm F/1.8 Box contents
Front and rear caps, carrying pouch, hood and a users manual. Cost $1798 retail Build quality Very good Additional information
New Carl Zeiss design for Sony. Specifications below
Optical configuration 11 elements in 8 groups…

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Sony 135mm F/2.8 T4.5 STF Review

Here’s a brief look at the Sony 135mm F/2.8 [T4.5] Smooth trans focus lens.  Scroll down for the review. Lens SAL-135F28  Sony 135mm F/2.8 [T4.5] STF Box contents
Front and rear caps, carrying pouch, hood and a users manual. Cost $1398 retail Build quality Very good Additional information
Manual focus lens only.  Sony tele-converter compatible.  Rebadged Minolta. Specifications below
Optical

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Sony 300mm F/2.8 SSM G Review

Here’s a brief look at the Sony 300mm F/2.8 SSM G lens.  Scroll down for the main review. Lens SAL-300F28G  Sony 300mm F/2.8 SSM G.  Discontinued in 2012 Box contents
Contents inside box are; nice metal clad trunk, padded on the inside with keys, Carbon fiber lens hood, vinyl cover for hood with cord, carrying strap for trunk, carrying strap…

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