The new Sony 300mm f/2.8 G Master is the lighest telephoto prime to be added to the prestigious G Master lineup of lenses. In this video, Sony Artisan Miguel Quiles takes a closer look at the features of the new lens and takes it around NYC to capture some portrait and street photography. “I’m really loving what I’m getting out of this 300mm lens.” Keep watching as he explains what stands out to him about the new lens the most and shares some of the images he was able to take with it. Learn more about the new Sony 300mm f/2.8 G Master HERE.
Sony Artisan Miguel Quiles takes a closer look at the features of the new lens and takes it around NYC to capture some portrait and street photography.
Ultimate Mobility & High-performance AF
The Sony 300mm f/2.8 G Master is extremely lightweight with excellent weight balance, making it a great option especially for sports and wildlife photographers. Weighing only 51.9 ounces, it’s the lightest large aperture telephoto lens in its class. “You’re not going to have to break your back chugging this thing around,” he says. “Really lightweight, which is great for a lens of this size.”
The lens has the high depiction performance and high-speed, high-precision autofocus which are the hallmark of G Master. Even subjects with complex and diversified movements can be tracked with high precision. While Quiles had the lens, he photographed athletes, wildlife, and even some portraits for fun. “The autofocus on this lens, just like it is with many G Master lenses,” he explains, “is really fast, super sticky.”
Something else Quiles notes is special that Sony has been doing with lenses lately is the inclusion of XD (extreme dynamic) Linear Motors. “In a lens like this it’s fantastic, because not only is the autofocus going to be really fast, but it’s also going to be crazy accurate.”
Custom Operability Ideal for Any Professional
“On the barrel of the lens itself you’re going to find four Focus Hold buttons which can be customized in the camera menu,” he explains, “which is really cool if you want to be able to shoot and extend the reach of this lens, you could actually have this to switch you from full-frame to APS-C mode. You’ve got your AF and MF switch, for your autofocus and manual focus.”
He continues, “You have full time DMF, which allows you to utilize the autofocus, but also to change over to manual focus if you’re in a pinch. You also have the ability to change the focus throw from full to infinity, or to six meters. You have Optical Steady Shot, which you can turn off and on. And then you have your Mode Dial, so depending on what you are photographing, whether it’s sports or wildlife, you can choose the right mode given whatever it is that you’re trying to shoot.”
The back of the lens also features a drop-in filter. “It’s a 40.5mm filter thread,” Quiles explains, “so if you wanted to add UV filters, ND filters, circular polarizers, whatever kind of filters it is that you would add, you have the ability to drop them in the back of the lens and use them with this stunning, stunning piece of glass.”
Learn more about the new Sony 300mm f/2.8 G Master HERE.