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Sony 55-300mm F/4.5-5.6 DT A-Mount Zoom Lens for Sony Alpha Digital SLR Cameras
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- Ideal for use on APS-C size DSLR cameras
- 4.5 (1.4 m) minimum focus
- Zoom range: 55-300 (82.5-450 35mm equivalent)
- ED Glass for sharp imaging. Dimensions (W x H x D)-83 x 80.5mm (3-3/8 x 3-1/4in.)
- Compact, lightweight design
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|Compatible Camera Mount||Sony/Minolta Alpha||Sony E (NEX)||Sony/Minolta Alpha||—||Sony Alpha||Sony Alpha, Minolta AF|
|Focus Type||Micromotor||Stepper motor||Micromotor||—||—||Manual, Automatic|
|Item Dimensions||3.03 x 4.61 x 3.03 in||2.52 x 4.25 x 2.52 in||2.81 x 2.81 x 3.35 in||2.52 x 2.52 x 4.25 in||2.5 x 4.3 x 2.5 in||1.97 x 3.98 x 2 in|
|Item Weight||1.01 lbs||0.76 lb||0.67 lb||0.76 lb||0.76 lb||1.5 lbs|
|Lens Type||Zoom lens||Zoom lens||Zoom lens||—||zoom||Telephoto zoom lens|
|Maximum Focal Length||300 millimeters||210 millimeters||200 millimeters||210 millimeters||210 millimeters||300 millimeters|
|Minimum Focal Length||55 millimeters||55 millimeters||55 millimeters||55 millimeters||55 millimeters||75 millimeters|
|Photo Filter Thread Size||62 millimeters||49 millimeters||62 millimeters||—||—||55 millimeters|
This compact, lightweight and affordable Sony α (Alpha) 55-300mm f4.5-5.6 Telephoto Zoom Lens beautifully captures both family events and mid-range or distant subjects -- with minimum focusing to 4-1/2 feet (1.4m), ED Glass to eliminate color distortion, and sharpness that benefits from the Super SteadyShot® image stabilization built into every Sony (Alpha) system DSLR.
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DT 55-300mm F4.5-5.6 SAM Zoom Lens
Super-value Sony α (Alpha) SAL-55300 telephoto zoom. This compact, lightweight 55-300mm f4.5-5.6 Telephoto Zoom Lens covers the medium to long-distance telephoto range families use most often, with close 4-1/2 foot (1.4m) minimum focusing distance for all-around utility - plus ED (Extra-low Dispersion) glass to virtually eliminate color distortion (35mm equivalent: 82.5-450mm).
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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One area I don't really have well covered is the telephoto end and at the 300mm mark. Though I've used a fair few of them
On using the lens first off the build is very much like the recent Sony 18-135mm which is quite a good thing as I'm quite fond of that lens. The plastics are of decent quality, it has a metal mount and the top of the lens has the newer Sony metal style black ring on it (just like the 18-135mm)
I've done a bit of shooting with the lens and I'll share my quick fire pro and cons section:
+ Decent price (about in line or slightly better than rivals on other mounts)
+ Good overall build quality with respectable plastics, metal mount too quite happy here
+ Optics are across the range from 55mm to 300mm are good usable wide open across the range
+ SAM motor is somewhat quieter than previous ones, but not silent (take note video shooters using the on-board mic) AF speed is ok but not really fast (not unexpected for a tele lens) not as fast as the 18-135mm
+ Vignetting and CA are mostly well controlled really not a serious issue at all here, some CA noted but minor really
+ Comes with a lens hood
+ Zoom lock, which is great (no sign of creep so far but it's useful to have this)
+ Above average max magnification of 1:3.7 (0.27x)
- Bit bigger than I expected, by no means huge but it's bigger than the older 100-300mm Minolta APO lens by a fair bit
- APS-C only, if you shoot full frame, or the odd bit of film on a Minolta Dynax then you might want to look at full frame options
- Some pincushion at around 100mm and above it's fairly mild and not likely to be a serious issue
- At the 300mm mark the lens is quite good, but sharpness drops a touch from about 250mm onwards corners pick up stopping the lens down
- No focus scale, front element rotates on focus
- DMF is not supported. Unlike the 18-135mm where you can grab the focus ring at any time, you must set the lens to MF for manual focus
- Not the best "bokeh", it's ok depending on the focal length used (it gets better at 200mm and above) but can be a be hard edged at times and distracting, this is quite subjective though.
A few other notes.
Lens takes a 62mm filter thread, same as a few other lenses 18-135mm, 16-80, 18-105mm and others
Lens speed is approx as follows: 55mm to 130mm f4.5, 140mm to 210mm f5, 220mm to 300mm it's f5.6
Overall I like the lens is delivers sharp images across the range without major problem. Having used a few other lenses such as the 75-300mm, this len is better in terms of sharpness and CA. Though the 75-300mm is full frame it has CA issues but does have very nice bokeh. The classic Minolta 70-210mm f4 is another lens I compared it too again a full frame lens with wonderul bokeh and more speed, but less range.
Consider what you are looking for (ie 300mm top end or speed etc) For new full frame lenses look at the Sony 70-300mm G or Tamron 70-300mm USD lens both are solid lenses. The Tamron has a faster AF motor with full time MF possible, bokeh is a bit better (but not perfect either) lens is a fair bit bigger though overall, but costs only a little more than this lens.
Price is very fair for what you get here performance wise, quite happy with the lens overall.
If the lens had a silent SAM motor with DMF and nicer bokeh it would easily get 5 stars, as it is I think it's a good lens with a few minor flaws (as all lenses have) well worth looking at if you want a crop body zoom lens.
El lente es excelente. las fotos que tomé con mi sony a37 en el zoológico de Cali - Colombia quedaron fantásticas. Los colores son muy buenos, ademas de poder incrementar el zoom que tiene en 8x con mi camara.