Sony 70-400mm F4-5.6 G SSM II

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  • Internal
  • yes
  • Telephoto
  • Full-frame (35mm)
  • 70;400 mm
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Sony 70-400mm F4-5.6 G SSM II Full Specifications

Image properties

Max Format size
Focal length70, 400
Maximum magnification0.27


Aperture max4-5.6
Aperture min22
Aperture ring


Zoom methodExpanding


Focus methodInternal
Autofocus motor typeUltrasonic
Full-time Manual focusing
Closest focusing distance59.06 in
Distance scale
Depth of field (DoF) scale


Lens typeTelephoto
Lens mountSony/Minolta Alpha
Weight3.31 lb
Diameter3.74 in
Length7.72 in
Filter size3.03 in
Hood supplied
Tripod collar

Sony 70-400mm F4-5.6 G SSM II Online reviews

Sony 70-400mm F4-5.6 G SSM II: Digital Photography Review
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Sony 70-400mm review: one of the sharpest super-zooms for wild life photography - DxOMark
Announced only in February this year alongside the Sony made Zeiss branded 50mm f/1.4 ZA SSM, the 70-400mm F4-5.6 G SSM II lens is an upgrade to the original silver finish model introduced in 2009. This new lens is said to boast up to 4x increase in AF operation and an improved optical performance (not to mention a new white exterior). Read on to see how well it performs in our labs.Read more

Sony 70-400mm f/4-5.6 G SSM II Lens Review
Gary Wolstenholme reviews the new telephoto zoom from Sony the 70-400mm f/4-5.6 G SSM II.Read more