Sony E 70-350mm F4.5-6.3 G OSS Review

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As a companion to the recently released, top-flight E 16-55mm f/2.8 G standard zoom, this 70-350mm optic goes large in quality and telephoto reach, while keeping a comparatively narrow aperture rating. The result is a lens that’s big on performance but refreshingly small and lightweight for handheld shooting, complete with optical stabilization.
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Sony system owners have a new telephoto lens option in the form of the E 70-350mm F4.5-6.3 G OSS ($999.99). It's the first premium telezoom with dedicated APS-C coverage—previously, Sony owners would have to reach for larger, pricier full-frame glass to net a big reach. It does make some sacrifices, as the f/4.5-6.3 aperture isn't ideal for working in dim light, but it should be to be a popular option for wildlife hikes, travel, and capturing outdoor sports.
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The E 70-350mm is an attractive lens for any Sony APSC mirrorless owner who wants reasonable reach for sports and wildlife without the cost or heft of the really big guns in the system. It may not attain the ultimate reach, sharpness or brightness of the 200-600 or 100-400, but it’s less than half the price, not to mention considerably more manageable while still delivering respectable quality and focusing speed.
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