Compact, lightweight design
Superb value and performance
Zoom range: 55-200mm
3-foot (.95m) minimum focus
ED Glass for sharp imaging
35mm equivalent: 82.5-300mm
Compact Design, All-Around Versatility
This high-value 55-200mm zoom lens covers a wide range of medium to long-distance telephoto applications -- and its lightweight design lets you leave it on-camera or carry it easily as an accessory lens for special purposes (35mm equivalent: 82.5-300mm).
DT Lens Design
The SAL-DT55200 is specially designed for the APS-size CCD imager used in Sony & 945 (alpha) DSLR cameras. APS-size sensors are smaller than a 35mm-format 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 3 feet (.95m), this telephoto lens also lets you move in for dramatic shots of people, natural subjects and close-up details.
In-Camera Image Stabilization
A major reason for its compact, lightweight design is the benefit of Super SteadyShot® in-camera image stabilization, built into every Sony & 945 system DSLR -- and enabling accessory lenses to eliminate the extra weight and expense of in-lens stabilization mechanisms.
The SAL-DT55200 is designed with 13 lens elements in 9 groups, with precision focusing performance and smooth zoom operation.
ED (Extra-low Dispersion) Glass
Because light of different wavelength (or color) bends at different angles when it passes through a lens, ED (Extra-low 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 full-frame (35mm equivalent) DSLR cameras.
Sony α (alpha) lenses with the Digital Technology (DT) designation are ideal for use on APS-C size DSLR cameras and are not recommended for use with full frame DSLR camera bodies (such as the DSLR-A900). Although DT lenses can be used with full frame cameras, they can only realize a maximum of 11MP image size (when using the DSLR-A900), and are not guaranteed to provide accurate Auto Exposure performance.
Intense zooming at an incredible value. Capture the action from a distance with a natural details with this lightweight telephoto zoom lens that's great for beginners and pos alike.
Lens Type: Telephoto & Telephoto Zoom
Lens Mount Type: Sony A-mount
Aperture (Max.): f/4 - 5.6
Aperture (Min.): f/28 - 32
Focal Length (35mm equivalent): APS: 55-200mm (35mm Equivalent: 82.5-300mm)
Filter Diameter: 55 mm
Lens Groups-Elements: 13 elements 9 groups including 1 ED glass element
Minimum Focus Distance: 3' 1” (95 cm)
Aperture Blade: 9 blades (Circular aperture)
Aspheric Elements: no aspheric
Distance Encoder: Yes
Lens Weight: 10.4 oz (295g)
Magnification: x 0.29
Weights and Measurements:
Dimensions (Approx.): 2 13/16 x 3 5/16" (71.5 x 85 mm)
Weight (Approx.): 10.4 oz (295g)