Sony DT 55-300mm F4.5-5.6 SAM A-mount lens review by Reinhold_1

reviewer#16326 date: Jul-25-2015
sharpness: 4.5
color: 5
build: 4
distortion: 5
flare control: 5
overall: 4.7
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:Minolta AF 4,5-5,6/75-300mm (new),
Sony A 4,5-5,6/70-300 mm G SSM II
price paid:269,00 €
positive:Relatively light, sharp as measured by the reasonable price, useful zoom range, caps lock prevents "Zoom Creep", AF on the A77II sufficiently quickly and accurately.
negative:SAM-drive, AF speed in low light, rotating front element.
comment:At the A77II a great combination for animal and nature shots thanks to the large zoom range. Unbeatable price/ performance ratio. Except for the naturally slower SAM-drive hardly worse than the four times more expensive Sony A 4.5-5.6/70-300 mm G SSM II. Sharper than the Minolta AF 4,5-5,6/75-300 mm (new). Highly recommended!

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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