Sony Adds DT 55-300mm f/4.5-5.6 SAM Telephoto Zoom for Alpha A-Mount Cameras

Sony Adds DT 55-300mm f/4.5-5.6 SAM Telephoto Zoom for Alpha A-Mount Cameras

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San Diego, CA—Designed to help capture everything from portraits to faraway wildlife and fast-action sports, Sony’s SAL55300 compact telephoto zoom lens is the latest addition to the company’s A-mount lens lineup that is optimized for use with α A-mount camera with APS-C sensors.

“The new SAL55300 lens is a perfect complement to our acclaimed line of alpha A-mount cameras with Translucent Mirror technology, allowing consumers to capture distant, faraway subjects with razor-sharp focused images and Full HD videos,” said Mike Kahn, director, Alpha business at Sony Electronics. “With a versatile 55-300mm, 5.5x magnification range, fast, quiet performance and an attractive price tag, it’s a welcome addition to our alpha A-mount system.”

The new lens features a “whisper-quiet” Smooth Autofocus Motor (SAM) and a new optical design to get the best results from the image sensors used in Sony’s A-mount cameras. Additionally, it contains an ED (extra-low dispersion) glass element commonly featured on premium Sony G lenses to reduce color aberrations, improve image quality and provide contrast and corner-to-corner sharpness.

The SAL55300 A-mount interchangeable-lens will be available in September for $300. sony.com

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