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.
When the new Sony A9 announcement came, a fair few people were confused. It shoots up to 20fps with no shutter blackout. It has an apparently amazing autofocus system. It’s clearly aimed at wildlife, sports and action photographers. But it did raise the comment “Ok, Sony, Awesome. But where’s the long fast glass to go with it?”
Well, according to Sony Alpha Rumors, It looks like Sony may be ready answer that question soon. SAR say that they’ve received a couple of solid tips that Sony are developing a new 400mm lens, which would be ideally suited to a camera like the A9. But, there is a slight conflict in their sources. While both agree a 400mm is in the works, they can’t seem to decide if it’ll be f/2.8 or f/4.