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Sony 300mm f/2.8 G Telephoto Prime Lens

B&H # SO30028 Mfr # SAL300F28G
No Longer Available
Product Highlights
  • Aperture Range: f/2.8-32
  • For Sony Alpha & Minolta DSLRs
  • 3x Extra-Low Dispersion (ED) Elements
  • Nano AR Glass Lens Element Coating
  • Super Sonic Wave Motor (SSM)
  • 2x Direct Manual Focus (DMF) Modes
  • Electronic Focus Range Selector Switch
  • Dust & Moisture Protection
  • 4x Focus Hold Buttons

The 300mm f/2.8 G Telephoto Prime Lens from Sony is a professional level telephoto lens with wide f/2.8 aperture and fast internal autofocus response. With a full range of functions geared to the professional photographer, this lens provides sharp, aberration-free images across the entire film area at all apertures. It has been designed with dust and moisture resistance to prevent water penetration at both ends as well as along the focus ring. Its AR coatings and internal baffles increase transmittance and reduce flare to preserve image contrast. With three Extra-low Dispersion (ED) glass elements, among a total of thirteen, aberrations are closely controlled for optimal image capture.

With its internal focusing system, its lens elements move to focus so that the overall length of the lens does not change, preserving balanced and stabilized shooting regardless of the focusing distance. Its two Direct Manual Focus (DMF) modes allow you to quickly switch between manual and autofocus modes, while four focus hold buttons and an electronic sliding focus range switch allow you to alter the way the lens focuses for faster and more controlled shooting.

f/2.8 Maximum Aperture
With a maximum aperture of f/2.8 throughout the zoom range and nine curved aperture blades, pleasing blurred background bokeh effects are rendered effortlessly.
For Sony Alpha & Minolta DSLRs
Optimized for Sony Alpha cameras, this lens' focal length and viewing angle becomes the 35mm equivalent of a 450mm lens when attached to smaller cropped APS-C cameras.
3x Extra-Low Dispersion (ED) Elements
To reduce chromatic aberrations, most noticeable when zoomed all the way in, the extra-low dispersion glass corrects for certain wavelengths of light - producing sharper images with truer colors.
Nano AR Glass Lens Element Coating
This Sony Nano AR glass coating technology reduces internal reflections to produce clear, crisp image quality with less flare and ghosting.
Super Sonic Wave Motor (SSM)
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.
2x Direct Manual Focus (DMF) Modes
These modes allow you to quickly switch from autofocus to manual focus by just turning the manual focus ring of the lens.
Electronic Focus Range Selector Switch
This lens is made with an electronic focus range switch that offers better focus control whenever you need it. Choosing the appropriate focus range allows the lens to more quickly focus right where you want it, and not lag by searching up and down its entire focus range.
Dust & Moisture Protection
The front and back ends of this 300mm lens, as well as the area surrounding the focus ring, are specially constructed to help prevent water penetration.
4x Focus Hold Buttons
The four Focus Hold buttons, placed in different locations on the lens allow you to more easily lock the focus to keep it right where you want it, without having to roam the lens to find the right hold switch.
Performance
Focal Length 300mm
Comparable APS-C Focal Length: 450 mm
Aperture Maximum: f/2.8
Minimum: f/32
Camera Mount Type Sony Alpha, Minolta AF
Format Compatibility 35mm Film / Full-Frame Digital Sensor
Angle of View 8.167°
APS-C Picture Angle: 5.33°
Minimum Focus Distance 6.56' (2.0 m)
Magnification 0.18x
Elements/Groups 13/12
Diaphragm Blades 9
Features
Image Stabilization No
Autofocus Yes
Tripod Collar Yes Removable - rotating
Environmental
Physical
Filter Thread 42 mm
Dimensions (DxL) Approx. 9.57 x 4.80" (24.3 x 12.2 cm)
Weight 5.07 lb (2.3 kg)
Sony 300mm f/2.8 G Telephoto Prime Lens
  • Front Lens Cap
  • Rear Lens Cap
  • Lens Hood
  • Trunk Case
  • Lens Strap
  • 42mm Clear Filter
  • Tripod Collar
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
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    Sony300mm f/2.8 G Telephoto Prime Lens
     
    4.8

    (based on 6 reviews)

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Fast / accurate auto-focus (6)
    • Durable (5)
    • Nice bokeh (5)
    • Rugged (5)
    • Strong construction (5)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Wildlife photos (5)
      • Landscape/scenery (4)
      • Sports/action (4)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (6)

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      4.0

      300mm lens

      By Arthur Preston

      from Oxnard, CA

      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easily Interchangeable
      • Fast / accurate auto-focus
      • Nice Focus Sharp Images
      • Rugged

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Indoors/Low Light
        • Night Photography
        • Sports/Action
        • Wildlife Photos

        Comments about Sony 300mm f/2.8 G Telephoto Prime Lens:

        Semi-professional photographer, wanted to try a large lens with a large aperture. Nice smooth focus on Sony A-99. Little heavy, but that is to be expected. Problem the second time I used it, lens did not communicate with camera, camera indicator said ERR, and screen said "restart camera". Had to take battery out of camera to get those messages to go away. That scared me a bit. Does not come with a "traditional" front lens cap, but rather a leather-type cover, more like a carrying case.

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        (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Super Super Super

        By Gibo

        from Rancho Santa Margarita, CA

        About Me Photography Student

        Pros

        • Durable
        • Fast / accurate auto-focus
        • Nice Bokeh
        • Rugged
        • Strong Construction

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Landscape/Scenery
          • Wildlife Photos

          Comments about Sony 300mm f/2.8 G Telephoto Prime Lens:

          I bought this lens because i wanted to capture pictures of whales, dolphins, and seals. I was able to get only dolphins and seals -- the whales were nowhere to be seen. I obtained up close pictures of the dolphins and seals without having to use my 1.4 teleconverter. It's nice to have a lens like this for the job. This is the best of Sony's G lenses.

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          (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Awesome Lens with the BEST deal!

          By gibi

          from Rancho Santa Margarita, CA

          About Me Casual Photographer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Landscape/Scenery

            Comments about Sony 300mm f/2.8 G Telephoto Prime Lens:

            I bought this lens last week, and I'm so stoked about it. Here's why:

            1) I did not pay taxes because I live in California 2) I got FREE shipping because I chose "UPS Ground" which took 5 days -- I wasn't desperate for the lens to arrive any sooner, but it was hard waiting because of my excitement. 3) The auto focus is quick and 4) I get sharp images

            So, my overall rating is SUPERB.

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            • No

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            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            The Lens of all Lenses

            By Saxxphotoman

            from Brooklyn, NY

            About Me Pro Photographer

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Consistent Output
            • Durable
            • Fast / accurate auto-focus
            • Nice Bokeh
            • Rugged
            • Strong Construction

            Cons

            • NONE

            Best Uses

            • Indoors/Low Light
            • Landscape/Scenery
            • Night Photography
            • Sports/Action
            • Weddings/Events
            • Wildlife Photos

            Comments about Sony 300mm f/2.8 G Telephoto Prime Lens:

            From day one this lens has proved itself as the most versatile lens in the world. The Bokek is the greatest. It is the best of the G series in the Sony line, pricey but a must if you are a serious photog.

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            (5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Super Lens

            By Tom

            from Tampa, FL

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

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

              Comments about Sony 300mm f/2.8 G Telephoto Prime Lens:

              Use this for nature, sports, and close ups. Pictures are clear and sharp. Must use a tri or mono pod because of weight. Easy to use in both AF and manual. With a 2x converter this lens is worth the investment.

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              (10 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              BEST BUILD AND GOOD QUALITY LENS

              By PETER138

              from BONNEY LAke,WA

              About Me Photo Enthusiast

              Pros

              • Durable
              • Fast / accurate auto-focus
              • Nice Bokeh
              • Strong Construction

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Sports/Action
                • Wildlife Photos

                Comments about Sony 300mm f/2.8 G Telephoto Prime Lens:

                I OWN THIS LENS FOR MORE THAN 2 YEARS . IT PRODUCES BEAUTIFUL PICTURES AND FAST FOCUSING . THE BOKEH IS SMOOTH AND CREAMY ,IT ASLO CAN GIVE SHARP IMAGE EVEN WITH 2X CONVERTER LENS UNDER AVAILABLE LIGHT AT F9.

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