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Keywords: Sony Tele Zoom A-Mount 35mm Tested


Registered: September 2008
Posts: 5
Sony 75-300mm f/4.5-5.6 SAL-75300 review by dupmeister
Review Date: 9/26/2008 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Total Spent: None indicated| Rating: 7 

Pros: solid build, good quality
Cons: soft at 300, slightly stiff zoom ring

I have the minolta version of this lens but they seem identical so I will give my reflections on it based on what I discovered about the Minolta.

its a good enough lens, not a top performer but then again we are not paying anywhere near top performer prices are we? for the money its a good lens, very solid feel and weight to it, in my copy the zoom gets stiff at 135 and 200 but that is not a major disadvantage considering the lens starts to get soft after 200 and its sharpest is 135 so if you are zooming while looking through the viewfinder you know you are at 135 when the zoom sticks the first time and if you push past that resistance you know you are at 200 when it sticks again.

This lens will serve me well until I can plunk down the $800 for either a 70-300G or a Sigma 70-200

Registered: May 2008
Posts: 11
Sony 75-300mm f/4.5-5.6 SAL-75300 review by Focus
Review Date: 5/11/2008 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Total Spent: None indicated| Rating: 9 

Pros: Good build, good IQ, light
Cons: Zooms a little tight

I tried the Canon and Nikon equivalents, but found this better in IQ and weight. Excellent value.

Registered: July 2007
Posts: 36
Sony 75-300mm f/4.5-5.6 SAL-75300 review by touristguy87
Review Date: 2/10/2008 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Total Spent: $135.00| Rating: 8 

Pros: decent IQ, *real* cheap if you catch it on a rebate
Cons: slightly soft images, short zoom range

Can't say too much about it that's bad. It's definitely not as sharp as say an EF-L 70-200 F2.8 but it's not bad. If you're just looking for a cheap knockabout 70-300 lens with decent IQ you can hardly fault this one. Especially not at $135.

SSS definitely takes a load off the lens. I think all alpha-mount lenses have to have a fudge-factor added onto them. If the cameras were better these lenses would be extremely hard to beat even with average IQ


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