Sony 55-300mm DT f/4.5-5.6 SAM Telephoto Zoom Lens

Model #SAL55300

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Specifications

Physical

Filter thread Front: 62 mm
Dimensions (dxl) Approx. 3.1 x 4.6" (7.87 x 11.68 cm)
Weight 1.2 lb (0.54 kg)

Performance

Camera mount type Sony Alpha, Minolta AF
Maximum reproduction ratio Not Specified By Manufacturer
Magnification 0.27x
Groups/elements 9/12
Minimum focus distance 4.5' (1.37 m)
Format compatibility DSLR (APS-C Sensor)
Focal length 55 - 300 mm
Comparable APS-C Focal Length: 82.5 - 450 mm
Aperture Maximum: f/4.5 - 5.6
Minimum: f/22 - 29
Angle of view Not Specified By Manufacturer
Diaphragm blades 7

Features

Tripod collar No
Image stabilization No
Autofocus Yes
User Reviews
B h photo.34921152
8 June 2016
8.0/10

This Sony Telephoto Lens is ideal for the beginner to novice photographer It takes nice photo's and is priced right for the photographer who is interested in a budget lens. However, when zooming out to 200mm or better, the lens tends to distort and photo's turn out grainy when zooming beyond 200mm.

Sony.35092673
18 October 2013
8.0/10

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,...

Imaging resource.34355410
8 July 2013
9.0/10

Just used it at a football game during an afternoon in good light. Sharp results, mates well to my A65. No focus issues with action. A keeper!

  • +

    Sharp lens, Excellent value, lightweight and relatively small in size

  • -

    Slow lens, no ultrasonic motor

Crutchfield.32829990
5 June 2014
10/10

I purchased this lens for mainly wildlife, and really zooming in on stuff farther away when needed. In a recent trip to Scotland, I was able to really zoom in on a couple of pheasants that were out in a field.

Amazon.32817384
4 March 2016
6.0/10

Extremely sharp, but very slow to focus and sometimes hunts. So it can be hit or miss with birds in flight or fast-moving objects. But when it locks on, it is as sharp as lenses costing 10x as much, and even does surprisingly sharp semi-macro.

Sony.35092673
17 April 2015
8.0/10

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.

B h photo.34921152
18 April 2016
10/10

I had a Tamron telephoto but it took forever to focus sometimes and my shots were often blurry. This one focuses faster and looks sharper.

Amazon.32817384
9 June 2015
8.0/10

Top Quality lens, small, compact, and very lite weight. Easier to carry, than my big 170-500mm lens which takes up a lot of space. Picture quality is excellent under the most demanding conditions. Would recommend buying this lens to anyone. Great lens for the money.

B h photo.34921152
27 December 2015
10/10

Excellent 55-300mm lens. I have close up and landscape photos that are great. This lens is awesome. easy to use and lite in weight.n Lightweight.

Sony.35092673
10 August 2015
8.0/10

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.

Product Highlights
  • 35mm Equivalent: 82.5-450mm
  • Aperture Range: f/4.5-29
  • For DT Alpha & Minolta DSLRs
  • Optimized for APS-C Image Sensors
  • Extra-Low Dispersion (ED) Glass
  • Smooth Autofocus Motor (SAM)
  • 7x Circular Aperture Blades
  • Filter Diameter: 62mm
In The Box
  • Sony 55-300mm f/4.5-5.6 DT Alpha A-Mount Telephoto Zoom Lens
  • Front Lens Cap
  • Rear Lens Cap
  • Solid Circular Lens Hood
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
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