Sony 70-300mm F4.5-5.6 G SSM II Q&As

Announced Nov 20, 2014 •
Telephoto zoom lens | Sony/Minolta Alpha | SAL70300G2
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If so do you still use the 70-300 often? I am curious cause with all the budget telephoto lenses that go over 300mm, ie Tamron and Sigma 100-400, is owning a 70-300 almost redundant if you don't mind little more weight for the 100-400? Back then I remember 70-300 is the go to inexpensive telephoto zoom lens. My first AF telephoto zoom lens is the Sigma 70-300 DG Macro. But now, just based on number of reviews and videos on the 100-400 vs say the Canon 70-300mm nano USM II, the Tamron and...
By: Comet0814 (11 months ago)
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It's rare that I'm hired for sports so I need to rent a longer telephoto for the job. What focal range would I need for Kickball? Shooting photos and video on an A7iii.
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I've had the 70-300mm USM for a few years now and I'd like to upgrade it.  There are a couple issues that'd like to solve with my upgrade.   1. The focus speed is pretty slow.  Birds in flight are pretty tough.  And it will hunt in low light or when trying to focus on some thing small.  2. Image quality at 300mm is not as great as it is between 70 - 200 or even 250. At 300 its noticeably soft. 3. The lens creep and wobble when its fully extended bug me.   I don't want to spend a fortune so I...
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I have found a used 100-400L for about the same price as a new 70-300 II. Primarily I will use the lens for wildlife and motorsports. I am looking for the better lens. 1) Which will have the better IS? I plan to shoot mostly hand held. 2) Which will focus faster?  Will it be appreciably faster? 3) Which will have a better image quality? I understand this is subjective but what could I realistically expect. For what it's worth this will be used on an 80D and I cannot afford the 100-400L...
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Hi all. Please help me decide which lens to buy. I am hesitating between the SONY 70-300mm F/4.5-5.6 G SSM II and the Sigma AF 70-200mm f/2.8 APO EX DG OS HSM. I am working in a wet white water environment making pictures on rafting trips. I think it would be awesome to seea bit further with the 70-300 but on the other hand having f/2.8 can be nice too. I think the Sigma performs better in low light and maybe the focusing is better too. What do you think? I really appreciate a little help...
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I'm looking for kit advice for an upcoming trip to the Utah "Mighty 5" parks this summer.  This is a father/son trip, and both of us are new to landscape photography.  My kit has been historically biased towards sports photography (kids, not pros).  Since this is a first-time trip, I'm looking to supplement my kit with mostly rental instead of purchase. I also have no problem renting a better version of what I already have if it is worth it. We will be on a general tour (not photo-centric) so...
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