Friday, May 2, 2014

Sony 70-200 F4 FE Lens

Had a very quick play with the new 70-200 F4 lens today. This is the first production model I have seen. First impressions are, its a lot heavier then I expected. But it sure is beautifully made!

I took a few quick shots on the A7r mainly to test it at the long end and wide open which is where I see a lot of use for this type of lens. Well Im pretty disappointed to say the least! Im not sure if this is sample specific but it just doesnt look sharp. Seems to look like camera shake but 1 of them is shot at 1/1250th! Heres a couple of raws for you anyway.... Maybe Ill have to try out the next one...

https://www.dropbox.com/s/x36mbt39wijgjt4/70-200F4.ARW Wide open
https://www.dropbox.com/s/kb1ehaxdvh7gko4/70-200F8.ARW Stopped down
https://www.dropbox.com/s/qj83mh9dhm8fyk6/70200f4c.ARW Bokeh....