Sony 55-200mm f/4-5.6 SAM DT Telephoto Zoom Lens for Sony Alpha Digital
If you don't have a telephoto zoom lens in your arsenal, this is a great place to start. The superb multi-
purpose SAL-DT55200 55-200mm f4-5.6 telephoto zoom lens is an excellent all-around value, covering
the medium to long-distance telephoto range you will use most. It also provides close minimum focusing
distance of about 3 feet (.95m), for tight shots of people, natural subjects and close-up 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 a
system DSLR. (35mm equivalent: 82.5-300mm). Please note: DT lenses are not recommended for use
with the DSLR-A900.
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 perform
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