Sony AF 70-300mm F4.5-5.6 G SSM A-mount lens review by StefB.

reviewer#10411 date: Jul-29-2012
sharpness: 4.5
color: 5
build: 4
distortion: 5
flare control: 5
overall: 4.7
tested on:
  • film camera:Film camera
  • APS-C: 6MP6 MP; 10MP10 MP; 12MP12 MP; 14MP14 MP; 16MP16 MP; 20MP20 MP; 24MP24 MP
  • full frame: 12MP12 MP; 24MP24 MP; 36MP36 MP; 42MP42 MP; 61MP61 MP
ownership:I own this lens
compared to:SONY 70-400mm
Minolta Big Beercan 75-300mm
price paid:501 Euro (New)
positive:- relatively lightweight and compact
- Good range
- Fast, silent and accurate AF.
negative:All in plastic
comment:I had the SONY 70-400mm. Even if this lens is very good, the 70-400 is very big and very heavy. That why I bought the 70-300mm.

My big beercan was heaviest, very noisy, slow AF and strong CA. No regret.

rating summary

lens image
  • total reviews: 168
  • sharpness: 4.69
  • color: 4.81
  • build: 4.25
  • distortion: 4.78
  • flare control: 4.79
  • overall: 4.66 - Home of the alpha system photographer
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