If you’re looking for a versatile telephoto zoom, consider the Sony 70–300 f/4.5–5.6. It covers a wide range of focal lengths and is compatible with full-frame and crop-sensor cameras, where its focal range becomes 105–450mm. The f/4.5–5.6 maximum aperture features nine rounded blades, giving you control over camera blur and consistent performance while keeping the weight relatively low.
Autofocus is quick, quiet, and accurate due to the combination of a linear autofocus motor and an internal focus design, which works just as well when shooting videos as it does while shooting stills. A focus limiter is available to speed up performance when your subject is moving quickly. Optical SteadyShot, Sony’s proprietary image stabilization system, reduces camera shake during handheld shooting and slower shutter speeds. If you have a camera with sensor-shift stabilization, you can combine the two to get even more control over bokeh and blur.
The lens is constructed from 16 elements in 13 groups. Chromatic aberrations and color fringing aren’t a concern thanks to two extra-low dispersion elements. Four aspherical elements remove spherical aberrations, astigmatism, coma, and field curvature. All components are treated with Sony’s Nano AR Coat, which eliminates flare and ghosting, and the result is clear, color-correct, and high-contrast images and videos.
Use this lens in most conditions—it’s dust- and moisture-sealed, and the rubberized controls make it easy to use in cold weather. It has a 34° to 8° 10-inch angle of view, 0.31x maximum magnification, 2.95-foot minimum focusing distance, and it’s compatible with 72mm front filters.
Focal Length: 70–300mm | 105–450mm Equivalent for Crop-sensors
Max Aperture: f/4.5–5.6
Type of Mount: Sony E-Mount
Weight: 1.9 pounds
Compatibility: Full-frame and Crop-sensor Cameras