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Sony Introduces Fast 400mm G-Master Share This on LinkedIn   Share This on Google   Tweet This   Forward This

27 June 2018

Using fluorite lens elements and magnesium alloy components, Sony has introduced the lightest telephoto prime in its class, the FE 400mm F2.8 GM OSS. At 6.4 pounds, it features Sony's XD Linear Motor autofocus system to quickly adn quietly tracks subjects across the frame while shooting at high speeds and Optical SteadyShot that can combine with in-body stabilization to provide 5-axis stabilization.

Power focus provides smooth and even focus in Movie mode. And the magnesium-alloy body is weather sealed to protect against dirt, dust and moisture. The tripod collar can be rotated around the lens as well.

And if 400mm doesn't et you there, the telephoto is compatible with Sony's 1.5x and 2.0x teleconverters.


Highlights of the 400mm prime include:

  • E-Mount lens/full-frame format
  • Aperture range: f2.8 to f22
  • 3 fluorite elements, 1 ED element
  • Nano AR coating
  • XD linear motor AF system
  • Optical SteadyShot Stabilization
  • Power focus functionality
  • Rotatable tripod collar
  • Weather-sealed construction
  • Rounded 11-blade diaphragm


Specifications for the telephoto include:

Mount Sony E
Focal Length 400mm
Aperture f2.8 to f22
11 rounded diaphragm blads
Angle of View 6°10'
Minimum Focus 8.86 feet
Magnification 0.52x
Optical Design 23 elements in 17 groups
3 fluorite elements, 1 ED element
Autofocus Yes
Image Stabilization Yes
Filter Thread 40.5mm drop-in
Dimensions 6.25 x 14.25 inches
Weight 6.4 lbs.


Sony said the FE 400mm F2.8 GM OSS will ship in September for about $12,000. A drop-in circular polarizing filter (model VF-DCPL1) will ship in December for about $400.

B&H is currently accepting pre-orders.

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