Sony FE 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 G OSS Lens Compared to the Sony FE 70-200mm f/4 G OSS Lens

SpecificationsSony FE 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 G OSS LensSony FE 70-200mm f/4 G OSS Lens
  Sony FE 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 G OSS Lens Sony FE 70-200mm f/4 G OSS Lens
Year Introduced20162014
Mounts OnFull Frame, APS-CFull Frame, APS-C
Lenses / Groups16/1321/15
Angle of View: Diagonal34° – 8° 10'34° – 12°
 
Aperture  
Aperture Range - Wide / Long f/4.5-22 / f/5.6-29 f/4-22
Aperture Max by Focal Length 70-82mm = f/4.5
83-156mm = f/5.0
157-300mm = f/5.6
Number of Aperture Blades 9 9
Rounded Aperture? Y Y
 
Weight  
Manufacturer Specification Weight 30.1 oz  (854g) 29.7 oz  (840g)
Actual Weight 30.2 oz  (855g) 29.5 oz  (835g)
Lens Hood Weight 1.6 oz  (45g) 2.6 oz  (75g)
Tripod Ring Weight 3.7 oz  (105g)
In-Use Weight 31.8 oz  (900g) 35.8 oz  (1015g)
 
Size  
Manufacturer Spec Size (DxL) 3.31 x 5.65”  (84 x 143.5mm) 3.15 x 6.89”  (80 x 175mm)
Measured Size (DxL) 3.33 x 5.85”  (84 x 148.6mm) 3.14 x 7.08”  (79.7 x 179.8mm)
Max Diameter at Tripod Ring 4.3”  (109.1mm)
Max Length at Full Extension 8.42”  (213.9mm) 7.08”  (179.8mm)
Internal Zoom? / Extends with Zoom? N / Y Y / N
Zoom Extension Length 2.56”  (65.1mm)
Internal Focusing? / Extends with Focusing? Y / N Y / N
Lens Hood Size (DxL) 3.78 x 2.4”  (96 x 61mm) 3.96 x 2.88”  (100.5 x 73.1mm)
Lens Length with Hood (Min-Max) 8.09 - 10.65”  (205.6 - 270.4mm) 9.82 - 9.82”  (249.4 - 249.4mm)
Size of Rings: Focus / Zoom 0.46” / 1.94”  (11.7mm / 49.2mm) 0.91” / 1.7”  (23mm / 43.1mm)
Filter Size 72mm  UV ► CP ► 72mm  UV ► CP ►
Front Element (Filter Mount) Rotates N N
 
Focus  
AF Motor Type Linear AF Motor SSM
Full Time Manual Focus
Focus Ring Rotation 225°
Focus Limiter? / Focus Limiter Ranges Y /
9.8' (3m) - ∞
Full
Y /
Full
9.84' (3m) - ∞
Distance Scale? / Type N N
 
Close Focus  
Specified Min Focus Distance 35.43”  (900mm) 39.37”  (1000mm)
Tested Min Focus Distance (Wide / Long) 34.17” / 35.12”  (868mm / 892mm) 37.2” / 52.05”  (945mm / 1322mm)
Maximum Magnification (MM) 0.31x 0.13x
 
Features  
Zoom Ring Rotation 70° 78 °
Tripod Ring Included? / Removable? N Y / Y
Zoom Ring Lock Switch? Y N
Lens Hood Included / Model? Y / ALC-SH144 Buy ► Y / ALC-SH133 Buy ►
Weather Sealed? / Filter Required? Y / Y /
Image Stabilization? / Stops? / Tripod Sensing? Y / / Y / /
Extender Compatible? N Y
Case Included? / Type? Y / Pouch Y / Pouch
47.25" x 31.5" Subject Framing Distance 70mm = 8.44'
100mm = 11.51'
135mm = 15.41'
200mm = 22.51'
300mm = 32.38'
70mm = 8.3'
100mm = 11.42'
135mm = 15.41'
200mm = 22.18'
1200mm x 800mm Subject Framing Distance 70mm = 2572mm
100mm = 3509mm
135mm = 4699mm
200mm = 6862mm
300mm = 9872mm
70mm = 2530mm
100mm = 3482mm
135mm = 4698mm
200mm = 6759mm
 
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