The 300mm lens is the longest lens in the present HC lens range. It has a fast autofocus reaction making it suitable for certain sports and wildlife applications. The high quality even at wide apertures makes it also suitable for fashion photographers needing to blur out disturbing backgrounds. This high performance lens also features an integral rotatable tripod mount for rapid horizontal and vertical composition change.
A camera as fast and versatile as an H system model demands the very best from its lenses. All HC lenses are engineered to ensure optimal performance and image quality, whether using film or digital. No short-cuts, no compromises. All HC lenses have electronic shutter mechanisms and feature Multi Coating for efficient stray light elimination, an integral focus drive motor, and instant access to manual focus without switching between manual and auto focus. The HC lenses use metal, not plastic, wherever possible, in order to ensure their reliability and durability year after year. In addition, the special optical design of the lenses provides a uniquely soft, smooth quality to the blurred or out-of-focus areas of the image. All lenses use threaded filters and include lens shade and bayonet mount and can be reverse mounted for transport.