Sony 55-300 Comparison

Started Sep 29, 2012 | Discussions thread
OP jcurtistx Regular Member • Posts: 462
Re: More on the focus speed/accuracy

Setter Dog wrote:

I have the Sony 18-135 and enjoy it. I'm not sure what the references to SAM and SAM 11 refer to. I take a lot of video and wonder about the reported noise of the 55-300mm.


The SAM motor in the 18-135 is a new design that is both quieter and faster than the original SAM design that the 55-300 has. The motor on this lens is much like the 55-200. The good thing is noise while in movie mode is not very noticible. The sharpness of the 55-300 even at 300mm is excellent with the focus speed being adequate as long as you don't need fast focus for sports or in low light.

Overall for the price it is great.

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