Sony DT 55-300mm F4.5-5.6 SAM A-mount lens review by icameisaw
|icameisaw#44268 date: Apr-28-2019|
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|ownership:||I own this lens|
|compared to:||Sony 75-300mm f4.5-5.6|
Minolta 75-300mm f4.5-5.6 'new'
Sony 18-250mm f3.5-6.3
Sony 70-300mm f4.5-5.6 G
Sony 70-400mm f4-5.6 G
|price paid:||£130 s/h|
|positive:||Sharp, not too heavy, inexpensive.|
|negative:||The focusing isn't as quick or quiet as it could be.|
The front element rotates when focusing.
|comment:||Much sharper than either of the 75-300mms, the 18-250mm and the 200-400mm. For the price, it's a complete bargain - you have to pay much more to do better for an APS-C camera.|
I have some great nature shots from it, both in the wild and at zoos.
The only reason I'm not still using this one is that the 70-300mm G is noticeably better - but not much better, optically - and is also usable handheld.