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Did anyone else pre-order the new 400mm f/2.8 FE lens (SEL400F28GM)?

Discussion in 'Sony Alpha E-Mount Lenses' started by TedG954, Jun 27, 2018.

  1. TedG954

    TedG954 TalkEmount Hall of Famer

    Nov 29, 2014
    South Florida and NE Ohio
    Ted Gersdorf
    No?

    I didn't either.

    This looks like $12,000........

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  2. AlwaysOnAuto

    AlwaysOnAuto TalkEmount Hall of Famer

    Feb 17, 2015
    I was going to, but then I'd have to sell my car, which would mean I'd be relegated to using my bicycle all the time to get around. While this may help me health wise, I'm not that interested in biking it with the traffic we have around here.
    I did see a couple of guys lugging big lenses like this at the Wild Animal Park. They were much younger than me and didn't seem to mind the load.
     
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  3. Tipton

    Tipton TalkEmount Veteran

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    Jan 30, 2016
    Rae Leggett
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  4. bdbits

    bdbits TalkEmount All-Pro

    Sep 10, 2015
    Bob
    That is one BIG lens.

    I suppose for $12K, it ought to be. You have to get your money's worth.
     
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  5. Tipton

    Tipton TalkEmount Veteran

    495
    Jan 30, 2016
    Rae Leggett
    It's big, but it's lighter than the equivalent lenses from Canon and Nikon, especially when you consider the camera bodies for those.

    I'd be really excited, if I were a sports shooter whose rich uncle died and left me everything.
     
  6. firemist

    firemist TalkEmount Veteran

    300
    Dec 4, 2015
    At that price it should come with a Sherpa to carry it.
     
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  7. Tipton

    Tipton TalkEmount Veteran

    495
    Jan 30, 2016
    Rae Leggett
    You don't need a sherpa, just Chelsea!

    chelsea.
     
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  8. mstphoto

    mstphoto TalkEmount Top Veteran

    757
    Feb 26, 2016
    Aberdeen, NE Scotland
    Mike Stephen
    Not sure what makes me drool more - Chelsea or the a9 + 400mm combo :inlove::inlove::inlove:
     
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  9. Kiwi Paul

    Kiwi Paul TalkEmount Top Veteran

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    Feb 14, 2016
    Aberdeen, Scotland
    Paul
    Get one Mike you know you want to, and get the A9 + 400 combo too :laugh1:
     
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  10. unlo

    unlo Sony ******

    Jan 19, 2014
    Ohio
    Matt
    omg my dreams came true in the first seconds of that video... thank you
     
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  11. unlo

    unlo Sony ******

    Jan 19, 2014
    Ohio
    Matt
    OMG 2 !
     
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  12. TedG954

    TedG954 TalkEmount Hall of Famer

    Nov 29, 2014
    South Florida and NE Ohio
    Ted Gersdorf

    Ahhhh, Matt.... that's they way most girls come. :rofl:
     
  13. WNG

    WNG TalkEmount Hall of Famer

    Aug 12, 2014
    Arrid Zone-A, USA
    Will
    I prefer my girls to come with f/4's personally. :D 
     
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  14. unlo

    unlo Sony ******

    Jan 19, 2014
    Ohio
    Matt
    A bird in the hand is worth more than two in the bush or something......
     
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  15. bdbits

    bdbits TalkEmount All-Pro

    Sep 10, 2015
    Bob
    Might want to remember there are members of the female persuasion here, gentlemen. Just sayin'. :hide:
     
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  16. JonathanF2

    JonathanF2 TalkEmount Top Veteran

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    Aug 16, 2014
    Los Angeles, USA
    I used to own the 400mm 2.8 VR in Nikon mount. It's okay, but 400mm is sort of an odd duck. At times I would prefer having a 300mm for the size or a 500mm for the reach. Sony needs to release a 300mm 2.8 OSS pronto. That lens will sell like hotcakes.
     
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