Sony AF 70-300mm F4.5-5.6 G SSM

mount: A-mount
prod. code: SAL70300G
EAN/UPC: 4905524415780
makernote ID: 52
format: Full frame
release year: 2008
status: Discontinued
D type lens: Yes
SLT compatible: Yes
AF Drive: In Lens (SSM)
focus design: front
stabilisation: No
weather sealing: No
AF-D (a99 only): Yes
max. aperture: 4.5-5.6
min. aperture: 22-29
focal range(mm): 70-300
elements/group: 16/11
angle of view: 34 - 8
aperture blades: 9
min. focus distance(mm): 1200
filter rotate focusing: No
filter rotate zooming: No
max. magnification: 0.25x (1/4)
filter diameter(mm): 62, front
hood: SH0010 petal shape
color: black
length(mm): 135 - 196
weight(g): 760
standard accessories: Lens caps, hood, pouch

user review ratings
overall: 4.66
sharpness: 4.69
color: 4.81
build: 4.25
distortion: 4.78
flare control: 4.78
total: 168 reviews

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A superb telephoto zoom lens that's easy to carry. The Sony G-Series 70-300mm f4.5-5.6 Telephoto Zoom Lens is a brilliant performer for a wide range of medium-distance and long shots, with SSM (Super Sonic wave Motor) design for fast, silent auto-focus, ED glass to virtually eliminate chromatic aberration, focus hold button and more. Minimum focusing distance of about 4 feet (1.2m) lets you move in close to your subject—and even at full zoom extension it captures sharp, clear images thanks to the benefit of Super SteadyShot® image stabilization built into every Sony ? system DSLR. (35mm equivalent: 105-450mm).
Compact Design, All-Around Versatility

This superb 70-300mm zoom lens is an excellent choice for a wide range medium to long-distance telephoto applications -- and its lightweight design lets you leave it on-camera or carry it easily as an accessory lens for special purposes (35mm equivalent: 105-450mm).
Superb Optical Performance

Sony’s G-Series lenses are designed for maximum descriptive power, maintaining excellent peripheral light characteristics and minimizing contrast drop-off even at the edges of the frame.
Short Minimum Focusing Distance

With the ability to focus as closely as 4 feet (1.2m), this telephoto lens also lets you move in for dramatic shots of people, natural subjects and close-up details.
In-Camera Image Stabilization

A major reason for its compact, lightweight design is the benefit of Super SteadyShot® in-camera image stabilization, built into every Sony α system DSLR -- and enabling accessory lenses to eliminate the extra weight and expense of in-lens stabilization mechanisms.
SSM (Super Sonic wave Motor)

Designed for fast, smooth, silent automatic focusing, this unique technology achieves high torque at low speed with rapid start/stop response. It operates through the ability of a piezoelectric device to reshape itself quickly when voltage is applied.
Focus Hold Button

For creative control and image preview, a focus hold button conveniently located on the lens barrel lets you firmly lock in focus -- and a focus range limiter can be set to speed auto-focus response.
Smooth Manual Focusing

An easy-grip focus ring on the lens barrel gives you a solid “hands-on” feel in manual focusing.
Multi-Element Design with Internal Focusing

The SAL-70300G is designed with 16 lens elements in 11 groups, with internal focusing so the balance of your camera never changes.
ED (Extra-low Dispersion) Glass

Because light of different wavelength (or color) bends at different angles when it passes through a lens, ED (Extra-low Dispersion) Glass is used to eliminate chromatic aberration by correcting certain wavelengths of light for sharp, clear images with well defined colors.
Circular Aperture

Because the aperture blades form a near circle at the wide openings used for low-light shots, spot-light sources have a pleasing circular defocused effect. - Home of the alpha system photographer
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