Sony FE 70-300mm F4.5-5.6 G OSS E-mount lens reviews

reviews found: 5   
reviewer#45596 date: Oct-2-2020
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:AF 70-300 F4,5-5,6 G OSS A-mount
price paid:€ 925
positive:Sharpness, range, AF, the buttons on the lens (AF/MF, OSS, range and the lock!).
My former lens tended to be unsharp.
negative:Can be heavy when carrying it on the camera for a longer time (hours)
comment:Wow, a beast of a lens!
reviewer#44117 date: Aug-19-2018
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:FE70-200/4
price paid:USD 1100 New
positive:Size & Weight
300mm
Smaller hood
negative:Aperture
comment:Side by side compared with 70-200/4, u will notice that this lens is sharper. I sold my 70-200 and keep this lens as I can enjoy more sharper image and longer reach.
Also, body size & hood are smaller than 70-200/4 is easier for me to keep inside my bag.
reviewer#30689 date: Sep-25-2016
sharpness: 5
color: 5
build: 5
distortion: 4
flare control: 4
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:Minolta 100-300mm apo-d
price paid:$250.00
positive:sharp,medium weight
negative:zoom wheel in wrong place. should be closer to camera body.
comment:does all that's claimed. am used to having zoom wheel closer to camera body, even after some use, does not feel natural. it's soo good that i'll make myself get use to it.
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.
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!
reviews found: 5   

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

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