Sony AF DT 55-200mm F4-5.6 SAM

mount: A-mount
prod. code: SAL55200-2
EAN/UPC: 4905524493054
makernote ID: 56
format: APS-C
release year: 2009
status: Current
D type lens: Yes
SLT compatible: Yes
AF Drive: In Lens (SAM)
focus design:
stabilisation: No
weather sealing: No
AF-D (a99 only): No
max. aperture: 4-5.6
min. aperture: 32-45
focal range(mm): 55-200
elements/group: 13/9
angle of view: 28°28’ – 7°59’ (aps-c)
aperture blades: 7
min. focus distance(mm): 950
filter rotate focusing: Yes
filter rotate zooming: No
max. magnification: 0.29x (1/3.4)
filter diameter(mm): 55
hood: round
color: black
length(mm): 85
weight(g): 305
standard accessories: Caps, hood

user review ratings
overall: 4.31
sharpness: 4.47
color: 4.46
build: 3.78
distortion: 4.40
flare control: 4.42
total: 50 reviews

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manufacturer description

This superb SAL-55200 telephoto zoom lens for your α DSLR camera has a smooth and silent AF operation with a 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. Please note: DT lenses are not recommended for use with the DSLR-A900.
SteadyShot INSIDE™ In-Camera Image Stabilization

A major reason for its compact, lightweight lens design is the benefit of SteadyShot INSIDE™ in-camera image stabilization, built into every® α (alpha) DSLR camera -- and enabling lenses to eliminate the extra weight and expense of in-lens stabilization mechanisms.
DT Lens Design

A more compact, lightweight lens designed specifically for the APS-size CCD imager used in some Sony® α (alpha) DSLR cameras.
Smooth Autofocus Motor (SAM)

The built-in Smooth Autofocus Motor (SAM) eliminates the need to use a mechanical coupling system in the camera body to transfer auto foucs (AF) drive power and control signals to the lens. Instead, AF control signals from the camera body are sent to the lens-mounted SAM unit, which drives the focusing lens group directly, helping to assure smooth AF response.
ED (Extra-low Dispersion) Glass

To reduce chromatic aberration at telephoto extension, correcting certain wavelengths of light for sharp, clear images with well defined colors.
Circular Aperture

Because aperture blades form a near circle at the wide openings used for low-light shots, spot-light sources have a pleasing circular defocused effect. - Home of the alpha system photographer
In memory of Cameron Hill - brettania

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