Sony 55-300 Comparison

Started Sep 29, 2012 | Discussions thread
jcurtistx
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What do you think of the focus speed?
In reply to stefan662, Oct 4, 2012

I have seen it has some trouble tracking moving subjects, but not a problem  with say someone throwing a football in place.  Tracking a biker or a child running towards or away Sony has trouble keeping up.  But for that, I have the Sigma 50-150 HSM f/2.8.

In more shooting last night the optics are close to the Tamron 70-300 USD.  Moon shots under extreme cropping showed a very small amount of more detail on the Tamron.

The size of the Sony and great optics is leaning me towards it over the Tamron most other things being equal. I think my Minolta 100-300 APO D  is on the way out.

Jeff

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Sony A57, Sony 18-135, Tamron 60 f2, Sigma 50-150 f2.8, Tamron 70-210 f3.5-4.5 (Circa 1988), Minolta 100-300 APO D

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