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Minimum Focus Distance

DaveS
Member

I am considering purchasing the FE 100-400mm F4.5-5.3 GM lens and want to confirm the minimum focus distance. The specs state that the minimum focus distance is 3.22 feet. What I want to confirm is that this is focus distance when the lens is fully zoomed at 400 mm.

Please let me know.

Thanks

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tonygale
Prime Creator

I just tested mine, at 400mm, the minimum focus was just over three feet

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MattK
Leading Creator

Hi. Found this on a review somewhere. Not all zooms have the same minimum focus distance through all ranges of the zoom, but it looks like they'll state that distance. If it's not listed, then that usually means that min distance works throughout the range. 

Source: https://phillipreeve.net/blog/sony-gm-100-400-f-4-5-5-6/
"The minimal focus distance of only 0.98 m at all focal lengths makes it a semi macro lens which makes it two lenses in one. For me personally this was one of the main reasons to buy this lens. Especially the great resolution near mfd is a huge plus. It makes it a very useful tool to take pictures of frogs and insects with coming too close."

 


@DaveS wrote:

I am considering purchasing the FE 100-400mm F4.5-5.3 GM lens and want to confirm the minimum focus distance. The specs state that the minimum focus distance is 3.22 feet. What I want to confirm is that this is focus distance when the lens is fully zoomed at 400 mm.

Please let me know.

Thanks




Thanks for your response Matt. I really appreciate it.

tonygale
Prime Creator

I just tested mine, at 400mm, the minimum focus was just over three feet

Thanks Tony, how do you like the lens?