Sony 300mm f/2.8 G SSM II Lens

Sony 300mm f/2.8 G SSM II Lens

Sony 300mm f/2.8 G SSM II Lens

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Product Highlights

  • A-Mount Lens/Full-Frame Format
  • Aperture Range: f/2.8 to f/32
  • Three Extra-Low Dispersion Elements
  • Nano AR Coating
  • Super Sonic Wave AF Motor
  • Four Focus Hold Buttons; Internal Focus
  • Electronic Focus Range Limiter
  • Dust- & Moisture-Resistant Construction
  • Removable, Rotating Tripod Collar
  • Slot-In Circular Polarizing Filter
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Sony 300mm f/2.8 overview

  • 1Description

Able to hold up to the demanding conditions and needs of professional wildlife, sports, and action photography, the 300mm f/2.8 G SSM II Lens from Sony will deliver outstanding images in some of the most difficult shooting scenarios. The super telephoto lens offers a fast maximum aperture of f/2.8, allowing for operation in less-than-ideal lighting and for the creation of images with smooth bokeh. Image quality is further improved with the use of three extra-low dispersion elements and a Nano AR coating which help minimize aberrations and reduce flare to improve resolution and contrast. Users will also have the ability to use the included slot-in circular polarizing filter to reduce glare and increase saturation.

Befitting a lens of this caliber is a Super Sonic wave AF Motor (SSM) and internal focus design to quickly and accurately lock onto the subject. With an LSI drive circuit tracking performance has been improved significantly compared to the lens' predecessor. The lens is also equipped with four focus hold buttons as well as an electronic focus range limiter switch for tactile control and operation of the lens. Additionally, it has a dust- and moisture-resistant construction for working in inclement weather and comes with a removable, rotating tripod collar for added stability.

Designed for the high demands of professional sports, wildlife, and action photography, this 300mm lens has been upgraded for improved image quality and faster, more responsive focusing. It is optimized for full-frame A-mount cameras, but it can be used on APS-C format cameras where it has a 450mm equivalent focal length.
A maximum aperture of f/2.8 provides photographers with excellent light gathering capabilities as well as the ability to create images with a shallow depth of field for selective focus techniques.
Three extra-low dispersion glass elements are featured in the lens design to help reduce chromatic aberrations and color fringing for improved clarity and color neutrality.
A Nano AR Coating has been applied to reduce surface reflections, flare, and ghosting for increased contrast and color rendering in strong lighting conditions.
An SSM autofocus system with an enhanced algorithm and new LSI drive circuit provides quick, quiet, and precise focusing and much more responsive performance in tracking modes. The lens also features an internal focusing design that keeps the overall size constant and helps achieve a minimum focus distance of 6.6'.
An electronic focus range limiter switch allows you constrain the usable focus range between a set limited range or full for improving focus speed, and four focus hold buttons are also featured to manually stop the autofocus at a specified point.
Dust- and weather-sealed construction benefits using the lens in inclement shooting conditions.
The lens is equipped with a removable and rotating tripod collar for added stability and reduced strain on the camera's lens mount.
The lens comes supplied with a drop-in 42mm circular polarizing filter to help reduce glare and produce more saturated imagery.
Rounded nine-blade diaphragm contributes to a pleasing bokeh quality when employing selective focus techniques.
This lens is compatible with Sony's 1.4x and 2x teleconverters which can increase the effective focal length to 420mm and 600mm, respectively.
UPC: 027242845589
In the Box
Sony 300mm f/2.8 G SSM II Lens
  • Slot-In Circular Polarizing Filter
  • ALC-SH0012 Lens Hood
  • Lens Strap
  • Front Lens Cap
  • ALC-R55 Rear Lens Cap
  • Hard Case
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
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    • 1Description

    Sony 300mm f/2.8 specs

    Focal Length 300mm
    Aperture Maximum: f/2.8
    Minimum: f/32
    Camera Mount Type Sony A
    Format Compatibility 35mm Film / Full-Frame Digital Sensor
    Angle of View 5° 20'
    Minimum Focus Distance 6.56' / 2 m
    Magnification 0.18x
    Maximum Reproduction Ratio 1:5.6
    Optical Design 13 Elements in 12 Groups
    Diaphragm Blades 9, Rounded
    Image Stabilization No
    Autofocus Yes
    Tripod Collar Yes Removable - rotating
    Filter Thread Drop-In: 42 mm
    Dimensions (DxL) Approx. 4.80 x 9.55" / 122 x 242.5 mm
    Weight 5.15 lb / 2340 g
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 14.75 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 14.9 x 10.4 x 10.0"

    Sony 300mm f/2.8 reviews

    300mm f/2.8 G SSM II Lens is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 2.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from An Amazing Lens My main photography interest has been photographing birds on the Texas coastal marshes. I have been using the Sony 70-400mm lens for a number of years, mostly on an A77 or A99. Generally I was very happy with this lens, but I was struggling using these combinations at dawn or dusk. So after coming into some unexpected money, I took the opportunity to see if the Sony 300mm f2.8 Gii would make a difference, and it certainly did! I have been amazed at the quality of the photographs I have been getting from this lens. Mounted on a tripod and gimbal head, the lens is delivering tack sharp pictures time after time. The new SSM is noticeably faster and very accurate on both A99 and A77. The lens also works very well with Sony's 1.4x teleconverter,when tripod mounted. Weaknesses are few, the lens hood is a bit awkward to attach and the front lens cover (sock) is a pain. There must be a better design, but Canon and Nikon's are the same. My main problem now is I'm lusting after the Sony 500mm f4!
    Date published: 2013-08-19
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome!! I have moved up from the Minolta 300 2.8N APO lens and this new version from Sony is just staggering, the ability to use it wide open and with lightning focus speed even with a teleconverter attached is just incredible.
    Date published: 2016-06-08
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    Sony 300mm f/2.8 Q&A

    Sony 300mm f/2.8 accessories

    Designed for use with:

    • Sony Alpha A68
    • Sony Alpha A77 II
    • Sony Alpha A99 II
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