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

reviewer#26577 date: May-5-2016
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:Nikkor 70-300
Canon 70-300L
Sony 70-300G A Mount
price paid:1198.00 USD
positive:Instantaneous Focus
Excellent tight build quality
Nice Balance on a A7RII
Sharp even wide open
Superb Bokeh
negative:Not f2.8
comment:I ordered this blind hoping this lens would at least equal the "A" mount quality in all areas. Never expected it to equal the Canon L series equivalent. Well surprise, it beats them BOTH! Nice solid tight build no creep. Instant focusing was a treat I did not expect. The sharpness has astounded me wide open let alone stopped down. I'm especially enjoying the build quality which to me is no compromise I'm not seeing any flare nor CA yet in bright sunlight which is a treat. It has even been working indoors in less than perfect light. I sold a 70-200G f4 which as good as it was indeed, is NOT equal to this lens in shear performance. The lighter weight is a plus to me as well. Sony really stepped up to the plate on this one and I happen to think they may well have taken some tips from the production of the GM designs. 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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