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SONY ALPHA DT 55-300 F4.5-5.6 LENS

Web Code: 568SON023  •  Mfr Code: SAL55300
SONY ALPHA 55-300 F4.5-5.6 LENS SAL
Only $379.99 CAD
SONY ALPHA DT 55-300 F4.5-5.6 LENS is rated 4.2 out of 5 by 6.
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  • Compact, Lightweight Zoom Lens
  • For APS-C size DSLR Cameras
  • Multi-Element Design
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  • Compact, Lightweight Zoom Lens
  • For APS-C size DSLR Cameras
  • Multi-Element Design
  • Filter Diameter: 62 mm
  • Covers the medium- to long-distance telephoto range that families use most often, with close 4.5-foot (1.4m) minimum focusing distance for great all-around usability
  • Get a superb all-purpose telephoto zoom lens at a great value with the Sony SAL55300 55-300mm f/4.5-5.6 lens
  • An excellent all-around addition to your kit, this lens covers the medium- to long-distance telephoto range used most often by family photographers
  • It also provides close minimum focusing distance of about 4.5 feet (1.4m) ideal 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
  • All your shots will benefit from the Sony Super SteadyShot image stabilization system built into your Sony Alpha DSLR camera (35mm equivalent: 82.5-450mm)
  • Compact Design, All-Around Versatility:
  • This high-value 55-300mm 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: 82.5-450mm)
  • DT Lens Design:
  • The SAL-55300 is specially designed for the APS-size CCD imager used in Sony (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 4.5 feet (1.4m), 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 system DSLR -- and enabling accessory lenses to eliminate the extra weight and expense of in-lens stabilization mechanisms
  • Multi-Element Design:
  • The SAL-55300 is designed with 12 lens elements in 9 groups, with precision focusing performance and smooth zoom operation
  • ED (Extra-low Dispersion) Glass:
  • Because light of different wavelength (or colour) 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 colours
  • Advisory when using DT lenses with full-frame (35mm equivalent) DSLR cameras:
  • Sony (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
  • SPECIFICATIONS:
  • Optics/Lens:
  • Lens Type: Telephoto & Telephoto Zoom
  • Aperture (Max.): f/4 - 5.6
  • Aperture (Min.): f/22 - 29
  • Filter Diameter: 62 mm
  • Lens Groups-Elements: 12 elements 9 groups including 1 ED glass element
  • Minimum Focus Distance: 4' 6" (1.4 m)
  • Aspheric Elements: No aspheric
  • Distance Encoder: Yes
  • Aperture Blade: 7 blades (Circular aperture)
  • Focal Length (35mm equivalent): APS-C: 55-300mm (35mm Equivalent: 82.5-450 mm)
  • Lens Weight: 1 lb. 3 oz. (460g)
  • Magnification: x 0.27
  • Weights and Measurements:
  • Dimensions (Approx.): 3 1/8 x 4 5/8" (77 x 116.5 mm)
  • Weight (Approx.): 1 lb. 3 oz. (460g)
  • Also In the Box:
  • Front and rear lens cap
  • ALC-SH112 solid-circular lens hood, bayonet-type
  • Note: DT lenses are NOT recommended for use with full-frame cameras
 
 

Lens Performance

Lens Type: Digital SLR Lenses
Focal Length: 55-300mm
Maximum Aperture: f/4.5-5.6
Aperture (Max. & Min.): Max: f/4.5-5.6, Min: f/22-29
Camera Mount Type: Sony A
Camera Format: APS-C
Angle of View: N/A
Minimum Focus Distance: 1.37m
Maximum Close-Up Magnification: 0.27x
Groups/Elements: 9 Groups/12 Elements
Diaphragm Blades: 7

Lens Features

Image Stabilization: No
Autofocus: Yes
Tripod Collar: No

Physical

Filter Thread: 62mm
Dimensions (DxL): 3.1x4.6"
Weight: 0.54kg

Additional Information

Warranty: 2 year manufacturer warranty (if purchased in Canada)
 
 

What’s Included:

  • Front and rear lens cap
  • ALC-SH112 solid-circular lens hood, bayonet-type
  • Note: DT lenses are NOT recommended for use with full-frame cameras
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    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good Lens But Not GREAT First I am hardly an expert right now but more a "prosumer" this lens for the price is a great deal. The pictures are sharp and clear and the 55-300mm gives great options with 1 lens. My only complaint is the "hunting" when using AF in anything past 200mm. So if I know shooting far away I immediately switch to MF since most likely lens will "hunt" for something to focus on and second you get what you want it hunts to something again. Even for the picture for this review I was in full auto and tried AF but had trouble staying on the bird house with nothing around it so ended up in manual. But for the price I am not going to complain about this lens.
    Date published: 2013-05-08
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Big fan Excellent image quality, which is the most important to me - great sharpness. I haven't experienced any frustration with the autofocus, though I can see it isn't the quickest. Overall, I'm very pleased with this lens and for the price, would heartily recommend it for the fantastic telephoto range, compact size, and IQ.
    Date published: 2013-10-18
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Well worth it. Superb image quality. Very fast outdoors. Rich color tones.
    Date published: 2012-10-12
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from DT 55-300mm F4.5-5.6 SAM Zoom Lens I would not recommend this to a 'beginner' .. however a Photog on a budget would find it useful and satisfying. ..Cons: 1. Front lens turns while focusing, not useful for filters. 2. Hunts a LOT particularly in low light. 3. No 'instant tuning' .. Easy 'focus peaking' would help a lot. 4. 'Barrel Lock' only works in fully retracted position. 5. No 'Macro capability' ..Pros: 1. Picture Quality is excellent (for price point) 2. Easy to use in 'Manual Focus' Mode .. has on lens MF/AF switch sufficient damping for quick positive focus. Generally Speaking I've been able to improve most shots by manual tuning. 3. Has 'Lock' to prevent lens creep while carrying. 4. Metal Mount, solid and secure. 5. Very LOW CA in high contrast situations really amazing at this price point. 6. Good PQ across the range. 7. 55-300mm range .. Decent close focus (4-5') throughout the focal length range. 8. Nice looking, great feel and handling is very good. 9. Superb Lens Hood. 10. Very hard to beat at this Price point .. A shooter who knows his or her camera will benefit more than a total newbie.
    Date published: 2015-04-17
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from SAL 55-300 Super lens.
    Date published: 2013-01-15
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great deal. Sincerely I prefer use it on manual, is not that difficult and focus what I really want it. Try to buy a 18-250 and the price escalate too much.
    Date published: 2015-08-10
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