G Series 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 Compact Super Telephoto Zoom
Excellent Lens ( Need more stars ).
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..
September 10, 2012
just broke the seal on this baby and it's just as advertised...couldn't be happier...first shot out of the box is here..
June 4, 2012
Very Useful Lens
Overall, I am very happy with this lens.
It produces very nice photos and fairs quite well even in direct sunlight. Its range allows for some portrait photos with very nice bokeh. The SSM makes it great for recording videos and is quick on the autofocus. The 70-300G is a very solid lens with great build quality and feels amazing in the hand!
The one complaint I have is that it's a little slow for lowlight situations. If it were at least one stop lower (say, f3.5-4.6), it would make this lens absolutely perfect! I chose this lens over the 70-200G series lense due to the fact that it's much more portable and covers a very large focal range.
Overall, if you need a good zoom lens in this focal range, this is it. Optically, it is much better than it's non-G counterpart (75-300mm), so if you want the better image quality, overall performance and you have some extra cash to spare, I definitely recommend this lens; it won't disappoint.
May 12, 2012
"G"... What a lens!
Test shots attached shows the 70mm shot.at 1/320 of a sec, F9, ISO 100 and 300mm shot F9, ISO 200, at 1/500 of a sec. Hand held and Steady shoot turned on. Both test shots were minimally Photoshoped using CS-5.5. I was happily surprised by the sharpness, clarity, and contrast. I also ran test on the lens wide open and was also happy with the results
I previously used the 18-200 lens from Sony, but no more. G lenses from Sony are far Superior.
May 8, 2012