SAL-70300G 70-300mm f4.5-5.6 Telephoto Specification

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SAL-70300G 70-300mm f4.5-5.6 Telephoto Zoom

A superb telephoto zoom lens that’s easy to carry. The Sony G-Series 70-300mm f4.5-5.6 Telephoto Zoom Lens is a brilliant performer for a wide range of medium-distance and long shots, with SSM (Super Sonic wave Motor) design for fast, silent auto-focus, ED glass to virtually eliminate chromatic aberration, focus hold button and more. Minimum focusing distance of about 4 feet (1.2m) lets you move in close to your subject—and even at full zoom extension it captures sharp, clear images thanks to the benefit of Super SteadyShot image stabilization built into every Sony ?(alpha) system DSLR. (35mm equivalent: 105-450mm).

Compact Design, All-Around Versatility This superb 70-300mm zoom lens is an excellent choice for a wide range medium to long-distance telephoto applications — and its lightweight design lets you leave it on-camera or carry it easily as an accessory lens for special purposes (35mm equivalent: 105-450mm).

Superb Optical Performance Sony’s G-Series lenses are designed for maximum descriptive power, maintaining excellent peripheral light characteristics and minimizing contrast drop-off even at the edges of the frame.

Short Minimum Focusing Distance With the ability to focus as closely as 4 feet (1.2m), this telephoto lens also lets you move in for dramatic shots of people, natural subjects and close-up details.

In-Camera Image Stabilization A major reason for its compact, lightweight design is the benefit of Super SteadyShot in-camera image stabilization, built into every Sony  system DSLR — and enabling accessory lenses to eliminate the extra weight and expense of in-lens stabilization mechanisms.

SSM (Super Sonic wave Motor) Designed for fast, smooth, silent automatic focusing, this unique technology achieves high torque at low speed with rapid start/stop response. It operates through the ability of a piezoelectric device to reshape itself quickly when voltage is applied.

Focus Hold Button For creative control and image preview, a focus hold button conveniently located on the lens barrel lets you firmly lock in focus — and a focus range limiter can be set to speed auto-focus response.

Smooth Manual Focusing An easy-grip focus ring on the lens barrel gives you a solid “hands-on” feel in manual focusing.

Multi-Element Design with Internal Focusing The SAL-70300G is designed with 16 lens elements in 11 groups, with internal focusing so the balance of your camera never changes.

ED (Extra-low Dispersion) Glass Because light of different wavelength (or color) bends at different angles when it passes through a lens, ED (Extra-low Dispersion) Glass is used to eliminate chromatic aberration by correcting certain wavelengths of light for sharp, clear images with well defined colors.

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.


  • Focal Length : APS: 105-450
  • Filter Diameter : 62 mm
  • Minimum Focus Distance : 4′ (1.2m)
  • Magnification : x 0.25
  • Lens Groups-Elements : 16 elements, 11 groups
  • Tele-converter Compatibility – 1.4x : N/A
  • Tele-converter Compatibility – 2.0x : N/A
  • Distance Scale : Yes
  • Distance Encoder : Yes
  • Non-rotating Focusing Ring : Yes
  • Focus-hold Button : Yes
  • Focus-range Limiter : Yes
  • SSM Focusing : Built-in
  • Aperture (Max.) : f/4.5
  • Aperture (Min.) : f/32
  • Aspheric Elements : no aspheric
  • Lens Type : Telephoto & Telephoto Zoom

Weights and Measurements

  • Weight (Approx.) : 1lbs 12oz (800g)
  • Dimensions (Approx.) : 3 1/4 x 5 3/8” (82.5 x 135.5mm)

Accessories Supplied

  • Front and rear lens cap
  • SH0010 petal lens hood

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