Sony 300mm F2.8 G SSM II is an Auto Focus (AF) Telephoto Prime
lens with 35mm FF max sensor coverage and it is designed to be used with Sony Alpha mount cameras.
Sony replaced the older Sony 300mm F2.8 G with this model. Follow the link to read our detailed comparison of these models: Compare Sony 300mm F2.8 G SSM II vs Sony 300mm F2.8 G
Lenses in Sony Alpha Mount with Same Focal and Aperture Range
Sony 300mm F2.8 G SSM II is compatible with cameras that have Sony Alpha
lens mount. Some of the latest released cameras with Sony Alpha lens mount are Sony A99 II
, Sony A68
and Sony A77 II
Max sensor coverage of Sony 300mm F2.8 G SSM II is 35mm FF
Sony 300mm F2.8 G SSM II has a fixed focal lenght of 300mm. When it is mounted on an APS-C sensor camera with 1.5x crop, it provides an 35mm (FF) equivalent of 450mm.
Optical Image Stabilization
Sony 300mm F2.8 G SSM II doesn't have an optical image stabilization system so the only option to stabilize the image taken with this lens is to mount on a camera body with IBIS (sensor based In-body image stabilization).
Sony 300mm F2.8 G SSM II features Rotary (extending)
zoom method where the length of the lens changes as you zoom in or out. This makes it possible to design the lens with a smaller minimum length ( generally when it is zoomed out) compared to internal zoom lenses. The disadvantages of this design are being harder to seal against dust and moisture, weight balance shifting while zooming and zoom creep in certain lenses.
Maximum Magnification Ratio
Sony 300mm F2.8 G SSM II has a Max Magnification Ratio of 0.18x
and has a minimum focusing distance of 2m
Sony 300mm F2.8 G SSM II has a max aperture of F2.8 and a minimum aperture of F32.0.
Sony 300mm F2.8 G SSM II's optical formula consists of 13 elements in 12 groups.