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.

Standout Spec: ED glass for controlling chromatic aberration, unusual in a sub-$250 lens.

Product Specifications

Lens Type: Zoom
Compatibility: Digital Only
Range: Normal, Super Telephoto
Auto Focus: Yes
Full-Time Manual Focus Override: No
Silent AF: No
Zoom: Yes
Minimum Focal Length: 55 mm
Maximum Focal Length: 200 mm
Fastest Aperture: f/4.0
Slowest Aperture: f/45.0
Image Stabilization: No
Elements: 13
Groups: 9
Filter Size: 50 mm
Length: 3.3 inches
Weight: 10.8 ounces
Price: $200.00
Tripod Collar: No
Included Case: No
Macro: No
Tilt/Shift: No
Model Number:

Tested Review

Lens Test: Sony 55-200mm f/4-5.6 DT AF