Sony E 70-350mm F4.5-6.3 G OSS E-mount lens review by ghmcs

reviewer#44430 date: Nov-23-2019
sharpness: 4.5
color: 5
build: 5
distortion: 4
flare control: 4
overall: 4.5
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 have experience with this lens
compared to:A 55-300mm f/4.5-5.6 using LA-EA2 adapter
price paid:rental
positive:Performs much better than the E 55-200mm zoom
Lens is stabilized
negative:Optical performance is no better than the older, much cheaper A-mount 55-300mm zoom
comment:Performance of this lens is a big step up from the E 55-200mm zoom. So, it really is the only good choice in native E-mount. However, it is not optically any better than the A-mount 55-300mm zoom. Part of the choice between the two lenses will be whether you want more zoom at the short end, or the long end. More significant advantages of the E 70-350mm are faster focus (native E-mount vs the adapter required for an A-mount SAM focused lens) and the fact that stabilization is built-in, allowing you to use any of A6xxx cameras.

rating summary

lens image
  • total reviews: 4
  • sharpness: 4.75
  • color: 4.50
  • build: 4.75
  • distortion: 4.75
  • flare control: 4.50
  • overall: 4.65 - Home of the alpha system photographer
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