A superb telephoto zoom lens that's easy to carry. The Sony G-Series 70-300mm f4.5-5.6 Telephoto Zoom Lens is a brilliant performer for a wide range of medium-distance and long shots, with SSM (Super Sonic wave Motor) design for fast, silent auto-focus, ED glass to virtually eliminate chromatic aberration, focus hold button and more. Minimum focusing distance of about 4 feet (1.2m) lets you move in close to your subject—and even at full zoom extension it captures sharp, clear images thanks to the benefit of Super SteadyShot® image stabilization built into every Sony ?(alpha) system DSLR. (35mm equivalent: 105-450mm).
Compact Design, All-Around Versatility
This superb 70-300mm zoom lens is an excellent choice for a wide range medium to long-distance telephoto applications -- and its lightweight design lets you leave it on-camera or carry it easily as an accessory lens for special purposes (35mm equivalent: 105-450mm).
Superb Optical Performance
Sony’s G-Series lenses are designed for maximum descriptive power, maintaining excellent peripheral light characteristics and minimizing contrast drop-off even at the edges of the frame.
Short Minimum Focusing Distance
With the ability to focus as closely as 4 feet (1.2m), this telephoto lens also lets you move in for dramatic shots of people, natural subjects and close-up details.
In-Camera Image Stabilization
A major reason for its compact, lightweight design is the benefit of Super SteadyShot® in-camera image stabilization, built into every Sony ? system DSLR -- and enabling accessory lenses to eliminate the extra weight and expense of in-lens stabilization mechanisms.
SSM (Super Sonic wave Motor)
Designed for fast, smooth, silent automatic focusing, this unique technology achieves high torque at low speed with rapid start/stop response. It operates through the ability of a piezoelectric device to reshape itself quickly when voltage is applied.
Focus Hold Button
For creative control and image preview, a focus hold button conveniently located on the lens barrel lets you firmly lock in focus -- and a focus range limiter can be set to speed auto-focus response.
Smooth Manual Focusing
An easy-grip focus ring on the lens barrel gives you a solid “hands-on” feel in manual focusing.
Multi-Element Design with Internal Focusing
The SAL-70300G is designed with 16 lens elements in 11 groups, with internal focusing so the balance of your camera never changes.
ED (Extra-low Dispersion) Glass
Because light of different wavelength (or color) bends at different angles when it passes through a lens, ED (Extra-low Dispersion) Glass is used to eliminate chromatic aberration by correcting certain wavelengths of light for sharp, clear images with well defined colors.
Because the aperture blades form a near circle at the wide openings used for low-light shots, spot-light sources have a pleasing circular defocused effect.
- Focal Length: APS: 105-450
- Filter Diameter: 62 mm
- Minimum Focus Distance: 4' (1.2m)
- Magnification: x 0.25
- Lens Groups-Elements: 16 elements, 11 groups
- Distance Scale
- Distance Encoder
- Non-rotating Focusing Ring
- Focus-hold Button
- Focus-range Limiter
- SSM Focusing Built-in
- Aperture (Max.): f/4.5
- Aperture (Min.): f/32
- Weight (Approx.): 1lbs 12oz (800g)
- Dimensions (Approx.): 3 1/4 x 5 3/8” (82.5 x 135.5mm)