Sony FE 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 G OSS Lens Announced

Sony FE 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 G OSS Lens Announced

Sony officially announced the FE 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 G OSS telephoto zoom lens designed for E-mount mirrorless cameras with full-frame image sensors.

The brand new Sony FE 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 G OSS lens is a telephoto zoom model which offers more shooting options to action and sports photographers. With a model number of SEL70300G the lens provides cutting-edge image quality across all focal and aperture ranges, while delivering quick, quiet autofocusing.

The telephoto zoom optic reduces optical aberrations and distortions, thus allowing photographers to capture high-quality stills and videos.

Sony FE 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 G OSS lens becomes official for E-mount mirrorless cameras

Sony FE 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 G OSS Lens Announced

The Sony FE 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 G OSS is a versatile zoom lens designed for full-frame E-mount mirrorless cameras. The lens features four aspherical and two ED elements, optical image stabilization, and a Nano AR coating to reduce flare and ghosting. The lens offers a minimum focus distance of 0.9m/3ft, and uses a linear actuator for smooth and silent autofocus which is also helpful for macro photography.

The minimum focusing distance of the optic is 90 centimeters / 3 feet, whereas the maximum magnification stands at 0.31x. The length of the product is 144mm / 5.67 inches, while its diameter is 84mm / 3.31 inches. The filter thread measures 72mm and the whole product weighs 854 grams / 1.88 lbs.

Sony FE 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 G OSS Lens Specifications

Sensor size35mm
Lens TypeTelephoto Zoom
Focal Length70 – 300mm
APS Equivalent105 – 450mm
Max Aperturef/4.5 – 5.6
Min Aperturef/22 – 29
Diaphragm Blades9 (circular)
Lens Construction16 elements in 13 groups, including 4 aspherical and 2 ED elements; Nano AR coating
Diagonal Angle of View(Based on image circle)34 to 8.2 degrees
Focus DetailsInternal focus with Linear AF motor; AF/MF switch; Focus range limiter
Front Element RotationNo
Zoom SystemRotary
Closest Focus0.9m / 2.95 ft.
Magnification Ratio0.31x / 1:3.2
Filter Size72mm
Dimensions(Length x Diameter)143.5mm x 84mm / 5.6 in. x 3.3 in.
Weight854g / 30.2 oz

The released date of the Sony FE 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 G OSS telephoto zoom lens has been scheduled for May 2016, while its price has been set at $1,200.

More details at Sony website.