Sony FE 70-300mm F4.5-5.6 G OSS E-mount lens review by Reinhold_1

reviewer#26571 date: May-1-2016
sharpness: 5
color: 5
build: 5
distortion: 5
flare control: 5
overall: 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 own this lens
compared to:Sony DT 55-300mm F4.5-5.6 SAM
Sony AF 70-300mm F4.5-5.6 G SSM
Sony AF 70-300mm F4.5-5.6 G SSM II
Minolta AF 75-300mm F4.5-5.6 New
Minolta AF 100-300mm F4.5-5.6 D APO
price paid:1.450,- €
positive:Fast and silent AF, near focus, focus hold button, focus limiter, zoom-lock, weight and handling, OSS. Lens is sharp already wide open and at the long end!
negative:The color scheme is neutral relative to my first impressions. If this is at all a lack can correct this with any image editing.
After a lot of more shots I have to correct the color-rating. My first impression was probably due to the lighting conditions. Color is perfect.
comment:This lens is really impressive, the handling on the A6300 perfect. In my opinion, better than all compared lenses listed above. A big hit from Sony!

Highly recommended!

rating summary

lens image
  • total reviews: 5
  • sharpness: 5.00
  • color: 5.00
  • build: 5.00
  • distortion: 4.80
  • flare control: 4.80
  • overall: 4.92 - Home of the alpha system photographer
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