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Sony SAL55200/2 DT 55-200mm f/4-5.6

Telephoto zoom lens for APS-C sensor Sony A-mount DSLR cameras

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Our take on the Sony SAL55200/2 DT 55-200mm f/4-5.6

Team up your Alpha digital SLR with this Sony zoom lens for telephoto shooting. The lens is extremely versatile — snap family portraits or capture outdoor sports and wildlife from a distance. An extra-low dispersion glass lens element provides excellent image clarity for sharp photos with accurate colors. Its compact, lightweight design is a nice plus, too.

Product Highlights:

  • DT 55-200mm f/4-5.6 telephoto zoom lens
  • designed for Sony APS-C sensor SLR cameras
  • not recommended for use with full frame Sony cameras, like the A900
  • effective focal length of 82.5-300mm with APS-C sensor cameras
  • ED (extra-low-dispersion) glass element for sharp, clear images with well defined colors
  • minimum focus distance: 3.2'
  • maximum aperture: f/4-5.6
  • minimum aperture: f/28-32
  • lens construction: 13 elements in 9 groups
  • attachment/filter size: 55mm
  • lens is 2-7/8" in diameter, 3-9/16" long
  • weight: 10.4 oz.
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
Supplied Accessories:
  • front and rear lens caps

What's in the Box:

  • DT55-200mm F4-5.6 SAM Zoom lens with installed end cap
  • 55mm Lens cap (installed)
  • ALC-SH102 Lens hood
  • Operating Instructions
  • "Precautions Before Using" booklet
  • Warranty sheet

Sony SAL55200/2 DT 55-200mm f/4-5.6 Reviews

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(1 Review)

Sony SAL55200/2 DT 55-200mm f/4-5.6

Crutchfield customer from Redmond, OR on 11/16/2013

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Great Image quality




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Features and Specs

Mount Type Sony A-mount
Sensor Size APS-C
Image Stabilization No
Lens Type Telephoto
Focal Length 55-200mm
Maximum Aperture f/4-5.6
Weight 10.75 ounces
Parts Warranty 1 Year
Labor Warranty 1 Year

Product Research


Optics: The Sony DT 55-200mm F4-5.6 SAM lens is compatible with Sony α-series (Alpha) DSLR cameras. The DT lens is a more compact, lightweight lens, designed specifically for the APS-size CCD imager used in most Sony Alpha-series cameras. The lens employs a Smooth Autofocus Motor (SAM) to deliver smooth and silent autofocus operation, and offers a flexible focal range that allows you to capture everything from wide angle to midrange telephoto shots with ease.

Zooming: The lens allows you to rotate the zooming ring to set the desired focal length. The 55-200mm lens features a 3.6x optical zoom.

Focusing: The lens can be used in the auto-focus or manual focus mode. You can switch between focusing modes using the 2-way switch on the lens barrel.

Dimensions: The lens has the following dimensions: Diameter=2.817", Length=3.559" to 4.852" (without lens caps).


Lens DT55-200mm F4-5.6 SAM
35mm Equivalent 82.5-300mm
Angle of View 29° to 8°
Minimum Focus 3.2' (38.4")
Filter Diameter 55mm
f-stop f/4-5.6 maximum
f/32-45 minimum
Weight 10.75 ounces

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excellent sony quality and reliability [ ERIC A  Mar 28, 2017 ]