Good during day light in the open but over priced.
9 October 2013
Summary: + 3 weeks since i got it from amazon for $897. + Very well built. + Sharp images in the open if light is good. + Fast focus without noise . - A little bit heavy. - Just 4.5 aperture. - Over priced, as usual with sony's good quality products. - Must used with a tripod if maximum focal length used.
Summary: Although I read any reviews before buying it, I was a little skeptical that the g series lens would make that much of a difference from the standard. I've just used it a few times now, but am thrilled with the image quality! Great color and sharpness with no distortion. As others have commented, it's a quick and silent focus, unlike the standard zoom lens which at times could be frustrating. So glad I made the investment - it's really worth it.
Summary: Some think this lens is overpriced. They're wrong, very wrong. You can buy a Sony 75-300 mm lens for under $300. This one sells for around $900. It is worth every penny. With optics by Leica it is extremely sharp and has fantastic color resolution, Some photography reviews mention that it's "plastic." personally I'll take todays hi tech synthetics over metal any day. Just as strong or close to it with a considerable weight gain.
Summary: This is great product and feels substantial in use. Super quiet motor (SSM) and fast to focus. I have a Sony A65 Camera and this telephoto lens will form one of my key lens for travel along with my supurb DT16-50 2.8 SSM lens. Worth the extra cost above the standard telephoto lens.
Summary: Although I have only been enjoying photography for over a year -- I've gotten some great shots with this lens. It's a little on the heavy side for me - but with the use of a tripod it is truly amazing!! Crystal clear shots for close-up of wildlife. You can see every detail!!
Summary: I really wanted to give a more in-depth review of this lens, but after eight months, I feel that I have not taken enough pictures to cover all aspects of this lens. So, I only give some of my personal experience and observations with this lens. I bought this lens from Amazon back in January along with a Sony A-77, 16-50, 35mm, and Vivitar 7mm lenses. The first 70-300 that I received had a rattling noise issue, and I sent it back and exchanged it for a new one.
Summary: I love the image quality, excellent product from Sony. the 'G' coating proves the GOLD standard output. SSM is awesome... very fast... focus hold button is proper position to hold the focus... must have lens for outdoor and wildlife photographs... amazing..
Pros: Sharp, Image quality, well build quality, SSM & G optic