Sony E 70-350mm F4.5-6.3 G OSS E-mount lens reviews

reviews found: 4   
reviewer#46862 date: May-31-2022
sharpness: 5
color: 5
build: 5
distortion: 5
flare control: 4
overall: 4.8
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:sel100400
price paid:1000S new
positive:легкий, компактный, резкий, быстрый автофокус
negative:контровый свет держит очень плохо, геометрические искажения
comment:Использую в связке с ZV E10,рекомендую!

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reviewer#45761 date: Sep-27-2021
sharpness: 4.5
color: 4
build: 5
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:Sony 55-210 entry level, sometimes bundled lens.
price paid:1000 USD
positive:Great upgrade to the Sony 55-210, definitely a big step up in quality -- build and image.
negative:The lens is a bit pricey, so look for sales to save a little. I like the telephoto range, but would be nice to be a little wider on the short end. It would be nice if this were a little faster too, but with today's modern sensors, that doesn't matter too much for me, I just bump up the ISO. I have other lenses for bokeh applications.
comment:This is my first Sony G lens. I had recently shot some tennis/action shots using my old Sony 55-210 lens. The results there were OK, not great. So I started researching E-mount telephotos and I saw that the 70-350 was released just a couple of years ago, in 2019. I decided to treat myself and ended up adding this to my collection.

All in all, I think Sony did a great job with the trade-offs -- balancing size and speed and image quality. This G lens is definitely a big step up from the entry level 55-210 in terms of sharpness, color and build. The 70-350 is bigger and heavier though.

I enjoy having optical stabilization as my E-mount bodies (A6400, NEX-6, NEX-3) do not have in-body stabilization. The 55-210 also has OSS, but again, there are clear quality differences between that lens and a Sony G. The 55-210 is fine for "everyday" applications, but with sports shooting it is easy to find the limits of the 55-210.
reviewer#44515 date: May-10-2020
sharpness: 5
color: 4
build: 4
distortion: 5
flare control: 5
overall: 4.6
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 70-400G
Minolta 100-300 APO (D)
Canon 100-300L
Canon 200/2.8L (with 1.4 extender)
price paid:€769,-
positive:Auto focus
Weight
Sharpness
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.
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.
reviews found: 4   

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

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