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Hands On Review Roundup: The New Sony 300mm f/2.8 G Master

The new Sony 300mm f/2.8 G Master lens features high-speed, high-precision and low-vibration AF performance, allowing you capture those quick moving subjects without missing the moment. In addition to that high-resolution and beautiful bokeh synonymous with the G Master name, the lens is also the lightest in its class and is the perfect option for sports or wildlife photographers to shoot fast action handheld. First impressions of the new lens have been rolling out across the web and below we’ve rounded up some hands-on reviews. See what they’re saying about its performance and design, and learn more about the new Sony 300mm f/2.8 G Master HERE.

First impressions of the new lens have been rolling out across the web and reviewers are talking about its high-resolution, beautiful bokeh and compact design.

PetaPixel

“What Sony has done here is not only made an incredibly sharp lens that’s in a very useful focal length but also have made it very compact and very lightweight. I have no idea how they did that, but Sony G Masters lately have just been on a kick of being optically fantastic and also very compact.” – Chris Niccolls

Gerald Undone

“Where this lens really shines and what it’s best used for is isolating a subject and getting an incredibly sharp image of that subject. It really is a terrific lens and I think that if you’re getting it for that purpose you’re going to be really pleased with the results.” – Gerald Undone

Patrick Murphy-Racey

"This lens is so revolutionary in its pricing, its weight and its sharpness, that people are going to clamor for this thing from all different aspects of photography. Sony thinks it's a sports lens, it's way more than a sports lens. People are going to buy these things like hot cakes to shoot weddings, to shoot senior pictures, to shoot portraits, just regular portraits. It is a bokeh machine and at the price, it's just going to sell like hot cakes." – Patrick Murphy-Racey

B&H Photo Video

“Professional sports and wildlife photographers know what they’re getting and what they’re investing in when considering a Sony G Master telephoto lens, and the new 300mm f/2.8 G delivers. Namely in that it provides top-of-the-line image quality and performance, robust build quality and endless customization. But the fact that Sony also managed to make this lens so much smaller and lighter than their 600 and 400mm GM telephoto primes is also genuinely impressive, and professionals who have been waiting years for Sony to finally complete their GM telephoto lineup will not be disappointed.” – Nick Brigadier

Patrick Murphy-Racey

“I’m so impressed with how light it is. There’s just nothing to it. I’m so happy that we now have a super fast, lightweight, super telephoto in the family, so to speak.” – Patrick Murphy-Racey

Adorama

“The movement of the background because of the compression looks amazing. I would definitely come back with this lens to do an entire video shoot with it. The lens comes with a drop-in 40.5mm filter holder. It also has four focus hold buttons. One of the things I like about this lens is that it has a lens collar, so I can go from shooting vertical, to shooting horizontally, fast.” – Samuel Bouret

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