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55-300mm DT f/4.5-5.6 SAM Telephoto Zoom A-Mount Lens Refurbished 1 Yr Warranty
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Sony 55-300mm DT f/4.5-5.6 SAM Telephoto Zoom A-Mount Lens Refurbished 1 Yr Warranty

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A superb all purpose telephoto zoom lens you can afford. The Sony Alpha SAL55300 55300mm f4.55.6 Telephoto Zoom Lens is an excellent allaround value, covering the medium to longdistance telephoto range family photographers will use most often. It also provides close minimum focusing distance of about 4 1/2 feet (1.4m), for tight shots of people, natural subjects and closeup details. Its compact, lightweight design makes it easy to carry as your standard or accessory lens  and all your shots will benefit from the Sony Super SteadyShot image stabilization system built into every Sony DSLR. (35mm equivalent: 82.5450mm).

 

Compact Design, AllAround Versatility
This highvalue 55300mm zoom lens covers a wide range of medium to longdistance telephoto applications  and its lightweight design lets you leave it oncamera or carry it easily as an accessory lens for special purposes (35mm equivalent: 82.5450mm).


DT Lens Design
The SALDT55300 is specially designed for the APSsize CCD imager used in Sony (Alpha) DSLR cameras. APSsize sensors are smaller than a 35mmformat film frame, so the focal distance to cover the same field of view can be about 2/3 shorter  allowing a more compact lens design.


Short Minimum Focusing Distance
With the ability to focus as closely as 4.5 feet (1.4m), this telephoto lens also lets you move in for dramatic shots of people, natural subjects and closeup details.


InCamera Image Stabilization
A major reason for its compact, lightweight design is the benefit of Super SteadyShot incamera image stabilization, built into every Sony system DSLR  and enabling accessory lenses to eliminate the extra weight and expense of inlens stabilization mechanisms.


MultiElement Design
The SALDT55300 is designed with 12 lens elements in 9 groups, with precision focusing performance and smooth zoom operation.


ED (Extralow Dispersion) Glass
Because light of different wavelength (or color) bends at different angles when it passes through a lens, ED (Extralow Dispersion) Glass is used to eliminate chromatic aberration by correcting certain wavelengths of light for sharp, clear images with well defined colors.


Advisory when using DT lenses with fullframe (35mm equivalent) DSLR cameras.
Sony (alpha) lenses with the Digital Technology (DT) designation are ideal for use on APSC size DSLR cameras and are not recommended for use with full frame DSLR camera bodies (such as the DSLRA900). Although DT lenses can be used with full frame cameras, they can only realize a maximum of 11MP image size (when using the DSLRA900), and are not guaranteed to provide accurate Auto Exposure performance.

 

Optics/Lens

Lens Type: Telephoto & Telephoto Zoom

Aperture (Max.): f/4  5.6

Aperture (Min.): f/22  29

Filter Diameter: 62 mm

Lens GroupsElements: 12 elements 9 groups including 1 ED glass element

Minimum Focus Distance: 4' 6? (1.4 m)

Aspheric Elements: No aspheric

Distance Encoder: Yes

Aperture Blade: 7 blades (Circular aperture)

Focal Length (35mm equivalent): APSC: 55300mm (35mm Equivalent: 82.5450 mm)

Lens Weight: 1 lb. 3 oz. (460g)

Magnification: x 0.27

 

Weights and Measurements

Dimensions (Approx.): 3 1/8 x 4 5/8" (77 x 116.5 mm)

Weight (Approx.): 1 lb. 3 oz. (460g)

 

 

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Sony 55-300mm DT f/4.5-5.6 SAM Telephoto Zoom A-Mount Lens Refurbished 1 Yr Warranty

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5 out of 5 stars   An amazingly sharp, affordable, long zoom lens for APS-C
By QuietOC on February 22, 2016
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Review submitted for Sony 55-300mm DT f/4.5-5.6 SAM Telephoto Zoom A-Mount Lens Refurbished 1 Yr Warranty (EMSNSAL55300)
Pros: Accurate AF 5.5x zoom Sharpness Contrast Flat focus plane Parfocal
Cons: Slow focus and hunting Focus mechanism is loose Zoom mechanism is a little stiff Moderate distortion Rotating front
Other Comments: This lens is just an amazingly sharp, affordable, long zoom lens. It has the best image quality by far of the telephoto zooms I've tried. It is sharper across the entire frame wide-open at 85/4.5 than the 85/2.8 prime lens is at any aperture. It is also the lens most prone to focus hunting, but it covers a rather broad 5.5x zoom range. It focuses more accurately than the old screw drive Minolta zooms, but this one is super accurate--much more accurate than the Sony 85 f/2.8 SAM. Chromatic Aberration is not as well controlled as the Minolta 100-300 APO lens. It has less distortion than the Sony DT 55-200 but more distortion than the Minolta zooms. It is slightly larger and heavier than the Minolta 100-300 APO but considerably lighter than the Minolta 70-210 f/4. The lens extends but does not rotate while zooming. The front element extends and rotates while focusing. Focus breathing increases the focal length at close focus especially at the short end of the range. I am very happy with the image quality of this lens. Even wide open it is quite sharp across the entire frame. The focal range is great for covering motorsports. 55 mm is more useful to have than 300 mm. The frequent focus hunting at the long end is annoying. Highly recommended!
I recommend this product Yes, I recommend this product
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4 out of 5 stars   Nice, versatile lens
January 15, 2015
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Pros: Like the size, fairly compact. Condition is great, seems like it is brand new. Photos are sharp.
Cons: none so far.
Other Comments: haven't had good sunlight to really try it out.
I recommend this product Yes, I recommend this product
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2 out of 5 stars   Substandard image quality
By Marsh.16 on December 25, 2013
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Review submitted for Sony 55-300mm DT f/4.5-5.6 SAM Telephoto Zoom A-Mount Lens (SNSAL55300)
Pros: Compact
Cons: Poor image quality
Other Comments: Since this was a gift, I wish Beach Camera would allow me to exchange this lens for a different one.
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2 out of 5 stars   Another poor kit lens
By Marsh.16 on December 25, 2013
Review submitted for Sony 55-300mm DT f/4.5-5.6 SAM Telephoto Zoom A-Mount Lens (SNSAL55300)
Pros: Compact
Cons: Slow And Poor Image Quali
Other Comments: Since this was a gift, It would be great if Beach Camera would allow me to exchange it for another lens.
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