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

reviewer#44300 date: May-19-2019
sharpness: 3
color: 4
build: 5
distortion: 4
flare control: 4
overall: 4
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 used to own this lens
compared to:Used to have also the 55-200DT (on my A77I), compared both but my 70-300 is less sharp.
price paid:800€
positive:Color, reach of 70 to 300mm, usability of both rings
negative:Tends to be sharp only at f8-f11. At other diaphragms this (my?) lense is not as sharp as can be
comment:Mmm, I'd rather have a sharper lense. Would love to compare with someone in my region.

Sold this one and replaced it by the FE-type of this lens.

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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