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Shooting Portraits with Sony’s $12,000 400mm f/2.8 G Master Lens


Photographer Miguel Quiles recently got his hands on one of the few Sony FE 400mm f/2.8 GM OSS lenses currently in existence (the $12,000 lens won’t hit store shelves until late September). In the 6-minute video above, Quiles shares about his tests in using the super-telephoto lens for portraits.

Quiles hit the streets of Brooklyn with a Sony a7R III and model Phil Sullivan to put the lens through its paces.

Here are a few of the portraits Quiles made in the 15 minutes he had access to the model and lens:

f/2.8, 1/1000s, ISO 250
f/2.8, 1/1000s, ISO 250
f/2.8, 1/1000s, ISO 400

Quiles was impressed with Eye Autofocus performance during the shoot.

“Whether I was shooting from really far away to be able to get full-body shots or I was shooting up close to get those tight portraits, the focus was rock solid.”

“If you are a working professional photographer and you want to have portraits that look different than the lion’s share of the competition that’s out there, I’m going to consider getting something like the 400mm f/2.8 G Master lens,” Quiles says.