A step–up tele zoom for budget-bound Alpha shooters, this 82.5–300mm equivalent has somewhat lethargic AF, but provides excellent sharpness and contrast even at 200mm.
Sony's entrant in the digital-only 55-200mm race is a low-cost ($230, street) telephoto mate to its 18-70mm kit lens. Unlike some other sub-$250 zooms, however, this 82.5-300mm equivalent sports an element of ED glass and lacks onboard image stabilization -- which it doesn't need because Sony's Alpha bodies have it inside.
|Full-Time Manual Focus Override:||No|
|Minimum Focal Length:||55 mm|
|Maximum Focal Length:||200 mm|