Upcoming Sony 300mm f/2.8 GM is being tested in the wild

Aug 22, 2023

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John Aldred is a photographer with over 20 years of experience in the portrait and commercial worlds. He is based in Scotland and has been an early adopter – and occasional beta tester – of almost every digital imaging technology in that time. As well as his creative visual work, John uses 3D printing, electronics and programming to create his own photography and filmmaking tools and consults for a number of brands across the industry.

Upcoming Sony 300mm f/2.8 GM is being tested in the wild

Aug 22, 2023

John Aldred

John Aldred is a photographer with over 20 years of experience in the portrait and commercial worlds. He is based in Scotland and has been an early adopter – and occasional beta tester – of almost every digital imaging technology in that time. As well as his creative visual work, John uses 3D printing, electronics and programming to create his own photography and filmmaking tools and consults for a number of brands across the industry.

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The old Sony 300mm f/2.8 G SSM II for A mount.

The development of Sony’s 300mm f/2.8 lens was announced in January of this year. At the time, it was announced with an early 2024 release date. And it’s a lens that many Sony wildlife and sports shooters have been waiting to hear more about.

Well, there’s still no real news, but it is confirmed to be testing in the wild. Sports photographers Bob Martin and Nick Didlick have been posting images to Instagram, purported to be shot with the new lens.

Bob Martin – Instagram

As mentioned, there’s still no news on the lens yet. The expected announcement date is still set for early 2024, as far as we know, but the fact that it’s out testing now, in August, suggests it may come sooner than we expect.

Nick Didlick – Instagram

Of course, testing doesn’t mean they’re close to perfect, despite the results we’re seeing from Bob and Nick on Instagram. Photographers at this level and overcome a lot of potential deficiencies in a lens. So, it could still be in the early testing stages.

Nick Didlick – Instagram

Still, the results do say a lot. If it keeps up with the speed performance levels people expect, then I think Sony’s definitely going to be onto a winner with this one with the sports and wildlife photographers.

Nick Didlick – Instagram

We’ll let you know when we hear anything more about the new Sony 300mm f/2.8 GM lens, but it looks like it can make some great results. I imagine a lot of Sony shooters will be starting to get very excited about now.

For now, we’ll just have to keep following Bob and Nick on Instagram to see more of what it can do.

[via Sony Addict]

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John Aldred

John Aldred

John Aldred is a photographer with over 20 years of experience in the portrait and commercial worlds. He is based in Scotland and has been an early adopter – and occasional beta tester – of almost every digital imaging technology in that time. As well as his creative visual work, John uses 3D printing, electronics and programming to create his own photography and filmmaking tools and consults for a number of brands across the industry.

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