Matthew Richards and Chris George of Digital Camera World recently posted another Sony lens review – this time on the Sony E 70-350mm f/4.5-6.3 G. See some of what they had to say below after running a range of tests and examining the lens’ build, handling and performance.
“Image quality is very impressive overall, and the maximum ‘effective’ focal length of 525mm is truly remarkable for such a compact and lightweight lens, making it a perfect match for Sony’s mirrorless APS-C camera bodies.” – Digital Camera World on the Sony 70-350mm f/4.5-6.3 G
“As a companion to the recently released, top-flight Sony 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. It's perfect if you're looking for a lens for a range action subjects or for wildlife.”
“Though it has a relatively modest aperture rating of f/4.5-6.3, this is nonetheless a well built lens with a strong, weather-resistant construction and a very fast autofocus system that’s well able to track action, especially with Sony’s more recent A6xxx series cameras.”
“Image quality is very impressive overall, and the maximum ‘effective’ focal length of 525mm is truly remarkable for such a compact and lightweight lens, making it a perfect match for Sony’s mirrorless APS-C camera bodies. It doesn’t have the world’s most effective optical stabilizer, but you can still expect a good hit rate of sharp handheld shots down to shutter speeds of around 1/100th.”
“All in all, this is a very desirable lens.”
Read the full review and see the sample photos here.