Sony - FE 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 G OSS Telephoto Lens for Sony Alpha E-mount Cameras - Black

Get a little closer to your subject with this Sony 70-300mm lens. Built-in optical stabilization delivers solid results even under low-light conditions, and the dust-resistant design helps prevent speckles from forming on the sensor itself. Narrower apertures from f/4.5-5.6 ensure you get wider depths of field with this Sony 70-300mm lens.

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Overview

What's Included


  • Sony FE 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 G OSS Telephoto Lens for Sony Alpha E-mount Cameras
  • Hood (ALC-SH144)
  • Lens front cap
  • Lens rear cap
  • Case
  • Owner's manual

Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (71 out of 71)

Features


Compatible with most Sony Alpha cameras with an E-mount

For use with your existing camera.

Telephoto lens provides detailed photos from a distance

Magnify distant subjects and isolate a small field of view for vivid close-up shots.

70-300mm focal length

This versatile, long-range zoom lens covers a broad range, enabling you to capture the perfect image from various distances.

f/4.5-5.6 maximum aperture

Provides clear landscape images and beautiful distance shots even in the shade and on cloudy days.

Sony Nano AR Coating

Made to eliminate flare and ghosting.

OSS (Optical SteadyShot) image stabilization

Offers approximately shutter speed advantage to help minimize blurring in your shots.

0.31x magnification


Magnification ensures your images come out just the way you want.

2.95' minimum focusing distance

Accommodates 58mm filters

Accommodates 72mm filters

Accessories included

Comes with a hood, front and rear lens caps and case.


Overall customer rating

Rating: 4.8 out of 5 stars with 71 reviews

100%of customers would recommend this to a friend

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    You will take the best photos you've ever taken!

    Posted
    theSDLC
    • Verified Purchaser
    • My Best Buy® Elite Member

    Granted, you need to have the right camera to go with this lens. I use this SEL70300G with a Sony a7II and the photos are better than I could imagine. The Optical SteadyShot (OSS) feature plus the body stabilization in the a7II make for incredibly crisp, detailed shots without the need for a tripod (even when maxed at 300mm). Need to lower your shutter speed for more light? Want to shoot in 100 ISO (or less)? This camera and lens combo can get the job done. I have had several of my photos accepted by stock photography sites which are known for being strict on image detail, exposure, and overall quality. I had been waiting to get the right equipment before becoming a stock contributor and this lens does not disappoint. There's so much more positives to mention including the macro capabilities of the lens. I have great shots of dragonflies where it's just scary how crisp and detailed the eyes, wings, and even their little insect hairs are in the shots. Don't be fooled, this telephoto lens can do up-close shots as well. I've been able to keep it on longer without swapping because of the versatility. The Sony Nano AR coating also works very well. My shots have not suffered any lens flare or chromatic aberration (CA). The lens appears to stack up to the hype on Sony's website. Now, I'll stop sounding so biased and list some cons: • Price. I managed to get a coupon that I applied toward this lens. I would not play full retail. • The manual on-lens switches on the side of the lens slide very easily. You can unintentionally slide out of steadyshot or manual focus and not notice. This normally happens when putting the camera in the bag or taking it out. Not a big deal, just check the switches before shoots and occasionally as you shoot. • Size & Weight. I'm coming for a Sony a5100 with an SEL55210 so this SEL70300G is HUGE. The shots are amazing so it's worth it. • It takes a while for the zoom control to loosen up. It will be stiff at first, but will get much smoother after continued use. • Auto focus can be slow at times. I primarily use manual focus, but there are moments when AF is needed, especially with wildlife that may move unpredictably. All in all, it's a great lens and I'm more than satisfied with the purchase. It's my main shooter and I thoroughly enjoy going to my favorite nature spots to take beautiful photos. If you need reach, versatility, great detail, and quality, this is a great pick.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Amazing lens

    Posted
    A6000user
    • Verified Purchaser
    • My Best Buy® Elite Member

    Its not a prime lens so dont try and compare it to one. Its right at $1000 for a 450mm equivalent on a Sony A6000. Images are very sharp and colors are true. Auto focus is snappy.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    A great telephoto lens

    Posted
    Rono
    • Verified Purchaser
    • My Best Buy® Elite Member

    I bought this to replace my 24240 Sony lens in order to gain a bit more telephoto and because the 70300 G lens had improved optics. So far it has met by expectations. I have found that under some conditions, particularly low light, it is slower to auto focus. For landscape I leave the lens set on 3m to Infinity and that helps.. It is a well made lens.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent Lens, a must have

    Posted
    Avem7
    • Verified Purchaser
    • My Best Buy® Elite Member

    I have no complains about this lens. the build quality is awesome, quality of the pictures is even better. Lens is heavy, but well balanced. zoom ring is smooth and not too long. images are surprisingly sharp corner to corner. This is the best Telezoom lens i have ever owned!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Love this lens

    Posted
    tski
    • Verified Purchaser
    • My Best Buy® Elite Member

    We used this lens for the first time on vacation. The pictures came out really good even when taken from a moving vehicle. It is quick and easy to use.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    FE 70-300MM

    Posted
    Tony
    • Verified Purchaser
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus Member

    Just came back from Sydney and New Zealand and got incredible shots using this lens and Sony Alpha 7II camera.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Very good lens for 300mm

    Posted
    NYRangers79
    • Verified Purchaser
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus Member

    I was tossed between this lens and the 70-200 f4. After testing both in store I decided the extra reach and ability to focus in closer on objects was worth it to me. The 100-400 would be been nicer but at the cost of an additional 1000 dollars. The pictures I have taken are fairly decent. Nothing compared to the 55 1.8 in sharpness but more than acceptable for animals in a distance and the flexibility of range it has.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Very good lens

    Posted
    Madhoo
    • Verified Purchaser
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus Member

    It is a perfect lens. Good buy. Would recommend to friend

    I would recommend this to a friend




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