Sony FE 70-300mm F4.5-5.6 is a Variable aperture Auto Focus (AF) Telephoto Zoom
lens with Optical Image stabilization and 35mm FF max sensor coverage, and it is designed to be used with E Mount
What type of photography is the Sony FE 70-300mm F4.5-5.6 lens good for?
The type of photography that you are planning to use the Sony FE 70-300mm F4.5-5.6 is an important decision factor. Here we have evaluated its suitability to various photography scenarios:
Reasons to Buy Sony FE 70-300mm F4.5-5.6 G OSS Lens
Here we've included a summary of the advantages and disadvantages of the Sony FE 70-300mm F4.5-5.6 G OSS lens in a list form to help you determine whether it offers the features you need.
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| Optical Image Stabilization
| Hood supplied
| Full-time Manual Focusing
| Focus Distance Limiter
| Zoom Lock
| Covers Full-Frame Sensor
| 9 Diaphragm Blades for Smooth Bokeh
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| Lens Extents while zooming
| Slow Aperture at Wide end
| Slow Aperture at Tele end
| Variable Aperture
Sony FE 70-300mm F4.5-5.6 is compatible with cameras that have a Sony E lens mount. Some of the latest released cameras that are compatible with the Sony E lenses are Sony A7C Mark II, Sony A7CR and Sony A6700.
Sony A7C Mark II with the Sony FE 70-300mm F4.5-5.6 Lens
Sony A7CR with the Sony FE 70-300mm F4.5-5.6 Lens
Sony A6700 with the Sony FE 70-300mm F4.5-5.6 Lens
Size, Weight and Filter Thread
Size and weight is a very important decision factor when searching for your next lens. Sony FE 70-300mm F4.5-5.6 has a maximum diameter of 84mm and total length of 144mm when not extended. It weighs 854g / 30.1 oz.
Sony FE 70-300mm F4.5-5.6 has a filter thread of 72mm. Below are links to the filters that we recommend you to consider for your Sony FE 70-300mm F4.5-5.6:
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.
The Sony FE 70-300mm F4.5-5.6 is a weather-sealed lens, which provides extra protection to prevent water and dust get inside the lens and camera body under light rain, snow and wind. In order to have effective protection, you have to pair the Sony FE 70-300mm F4.5-5.6 with a weather-sealed camera body such as the Sony A7C Mark II, Sony A7CR and Sony A6700.
Optical Image Stabilization
The 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.
Below are the 3 Telephoto Zoom type Sony E mount lens alternatives with highest max magnification ratios:
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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