Spanning a useful range of telephoto focal lengths, the FE 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 G OSS from Sony is a versatile zoom lens designed for full-frame E-mount mirrorless cameras. Complementing the reach, this lens' optical design incorporates four aspherical elements and two extra-low dispersion glass elements to control spherical and chromatic aberrations throughout the zoom range for increased clarity, sharpness, and color accuracy. A Nano AR coating has also been applied to individual lens elements to minimize lens flare and ghosting for increased contrast and color fidelity when working in strong lighting conditions. Well-suited to a variety of telephoto needs, this zoom lens balances both a versatile focal length range along with a sophisticated optical design for maintained image quality.
Working in concert with the optical assets, this lens also incorporates an Optical SteadyShot image stabilization mechanism that minimizes the appearance of camera shake for sharper handheld shooting. Also benefitting sharpness is a linear actuator autofocus system, which offers smooth, quiet focusing performance to support both stills and movie recording applications. An internal focusing mechanism is also employed, which limits the overall length of the lens when focusing and both a focus range limiter and focus hold button facilitate more intuitive handling. Additionally, the lens is designed to be dust- and moisture resistant for use in trying conditions.
The first full-frame 70-300mm E-mount zoom offers outstanding image-wide resolution. It also lets you get close for stunning close-ups and details with 0.9-meter minimum focus. Built-in Optical SteadyShot image stabilisation effectively counters camera shake from close focus to telephoto, while an advanced linear actuator ensures fast, precise autofocus. It is dust and moisture resistant too.
Extended 70-300mm range in an FE zoom
The first E-mount zoom to cover a 70mm to 300mm range is a versatile image-making tool that can handle a wide range of subjects, from portraits and scenery to sports and nature. On an APS-C the telephoto end of the range provides a 450mm equivalent focal length for serious super-telephoto photography.
High resolution at any focal length
Four aspherical elements and two ED (Extra-low Dispersion) glass elements work with Sony’s Nano AR Coating to ensure that all forms of optical aberration are effectively suppressed for superb corner-to-corner resolution. The same design also contributes to the beautiful background bokeh that is an important part of G Lens appeal.
Class-leading close-up performance
With a minimum focus distance of just 0.9-meter and maximum magnification of 0.31x, this versatile zoom lens lets you get extra close to capture new details and perspectives that can add immeasurably to your creative capabilities. In one lens you have high-performance medium to super telephoto zoom as well as telephoto macro capability.
Snappy, spot-on focus
The advanced actuator maximises autofocus speed and precision with the widest possible range of subjects and shooting situations. Focus operation is smooth and quiet too, making it an advantage for movies as well as stills.
Sharp, clear handheld captures
Built in Optical SteadyShot image stabilisation minimises the effects of camera shake when shooting handheld, making it easier to capture crisp, clear images that realize the lens’s full potential. Optical Steadyshot is effective at all focal lengths, and significantly increases your opportunities for great shots even in low-light conditions.
Operation optimized for versatile control
Plenty of on-lens control is provided for versatile shooting in a wide range of situations. A focus-mode switch lets you select manual or auto focus on the fly, a focus-hold button can hold the focus point even during continuous AF operation, and a focus-range limiter switch can be used to preset a focusing distance range for maximum AF speed.