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

reviewer#10501 date: Sep-10-2012
sharpness: 5
color: 5
build: 5
distortion: 5
flare control: 5
overall: 5
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 70-200mm G, Sony 70-400mm G
price paid:800 (used)
positive:Build, quiet SSM, Exc. Iq, Easier to handle than 70-400, more reach than 70-200,
Full Frame or APS-C, works with tele converter.
comment:Great lens on the A-580 and A77. Well balanced, quick to focus, easy to get sharp photos of still and or motion shots.
Main use is for Soccer and birding but find that it is on my camera most of the time.
Money well spent for a great outdoor lens that should last a long time.

Big plus is that I bought this lens (used)?? however it was brand new unopened in the box.

rating summary

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