Lens tech data for Sony Alpha DT 55-300/4.5-5.6 SAM

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General
NameSony Alpha DT 55-300/4.5-5.6 SAM
Mount typeA-mount
Release year2012
Statuscurrent
Manufacturer's order codeSAL-55300
Aperture
Minimum aperture22–29
Aperture blades7, circular
Optical construction
Elements/groups12/9
Minimum focus distance140 cm
Maximum magnification1:3.7 (0.27×)
Focus designfront
Features
AF driveSAM (micro)
D functionyes
Lens buttons
Focus range limiter
Tripod mount
Other featuresAF/MF switch, zoom lock switch
Dimensions and weight
Minimum length [mm]116.5
Maximum length [mm]171.0
Maximum diameter [mm]77.0
Filter diameter [mm]/type62/front
Weight [g] nominal/net/gross460/unknown/unknown
Hood
Hood mountbayonet
Hood shaperound
Hood part numberALC-SH122
Movements
Filter rotates when focusingyes
Filter rotates when zoomingno
Length changes when focusingyes
Length changes when zoomingyes
Focus ring rotates in AF modeyes
Construction and accessories
Colorblack
Weather sealingno
Zoom ring positionrear
Mount materialsteel
Standard accessoriesfront cap, rear cap, hood
Optional accessories
Misc
Lens ID68
Comments
Reviews & linksCarl Garrard on Photographic Central (full review), Ivo Freriks on CameraStuffReview (full review), Kurt Munger (full review)
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