Sony 300mm f/2.8G SSM II

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The Sony 300mm f/2.8G SSM II is the update to the first generation Sony 300mm f/2.8G SSM. The second generation’s SSM autofocus motor features an LSI drive circuit that provides even faster autofocus speeds, with four times faster tracking focus speed. Sony also added a premium Nano AR Coating for eliminating internal ghosting and lens flare.

Like its predecessor, the 300 f/2.8G II provides high-contrast images with very smooth background blur. The optics have been tweaked to further reduce spherical aberration, while the three ED elements help to minimize chromatic aberrations at wide apertures. It has an internal focusing system that allows the lens to stay the same dimension at all focus distances, with two DMF focus modes for quick manual focus tweaks. It still has the four focus hold buttons seen on the original, as well the focus limit switch with programable near / far distances for customizing performance. Its light magnesium construction is very solid yet lightweight, and both the front and back of the lens and focus ring offer weather sealing for shooting in less-than-favorable conditions.

Roger Cicala

Roger's Take

Roger Cicala

President of LensRentals.com

The original Sony 300 f/2.8 is one of favorite supertelephoto lenses, every bit as good as the Canon and Nikon counterparts. Why did Sony update it? I’m not sure, but to be honest this version isn’t all that different from the first one. Good thing we like it so much.

Oh, and just like the previous version, don’t lose the lens hood. It costs $1,100 to replace! No, I’m not kidding.

Filter Size
42mm rear drop in
5.1 lb (without tripod collar)
ALC-SH0012 , included
Minimum Focusing Distance
6.6 feet
Maximum Magnification
Angle of view: (full frame)
Zoom method
Image Stabilization
Focusing System
SSM motor, Internal, Focus Hold button, focus limiter
Aperture Blades
9, circular
Low Dispersion Elements
Aspherical Elements
Weather Resistant
Sony Alpha
  • Lens w/ rear cap
  • Tripod ring
  • Hood w/ slip cover
  • Lens strap
  • Soft case

LensRentals.com offers rentals ranging in length from 1 to 90 days. The shopping cart will automatically update the quoted price as you adjust the length of your rental. Our most common rental periods are shown below:

Rental Period Waiver Price Rental Price Total Price Approximate Day Rate
3 days $41.00 $272.00 $313.00 $104.33
4 days $44.00 $292.00 $336.00 $84.00
7 days $58.00 $389.00 $447.00 $63.86
10 days $78.00 $525.00 $603.00 $60.30
14 days $102.00 $681.00 $783.00 $55.93
21 days $136.00 $914.00 $1050.00 $50.00
30 days $171.00 $1148.00 $1319.00 $43.97
45 days $223.00 $1498.00 $1721.00 $38.24
60 days $261.00 $1751.00 $2012.00 $33.53
90 days $336.00 $2256.00 $2592.00 $28.80
Rental Period Rental Price Approximate Day Rate
3 days $272.00 $90.67
4 days $292.00 $73.00
7 days $389.00 $55.57
10 days $525.00 $52.50
14 days $681.00 $48.64
21 days $914.00 $43.52
30 days $1148.00 $38.27
45 days $1498.00 $33.29
60 days $1751.00 $29.18
90 days $2256.00 $25.07

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