Sony G 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 SSM II Lens Officially Announced

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
Maximum Magnification 0.25x
Filter Ring Diameter 62mm
Dimensions 3.2 x 5.3″ / 82.5 x 135.5mm
Weight 1.7lb / 750g

via Sony Japan