Sony SAL 75300 Lens

75-300mm telephoto zoom lens for Sony Alpha digital SLR cameras

  • Sony SAL 75300 Lens


Item #: 158L75300

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Pair your Alpha digital SLR camera with this high-quality Sony zoom lens to enjoy exceptional long-range telephoto photography. The powerful SAL 75300 boasts a 35mm equivalent of 112.5mm to 450mm for capturing crisp, close-up images of your subjects from a distance.

From portraits to outdoor sports and wildlife photography, enthusiasts will appreciate the versatility this zoom lens offers. Constructed of 13 elements in 10 groups, the SAL 75300 is compact, lightweight and easy to carry. The supplied lens hood (not pictured) allows better shooting in bright light, while the front and rear lens caps protect against dust and scratches.

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  • DT 75-300mm f/4.5-5.6 telephoto zoom lens with 35mm equivalent of 112.5-450mm
  • compatible with Sony Alpha digital SLR cameras
  • minimum focus distance: 4.9 feet
  • minimum aperture: f32 (at 75mm)/f38 (at 300mm)
  • lens construction: 13 elements in 10 groups
  • attachment/filter diameter: 55mm
  • lens is 2-13/16" in diameter, 5-1/8" long
  • weight: 16.2 oz.
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
Supplied Accessories:
  • lens hood
  • front and rear lens caps

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Features and Specs
Brand Compatibility Sony
Image Stabilization No
Focal Length 75-300 mm
Maximum Aperture f/4.5-5.6
Weight 16.2 ounces
Parts Warranty 1 Year
Labor Warranty 1 Year
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  • SAL75300 Lens
  • Front lens cap
  • Rear lens cap
  • Lens hood
  • Owners manual
  • Warranty Sheet

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Product Overview: The Sony SAL75300 Telephoto zoom lens is specially designed for Sony interchangeable lens cameras. With the superior wide zoom range for outdoor shooting, its 35mm-equivalent range of 112.5mm to 450mm excels at capturing faraway subjects, sports events and dramatic landscapes.

Compatibility: This lens has an A-mount, which is compatible with the Sony Alpha-series digital SLR cameras. It can be used with cameras with either full frame image sensors and APS-C size sensors.

Aspherical Lens Elements: Three aspherical elements correct visual abnormalities more effectively across the entire zoom range, and they help reduce weight.

ED (Extra-low dispersion) Glass: Two ED glass lenses minimize flare and greatly reduce color abnormalities, giving you sharp and clear shots, even at full telephoto extension.

Circular Aperture: Because aperture blades form a near circle at the wide openings used for low-lights shots, spot light sources have a pleasing circular defocused effect.

Lens Hood: The included lens hood allows for better shooting in bright light. A lens hood can be used to reduce flare in bright light areas to ensure maximum image quality.

Note: When using the built-in camera flash, make sure to remove the lens hood to avoid blockage of the flash light.

Focusing: This lens can be used for auto and manual focusing. The focus signal in the viewfinder indicates the current degree of the focus.



  • Type of Lens: 75-300mm f/4.5-5.6 High Magnification Zoom
  • Filter Diameter: 55mm
  • Focal Length: 75-300mm (Full Frame), 35mm Equivalent: 112.5-450mm (APS-C)
  • Angle of View: 32° - 8°10' (Full Frame), 21° - 5°20' (APS-C)
  • Maximum Aperture: f/4.5-5.6
  • Minimum Aperture: f/32-38
  • Maximum Magnification: 0.25x
  • Minimum Focus Distance: 4.9'
  • Lens Construction: 13 elements in 10 groups
  • Physical Dimensions:
    • Without Lens Hood or Lens Caps: Length = 5.072" to 5.955"(extended), Diameter = 2.809"
    • With Lens Hood and Lens Caps: Length = 7.058" to 7.574"(extended), Diameter = 3.269"
  • Weight: 16.25 oz
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Sony SAL 75300 lens

Written By Anonymous, Akron, OH on Sunday, October 13, 2013
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Excellent lens, great pics, easy to use
User friendly, takes amazing action shots.
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Sony SAL 75300 Lens

Written By Anonymous, Pottstown, PA on Monday, July 22, 2013
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I got this lens in addition to the smaller one that came with the camera I got. I can do so much with this lens and the other one that I have. It will autofocus too right before or as you take the shot.
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Wonderful lense

Written By JHS, Richmond on Tuesday, January 18, 2011
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Purchased this lense along with the Sony A33. What a pair they are. Auto focus
works perfectly, and lense is quick and clear. Great combo.
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Sony SAL 75300

Written By Brian, Colorado Springs, CO on Sunday, May 06, 2007
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The Sony A100 SLR camera is the first professional camera I have ever had. In my opinion, the camera with this lens takes great pictures. I get really good close ups of objects in the distance. The thing with this lens is that once you go to full zoom you get to see just how shaky your hands get. So for taking pictures with full zoom, I would suggest getting a tripod. Other than that, I would recommend this lens to anyone who owns a SLR camera.
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