Sony DT 55-300mm F4.5-5.6 SAM A-mount lens review by djmurdok818

reviewer#10567 date: Oct-6-2012
sharpness: 4.5
color: 4
build: 4
distortion: 4
flare control: 4
overall: 4.1
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 70-300G has much nice colors.
Tamron 70-200 f2.8..faster aperture, but very soft wide open at f2.8
price paid:$300 USD
positive:lightweight. and size are great for my lowpro slingshot bag.The range is great too.
negative:the colors on my copy seem a lil less vivid than what i like, but its not a major problem. AF isnt super fast,but then i wasnt expecting it to be :)
comment:Overall im very happy with this lens, the range works great on the A77 to reach far when needed. lightweight and compact, i would recommend this inexpensive zoom to anyone who has a budget for a nice zoom lens.

rating summary

lens image
  • total reviews: 18
  • sharpness: 4.67
  • color: 4.50
  • build: 4.11
  • distortion: 4.67
  • flare control: 4.50
  • overall: 4.49 - Home of the alpha system photographer
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