Sony DT 55–200mm f/4–5.6 A-Mount Telephoto Zoom Lens: A compact, lightweight and versatile lens for general-purpose telephoto photography. The compact lens makes traveling and storing an easy task, and the long-range zoom covers a wide range, letting you get the best shot from any distance.
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Telephoto lens provides detailed photos from a distance
Magnify distant subjects and zoom in for detailed close-up shots.
55–200mm focal length
This versatile, long-range zoom lens covers a broad range, enabling you to capture the perfect image from various distances.
f/4–5.6 maximum aperture
Creates sharp, detailed images with shallow depth of field and softly blurred background. Performs best in moderate-to-bright light settings or outdoors on overcast days.
SAM (Smooth Autofocus Motor) for quick and silent operation
Take candid pictures with ease and without disturbing the subject.
ED (Extra-low Dispersion) lens element for superior image quality
Effectively corrects chromatic aberration, like blurriness and color fringing, for excellent image quality throughout the zoom range.
3.2' minimum focusing distance
Accommodates 55mm filters
Comes with lens case and lens dust cap (rear).
Best Buy Customer Reviews
Excellent add on for an alpha DSLR puchase.
Posted by: judgedredd from: santa clarita, ca on
Having this lens makes my dslr that much more better to own. The zoom and auto focus are incredibly fast opening up more opportunity for great photos. Also the price for this type of lens is unbeatable for any of the other dslr brands because of the "steady shot inside" feature of the alpha dslrs.
26 out of 26 found this review helpful.
Great Lens For The Money
Posted by: shopper45 from: IL on
This is the first extra lens I have purchased for my Sony Alpha DSLR. I'm still learning my way around using such cameras and lenses, and decided to buy another lens. I think the price is great for what I got. I love the difference in this lens from my camera's kit lens, and it didn't add much extra weight. I am able to achieve a much nicer background blur on some images. I do have to say though, that a tripod would help a great deal the more you zoom. I can't get very sharp images using it handheld with the greatest zoom. I didn't rate the lens on durability because I have only used it a handful of times so far, but I don't foresee and problems. All in all though I think it suits my nonprofessional needs very well.
17 out of 18 found this review helpful.
Good but Excellent picture quality
Posted by: RBarelli from: Germantown, MD on
I am giving Excellent on overall rating because the photos came out were so clear and good quality. Good on easy to use because I use mostly near shots and 55 is not close enough so I have to chage to 18/55 lense that came with SLR. A little noisy when auto zooming and not as fast as 18/55. When i went to Bestbuy, I was thinking of buying 75/300 but the sales rep educated me on choosing the lense so I ended with 55/200 and saved $50. The best thing is picture quality and no doubt on the lense.
8 out of 8 found this review helpful.
Excellent lens for those on a budget!
Posted by: emzman from: Portland, OR on
I purchased this lens to compliment my 18-55 kit that came with my a57. I'm a beginner with dslr's, but it's hard to tell with some of the photos I've taken. So far, I've been able to shoot some triathlons and festivals, using the 55-200. I was amazed at how well the pics came out, especially at full zoom. If you don't have the $$$ to spend on the higher-end lenses, I highly consider buying this lens.
5 out of 5 found this review helpful.
Love this lens, great optics
Posted by: abartky from: Lemon Heights, CA on
My wife and I were able to buy this lens as an open item at half price, so we got a great deal (now having the lens for a while now, I'd say it would be worth buying if you don't have it, even at full price).
Ever since we brought this home and hooked it up to our Sony Alpha A65 camera (which is also an outstanding camera), we use this lens more now than we use the original kit lens on the camera.
The optics are great and it takes outstanding pictures. Especially when you are playing around with depth of field.
For its size, it is pretty light weight, only slighlty heavier than the kit lens.
I highly recommend this lens.
4 out of 4 found this review helpful.
Perfect As a First Lens!
Posted by: Yay4MooCows from: Hollister, MO on
This is the first lens I purchased for my new Sony Alpha A55 DSLR Camera! I was happy with the lens my camera came with, but I really wanted to get good photos of things that are further away (like at the zoo or amusement park).
The lens feels very durable, which is a plus...I hate things that feel cheap, but it is still very lightweight and compact. I am still learning when it comes to these professional cameras but I mainly shoot on manual settings, and this lens is very easy to use even for a newbie like me! I recommend getting a polarizer filter too if you are shooting outdoors!
The price isn't too bad either, especially for a first lens!
I highly recommend this. In fact, I don't know what I'd do without it!
3 out of 3 found this review helpful.
Perfect for my needs
Posted by: Liz111111 from: NJ on
I have hardly taken this lense off of my camera since I bought it, I'm very happy with it.
1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
An excellent addition to the Sony Alpha System
Posted by: Owen from: on
I've had a month to play with my new auxiliary lens. It does a magnificent job every time with my Sony Alpha Camera System. The photos are sharp as "tacks." I've certainly not detected any irregularities as to color, etc. It's a snap to operate manually or automatically. Excellent choice for the beginner or experienced. A wide range of focal lengths, all in one compact lens!
1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
Posted by: 20Photos from: on
this lens is awesome. takes beautiful long shots. i would recommend this for anyone looking to start out
2 out of 2 found this review helpful.
Posted by: sony65 from: on
This lens is a must have to any beginner photogrpher.