Sony SAL Series – Telephoto Lenses Reviews

In the arsenal of Sony is the most diverse optics. In this review, present two telephoto lens – one of them a very high quality and expensive, specially designed for sport shooting and for wildlife, because in addition to excellent pictures it differs silent focusing. Another model – the mirror-lens objective, which by design are descended from those who have telescopes and unmatched compactness.

Sony SAL-300F28G
 Sony SAL-300F28G G Series 300mm f/2.8 Super Telephoto Lens for Sony Alpha Digital SLR Camera

  • Lens Mount: Sony A
  • Image Format: 135 (36 × 24 mm)
  • Elements / groups: 13/12
  • Focal length: 300 mm
  • Angle of view: 8 ° 10 ‘(135)
  • Aperture: 2.8 – 32
  • Number of Blades: 9
  • MDP: 2 m
  • Type lens hood: Included
  • Filter: Ø42 mm (internal)
  • Dimensions: Ø122 × 242,5 mm

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Focal length for APS-C size corresponds to 460 mm in 35 mm equivalent. High-quality and expensive lens designed specifically for the sport of shooting. Also been successfully used for wildlife, because in addition to excellent pictures it differs silent focusing.

Optical scheme of the lens is designed so that chromatic aberration is almost completely eliminated. To reduce weight and temperature compensation strain used in the construction of lightweight alloys and carbon fiber. The lens requires a mandatory study manual.

Sony SAL-500F80
 Sony SAL-500F80 500mm f/8 Reflex Super Telephoto Lens for Sony Alpha Digital SLR Camera

  • Lens Mount: Sony A
  • Image Format: 135 (36 × 24 mm)
  • Elements / groups: 7/5
  • Focal length: 500 mm
  • Angle of view: 5 ° (135)
  • Aperture: 8 (constant)
  • Number of Blades: –
  • MDF: 4 m
  • Type lens hood: Included
  • Filter: Ø55 mm (internal)
  • Dimensions: Ø89 × 118 mm
  • Weight: 665 g

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Focal length for APS-C size corresponds to 750 mm in 35 mm equivalent. The only mirror- lens objective in the review. These lenses produces not only Sony, but in this review we consider only the autofocus lenses.

By construction, the mirror-lens lenses come from similar telescopes and have some awkward features. They have a small aperture, the aperture can not be changed, and the pattern is different background blur characteristic circular patches. But they have a very interesting picture , and unmatched compactness.