The Sony 400mm f/2.8 GM OSS Lens has been spotted in the wild at the Olympics

Feb 13, 2018

John Aldred

John Aldred is a photographer with over 20 years of experience in the portrait and commercial worlds. He is based in Scotland and has been an early adopter – and occasional beta tester – of almost every digital imaging technology in that time. As well as his creative visual work, John uses 3D printing, electronics and programming to create his own photography and filmmaking tools and consults for a number of brands across the industry.

The Sony 400mm f/2.8 GM OSS Lens has been spotted in the wild at the Olympics

Feb 13, 2018

John Aldred

John Aldred is a photographer with over 20 years of experience in the portrait and commercial worlds. He is based in Scotland and has been an early adopter – and occasional beta tester – of almost every digital imaging technology in that time. As well as his creative visual work, John uses 3D printing, electronics and programming to create his own photography and filmmaking tools and consults for a number of brands across the industry.

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First mentioned nearly a year ago in May 2017, the Sony 400mm f/2.8 GM OSS seems to have been spotted in use during the Winter Olympics in South Korea. An image posted to Instagram by Photoofthelife. Now for the bad news. Not surprisingly, it’s going to be as large as one would expect a 400mm f/2.8 lens for DSLRs to be, and it’s going to cost at least $10,000.

So, this is by no means a budget lens. That $10K+ price tag puts in line with both the Nikon AF-S Nikkor 400mm f/2.8E FL ED VR as well as the Canon EF 400mm f/2.8L IS II USM lenses.

There’s still no word on any specs yet beyond the basics. It’s 400mm focal length, has a maximum aperture of f/2.8 and features Optical SteadyShot Image Stabilization. It’s designed for full frame 35mm sized sensors and has a tripod collar (which doesn’t seem to be fitted in the photo above).

Obviously, there’s no price, although there is a listing on B&H with a release date set for September 2018. So, perhaps this’ll be Sony’s big thing at Photokina this year. Perhaps along with an A7III or A7SIII.

[via Sony Alpha Rumors]

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John Aldred

John Aldred

John Aldred is a photographer with over 20 years of experience in the portrait and commercial worlds. He is based in Scotland and has been an early adopter – and occasional beta tester – of almost every digital imaging technology in that time. As well as his creative visual work, John uses 3D printing, electronics and programming to create his own photography and filmmaking tools and consults for a number of brands across the industry.

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