Sony's New 55-300mm Lens Zooms Closer Without A Magnified Price

Sony has just announced the new SAL55300 zoom lens — an all-purpose telephoto lens for Sony's line of A-Mount cameras, and from the looks of things, you're getting more lens for less dough.

Editor's note: We're checking on the Australian availability of this baby.

The SAL55300 zooms considerably further than the existing 200mm SAL55200 for just $US100 more. For a $US300 lens, 5.5 times magnification is impressive zoom. As for other specs, the lens opens all the way up to f/4.5 when it's zoomed out or to f/5.6 when it's zoomed in. The lens will mount directly onto both Sony's DSLRs and its recent, excellent SLT cameras. To get it onto NEX cameras like the awesome F3 you'll need to use an adaptor.

This budget beast will be available in the US in September. [Sony]

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