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Sony DT 55-200mm F/4-5.6 SAM

Sony DT 55-200mm F/4-5.6 SAM
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Sony DT 55-200mm F/4-5.6 SAM review: specs and price

Sony DT 55-200mm F/4-5.6 SAM
Sony DT 55-200mm F/4-5.6 SAM

Why is Sony DT 55-200mm F/4-5.6 SAM better than the average?

  • Smallest aperture at maximum focal length
    45fvs24.85f
  • Maximum focal length
    200mmvs113.75mm
  • Weight
    305gvs625.27g
  • Aperture blades
    9vs7.89
  • Optical zoom
    3.6xvs2.49x
  • Smallest aperture at minimum focal length
    32fvs22.63f

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General info

1.minimum focal length

55mm

A shorter minimum focal length allows you to get more of the scene in the photo, and offers a wider angle of view than longer focal lengths.

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2.maximum focal length

200mm

A longer maximum focal length allows you to focus in on a small part of a scene, and offers a narrower angle of view than shorter focal lengths.

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3.weight

305g

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4.Includes lens hood
Sony DT 55-200mm F/4-5.6 SAM

It comes with a lens hood so that you don’t have to buy it separately. These are used to block strong light sources, such as the sun, from the lens to prevent glare and lens flare.

5.Is a telephoto lens
Sony DT 55-200mm F/4-5.6 SAM

A telephoto lens allows you to zoom in on far away objects. This is particularly useful when you need to photograph a subject from a distance, such as wildlife photography, or even in some cases street photography where you can’t get near the subject.

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Optics

1.has built-in optical image stabilization
Sony DT 55-200mm F/4-5.6 SAM

Optical image stabilization uses gyroscopic sensors to detect the vibrations of the camera. The lens adjusts the optical path accordingly, ensuring that any type of motion blur is corrected before the sensor captures the image.

2.optical zoom

3.6x

The zoom range is the ratio between the longest and shortest focal lengths. A higher zoom range means that the lens is more versatile.

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Aperture

1.widest aperture

f/4

With a wider aperture the sensor can capture more light, helping to avoid blur by enabling a faster shutter speed. It also provides a shallow depth of field, allowing you to blur the background to focus attention on the subject.

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2.widest aperture at maximum focal length

5.6f

With a wider aperture the sensor can capture more light, helping to avoid blur by enabling a faster shutter speed. It also provides a shallow depth of field, allowing you to blur the background to focus attention on the subject.

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1.2f

3.smallest aperture at maximum focal length

45f

A smaller aperture reduces the amount of light reaching the sensor. This is important in bright conditions where a wider aperture could result in your image being overexposed. Another advantage is that with a smaller aperture you get a greater depth of field, and can keep all of the image in focus.

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45f

4.Has rounded aperture blades
Sony DT 55-200mm F/4-5.6 SAM

Similar to the number of aperture blades, rounded blades affect the way the light gets through to the sensor. Rounded blades, often only found on more expensive lenses, improve the appearance of the out-of-focus areas. This allows you to attain better, softer looking bokeh in your photos.

5.aperture blades

9

The aperture controls how much light gets through to the camera’s sensor. More blades is often an indicator of a better quality lens. It also allows you to achieve much nicer looking bokeh when blurring out your background, whereas a lens with less blades will often produce harsher, more polygonal bokeh.

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6.smallest aperture at minimum focal length

32f

A smaller aperture reduces the amount of light reaching the sensor. This is important in bright conditions where a wider aperture could result in your image being overexposed. Another advantage is that with a smaller aperture you get a greater depth of field, and can keep all of the image in focus.

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Focus

1.Has full-time manual focus
Sony DT 55-200mm F/4-5.6 SAM

With full-time manual focus, you can move the focus ring whilst it is in AF (autofocus) mode. This means that you can make manual adjustments once the AF has finished, without changing to manual mode.

2.Has focus motor
Sony DT 55-200mm F/4-5.6 SAM

Lenses with a built-in focus motor can autofocus even if the camera does not have its own focus motor.

3.minimum focus distance

0.95m

This is the closest distance that the lens can focus. A shorter minimum focus distance allows you to get closer to your subject, and is particularly important when doing macro photography.

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