OverviewThis compact, lightweight zoom lens covers the medium- to long-distance telephoto range that families use most often, with close 4.5-foot (1.4m) minimum focusing distance for great all-around usability
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).
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.
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.
12 elements, 9 groups
Limited 2 Year Warranty