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

reviewer#10956 date: Mar-1-2013
sharpness: 5
color: 5
build: 4
distortion: 4
flare control: 5
overall: 4.6
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 70-400 g
price paid:$900 AUD
comment:This is my goto lens for just about everything. It's relatively light, very crisp sharp lens on a a99. Auto focus is fast and accurate. Fantastic flare control . 4.5 min aperture is no problem on a99. It's still very fast.
Surprisingly good portrait lens even compared with 85 and 135 primes.
This lens should be in every kit bag. Especially for its reasonable price new.

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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