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Sony 55-200mm f/4-5.6 SAM DT Telephoto Zoom Lens for Sony Alpha Digital SLR Cameras
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- Compatible with 35 mm Full Frame, or APS-C format A-mount cameras.
- Small size, light weight telephoto zoom lens
- 35mm focal length equivelant; 82.5-300mm
- Smooth and silent AF operation with built-in motor (SAM)
- Closest focus distance: 0.95m; Maximum magnification: 0.29x
- Please note: DT lenses are not recommended for use with the DSLR-A900
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|Aperture Control Design||Aperture controlled by camera|
|Compatible Lens Hood Part Number||ALC-SH102 circular hood|
|Compatible Mountings||Sony/Minolta Alpha|
|Item Dimensions||3.35 x 2.81 x 2.81 inches|
|Item Display Weight||0 pounds|
|Item Weight||0.67 pounds|
|Lens Type||Zoom lens|
|Macro Focus Range||0.95 m|
|Maximum Aperture Range||F4.0 - F5.6|
|Maximum Focal Length||200 mm|
|Maximum Format Size||APS-C / DX|
|Minimum Focal Length||55 mm|
|Number of Diaphragm Blades||9|
|Number of Elements||13|
|Number of Groups||9|
|Photo Filter Thread Size||62 mm|
|Shipping Weight||1.1 pounds|
|Style Name||US Version|
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|Maximum Aperture||4||4.5||Information not provided||5.6 f|
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DT 55-200mm F4-5.6 SAM Zoom Lens
This superb telephoto zoom lens for your α 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.
When changing your aperture to defocus the background, the light sources appear blurred. This ‘bokeh’ effect of the blurred background can be enhanced with circular aperture blades used in this lens. Conventional aperture blades have flat sides creating unappealing polygonal shaped defocussed points of light. α lenses overcome this problem through a unique design that keeps the aperture almost perfectly circular from its wide-open setting to when it is closed by 2 stops. Smoother, more natural defocusing can be obtained as a result.
ED (Extra-low Dispersion) glass
As focal lengths get longer, lenses built with conventional optical glass have difficulties with chromatic aberration, and as a result images suffer from lower contrast, lower color quality, and lower resolution. ED glass dramatically reduces chromatic aberration at telephoto ranges, and provides superior contrast across the entire image, even at large aperture settings. Super ED glass provides enhanced compensation for chromatic aberration.
The distance encoder plays an integral part in ADI flash metering, which delivers high precision flash metering that is unaffected by the reflectance of subjects or backgrounds. The distance encoder is a lens component that directly detects the position of the focusing mechanism, and sends a signal to the CPU in order to measure distance to the subject. During flash photography, this data is very useful in calculating how much flash output is appropriate to the scene.
SAM (Smooth Autofocus Motor)
Rather than using the focus drive motor in the camera body, SAM lenses feature an autofocus motor built into to the lens itself that directly drives the focusing element group. Since the built-in motor directly rotates the focus mechanism, operation is significantly smoother and quieter than conventional coupled autofocus drive systems.
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Top Customer Reviews
I hope this helps you folks out. I am not a professional photographer, but I am a very good amateur with about 40 years experience.
I would recommend this lens to anyone with a Sony Alpha! You won't be disappointed if you buy this lens, the Sony 55-200mm f/4-5.6 SAM DT Telephoto Zoom Lens for Sony Alpha Digital SLR Cameras.
The lens focuses very fast and is pretty quiet when focusing. It will work great not only for zooming in on distant objects but at the 55mm setting it does great portrait photos. I'll post some photos over time of various lighting condtions and subjects.
I think this is going to be my primary lens until I need to shoot landscapes or groups of people in tight quarters. The only thing that I personally would consider a "negative" is Sony should use this lens in their "kits" rather than the zoom lense they include (which is why I bought the body separately).
After owning this lens for a while now, this lens is very sharp. This blows away the performance of the kit lens. Having learneda little bit more about lenses and their intended purposes, this lens offers a great bang for your buck(so to speak). I would highly recomment this lens to anyone on a tight budget. This iis a picture of my dog shot indoors with a flash...
I have been using this lens on my Sony A65 camera. The photos have all been extremely sharp, show no distortions, have good color and are well exposed. The filter diameter is 62 MM but I haven't been using a filter. I have noticed that filters have degraded the image, especially when deeply cropped or under high magnification.
The zoom ring does not move as smoothly as in some other lenses that I own, but doesn't seem to present any problems when shooting. This is not a big buck lens and the lens construction shows it.
This lens looks great on the camera and does the job I expected. The optics are excellent and it gives me the shots I wanted. I am happy with this purchase.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Love my lens can't wait for the pictures to be developed. Crisp pictures on screen. Love itPublished 23 days ago by Amazon Customer
This lens does exactly what it should. It is an entry level teleophoto lens. W/ a 55-200mm focal length the lens allows you to capture images from a distance and w/ a field of view... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Jon Snow
What a great lens.i I have been out taking pictures of animals ever since I got it and it works great.Published 3 months ago by William R. Moore
Practical, and good choice for a Sony A6000 when you need telephoto and portraits. Whitebox delivery that costs 2/3 of the price.Published 3 months ago by Minitechnicus
In the old days of 35mm camera equipment, I had a 50-135 mm lens. I got this new Sony camera with a 18-55 and felt totally lost without the telephoto lens like I had in the old... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Paul H. Danks
I got this lens from Ritz Camera. The dewscription says it fits Sony Alpha DSLR but it does not fit the Alpha 3000, as this camera uses an e-mount lens. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Lubomyr Zyla