Sony 300mm f/2.8 G SSM II lens review: second update to pro-oriented G-series super-telephoto prime

By Kevin Carter - Monday July 01 2013

Lens Review
Introduction | Sony 300mm F2.8 G II image quality evaluation | Sony 300mm F2.8 G II vs competition | Conclusion


With a DxOMark score of 24 points mounted on a Sony SLT Alpha 99, the Sony 300mm f/2.8 G II is a good performer but it’s not outstanding which is a surprise for a high-end (and high value) lens like this. Sharpness is somewhat disappointing at 15P-Mpix, given the theoretical maximum of 24P-MPix on the A99. As for Transmission, Distortion and Vignetting this lens performs very well indeed, while Chromatic Aberration is still low for a fast aperture telephoto (but still not the best in class).