Sony DT 55-200mm F4-5.6 SAM is a Variable aperture Auto Focus (AF) Telephoto Zoom
lens with APS-C / DX max sensor coverage, and it is designed to be used with A Mount
What type of photography is the Sony DT 55-200mm F4-5.6 SAM lens good for?
The type of photography that you are planning to use the Sony DT 55-200mm F4-5.6 SAM is an important decision factor. Here we have evaluated its suitability to various photography scenarios:
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Reasons to Buy Sony DT 55-200mm F4-5.6 SAM Lens
Here we've included a summary of the advantages and disadvantages of the Sony DT 55-200mm F4-5.6 SAM lens in a list form to help you determine whether it offers the features you need.
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| Hood supplied
| Full-time Manual Focusing
| 9 Diaphragm Blades for Smooth Bokeh
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| Lens Extends while zooming
| Slow Aperture at Tele end
| Variable Aperture
Sony DT 55-200mm F4-5.6 SAM is compatible with cameras that have a Sony Alpha lens mount. Some of the latest released cameras that are compatible with the Sony Alpha lenses are Sony A68, Sony A77 II and Sony A58.
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Size, Weight and Filter Thread
Size and weight is a very important decision factor when searching for your next lens. Sony DT 55-200mm F4-5.6 SAM has a maximum diameter of 72mm and total length of 85mm when not extended. It weighs 305g / 10.8 oz.
Sony DT 55-200mm F4-5.6 SAM has a filter thread of 62mm. Below are links to the filters that we recommend you to consider for your Sony DT 55-200mm F4-5.6 SAM:
Sony DT 55-200mm F4-5.6 SAM has a focal range of 55-200mm and 3.6X zoom ratio which has a 35mm equivalent focal range of 82.5-300mm when used on a APS-C / DX format camera.
Optical Image Stabilization
Sony DT 55-200mm F4-5.6 SAM doesn't have an optical image stabilization system so the only option to stabilize the image taken with this lens is to mount on a camera body with IBIS (sensor based In-body image stabilization).
Alternatively, you can check the Sony 70-200mm F2.8 G in Sony Alpha mount that have similar focal range but features Optical Image Stabilization.
Lenses Similar to Sony DT 55-200mm F4-5.6 SAM With Optical Image Stabilization
Sony DT 55-200mm F4-5.6 SAM features Rotary (extending) zoom method where the length of the lens changes as you zoom in or out. This makes it possible to design the lens with a smaller minimum length ( generally when it is zoomed out) compared to internal zoom lenses. The disadvantages of this design are being harder to seal against dust and moisture, weight balance shifting while zooming and zoom creep in certain lenses.
Below are the 3 Telephoto Zoom type Sony Alpha mount lens alternatives with highest max magnification ratios:
Sony DT 55-200mm F4-5.6 SAM is a variable aperture lens with a max aperture of f4 and a minimum aperture of f32 at 55mm, and a max aperture of f5.6 and minimum aperture of f45 at 200mm .
Sony DT 55-200mm F4-5.6 SAM's optical formula consists of 13 elements in 9 groups . Special elements used in this design is ED glass element.
Sony DT 55-200mm F4-5.6 SAM comes with a removable circular shaped lens hood which is handy to reduce lens flare and glare in your photos. The model number of the hood is ALC-SH102.
Sony DT 55-200mm F4-5.6 SAM is available in Black color.
Popular Comparisons of Sony DT 55-200mm F4-5.6 SAM
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