Sony doesn’t often make development announcements, but it has announced that it is developing a new telephoto lens with sports photographers in mind. The new lens will be the Sony FE 300mm F2.8 GM OSS and it will sit alongside the FE 600mm F4 GM OSS and FE 400mm F2.8 GM OSS, offering long reach with a large aperture that’s perfect for photographing sport, action and wildlife.
Sony hasn’t announced the price of the FE 300mm F2.8 GM OSS yet but the FE 400mm F2.8 GM OSS retails for £10,490/$11,998 while the FE 600mm F4 GM OSS costs £11,999 / $12,998.
As a G Master lens aimed at professional photographers, we can anticipate that the lens will deliver outstanding image quality, the focusing will be swift and the lens will be well-balanced on a full-frame FE-mount camera like the Sony A1 and Sony A7R V.
As an OSS lens, the FE 300mm F2.8 GM OSS will have Sony’s Optical SteadyShot system built-in. That means it is stabilised and doesn’t rely solely on in-body stabilisation. That’s significant with a telephoto lens as the stabilisation elements within the lens can make greater corrections than sensor-based stabilisation at longer focal lengths.
There are no further details about the FE 300mm F2.8 GM OSS, but it is expected to come to market in early 2024.
New Sony SD cards
Sony has also announced two new 512GB UHS-II SD cards, the SF-M512T and SF-M512. Both cards have the same specification, but the SF-M512T is part of the Tough range and can withstand harsher treatment.
The two cards have a maximum read speed of 150MB/s and write speeds of up to 277MB/s. The cards will go on sale at the end of January 2023 for €330 (SF-M512T) and €300 (SF-M512).