Sony FE 300mm F2.8 GM OSS Review (so far)

November 7, 2023 | Mark Goldstein |


Product name FE 300mm F2.8 GM OSS
Model name SEL300F28GM
Lens mount Sony E-mount
Format 35mm full frame
Focal-length (mm) 300
35mm equivalent focal-length (APS-C) (mm) 450
Lens construction (groups-elements) 17-21 *Including one filter
Angle of view (APS-C) 1 5°20'
Angle of view (35mm) 8°10'
Maximum aperture (F) 2.8
Minimum aperture (F) 22
Number of aperture blade 11
Circular aperture Yes
Minimum focus distance (m) 2
Minimum focus distance (ft) 6.57
Maximum magnification ratio (x) 0.16
Filter diameter (mm) 40.5
Image stabilization (SteadyShot) Optical SteadyShot
Teleconverter compatibility (x1.4) SEL14TC
Teleconverter compatibility (x2.0) SEL20TC
Hood type Round shape, bayonet type
Dimensions dia. x length (mm) 124 x 265
Dimensions dia. x length (in.) 5 x 10-1/2
Weight (approx.) (g) 1470 (Without tripod mount)
Weight (approx.) (oz.) 51.9
Hood (model) ALC-SH175
Lens front cap Supplied
Lens rear cap ALC-R1EM
Case Yes (soft case)
Other Tripod mount
Other Lens strap
Other Slot-in filter
Fluorine coating Yes
Mount rubber ring Yes
Function ring Yes
Full-time DMF ON/OFF Yes
Preset focus Yes
Tripod base screw 1/4 (1), 3/8 (1)
Series G Master
Type Fixed-focal length lens
ED/Super ED glass (elements) ED (1), Super ED (3), Fluorite (0)
Lens coating Nano AR Coating II
Focusing type Internal
AF actuator XD Linear
Optical SteadyShot Switch Yes
Optical SteadyShot mode Yes
AF/MF switch Yes (switch)
Moisture-proof, dust-proof 2 Yes
Hood lock Yes
Non-rotating filter thread Yes
1 With interchangeable-lens digital camera incorporating APS-C type image sensors.
2 Although the lens is designed to be moisture and dust resistant, it is not completely moisture and dust proof.