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

reviewer#10500 date: Sep-10-2012
sharpness: 4.5
color: 5
build: 5
distortion: 5
flare control: 5
overall: 4.9
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:Minolta 100 Macro
Minolta 100 300 Xi
price paid:£599 new
Close focus distance
Build quality
SSM (near silent)
Lack of cpl adjust window
comment:Another fantastic lens paired with my A77 and KM 5d it's difficult to fault, less sharp wide open and long with hood on and the lack of a window on the hood to adjust Cpl is a minor annoyance. As an aerospace engineer I have no concerns about the sensible use of composite materials to save weight. Well deserving of the G title. Have yet to test on my Dynax 7 film camera.

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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