Sony 75-300mm F4.5-5.6 is a Variable aperture 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 75-300mm F4.5-5.6 is compatible with cameras that have Sony Alpha lens mount. Some of the latest released cameras that are compatible with the Sony Alpha lenses are Sony A99 II, Sony A68 and Sony A77 II.
Size, Weight and Filter Thread
Size and weight is a very important decision factor when searching for your next lens. Sony 75-300mm F4.5-5.6 has a maximum diameter of 71mm and total length of 122mm when not extended .
Sony 75-300mm F4.5-5.6 has a filter thread of 55mm.
Sony 75-300mm F4.5-5.6 has a focal range of 75-300mm and 4.0X zoom ratio. When it is mounted on an APS-C sensor camera with 1.5x crop, it provides an 35mm (FF) equivalent of 112.5 - 450mm.
Optical Image Stabilization
Sony 75-300mm F4.5-5.6 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).
Alternatively, you can check the Sigma 70-300mm F4-5.6 DG OS in Sony Alpha mount that have similar focal range but features Optical Image Stabilization.
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Sony 75-300mm F4.5-5.6 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 75-300mm F4.5-5.6 has a Max Magnification Ratio of 0.25x and has a minimum focusing distance of 1.5m. For a non-macro lens, the 0.25x is considered a high magnification and will come handy for close-up shots.
Sony 75-300mm F4.5-5.6 is a variable aperture lens with a max aperture of f4.5 and a minimum aperture of f32 at 75mm, and a max aperture of f5.6 and minimum aperture of f38 at 300mm .
Sony 75-300mm F4.5-5.6's optical formula consists of 13 elements in 10 groups .
Sony 75-300mm F4.5-5.6 comes with a removable circular shaped lens hood which is handy to reduce lens flare and glare in your photos.
Sony 75-300mm F4.5-5.6 is available in Black color.
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