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

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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 C
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
The FE 300mm f/2.8 GM OSS Lens (Sony E) is made with optical glass comprised of 20 elements in 16 groups.
Answered by: James P
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

As per the drop-in filter that comes with the ...

As per the drop-in filter that comes with the lens....why a clear filter instead of a polarizer filter? Purpose of clear filter?
Asked by: ROBERT
The Sony FE 300mm f/2.8 GM OSS Lens (Sony E) comes with a clear filter to protect the lens and sensor. There would be an opening without the clear filter.
Answered by: Rachael B
Date published: 2024-05-27

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 H
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 M
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
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