Excerpt: I got the Sony A77II with 16-50 2.8 bundle to get me into the Sony A mount system. I wanted a telephoto zoom, but didn't have much left to spend on one. So I picked up this lens with a rebate that made it about half of what it normally sells for. I'm impressed!
and a Tamron 200-500mm but the 55-300mm is excellent in quality and function
Captain Joe, Amazon
4 November 2014
Summary: I currently own the 18-55mm, the 55-200mm, and a Tamron 200-500mm but the 55-300mm is excellent in quality and function. Well packaged and delivered on schedule, the product is perfect for out door life shots without a tripod. I am very pleased with this lens!
Excerpt: Really nice step up from the 55-200. Very sharp, doesn't add too much extra weight and really gets me a lot closer to the action at my kids' soccer games. Add a Black Rapid sling strap and shooting a whole game is easy! Very pleased so far!