The Sony FE 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 G OSS fills an important gap in Sony’s FE lineup as it offers a high-quality mainstream telephoto-zoom lens option at a relatively approachable price tag. At $1198, the FE 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 G OSS isn’t exactly inexpensive but optically it’s several leagues ahead of your average consumer-grade 70-300mm lens.
It isn’t capable of the same corner to corner sharpness as the twice as expensive Sony 100-400mm GM lens but it’s plenty sharp in the center of the frame and the corners aren’t all that bad just one stop down. Sharpness remains at a high level in the center of the frame at the all-important 300mm setting though stopping down to f/8 improves things markedly. The lens is also highly resistant to chromatic aberrations, offers a relatively pleasant bokeh and is solidly constructed.
Overall, there is little doubt that the Sony FE 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 G OSS is a good performer, and though it’s a little pricey for a relatively slow 70-300mm lens, it nonetheless remains an attractive option in Sony’s FE lineup.
Sony FE 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 G OSS
- Optical Performance
- Bokeh Quality
- Build Quality
- Focus Speed and Accuracy
- Image Stabilization
- Size and Weight
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