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Sony DT 55-200mm f/4-5.6 SAM Lens

BH #SO55200452 • MFR #SAL55200/2
Sony DT 55-200mm f/4-5.6 SAM Lens
Key Features
  • A-Mount Lens/APS-C Format
  • 82.5-300mm (35mm Equivalent)
  • Aperture Range: f/4-5.6 to f/32-45
  • One Extra-Low Dispersion Element
Expand your shooting capabilities and range with this Sony DT 55-200mm f/4-5.6 SAM Lens. Designed for APS-C format cameras, it provides an 82.5-300mm equivalent focal length that lets users capture distant subjects with ease. The lens also uses a variable maximum aperture of f/4-5.6 to keep size and weight to a minimum while an extra-low dispersion element helps combat aberrations. Equipped with a Smooth Autofocus Motor (SAM), users will enjoy speedy and quiet focusing along with a minimum focus distance of 3.1'. Additionally, ensuring that bokeh is smooth is a nine-blade circular diaphragm.
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Sony DT 55-200mm f/4-5.6 SAM Overview

Expand your shooting capabilities and range with this Sony DT 55-200mm f/4-5.6 SAM Lens. Designed for APS-C format cameras, it provides an 82.5-300mm equivalent focal length that lets users capture distant subjects with ease. The lens also uses a variable maximum aperture of f/4-5.6 to keep size and weight to a minimum while an extra-low dispersion element helps combat aberrations. Equipped with a Smooth Autofocus Motor (SAM), users will enjoy speedy and quiet focusing along with a minimum focus distance of 3.1'. Additionally, ensuring that bokeh is smooth is a nine-blade circular diaphragm.

Covering a variety of telephoto focal lengths, this 55-200mm zoom is designed for APS-C format A-mount cameras, where it will provide a far-reaching 82.5-300mm equivalent focal length.
A variable f/3.5-5.6 maximum aperture helps ensure that lens size and weight is kept to a minimum.
One extra-low dispersion glass element is featured in the lens design to help reduce chromatic aberrations and color fringing for improved clarity and color neutrality.
By incorporating a Smooth Autofocus Motor (SAM) unit into the lens itself to drive the focusing element group, this lens is able to deliver smoother, quieter, and faster performance than coupled systems. Also, the design helps to achieve a minimum focus distance of 3.1'.
Rounded nine-blade diaphragm contributes to a pleasing bokeh quality when employing selective focus techniques.

Sony DT 55-200mm f/4-5.6 SAM Specs

Focal Length
55 to 200mm (35mm Equivalent: 82.5 to 300mm)
Maximum Aperture
f/4 to 5.6
Minimum Aperture
f/32 to 45
Lens Mount
Sony A
Lens Format Coverage
APS-C
Angle of View
29° to 8°
Minimum Focus Distance
3.12' / 95 cm
Maximum Magnification
0.29x
Optical Design
13 Elements in 9 Groups
Diaphragm Blades
9, Rounded
Focus Type
Autofocus
Image Stabilization
No
Filter Size
55 mm (Front)
Dimensions (ø x L)
2.81 x 3.35" / 71.5 x 85 mm
Weight
10.76 oz / 305 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight
1.095 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
6.55 x 4.25 x 4"

Sony DT 55-200mm f/4-5.6 SAM Reviews

Light but not Sharp

By GEGIJR
Rated 2 out of 5
Date: 2019-09-25

This lens doesn't have full compatibility with A77M2 and A99M2.

Great Lens

By Fouad A.
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2016-05-27

This lens is great. I can have a brighter image at a greater zoom without having to raise the ISO a lot, and can capture things much further away. Good focusing abilities too.

Price is Right for quality zoom

By Curt
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2016-01-25

I bought this 55-200mm to compliment my 18-55mm kit lens. This covers a full range with just two lenses. This is not a premier lens but fits the bill with photographers on a budget. I recommend this lens to other budget minded individuals.

Excellent lens and great value!

By Anonymous
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2015-01-04

I got this to go with my a330. It's very responsive to focus and takes great pictures. It wasn't expensive at all, but performs like it was twice the price.We take photos at a nearby lake, and this lens is great for both close up and distance. And it doesn't feel cheap at all.

nice all around lens

By Richard
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2015-01-02

This lens will allow you to shoot photos from a normal range to subjects at a distance.

Its simple, cheap, and good to learn

By Felipe Morais
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2014-12-28

Like i said, very good to learn, because its cheap and simple.But i had some limitations on low ligh( like night fotos even in darkest shadows...)

Favorite lens

By SBoyceRN
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2019-02-04

I got my kid a sony with 2 lens in high school, this was one of them. She got so many great shots with this lens! She has got a great student job shooting campus photos including sporting events. For a young person this lens is not only affordable but really expands their options.

Very Good Telephoto Lens

By Fouad
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2016-12-15

I love this lens. It is great to be able to take good photos of far away things. It is also pretty fast, to get to 55 mm at f4.0 is good for using in low light. When pointed at nearby objects, it often cannot focus on the object and has a very shallow depth of field.

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question

Which Alpha cameras does this lens fit on? I specifically need to know if it fits an Alpha a300. Thanks
Asked by: Anonymous
Yes that lens is compatible on the Alpha a300. In addition to that camera it will work on the SLT-A58, SLT-A65 and the SLT-A77.
Answered by: Robert K.
Date published: 2018-08-28

Does this work with a SLT-A55V camera?

Does this work with a SLT-A55V camera?
Asked by: Jeff
Yes, the Sony A-mount DT 55-200 f/4-5.6 SAM lens is perfectly compatible with the Sony SLT-A55 camera!
Answered by: Jeremy
Date published: 2022-03-28

Is this compatible with Sony a5100?

Is this compatible with Sony a5100?
Asked by: Patrick
The Sony DT 55-200mm f/4-5.6 SAM Lens has a Sony A-mount. The Sony Alpha a5100 camera uses lenses with a Sony E-mount, so the lens is NOT compatible. You could get the Sony E 55-210mm f/4.5-6.3 OSS Lens. this lens is compatible with the a5100. Here is the link: https://bhpho.to/2gZrfqQ
Answered by: Lawrence
Date published: 2019-04-15

question

Is this compatible with alpha 58
Asked by: Anonymous
Yes, that lens has an Alpha mount. It will work very well on the Sony Alpha 58 DSLR camera.
Answered by: Robert K.
Date published: 2018-08-27

question

Does the lens fit for sony A7s camera?
Asked by: Dimitrios
No really, but if you a convers lens yes you will. That lens is Alpha A-Mount and A7s is a E-Mount
Answered by: Gabriel F.
Date published: 2018-08-27

question

I bought this product from you to use with my Sony Alpha NEX-3N Mirrorless Digital Camera bu it doesn't seem to fit on. What should I do?Order number: 1028122553
Asked by: Anonymous
The Sony 55-200mm f/4.0-5.6 DT Alpha A-Mount Telephoto Zoom Lens has the Sony Alpha/Minolta Maxxum mount while the NEX-3N has the Sony E mount. These mounts are not interchangeable. You would need to use a lens adapter with that lens in order to mount it on the NEX-3N. You could look at the Sony LA-EA4 (B&H # SOLAEA4). Otherwise, you would need to go with an E mount lens such as the Sony 55-210mm 55-210mm f/4.5-6.3 Lens (B&H # SO5521045).
Answered by: Christina S.
Date published: 2018-08-27

question

Is this the correct mount for the a6300?
Asked by: Anonymous
The a6300 has an E-mount, so you will need an adapter, such as the Sony LA-EA4, to use this A-mount lens with the a6300.
Answered by: Rafael C.
Date published: 2018-08-28

question

Does this lense fit a5000?
Asked by: Anonymous
It would but with one of the E to A mount lens converters that Sony sells. I have both and recommend the auto focus one. The manual focus is nice but can be a little bother some.
Answered by: william p.
Date published: 2018-08-27
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