Lightweight and ideally balanced telephoto 300mm F2.8
The SEL300F28GM is the lightest large-aperture telephoto prime lens in its class, delivering outstanding optical performance and rendering plus astonishingly fast, precise AF in a versatile lens that weighs just 1 470 grams (51.9 oz.). (Excluding tripod mount) The lens has been designed so that its weight is not concentrated near the front, in order to give the best balance. This can minimise stress and fatigue during long handheld shooting sessions.
Beautiful bokeh brings subjects to the fore
The gorgeous and creamy bokeh allows the use of narrow depth of field to make subjects stand out from the background. In addition to Super ED (extra-low dispersion) and ED elements in a new optical design, each lens is individually calibrated during manufacture to optimise bokeh quality. An 11-blade circular aperture mechanism contributes to smooth ball bokeh.
Fast, precise AF is also quiet and low in vibration
Two XD (extreme dynamic) Linear Motors with high thrust efficiency and an advanced control algorithm have been specially fine-tuned for use in the SEL300F28GM, achieving extremely fast response to control signals so that the large-aperture focus element group is precisely controlled with minimal time lag and vibration. The result is exceptionally responsive, precise, quiet, low-vibration AF operation.
Built-in Optical SteadyShot
Built-in optical image stabilisation makes it easier to shoot sharp images handheld at telephoto focal lengths. MODE 2 offers ideal stabilisation for panned shots, while MODE 3 provides enhanced stabilisation for dynamic, unpredictable sports action. Additionally, compatible bodies provide detailed body-lens communication and control that can effectively manage the blur.
The SEL300F28GM includes a function ring that can directly control the power focus and APS-C/Full-frame switching. Power Focus: This is the default setting. Rotating the ring initiates constant speed focusing in the specified direction. APS-C/Full-frame: When assigned to the corresponding body menu function, rotating the ring instantly selects APS-C or Full-frame format.
Drop-in filter support and other features
The SEL300F28GM can use standard 40.5 mm diameter drop-in ND and other filters as well as Sony’s own VF-DCPL1 circular polariser. As with other features, a new lens hood design uses a high-strength engineering plastic that provides an ideal blend of durability and low weight. A dedicated soft case that protects the lens against vibration is also supplied. Also, lens strap is supplied as well.
Sony FE 300mm f/2.8 GM OSS Lens (Sony E)
Front Lens Cap
Sony ALC-R1EM Rear Lens Cap
ALC-SH175 Lens Hood