Sony 70-300mm F4.5-5.6 G SSM is an Auto Focus (AF) Telephoto Zoom
lens with 35mm FF max sensor coverage and it is designed to be used with Sony Alpha mount cameras.
Sony 70-300mm F4.5-5.6 G SSM was replaced with Sony 70-300mm F4.5-5.6 G SSM II. Follow the link to read our comparison of these lenses: Compare Sony 70-300mm F4.5-5.6 G SSM vs Sony 70-300mm F4.5-5.6 G SSM II
Lenses in Sony Alpha Mount with Same Focal and Aperture Range
Sony 70-300mm F4.5-5.6 G SSM 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 70-300mm F4.5-5.6 G SSM is 35mm FF
Sony 70-300mm F4.5-5.6 G SSM has a focal range of 70-300mm and 4.3X zoom ratio. When it is mounted on an APS-C sensor camera with 1.5x crop, it provides an 35mm (FF) equivalent of 105 - 450mm.
Optical Image Stabilization
Sony 70-300mm F4.5-5.6 G SSM 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 70-300mm F4.5-5.6 G SSM is available in Black color.
Sony 70-300mm F4.5-5.6 G SSM 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 70-300mm F4.5-5.6 G SSM has a Max Magnification Ratio of 0.25x
and has a minimum focusing distance of 1.2m
Sony 70-300mm F4.5-5.6 G SSM is a variable aperture lens with a max aperture of f4.5 and a minimum aperture of f22 at 70mm, and a max aperture of f5.6 and minimum aperture of f29 at 300mm .
Sony 70-300mm F4.5-5.6 G SSM's optical formula consists of 16 elements in 11 groups.
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