Sony FE 70-200mm F4 G OSS E-mount lens review by cam-shy

reviewer#27607 date: Jun-13-2016
sharpness: 4.5
color: 5
build: 5
distortion: 5
flare control: 5
overall: 4.9
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:Sigma 55-200, Sigma 70-300
price paid:£1000
positive:Quiet and accurate AF. Size and weight. Stabilization. Image quality.
negative:Could be cheaper, then so could all camera kit.
comment:Only just got this lens and not had much chance to shoot with it, that said what I have seen so far puts a smile on my face. Yes it could be faster, but then it would be bigger and heavier. I shoot mainly landscapes so f4 is fine. AF seems to work great, considering it's mounted on A7R mkI.
Hand held I was able to get clear shots on an overcast day, not seeing shutter shock show it's head.
Will add to review once i've had chance to use more.

rating summary

lens image
  • total reviews: 18
  • sharpness: 4.67
  • color: 4.94
  • build: 4.78
  • distortion: 4.89
  • flare control: 4.89
  • overall: 4.83 - Home of the alpha system photographer
In memory of Cameron Hill - brettania