The Sony SAL55300 55-300mm f/4.5-5.6 Lens is an all-purpose telephoto lens at a great price. It's great for family users with the most used medium- to long-distance telephoto range. It also provides a close minimum focusing distance of about 4.5 feet (1.4m), ideal for tight shots of people, natural subjects, and close-up details. With its compact and lightweight design, it easily fits into your camera bag to go wherever you go. All your shots will benefit from Sony's Super SteadyShot image stabilization system built into the 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. Its lightweight design lets you leave it on the 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 a (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. It enables 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 nine groups, with precision focusing performance and smooth zoom operation.
ED (Extra-low Dispersion) Glass Because light of different wavelengths (or colors) 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.
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