Along with the Sony Alpha A7II, Sony Japan has also announced the 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 G SSM II A-mount lens for their Alpha DSLT lineup.
The new Sony G 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 SSM II (SAL70300G2) promises approximately four times faster dynamic subject tracking performance, and boasts Nano Anti Reflex coating to eliminate flare and ghosts.
The AF motor has also received a notable upgrade to quicken its overall performance, which pairs well with the weather-resistant design to benefit its use in difficult shooting conditions.
The new version of Sony A-mount 70-300mm F4.5-5.6 G SSM lens also features a dust & drip-proof construction and a close-focus point of 1.2m with a maximum reproduction ratio of 1:4. The optical formula comprises 16 elements in 11 groups, and a 9-bladed aperture diaphragm.
The Sony G 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 SSM II lens will be available in February 2015, priced at 142,000 yen (around $1,200) in Japan.
Sony G 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 SSM II Lens is Now Official
This lens construction incorporates extra-low dispersion glass to reduce chromatic aberrations and distortions throughout the zoom range.
Sony G 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 SSM II Lens Specifications
|Lens Mount||Sony A|
|Focal Length (35mm-Equiv. on APS-C)||70-300mm (105-450mm)|
|Aperture Range||f/4.5 to f/29|
|Angle of View||34° to 8°10′|
|Lens Construction||16 elements in 11 groups|
|Number of Diaphragm Blades||9|
|Minimum Focus Distance||3.9′ / 1.2m|
|Filter Ring Diameter||62mm|
|Dimensions||3.2 x 5.3″ / 82.5 x 135.5mm|
|Weight||1.7lb / 750g|
via Sony Japan