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Sony SAL-55300 Telephoto Zoom Lens

Sony  SAL-55300 Telephoto Zoom Lens

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Top Features
  • Compact, lightweight design
  • Superb value and performance
  • Zoom range: 55-300 mm
  • 4.5 (1.4 m) minimum focus
  • ED Glass for sharp imaging

SKU# 117875


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  • Front and rear lens cap
  • ALC-SH112 solid-circular lens hood, bayonet-type

Sony SAL-55300 Telephoto Zoom Lens

A superb all-purpose telephoto zoom lens you can afford. The Sony a (Alpha) SAL-55300 55-300mm f4.5-5.6 Telephoto Zoom Lens is an excellent all-around value, covering the medium to long-distance telephoto range family photographers will use most often. It also provides close minimum focusing distance of about 4 1/2 feet (1.4m), 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 -- and all your shots will benefit from the Sony Super SteadyShot® image stabilization system built into every Sony DSLR. (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 color) 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 colors.

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.
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Product ID 117875
UPC 027242845596
Brand Sony
SKU 117875
Manufacturers Part Number SAL-55300
Detailed 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)
  • Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year Limited Warranty
    Image Stabilization No

    Sony Warranty Included:

    1 Year Limited Warranty