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Sony 75-300mm f/4.5-5.6 Alpha A-Mount Telephoto Zoom Lens

B&H # SO7530045 Mfr # SAL75300
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Product Highlights
  • 35mm Equivalent: 112.5-450mm
  • Aperture Range: f/4.5-32
  • For Alpha & Minolta Maxxum Series DSLRs
  • Full-Frame or APS-C Format Compatible
  • 7x Circular Aperture Blades

The 75-300mm f/4.5-5.6 Alpha A-Mount Telephoto Zoom Lens from Sony is designed for cropped ASP-C image sensors, and when used on these camera bodies its focal length becomes the 35mm equivalent of a 112.5-450mm telephoto zoom. This lens is constructed of 13 elements in 10 groups which combine to deliver sharp, clear photos throughout the zoom range. It has a minimum focusing distance of 4.9' and a front-end filter diameter of 55mm.

Its aperture varies depending on the focal length you choose, and will gradually increase from f/4.5 to f/5.6, or f/28 to 32, as the chosen focal length increases. It also has 7x circular aperture blades that work to produce smooth, out of focus background effects.

112.5-450mm (35mm Equivalent) 4x Optical Zoom Lens
Having been built for cropped image sensors, you can easily capture close-ups with this far-reaching zoom lens. Shoot with a wide range of focal lengths ranging from 112.5-450mm on cropped APS-C size cameras, without having to swap lenses.
Aperture Range: f/4.5-32
In addition to the changing focal lengths, the lens' aperture also increases from f/4.5 to 5.6 at the wide end, and f/28 to 32 at the narrow end.
For Alpha & Minolta Maxxum Series DSLRs
Designed with full-frame and APS-C sized sensors in mind, it is compatible with any of the Sony Alpha or Minolta Maxxum series DSLR cameras.
7x Circular Aperture Blades
Circular aperture blades produce smooth, rounded bokeh background effects when capturing spot-light sources in your pictures. 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.
Performance
Focal Length 75 - 300mm
Comparable APS-C Focal Length: 112.5 - 450 mm
Aperture Maximum: f/4.5 - 5.6
Minimum: f/28 - 32
Camera Mount Type Sony Alpha, Minolta AF
Format Compatibility 35mm Film / Full-Frame Digital Sensor
DSLR (APS-C Sensor)
Angle of View 32° - 8°
Minimum Focus Distance 4.92' (1.5 m)
Magnification 0.25x
Elements/Groups 13/10
Diaphragm Blades 7
Features
Image Stabilization No
Autofocus Yes
Tripod Collar No
Physical
Filter Thread Front:55 mm
Dimensions (DxL) Approx. 2.80 x 4.80" (7.11 x 12.19 cm)
Weight 1.01 lb (.46 kg)
Sony 75-300mm f/4.5-5.6 Alpha A-Mount Telephoto Zoom Lens
  • Front Lens Cap
  • Rear Lens Cap
  • ALC-SH0007 Lens Hood for 75-300mm f/4.5-5.6 & 100mm f/2.8 Lens
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
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    Sony75-300mm f/4.5-5.6 Alpha A-Mount Telephoto Zoom Lens
     
    4.4

    (based on 73 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (37)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (30)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (5)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 1 Stars

       

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    96%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easily interchangeable (47)
    • Fast / accurate auto-focus (40)
    • Lightweight (32)
    • Consistent output (31)
    • Durable (25)

    Cons

    • Slow focus (11)
    • Heavy (10)
    • Poor in low light (8)

    Best Uses

    • Sports/action (32)
    • Landscape/scenery (31)
    • Wildlife photos (30)
    • General purpose (14)
    • Wildlife (14)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Photo enthusiast (20), Casual photographer (15), Enthusiast (12), Semi-pro photographer (8), Beginner (4)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (34), Yes (6)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Great Zoom Lens!

    I got this lens as part of the bundle #2, and I could not be happier with the decision! (The other bundle had a 55-200mm lens.) As a novice, I cannot...Read complete review

    I got this lens as part of the bundle #2, and I could not be happier with the decision! (The other bundle had a 55-200mm lens.) As a novice, I cannot offer much of the "pro" insight, but I can tell you that I tried this lens out while sitting about 7 feet away from my sister. I zoomed in, and the results revealed that she was in dire need of a facial! The clarity of details on this lens is amazing! I can't wait for the weather to warm up so I can go outside and try it out on "prettier" things! ;-)

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Good value

    I bought this lens with a discounted price as part of a promotional deal at B&H Photo. I was not really expecting much and just wanted a lens to take some snaps while...Read complete review

    I bought this lens with a discounted price as part of a promotional deal at B&H Photo. I was not really expecting much and just wanted a lens to take some snaps while hiking with my dog. It turns out the lens is better than I expected. The pictures for the most part look fine on my screen. The only issues I have found are some odd focusing, i.e. the lens seems through cycle through the whole focusing range while trying to lock focus. There is also some purple fringing under certain condiions, but I expected that. I know Sony makes a better lens in that zoom range but it is about 3 times more expensive. Overall, I would say, in my case, it is good value for the money and I am getting some good use of out it.

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    5.0

    Sooo glad I found the B&H website!

    By DLV

    from Saginaw, MI

    About Me Photo Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Consistent Output
    • Durable
    • Easily Interchangeable
    • Fast / accurate auto-focus
    • Lightweight
    • Rugged
    • Strong Construction

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Sports/Action
      • Weddings/Events
      • Wildlife Photos

      Comments about Sony 75-300mm f/4.5-5.6 Alpha A-Mount Telephoto Zoom Lens:

      I had purchased a sony slr camera for my husband two years ago. We knew he needed a new lens for it - especially for close ups and action. This one does the trick! The close up is better and clearer than any we of our other lenses.

      I have to say, the packaging was awesome. That was a huge concern to me, but since I couldn't find anything around here, I had to let it be shipped. If was wrapped over securely - which is awesome.

      The package arrived quickly, the cost was perfect. Nothing negative to say on any of this. Thank you!

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      • Yes

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      5.0

      Great Lens For The Price!

      By JBP

      from Huntington, NY

      About Me Pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Consistent Output
      • Durable
      • Easily Interchangeable
      • Fast / accurate auto-focus
      • Lightweight
      • Rugged

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Sony 75-300mm f/4.5-5.6 Alpha A-Mount Telephoto Zoom Lens:

          I got this lens as part of a B&H incentive when I purchased my Sony SLT A77. For the price I just couldn't pass it up! I wasn't expecting a lot considering how affordable it was so I was very surprised by it's excellent performance when I got to use it in the field! It's autofocus works very well and this is a fantastic telephoto for the money.

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          • No

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          5.0

          extremely pleased.

          By hodge

          from Menominee,Michigan

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Consistent Output
          • Durable
          • Easily Interchangeable
          • Lightweight
          • Strong Construction

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Landscape/Scenery
            • Night Photography
            • Weddings/Events
            • Wildlife Photos

            Comments about Sony 75-300mm f/4.5-5.6 Alpha A-Mount Telephoto Zoom Lens:

            Great for wildlife photos.

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            • No

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            4.0

            Great for the price.

            By Lvb

            from San Francisco

            About Me Photography Student

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Consistent Output
            • Durable
            • Easily Interchangeable
            • Lightweight

            Cons

            • Slow Focus

            Best Uses

            • Indoors/Low Light
            • Landscape/Scenery
            • Sports/Action
            • Wildlife Photos

            Comments about Sony 75-300mm f/4.5-5.6 Alpha A-Mount Telephoto Zoom Lens:

            No image stabilazation, but if you use a tripod, it REALLY helps. Also, when I adjusted the distance I was to my subject, that helped too. Not as heavy as I thought it would be, which is nice, but I have wondered if quality in material is minimized slightly. Overall a very nice lens. Great for the price! I'll be using it a lot for low light performances.

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            5.0

            I'm very satis fait

            By jesasapa

            from Quebec Canada

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Sony 75-300mm f/4.5-5.6 Alpha A-Mount Telephoto Zoom Lens:

                  All is perfect.

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                  • No

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                  5.0

                  i would buy his product again

                  By mig

                  from bx,ny

                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Durable

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Sports/Action

                    Comments about Sony 75-300mm f/4.5-5.6 Alpha A-Mount Telephoto Zoom Lens:

                    great zoom clear pictures

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                    • Yes

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                    4.0

                    Nice quality lens

                    By Jimmy Mac

                    from China, ME

                    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Durable
                    • Easily Interchangeable
                    • Fast / accurate auto-focus
                    • Strong Construction

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Landscape/Scenery
                      • Sports/Action
                      • Wildlife Photos

                      Comments about Sony 75-300mm f/4.5-5.6 Alpha A-Mount Telephoto Zoom Lens:

                      Scenery/nature photos

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • Yes

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                      5.0

                      stellar, stellar, stellar

                      By Big bad voodoo daddy

                      from Chicago, il

                      About Me Casual Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Consistent Output
                      • Easily Interchangeable
                      • Fast / accurate auto-focus
                      • Rugged
                      • Strong Construction

                      Cons

                      • Heavy

                      Best Uses

                      • Landscape/Scenery

                      Comments about Sony 75-300mm f/4.5-5.6 Alpha A-Mount Telephoto Zoom Lens:

                      Love it use it dig it. A bit heavy but takes great pics.

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                      • No

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                      4.0

                      Surprisingly good!

                      By Jason

                      from Philly

                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                      Pros

                      • Consistent Output
                      • Easily Interchangeable
                      • Rugged

                      Cons

                      • Difficult to Clean
                      • Poor in Low Light

                      Best Uses

                      • Sports/Action

                      Comments about Sony 75-300mm f/4.5-5.6 Alpha A-Mount Telephoto Zoom Lens:

                      I am honestly very pleased with this lens! coming from an enthusiast 16 year old whose been at it for 3 or so years now, I have never really taken a liking to zoom lenses, because of their small max apertures and lower overall image quality (less contrast, sharpness etc.) I got this used from B&H for taking pictures of my brother at a play, but I recently put it through its paces a a dusty, dirty, world cup downhill mountain bike race. I manual focused and didn't have IS because it was on my nex-3, but I got some great pictures! good job sony. Only thing I dock it for is the zoom ring attracts dust like a fly to a t urd, and the focus ring isn't as nice as some.

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                      4.0

                      Nice Lens

                      By Telco Photo

                      from Florida

                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Lightweight

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Sony 75-300mm f/4.5-5.6 Alpha A-Mount Telephoto Zoom Lens:

                          Great easy to use lens

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                          • Yes

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                          5.0

                          Good for the price.

                          By MariuS

                          from Los Angeles, CA

                          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Consistent Output
                          • Durable
                          • Easily Interchangeable
                          • Lightweight
                          • Strong Construction

                          Cons

                          • Slow Focus

                          Best Uses

                          • Landscape/Scenery
                          • Wildlife Photos

                          Comments about Sony 75-300mm f/4.5-5.6 Alpha A-Mount Telephoto Zoom Lens:

                          Good quality for this price.

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                          • No

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                          5.0

                          great buy !!!!

                          By Dikran

                          from Los Angeles

                          About Me Casual Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Easily Interchangeable
                          • Fast / accurate auto-focus

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                              Comments about Sony 75-300mm f/4.5-5.6 Alpha A-Mount Telephoto Zoom Lens:

                              great buy

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                              • No

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                              3.0

                              good telephoto, bad focus and contrast

                              By Guillermo Rico

                              from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

                              About Me Photography Student

                              Pros

                              • cheap
                              • Nice Bokeh
                              • Simple

                              Cons

                              • Heavy
                              • Poor in Low Light
                              • Slow Focus

                              Best Uses

                              • Sunny Days
                              • Wildlife Photos

                              Comments about Sony 75-300mm f/4.5-5.6 Alpha A-Mount Telephoto Zoom Lens:

                              The 75-300 range is amazing, as beginner i´m satisfied couse this solve my problems and is cheap.

                              Howhever, this telephoto is cheap, so not expect too much of quality. Low contrast (small aperture) in low light conditions and the focus don´t work well at long focal distances.
                              More work for Lightroom. :P

                              you can check some photos in my 500px profile, check it out.

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                              • No

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                              4.0

                              Great Lens

                              By Scott

                              from Pennsylvania

                              About Me Casual Photographer

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Durable
                              • Easily Interchangeable
                              • Fast / accurate auto-focus
                              • Rugged

                              Cons

                              • Heavy

                              Best Uses

                              • Landscape/Scenery
                              • Sports/Action
                              • Weddings/Events
                              • Wildlife Photos

                              Comments about Sony 75-300mm f/4.5-5.6 Alpha A-Mount Telephoto Zoom Lens:

                              Overall a great lens.

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                              • No

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                              5.0

                              begginers

                              By rocio

                              from méxico

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                    Comments about Sony 75-300mm f/4.5-5.6 Alpha A-Mount Telephoto Zoom Lens:

                                    I use the lens with my sony alpha 330 and it works perfect.
                                    It's easy to connect and use.
                                    I wanted the lens to take beginners pictures about kite surf. It is just what I was looking for.
                                    Great for beginners photographers. It worths the price paid.

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                                    5.0

                                    Excellent Lens

                                    By Capricorn1203

                                    from North Carolina

                                    About Me Casual Photographer

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Durable
                                    • Easily Interchangeable
                                    • Fast / accurate auto-focus
                                    • Lightweight

                                    Cons

                                    • Blurry Focus
                                    • Poor in Low Light

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Landscape/Scenery
                                    • Wildlife Photos

                                    Comments about Sony 75-300mm f/4.5-5.6 Alpha A-Mount Telephoto Zoom Lens:

                                    I use it mainly to take pictures of animals and the kids in the park. I find that it is good for action shots as well. Its versatile which is nice if you want to carry a limited amount of camera lens with you and have children in tow. My camera bag is small for that reason, therefore; that was why I bought this lens. Did I mention durable, the 4 year olds did not even cause damage to it; a feat in its self.

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                                    5.0

                                    excellent lens

                                    By superkittytv

                                    from new york, ny

                                    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Consistent Output
                                    • Easily Interchangeable
                                    • Lightweight

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Sports/Action
                                      • Video

                                      Comments about Sony 75-300mm f/4.5-5.6 Alpha A-Mount Telephoto Zoom Lens:

                                      to take photos for work and hd video

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                                      • No

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                                      5.0

                                      Great lens for the price

                                      By Steve

                                      from Plymouth Meeting, PA

                                      About Me Casual Photographer

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Consistent Output
                                      • Fast / accurate auto-focus

                                      Cons

                                      • Heavy

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Macro Photography
                                      • Wildlife Photos

                                      Comments about Sony 75-300mm f/4.5-5.6 Alpha A-Mount Telephoto Zoom Lens:

                                      I have been using the lens for some wildlife photography and it has worked very well. Autofocus is fairly quick for my purposes and it seems to take great pictures even though I have not always used a tripod.

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                                      5.0

                                      Telephoto Lens is a fantastic add on!

                                      By TrekChick

                                      from London

                                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Durable
                                      • Easily Interchangeable
                                      • Fast / accurate auto-focus
                                      • Lightweight

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Indoors/Low Light
                                        • Landscape/Scenery
                                        • Macro Photography
                                        • Sports/Action
                                        • Wildlife Photos

                                        Comments about Sony 75-300mm f/4.5-5.6 Alpha A-Mount Telephoto Zoom Lens:

                                        Love owning this telephoto lens to use along my SLR! The focal range is amazing, especially if taking sports action photo's, wildlife and scenery type shots.
                                        Highly recommend it to anyone who likes to get more up close and personal when out on a photo shoot. I loved using it to photograph my nephew playing football! Amazing shots!

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                                        5.0

                                        Great product and afordable too!

                                        By Malachi

                                        from New Jersey

                                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • Consistent Output
                                        • Durable
                                        • Easily Interchangeable
                                        • Fast / accurate auto-focus
                                        • Strong Construction

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                          • Landscape/Scenery
                                          • Wildlife Photos

                                          Comments about Sony 75-300mm f/4.5-5.6 Alpha A-Mount Telephoto Zoom Lens:

                                          This was just the lens I needed for my photography class. Used it several times no with no complaints and grat results.

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