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Sony FE 300mm f/2.8 GM OSS Lens (Sony E)

BH #SO30028GM • MFR #SEL300F28GM
Sony FE 300mm f/2.8 GM OSS Lens (Sony E)
Key Features
  • Full-Frame | Maximum Aperture: f/2.8
  • Lightweight, Fast Telephoto Prime
  • Dual XD Linear Motor AF System
  • Optical SteadyShot Image Stabilization
Providing the speed and reach many pros are looking for when photographing the world's biggest events, the Sony FE 300mm f/2.8 GM OSS is a fast telephoto prime characterized by an impressively lightweight, portable design.
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Sony FE 300mm f/2.8 GM Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2
  • 3Nimble and Fast Telephoto
  • 4Stellar Optics and G Master Design
  • 5Fast, Precise AF and Reliable OSS
  • 6Impressively Lightweight and Robust Design
Providing the speed and reach many pros are looking for when photographing the world's biggest events, the Sony FE 300mm f/2.8 GM OSS is a fast telephoto prime characterized by an impressively lightweight, portable design.
Nimble and Fast Telephoto
The 300mm f/2.8 design excels for photographing indoor sporting events as well as close-range events, journalism, and even wildlife subjects. The comfortable focal length helps capture full-length shots of distant subjects and the bright f/2.8 maximum aperture enables isolating subjects using shallow depth of field.
Stellar Optics and G Master Design
As part of Sony's esteemed G Master series, this lens is designed to achieve a balance of impressive resolution and sharpness along with distinctive and pleasing bokeh.
  • Super ED and ED glass elements minimize axial chromatic aberrations, as well as color fringing, for high clarity and realistic color accuracy.
  • Nano AR Coating II has been applied to interior lens surfaces to suppress reflections that cause flare and ghosting.
  • G Master optical design also contributes to low spherical aberrations, for high sharpness, as well as a pleasing bokeh quality that is further benefited by a rounded 11-blade diaphragm.
Fast, Precise AF and Reliable OSS
  • A dual XD (Extreme Dynamic) Linear Motor System quietly and quickly focuses on fast-moving subjects while shooting at high speeds.
  • High-precision XD motor system is also complemented by updated AF algorithms for improved responsiveness and quieter operation, further benefitting sports and wildlife applications.
  • Full-time DMF supports manually adjusting focus simply by turning the focusing ring, regardless of the focusing mode, and Linear Response MF provides a natural and responsive focus feeling for more precise manual control.
  • Focus range limiter switch and preset focus functions increase focusing efficiency either within a certain constrained range or immediately to a specified focusing point.
  • Optical SteadyShot image stabilization compensates for the effects of camera shake to better enable making sharp shots when working handheld.
  • When used on a camera body featuring in-body image stabilization, 5-axis stabilization is available for more robust support.
  • Three difference stabilization modes can be used depending on the shooting situation: Mode 1 for general shooting, Mode 2 for panning shooting, and Mode 3 prioritizes accurate framing when photographing and tracking fast and erratically moving subjects.
Impressively Lightweight and Robust Design
  • Measuring about 3.2 lb without the tripod mount, this 300mm f/2.8 has a truly lightweight design that suits handheld shooting applications and benefits those carrying multiple lenses and camera setups at an event. Compared to the FE 400mm f/2.8 GM OSS, this lens is around 50% lighter and 43% smaller.
  • The weight is distributed evenly across the 10.4"-long lens body, meaning handling is natural and smooth when shooting handheld or atop a monopod or tripod. This design is based on proven concepts from the FE 400mm f/2.8 and FE 600mm f/4 GM lenses.
  • Weather-sealed construction protects against dust, dirt, and moisture.
  • Fluorine-coated front element resists dirt and fingerprints and is also easier to clean.
  • In addition to the weight-saving optical design that limits extra elements, the internal components of the lens also are made from lightweight-yet-durable magnesium alloy.
  • Increased mount strength for ensured rigidity that will withstand professional use.
  • Four separate focus hold buttons can be customized to adjust or activate a variety of settings, such as Eye AF.
  • The rear of the lens features a drop-in filter slot that accepts 40.5mm round filters.
  • Rotating tripod collar features ball bearings for smooth movements when shifting between horizontal and vertical working positions.
  • Compatible with optional FE 1.4x and 2.0x teleconverters.

Sony FE 300mm f/2.8 GM Specs

Key Specs
Focal Length
300mm
Maximum Aperture
f/2.8
Lens Mount
Sony E
Lens Format Coverage
Full-Frame
Focus Type
Autofocus
Image Stabilization
Yes
Filter Size
40.5 mm (Drop-In)
Maximum Aperture
f/2.8
Minimum Aperture
f/22
Lens Mount
Sony E
Lens Format Coverage
Full-Frame
Angle of View
Minimum Focus Distance
6.6' / 2 m
Optical Design
20 Elements in 16 Groups
Diaphragm Blades
11, Rounded
Focus Type
Autofocus
Image Stabilization
Yes
Tripod Collar
Removable and Rotating
Filter Size
40.5 mm (Drop-In)
Dimensions (ø x L)
4.88 x 10.4" / 12.4 x 26.4 cm
Weight
51.9 oz / 1470 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight
7.875 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
18.7 x 11.8 x 11.3"

Sony FE 300mm f/2.8 GM Reviews

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What polarizing filter is compatible with this ...

What polarizing filter is compatible with this lens?
Asked by: Ashley
The polarizer filter compatible with the Sony FE 300mm f/2.8 GM OSS Lens (Sony E) is the Sony Drop-In Circular Polarizing Filter for Sony FE 400mm f/2.8 GM OSS Lens. https://bhpho.to/2IOggAo
Answered by: Daniel
Date published: 2024-02-25

What is the minimum focus distance with a 2x ...

What is the minimum focus distance with a 2x converter?
Asked by: Kathy
The minimum focus distance of the Sony FE 300mm f/2.8 GM OSS Lens (Sony E) is normally 6.6'. The Sony FE 2x Teleconverter had a minimal effect on this, making the minimum focus distance of the Sony FE 300mm Lens about 2 inches further (6.8').
Answered by: Ejona G
Date published: 2024-03-10

Is this lens made of real optical glass or ...

Is this lens made of real optical glass or plastic?
Asked by: Voyin
Hi Voyin, Sony's commitment to customer satisfaction is our top priority. The SEL300F28GM lens is made of real optical glass. Thank you so much for your question. And thank you for choosing Sony. - Pakorn (Sony Social Support)
Answered by: SonyListens
Date published: 2024-04-21

I am correct in assuming that it is not possible ...

I am correct in assuming that it is not possible to use a protective, screw-on lens filter on this lens?
Asked by: Karen
Yes, the Sony FE 300mm f/2.8 GM OSS Lens does not have a front screw-on lens filter. However, it is compatible with drop-in filters in the rear of the lens.
Answered by: Leor M
Date published: 2024-02-26

Is the tripod mount foot the same as the 70-200GM ...

Is the tripod mount foot the same as the 70-200GM ?
Asked by: Elvin
There are no specs available for the foot on the tripod collar of these lenses.
Answered by: Boyd
Date published: 2023-12-27

What kind of front lens cap does the 300 f2.8 ...

What kind of front lens cap does the 300 f2.8 have? Soft cap like the 400 or a squeeze-to-it rigid disk like most lenses?
Asked by: Jane
The Sony FE 300mm f/2.8 GM uses a soft cap just like the 400mm GM lens.
Answered by: Stephen
Date published: 2024-02-29

What happens to the mimimum focusing distance ...

What happens to the mimimum focusing distance when you add either a 1.4 or a 2x converter?
Asked by: Kathy
The minimum focus distance stays the same on the Sony FE 300mm f/2.8 GM OSS Lens when using a Sony FE 1.4x Teleconverter or the Sony FE 2x Teleconverter.
Answered by: Michelle F
Date published: 2024-03-07

Which LensCoat Hoodie Lens Cap would fit on this ...

Which LensCoat Hoodie Lens Cap would fit on this lens?
Asked by: Mary Susan
The LensCoat Hoodie Lens Hood Cover (X-Large, Black) is a great fit on the Sony FE 300mm f/2.8 GM OSS Lens (Sony E): https://bhpho.to/3TciCP9.
Answered by: Marisa
Date published: 2024-02-26
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