Sony FE 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 G OSS Lens Announced, Price $1,198, Available for Pre-order

Sony FE 70-300 and 50mm lensAlong with Sony FE 50mm F1.8 lens, Sony also announced the FE 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 G OSS Lens. This is a telephoto zoom lens for Sony A7 series camera full-frame bodies. It features 16 elements in 13 groups – four aspherical and two ED – and a 9-blade circular aperture and Sony’s optical image stabilization system and weather resistant construction. The price is for $1,198, available for pre-order at B&H.

  • Sony FE 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 G OSS LensPre-Order– B&H

Sony FE 70-300mm F4.5-5.6 G OSS lens

New FE 70-300mm F4.5 – 5.6 G OSS Telephoto Zoom Lens

Sony’s longest reaching E-mount lens to date, the new FE 70-300mm F4.5 – 5.6 G OSS telephoto zoom lens (model SEL70300G) features a state-of-the-art optical design including four aspherical glass elements, two ED (Extra-low Dispersion) glass elements and Sony’s Nano AR coating, which all work together to effectively suppress spherical aberration, distortion, and chromatic aberration.  This ensures beautiful high-resolution results for both still and video shooting.

The new telephoto zoom lens also features class-leading close-up performance, with a minimum focusing distance of less than 3 feet (0.9m) and a maximum magnification of 0.31x, making it an ideal choice for tele-macro photography.  This outstanding close-up performance also factors into the lens’ excellent corner-to-corner sharpness.

The versatile zoom lens includes built-in Optical SteadyShot image stabilization that helps to reduce camera shake, making it easier to capture clear images when shooting handheld.  Additionally, the new SEL70300G model has a linear actuator that allows it to achieve fast, smooth and quiet autofocus and is also dust and moisture resistant1 to ensure reliable operation in harsh outdoor conditions.


Principal specifications
Lens type Zoom lens
Max Format size 35mm FF
Focal length 70–300 mm
Image stabilisation Yes
Lens mount Sony FE
Maximum aperture F4.5 – F5.6
Minimum aperture F22.0 – F29.0
Aperture ring No
Number of diaphragm blades 9
Elements 16
Groups 13
Special elements / coatings Four aspherical and two ED elements + Nano AR coating
Minimum focus 0.90 m (35.43)
Maximum magnification 0.31×
Autofocus Yes
Motor type Linear Motor
Full time manual Yes
Focus method Internal
Distance scale No
DoF scale No
Focus distance limiter Yes
Weight 854 g (1.88 lb)
Diameter 84 mm (3.31)
Length 144 mm (5.67)
Sealing Yes
Colour Black
Zoom method Rotary (extending)
Power zoom No
Zoom lock No
Filter thread 72.0 mm
Hood supplied Yes
Hood product code ALC-SH144
Tripod collar No


See also Sony FE 70-300mm F4.5-5.6 G OSS Lens Sample Images

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