Sony FE 70-300mm F4.5-5.6 is an Auto Focus (AF) Telephoto Zoom
lens with 35mm FF max sensor coverage and it is designed to be used with Sony E mount cameras.
Sony FE 70-300mm F4.5-5.6 is compatible with cameras that have Sony E lens mount. Some of the latest released cameras that are compatible with the Sony E lenses are Sony A7 IV, Sony ZV-E10 and Sony A1.
Sony FE 70-300mm F4.5-5.6 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.
Sony FE 70-300mm F4.5-5.6 is a weather sealed lens which provides an extra protection to prevent water and dust get inside the lens and camera body under light rain, snow and wind. In order to have an effective protection, you have to pair the Sony FE 70-300mm F4.5-5.6 with a weather sealed camera body such as Sony A7 IV, Sony A1 and Sony A7c.
Optical Image Stabilization
Sony FE 70-300mm F4.5-5.6 features an optical image stabilization system which helps to reduce the blur that occurs due to shaking during hand-held shooting.
Sony FE 70-300mm 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.
Sony FE 70-300mm F4.5-5.6 has a Zoom lock feature which eliminates Zoom creep where focal length of the lens changes with gravity when it's held downwards or upwards.
Maximum Magnification Ratio
Sony FE 70-300mm F4.5-5.6 has a Max Magnification Ratio of 0.31x and has a minimum focusing distance of 0.9m. For a non-macro lens, the 0.31x is considered a high magnification and will come handy for close-up shots.
Sony FE 70-300mm F4.5-5.6 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 FE 70-300mm F4.5-5.6's optical formula consists of 16 elements in 13 groups . Following special elements are used in this design:
- Four aspherical
- two ED elements + Nano AR coating
Sony FE 70-300mm F4.5-5.6 comes with a removable lens hood which is handy to reduce lens flare and glare in your photos. The model number of the hood is ALC-SH144.
Sony FE 70-300mm F4.5-5.6 is available in Black color.
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