Sony 70-350 G OSS e-mount telephoto zoom lens - $650 (Bellingham)

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condition: like new
make / manufacturer: Sony
model name / number: SEL70350G
This lens is one of the best kept secrets in the Sony E-mount system. It's designed for APS-C sensors, but can be used on full-frame (the camera will automatically crop in, or you can turn the auto-crop off; at the wider focal lengths it covers the whole sensor). The equivalent full frame focal length is 105–525mm, which is a bigger range than any telephoto zoom that exists. It also has OSS optical stabilization to help get cleaner images, and minimize shake while focusing, which is something that third party options like the Tamron 70-300 lack, and at the longer lengths the OSS _really_ helps.
But what really makes it stand out is how small and light it is, compared to all the other tele-zooms or tele lenses in general. That means it makes a great hiking and landscape and wildlife lens (the telephoto range is really useful for wildlife and when it comes to having mountains look like mountains instead of tiny things in the distance, which is what happens when you use a wide-angle lens to shoot them…). Couple this lens with a lightweight wide-angle or standard zoom and you have every focal range you could want while out hiking in a simple two-lens package.
The filter size is 67mm, which is a very common filter size, shared with almost all the tamron zooms and most of the Sony GM primes, as well as some other sony lenses like the 85 1.8, and all the zeiss batis lenses. Has weather sealing like the GM lenses.

The auto-focus is fantastic. It's basically instant, and very accurate. Everything you could want in AF. There's also an AF/MF switch on the lens.
Additionally, being a native Sony lens, it benefits from all the 1st party things like being able to shoot at the maximum FPS of the camera (which is also very useful as a lens like this can be used for sports not just landscapes). With third party options like Tamron and Sigma you're limited in frame rate on the faster Sony cameras.

Condition is like new. It's been used about 12 times in total.

Details from Sony:
Super-telephoto G Lens with 5x magnification range
XD Linear Motor offering excellent response and low vibration for fast, precise, quiet AF
One aspherical element and three ED glasses for high resolution throughout the zoom range
Optical SteadyShot keeps handheld shots blur-free
Dust and moisture-resistant design

Lens Specifications
35 mm equivalent focal length (APS-C)

Angle of View (APS-C)

Focal Length (mm)


Lens Groups / Elements

Maximum Magnification ratio (x)

Maximum aperture (F)

Minimum Aperture (F)

Sony E-mount

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