From the Manufacturer
This superb telephoto zoom lens for your a DSLR camera has a smooth and silent AF operation with built-in motor to handle themed range to telephoto zoom shots. In 35mm equivalent, it covers midrange 82.5mm to 300mm telephoto zoom (4x) ideal for shooting portraits, sports, wildlife and more. An excellent all-around lens.
*Please note: DT lenses are not recommended for use with the DSLR-A900.
SteadyShot INSIDE In-Camera Image Stabilization
A major reason for its compact, lightweight lens design is the benefit of SteadyShot INSIDE in-camera image stabilization, built into every a (alpha) DSLR camera -- and enabling lenses to eliminate the extra weight and expense of in-lens stabilization mechanisms.
DT Lens Design
A more compact, lightweight lens designed specifically for the APS-size CCD imager used in some Sony a (alpha) DSLR cameras.
Smooth Autofocus Motor (SAM)
The built-in Smooth Autofocus Motor (SAM) eliminates the need to use a mechanical coupling system in the camera body to transfer auto foucs (AF) drive power and control signals to the lens. Instead, AF control signals from the camera body are sent to the lens-mounted SAM unit, which drives the focusing lens group directly, helping to assure smooth AF response.
ED (Extra-low Dispersion) Glass
To reduce chromatic aberration at telephoto extension, correcting certain wavelengths of light for sharp, clear images with well defined colors.
Because aperture blades form a near circle at the wide openings used for low-light shots, spot-light sources have a pleasing circular defocused effect.
Sony SAL55200/2 DT 55-200mm F4-5.6 SAM Compact Telephoto Zoom Lens This superb telephoto zoom lens foryour DSLR camera has a smooth and silent AF operation with built-in motor to handle themed range totelephoto zoom shots. In 35mm equivalent, it covers midrange 82.5mm to 300mm telephoto zoom (4x) ideal for shooting portraits, sports, wildlife and more. An excellent all-around lens. Please note: DTlenses are not recommended for use with the DSLR-A900. Features: * Small size, light weight Telephoto Zoom Lens * Sony mount for APS-C size DSLR * 35mm focal length equivelant; 82.5-300mm * DT 55 - 200mm f/4-5.6 SAM * Smooth and silent AF operation with built-in Motor (SAM) * 13 Elements / 9 Group * Circular Aperture; 9 Blades * Closest focus distance: 3.2ft (0.95m) * Maximum magnification: 0.29x