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Overview: The Sony SAL55300 (DT55-300mm F4.5-5.6 SAM) is a
lens that covers a wide range of medium to long-distance
telephoto applications. It is recommended for use with APS-C format cameras, and has a 35mm equivalent focal length of
used with APS-C format cameras. DT lenses not recommended for use with
Compatibility: The SAL55300 lens is equipped with a Sony
A-mount, and is designed for use with Sony α (alpha) Interchangeable Lens Digital Cameras. With an optional
adapter, this lens can be used on Sony α (alpha) NEX-series hybrid cameras and
camcorders with the E-mount.
Fast Aperture: The fast F4.5-5.6 aperture enables you to
shoot at higher shutter speeds, making it ideal for sports photography.
ED (Extra-low Dispersion) Glass: The lens is equipped with
ED (Extra-low Dispersion) glass element for sharp, high contrast images at all
Auto/Manual Focus: You can switch between AF (auto focus)
and MF (manual focus) on the lens. To shoot in AF mode, you will need to set the focus mode to AF on the
camera and the lens. To shoot in MF mode, you can set the lens or the camera to
MF, or both. The focusing ring can be rotated until the subject is in focus.
In-Camera Image Stabilization: The SAL55300 does not have
built-in image stabilization. All of the compatible Sony DSLR cameras have Super
SteadyShot in-camera image stabilization, which enables accessory lenses like
the SAL55300 to eliminate the extra weight and expense of in-lens stabilization
Zoom Lock: The lens has a zoom lock switch that keeps the
lens from extending due to its weight while it is being carried. The zoom lock
can be operated with the lens is at its widest setting.
Lens Hood: The lens includes the SLC-SH112 lens hood to
reduce flare and ensure maximum image quality. When not in use, the lens hood
can be inverted and stored on the lens backwards. If using the camera's built-in
flash, you will need to remove the lens hood to prevent blockage of the flash
light. The lens hood adds approximately 2" to the total length of the lens when
the lens hood is mounted.
- Focal Length: 55-300mm
- Equivalent 35mm-format focal length: 82.5-450mm
- Lens Construction: 12 elements in 9 groups (including 1
ED glass element)
- Angle of View: 29°-5°20'
- Minimum Focus: 4.5'
- Maximum Magnification: 0.27x
- Maximum f-stop: f/4.5-5.6
- Minimum f-stop: f/22-29
- Filter Diameter: 62mm
- Dimensions: Diameter=3.008, Length=4.78" (5.345"
- Weight: 16.3 ounces