Sony FE 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 G OSS Review

June 27, 2016 | Jack Baker | Rating star Rating star Rating star Rating star Half rating star


The Sony FE 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 G OSS makes a solid case for itself by offering a useful focal range incorporating the longest reach of any E-mount lens, and all in a relatively compact package. Of course the latter is mostly due to the lens’ variable rather than constant aperture, but this is about the only compromise you’ll have to make. Image sharpness is impressively high across the focal range and at all apertures, and while falloff is visible wide open, Sony’s in-camera lens correction automatically and effectively compensates. Sony’s FE 70-200 mm F4 G OSS remains the more pro-focussed choice, but the FE 70-300mm is very capable alternative if you need the extra reach and less bulk.

4.5 stars

Ratings (out of 5)
Design 4.5
Features 4
Ease-of-use 4.5
Image quality 4.5
Value for money 4