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

reviewer#20405 date: Nov-1-2015
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:My Minolta 50mm f3.5 Macro
price paid:$490.00 used
positive:Very light considering performance.
Zeiss-like sharp throughout the zoom range.
Beautiful color rendition.
Mechanically smooth.
Lightening fast focus.
negative:You're kidding; right?
comment:I tested this lens against my Macro, which I thought could never be bested in sharpness, and the "G" won: Not by much, but it won. For the money paid, it was a steal. The "G" must stand for Godly. I would recommend this zoom to anyone looking for the best of class. The bokeh of this lens is absolutely gorgeous. It makes every photo pop.

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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