How Does Sony FE 70-300mm F4.5-5.6 G OSS Size Up?

Sony FE telephoto lens comparisons

I’m getting lots of questions about the size of Sony FE 70-300mm 4.5-5.6 G OSS compared to FE 70-200 F4 G and FE 70-200 F2.8 G Master lenses. Well here you go… Camerasize Comparison Tool shows the size of the Sony FE 70-300mm F4.5-5.6 G OSS (left) compared to Sony FE 70-200mm F4 G OSS (center) and Sony FE 70-200mm f/2.8 GM OSS Lenses.

As you would imagine, faster lenses are larger. Here’s a breakdown of the specs for each of these Sony FE telephoto zooms:

Sony FE 70-300mm F4.5-5.6 G OSS Lens

Sony-FE-70-300-4-5-5-6-G-OSS• Focal Length: 70-300mm
• Camera Mount: Sony E-Mount (Full-Frame)
• Aperture Range: f/4.5 to f/29
• Angle of View: 84° – 8° 10′
• Minimum Focus Distance: 2.95′ (90 cm)
• Magnification: 0.31x
• Elements/Groups: 16/13
• Four Aspherical and Two ED Elements
• Nano AR Coating
• Linear Autofocus Motor
• Internal Focus Design; MF Override
• Focus Hold Button and Range Limiter
• Dust & Moisture-Resistant Construction
• Image Stabilization: Yes
• Autofocus: Yes
• Tripod Collar: No
• Diaphragm: 9-Blade Rounded
• Filter Thread: 72 mm
• Dimensions DxL: 3.31 x 5.65″
• Weight: 1.88 lbs (854 g)
• Price: $1,198.00
• The Bottom Line: The perfect choice if you want a small compact zoom for wildlife, landscapes or travel with 300mm in reach.

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Sony FE 70-200mm F4 G OSS Lens

Sony-FE-70-200-4-G-OSS• Focal Length: 70 – 200mm
• Camera Mount: Sony E-Mount (Full-Frame)
• Aperture Range: f/4 to f/22
• Minimum Focus Distance: 39.37″ (1 m)
• Magnification: 0.13x
• Lens Elements/Groups: 21/15 groups
• ED & Aspherical Elements
• Nano AR Coating
• Dual Linear Motor Autofocus System
• Optical SteadyShot Image Stabilization
• Dust and Moisture-Resistant Construction
• Focus Hold and Range Limiter Controls
• Autofocus: Yes
• Tripod Collar: Yes (Removable/Rotating)
• Diaphragm: 9-Blade Rounded
• Filter Thread: 72 mm
• Dimensions DxL: 3.15 x 6.89″
• Weight: 1.85 lbs (840 g)
• Price: $1,498.00
• The Bottom Line: This lightweight constant aperture F4 zoom is the perfect choice if your shoulders have been beaten down by years of carrying F2.8 zooms.

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Sony FE 70-200mm f/2.8 GM OSS Lens

Sony-FE-70-200-2-8-GM-OSS• Focal Length: 70 – 200mm
• Camera Mount: Sony E-Mount (Full-Frame)
• Aperture Range: f/2.8 to f/22
• Angle of View: 23° – 8°
• Minimum Focus Distance: 3.15′ (96 cm)
• Magnification: 0.25x
• Elements/Groups: 23/18
• One XA Element, Two Aspherical Elements
• Four ED Elements, Two Super ED Elements
• Nano AR Coating and Fluorine Coating
• Linear SSM Focus System
• Optical SteadyShot Image Stabilization
• Dust and Moisture-Resistant Construction
• Internal Focus, Focus Range Limiter
• Autofocus: Yes
• Tripod Collar: Yes (Removable/Rotating)
• Diaphragm: 11-Blade Rounded
• Filter Thread: 77 mm
• Dimensions DxL: 3.46 x 7.87″
• Weight: 3.26 lbs (1480 g)
• Price: TBA
• The Bottom Line: If you want the sharpest and fastest 70-200/2.8 for your Sony mirrorless camera this is the lens for you!

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Read More: Ultimate Guide to Fullframe E-Mount FE Lenses

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14 thoughts on “How Does Sony FE 70-300mm F4.5-5.6 G OSS Size Up?”

    1. The biggest focusing mistake people make is not throwing enough focus point at a moving subject. Flexible Spot works great for stationary subjects – but when tracking moving objects, using Wide, Zone or Expanded Flexible Spot as your Focus Area is much more effective. You can use those along with face recognition when your subjects are human…

  1. Did I read correctly somewhere that the teleconverters do not work on the 70-200 f4? And do you have an opinion btw the 70-300 vs 70-200 f4? Doesn’t seem fair to throw the 2.8 in there 🙂 Thanks! (I read many of your blogs and really appreciate them by the way.)

  2. Hi,
    I am mainly interested in landscape. Looking for stepping into full frame Sony E mount. Could you please suggest the lenses I could use with Sony A7 mark ii?
    I am interested in wide angles like 16-35 F4 & one tele lens would do. I am torn apart between Sony 24-240 or 70-300 FE.

    Could you please help me out?

  3. Hey Brian, I am stuck on my next purchase. I want a wildlife and bird lens. Do you think the 70-300 has enough reach for bird and bif lens or should i go with the sigma 150-600 with mc11 adapter for my Sony a6000?

  4. Curious if the Sony 70-300 loses sharpness when it’s all the way out at 300mm? I have a canon 70-300, and I really can’t go beyond about 250mm without sacrificing some sharpness. Wondering if this is the same. Thanks in advance! Your site is a tremendous resource!

  5. Hi Brian I’m in the process of buying either the Sony 70-300 or the Sony 70-200 f4 i shoot mainly landscape. What would you suggest out the two? I currently have the Sony a7riii.

  6. Hi Brian, I plan on taking pictures of my kids soccer games and indoor volleyball. I use an A7III and debating on either the 70-200 F4 or the 70-300. Any advice you can give would be great.

    1. F5.6 is too slow for indoor volleyball.
      200mm is ok soccer with APS-C cameras but too short with fullframe cameras like a7 series.

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