Sony E 70-350mm F4.5-6.3 G OSS E-mount lens review by addy landzaat
|addy landzaat#44515 date: May-10-2020|
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|ownership:||I own this lens|
|compared to:||Sony 70-400G|
Minolta 100-300 APO (D)
Canon 200/2.8L (with 1.4 extender)
Well balanced feature set
|negative:||f/6.3 at the long end|
only 70mm on the wide end
|comment:||Edited it on 9/11/2020|
My experience is based on using the lens on the A6400 and sooc JPG's. I not yet converted RAW's. Edit: the experience now includes RAW capture.
I noticed my lens was really sharp, but the review by ghmcs made me a bit uncertain. I did a quick tripod based test and the 70-350G @300mm is the sharpest of the compared lenses. It is impressive to be honest.
Colour is bold. If bold is the right word. I might have liked a little less bold colours, but it is not a big deal. It does explains why it is just a 4 to me for colour. You might like it though.
Edit: colour grew on me, but it is bold.
Edit: distortion is easy to correct in RAW. However, it is noticeable in RAW. Distortion rating is based on the corrected version.
AF with the A6400 is really good. At 70mm AF is comparable to the 16-70/4, at 350mm it is a little slower.
The build is good consumer. It is light and not too big. I am sure hikers will love it.
I like the 350mm long end, but would have liked some more on the wide end even if it meant losing some mm's on the long end.
Edit: the 350mm makes it a viable birding lens, the focallength has grown on me as well.
All in all this lens is a good performer.
Edit: the A6400 with 70-350G is my to go combo for nature walks/hikes. It is wonderful.