55-200mm f/4.0-5.6 DT Zoom Lens
55-200mm f/4.0-5.6 DT Zoom Lens is a standard telephoto zoom lens designed for the smaller image circle of an APS-C DSLR. The focal length is a 35mm format equivalent of 82.5mm-300mm plus it has SteadyShot INSIDE image stabilization system. The lens also features Smooth auto-focusing motor (SAM), a 7-blade circular aperture diaphragm and 13 elements which are arranged in 9 groups.
Close-ups look fantastic with this high-quality telephoto zoom lens. With its built-in motor and silky smooth operation, this is the ideal choice for shooting sports and other subjects that require some telephoto reach.
Please note: DT lenses are not recommended for use with full frame cameras.
SteadyShot INSIDE In-Camera Image Stabilization
A major reason for its compact, lightweight lens design is the benefit of SteadyShot INSIDE in-camera image stabilization, built into every® ? (alpha) DSLR camera -- and enabling lenses to eliminate the extra weight and expense of in-lens stabilization mechanisms.
ED (Extra-low Dispersion) Glass
To reduce chromatic aberration at telephoto extension, correcting certain wavelengths of light for sharp, clear images with well defined colors.
Smooth Autofocus Motor (SAM)
The built-in Smooth Autofocus Motor (SAM) eliminates the need to use a mechanical coupling system in the camera body to transfer auto foucs (AF) drive power and control signals to the lens. Instead, AF control signals from the camera body are sent to the lens-mounted SAM unit, which drives the focusing lens group directly, helping to assure smooth AF response.
DT Lens Design
A more compact, lightweight lens designed specifically for the APS-size CCD imager used in some Sony® ? (alpha) DSLR cameras.
Because aperture blades form a near circle at the wide openings used for low-light shots, spot-light sources have a pleasing circular defocused effect.
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