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Compare Sony 100-400mm F4.5-5.6 GM vs Sony 400mm F2.8 GM vs Sony 70-200mm F2.8 GM

Reviews

Neo score
52%
62%
71%
Pros
  • Superb sharpness
  • Optically stabilized
  • Zoom lock prevents zoom creep
  • Weather-sealed
  • Comes with a tripod collar
  • Exceptionally faster autofocus
  • Lighter than the competition
  • Optically stabilized
  • Weather-sealed
  • Comes with a tripod collar
  • Compatible with teleconverters
  • Optically stabilized
  • Zoom lock prevents zoom creep
  • Weather-sealed
  • Comes with a tripod collar
Cons
  • Dark and variable maximum aperture
  • Large and heavy
  • Very expensive
  • Rather heavy
  • Not sharper than the F4 lens

Price

MSRP
2500 USD
12000 USD
2300 USD
Offers (incl. referral links)

Construction

Aperture Blades
9 blades
11 blades
11 blades
Colors
White
White
Gray
Form Factor
Super Telephoto Zoom Lens
Super Telephoto Prime Lens
Telephoto Zoom Lens
Image Size
Full-Frame
Full-Frame
Full-Frame
Lens Barrel
Focus limiter, Tripod collar
Focus limiter, Tripod collar, Distance scale
Focus limiter, Tripod collar
Lens Mount
Sony E-mount
Sony E-mount
Sony E-mount
Material
Magnesium alloy
Magnesium alloy
Motor
Linear Motor
Linear Motor
Ring-type ultrasonic
Optical Formula | Elements
22 elements
23 elements
32 elements
Optical Formula | Groups
16 groups
17 groups
18 groups
Optical Formula | Special Glass
Two ED, one super ED element. Fluorine-coated front element. groups
1 fluorite and 3 ED elements, Nano AR and fluorine coatings groups
One double-side aspherical and one extreme aspherical element + Nano AR coating groups

Dimensions

Filter Diameter
77 mm / 3.03 in
40.5 mm / 1.59 in
77 mm / 3.03 in
Size | Diameter
94 mm / 3.70 in
158 mm / 6.22 in
88 mm / 3.46 in
Size | Length
205 mm / 8.07 in
359 mm / 14.13 in
200 mm / 7.87 in
Weight
1395 g / 49.29 oz
2895 g / 102.30 oz
1480 g / 52.30 oz

Function

Angle Of View
24.4° Diagonal | 20.4° Horizontal | 13.7° Vertical (wide) ~ 6.2° Diagonal | 5.2° Horizontal | 3.4° Vertical (tele)
6.2° Diagonal | 5.2° Horizontal | 3.4° Vertical
34.4° Diagonal | 28.8° Horizontal | 19.5° Vertical (wide) ~ 12.4° Diagonal | 10.3° Horizontal | 6.9° Vertical (tele)
Aperture
f/4.5–5.6 ~ f/32–40
f/2.8
f/2.8 ~ f/22
Autofocus
Yes
Yes
Yes
Focal Length
100 mm ~ 400 mm
400 mm
70 mm ~ 200 mm
Focus Type
Internal
Internal
Internal
Image Stabilization
Yes
Yes
Yes
Weather Resistance
Yes
Yes
Yes
Zoom Type
External zoom (zoom lock available)
External zoom (zoom lock available)

Performance

Max Magnification
0.35x
0.16x
0.25x
Min Focus Distance
980 mm / 38.58 in
2700 mm / 106.30 in
960 mm / 37.80 in

Production

Accessory
Lens Hood: ALC-SH151 (supplied)
Lens Hood: ALC-SH155 (supplied)
Lens Hood: ALC-SH145 (supplied)
Debut
2017-04-19
2018-06-27
2016-02-03
Model Name
SEL100400GM
SEL400F28GM
SEL70200GM
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