Sony DT 55-300mm F4.5-5.6 SAM is an Auto Focus (AF) Telephoto Zoom
lens with APS-C / DX max sensor coverage and it is designed to be used with Sony Alpha mount cameras.
Sony DT 55-300mm F4.5-5.6 SAM is compatible with cameras that have Sony Alpha
lens mount. Some of the latest released cameras with Sony Alpha lens mount are Sony A68
, Sony A77 II
and Sony A58
Max sensor coverage of Sony DT 55-300mm F4.5-5.6 SAM is APS-C / DX
Sony DT 55-300mm F4.5-5.6 SAM has a focal range of 55-300mm and 5.5X zoom ratio.
Optical Image Stabilization
Sony DT 55-300mm F4.5-5.6 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).
Sony DT 55-300mm F4.5-5.6 SAM is available in Black color.
Sony DT 55-300mm F4.5-5.6 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.
Maximum Magnification Ratio
Sony DT 55-300mm F4.5-5.6 SAM has a Max Magnification Ratio of 0.27x
and has a minimum focusing distance of 1.4m
Sony DT 55-300mm F4.5-5.6 SAM is a variable aperture lens with a max aperture of f4.5 and a minimum aperture of f22 at 55mm, and a max aperture of f5.6 and minimum aperture of f29 at 300mm .
Sony DT 55-300mm F4.5-5.6 SAM's optical formula consists of 12 elements in 9 groups.