This G Series lens delivers an appealing combination of extended zoom range plus image quality that will satisfy the most demanding photo enthusiast or pro. An ED lens element achieves exceptionally low aberration right out to the maximum 300mm focal length, so that your telephoto images benefit from impressive clarity and depth.
Telephoto Zoom: This superb 70-300mm zoom lens is an excellent choice for a wide range of medium to long-distance telephoto applications. (35mm equivalent when used with APS-C format cameras: 105-450mm.)
G Series Optical Performance. Sony's G-Series lenses are designed for maximum descriptive power, maintaining excellent peripheral light characteristics and maximizing contrast even at the edges of the frame.
Superb Minimum Focusing Distance. With the ability to focus as closely as 3.9 feet (1.2m), this telephoto lens also lets you move in for dramatic shots of people, natural subjects and close-up details.
Smooth Manual Focusing. An easy-grip focus ring on the lens barrel gives you a solid "hands-on" feel in manual focusing.
Works with Optional Teleconverters. Compatible with optional Sony SAL14TC (1.4x) which extends focal length to 420mm (35mm equivalent when used with APS-C format cameras: 630mm) and SAL20TC (2.0x) teleconverters which extends focal length to 600mm (35mm equivalent when used with APS-C format cameras: 900mm). Teleconverters are compatible with manual focus only.
Uncommonly fast aperture. The f/4.5-5.6 aperture enables shooting at higher shutter speeds to freeze sports action.
SSM (Super Sonic wave Motor). SSM (Super Sonic wave Motor) is supremely responsive: faster, smoother, quieter focusing.
0.25x maximum magnification
Multi-Element Design. The SAL70300G incorporates 16 elements in 11 groups for high optical precision from the center of the image all the way to the corners.
Superb flexibility. The 4.2x zoom range goes all the way from 70mm, suitable for portraits and other medium-angle shots, to a telephoto 300mm.
ED (Extra-low Dispersion) Two ED (Extra-low Dispersion) glass elements minimize chromatic aberration for sharp, clear images with well defined colors.
In-Camera Image Stabilization. Works with the SteadyShot image stabilization built into Sony DSLRs.
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. The lens features nine aperture blades.