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Old Sep 29, 2015, 11:05 AM   #1
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Default Any experience with the Sony 70-300mm G SSM?

I just purchased one of these on Ebay. I would like some opinions to read over while waiting for it to arrive.
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Old Sep 29, 2015, 12:59 PM   #2
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It's a nice lens. I used it and thought it was very capable for anything I used it for.
The only reason I didn't keep it around was I ended up with the 70-200G and 70-400G (my most used lens).
It's a very nicely sized lens though, not too big or heavy.
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Default I now have experience and pronounce the lens as pretty nice

I'm going to keep it.
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I'm going to keep it.
Congratulations. G lenses are nice.
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Thank you Jim - another 10/10 for your care & result

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