Sony E 55-210mm F4.5-6.3 Lens for Sony E-Mount Cameras (Black) Camera Lenses : Electronics

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About this item Wide zoom range (82 – 315mm 35mm equivalent) ideal for sports or nature;Aperture blades : 7 Internal focusing for smooth, quiet operation – perfect for video capture.Direct manual focus with non-rotating focus ring during AF: ideal for precise, comfortable manual focus adjustments Optical Steady Shot image stabilization for stable video capture and low light performance Minimum Focus Distance – 3.28 ft, Maximum Magnification ratio – 0.23x Angle of view (on APS-C)-29 °–7 ° 40′ Provides a wide focal range of up to 315mm (35mm equivalent) ideal for sports or nature shooting Quiet Internal focusing makes smooth, responsive AF possible with minimum noise. Perfect for video capture
Optical SteadyShotTM Image stabilization makes it easier to achieve crisp, stable images Optical SteadyShotTM Image stabilization makes it easier to achieve crisp, stable images and video in low-light or when zooming in on distant subjects Accepts 49mm Filters Show more

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Product Dimensions 4.25 x 2.52 x 2.52 inches Item Weight 12.2 ounces ASIN B00HNJWSDS Item model number SEL55210/B Customer Reviews

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Is Discontinued By Manufacturer No Date First Available January 6, 2014 Manufacturer Sony Country of Origin China

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Product Dimensions 4.25 x 2.52 x 2.52 inches

Item Weight 12.2 ounces

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Best Sellers Rank #69 in SLR Camera Lenses

Is Discontinued By Manufacturer No

Date First Available January 6, 2014

Manufacturer Sony

Country of Origin China

About this item Wide zoom range (82 – 315mm 35mm equivalent) ideal for sports or nature;Aperture blades : 7 Internal focusing for smooth, quiet operation – perfect for video capture.Direct manual focus with non-rotating focus ring during AF: ideal for precise, comfortable manual focus adjustments Optical Steady Shot image stabilization for stable video capture and low light performance Minimum Focus Distance – 3.28 ft, Maximum Magnification ratio – 0.23x Angle of view (on APS-C)-29 °–7 ° 40′ Provides a wide focal range of up to 315mm (35mm equivalent) ideal for sports or nature shooting Quiet Internal focusing makes smooth, responsive AF possible with minimum noise. Perfect for video capture Optical SteadyShotTM Image stabilization makes it easier to achieve crisp, stable images Optical SteadyShotTM Image stabilization makes it easier to achieve crisp, stable images and video in low-light or when zooming in on distant subjects Accepts 49mm Filters Show more

Product Description

Wide zoom range (82 – 315mm 35mm equivalent) ideal for sports or natureInternal focusing for smooth, quiet operation – perfect for video capture. Get an amazingly high quality E-mount zoom lens with Optical SteadyShot image stabilization perfect for taking along to your next sports game or on adventure in the great outdoors. Align the white index on the lens barrel with the white index on the camera (mounting index), then insert the lens into the camera mount and rotate it clockwise until it locks.

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E 55-210mm F4.5-6.3 OSS Zoom Lens

This 55-210mm lens offers a superb balance of form and function: ample zoom range in a compact design that is lightweight and remarkably comfortable to hold and operate. Built-in Optical SteadyShot image stabilization system makes it possible to produce sharp images even when shooting handheld in low light.

Technology

Circular Aperture

When changing your aperture to defocus the background, the light sources appear blurred. This ‘bokeh’ effect of the blurred background can be enhanced with circular aperture blades used in this lens. Conventional aperture blades have flat sides creating unappealing polygonal shaped defocussed points of light. α lenses overcome this problem through a unique design that keeps the aperture almost perfectly circular from its wide-open setting to when it is closed by 2 stops. Smoother, more natural defocusing can be obtained as a result.

ED (Extra-low Dispersion) glass

As focal lengths get longer, lenses built with conventional optical glass have difficulties with chromatic aberration, and as a result images suffer from lower contrast, lower color quality, and lower resolution. ED glass dramatically reduces chromatic aberration at telephoto ranges, and provides superior contrast across the entire image, even at large aperture settings. Super ED glass provides enhanced compensation for chromatic aberration.

Aspherical lens elements

Aspherical lens design dramatically reduces spherical aberration while also reducing lens size and weight. Spherical aberration is a slight misalignment of the light rays projected on the image plane. This is caused by differences in refraction at different points on conventional spherical lenses which degrade image quality in large-aperture lenses. Specially shaped “aspherical” elements near the diaphragm restore alignment of light rays at the image plane, maintaining high sharpness and contrast even at maximum aperture and can also be used at other points in the optical path to reduce distortion. Well-designed aspherical elements can reduce the total number of elements required in the lens, thus reducing overall size and weight. Advanced Aspherical (AA) elements are an evolved variant, featuring an extremely high thickness ratio between the center and periphery. AA elements are exceedingly difficult to produce, relying on the most advanced molding technology to consistently and precisely achieve the required shape and surface accuracy, resulting in significantly improved image accuracy and quality.

Lens-based optical image stabilization

Gyro sensors built into the lens detect even the slightest movement, and the stabilization lens is precisely shifted to counteract any image blur that might occur. The use of precision, quiet linear motors and technology inherited from high-end Sony professional camcorders results in exceptionally quiet, effective image stabilization that contributes to high-quality movies as well as stills.

Additional Features

Internal focusing

Only the middle groups of the optical system move to achieve focus, so the overall length of the lens does not change. Other important benefits include fast autofocusing and a short minimum focusing distance. Also, the filter thread at the front of the lens does not rotate, which is convenient if you’re using a polarizing filter.

2014 Sony Electronics Inc. All rights reserved. Reproduction in whole or in part without written permission is prohibited. Sony is not responsible for typographic and photographic errors. Features and specifications are subject to change without notice. Sony and Optical SteadyShot are trademarks of Sony. All other trademarks are trademarks of their respective owners.

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Product Dimensions

4.25 x 2.52 x 2.52 inches

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12.2 ounces

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SEL55210/B

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4.6 out of 5 stars

Best Sellers Rank

#69 in SLR Camera Lenses

Is Discontinued By Manufacturer

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Date First Available

January 6, 2014

Manufacturer

Sony

Country of Origin

China

60 reviews for Sony E 55-210mm F4.5-6.3 Lens for Sony E-Mount Cameras (Black) Camera Lenses : Electronics

  1. Amazon Customer

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great, affordable way to fill your telephoto niche.

    I bought this lens in anticipation of a 3 month trip to East Africa and it performed beautifully. The build quality is very good, it held up for a 3,000 mile motorcycle journey and a handful of rainstorms, bumps, and drops. Though relatively large compared to the camera, it’s still much smaller and more portable than DSLR lenses of similar focal lengths so it maintains the compact benefits of the mirrorless system. The small camera body looks a bit ridiculous, especially when the zoom is fully extended and the lens hood is on, but the weight and balance is very comfortable in the hand.Not an expert on performance but this lens was an enormous step up from the kit lens for wildlife photography and (to a lesser degree) portrait shots. Clarity is very good in most cases, though performance diminishes in low light. A wider aperture would be nice, but for the price I can’t complain. The 55mm minumum focal distance limits the versatility of the lens (especially at f4.5 since a wider aperture would make it much more well suited for portraits) more than would be the case on say, an 18-200. But I obviously knew that before purchase.Overall, this lens does exactly what I bought it for and does it very well. I can’t recommend it enough for someone looking to take advantage of alpha series’ interchangeable lens system and step into focal lengths not provided by the kit lens.

    10 people found this helpful

  2. iblyth07

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Lightweight, good range coverage, and doesn’t hinder the fast AF of the Sony A6000 🙂

    I bought this lens to accompany my recently purchased Sony A6000 camera. Works perfectly. 55 to 210 is a range that I principally as a wildlife photographer find incredibly useful. And whilst a Sony mirrorless camera won’t be replacing my full dslr for animals anytime soon, this lens works really well, and the zoom range picks up where the 16-50 kit-type lens for the A6000 stops. Very light, nice texture on the zoom ring; I purchased my lens lightly used, and it does expand and contract really easily. I don’t think the weight of the lens, its elements, or the hood (which is also satisfactory) would really cause it to travel and slip out of the set range, a lock to keep the lens in at least the 55mm spot wouldn’t go unappreciated – but that’s likely just me and my paranoia :/In short; good lens for the money. Not a phenomenal one; the f4.5 – 6.3 range isn’t ideal, but for what you’ll pay, it’s very adequate. It’s light enough to not be out of place on a camera as small and equally lightweight as an A6000, but not enough to feel precarious. Would greatly recommend to any hobbyist or prosumer in the market. The number of Sony lenses are still growing, but this is a good entry in the lineup, and covers the seminal 70-200 range every camera should be able to reach out to.

    29 people found this helpful

  3. Lisa JaneLisa Jane

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Love this lens!

    Easy to use and focus is great. Bought a “resale/refurbished” one through Amazon. So far, so good!UPDATE: after using for a few months now, I have to say that the zoom quality of this lens is superb, but you will need to sharpen/crop etc during editing. This is a great lens for beginner photography to figure out what kind of lens you are looking for. I’ve taken photos of my spouse playing soccer, helicopters/planes flying, landscape.. it’s very versatile and lightweight, so it’s a good travel/everyday lens in my opinion.

    4 people found this helpful

  4. Joel Fritz

    4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Lens for the Price

    Pros: Nice lens for the price.Cons: Gray market means attractive price with risk of more difficulty dealing with problems.I took a chance and chose the gray market option. For me the price difference between this and the OEM was worth it. The lens is real and takes good pictures. Sony’s E mount kit lenses are more than adequate for someone at my skill level. I’m sure you can find better lenses. You’ll also pay a bit more for them. I missed the telephoto capability of the superzoom my NEX 6 replaced so I invested in a bit more length. For things like kid sports this is a good solution for me. I’ve had no problems with the lens and doubt that anything will show up in the remainder of the easy fix warranty period.

    One person found this helpful

  5. Ale DM

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Equipo muy cuidado

    El Objetivo llego en su caja en buen estado, cero Golpes, cumple con las expectativas para los 200mm

  6. pindj

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Excellent lens

    I love the picture quality of this focal lens.I definitely recommend this lens

  7. Darko

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Bought Used, Still decent

    Good bang for your buck. This isn’t a prime lens but the autofocus works pretty well. The quality of the images produced is pretty nice. Just wish the aperture could open further, but overall I would recommend this for new photographers, or ones on a budget to be able to have the zoom lens from 55-210mm.

    2 people found this helpful

  8. E. Hung

    3.0 out of 5 stars

    Not stellar, but good enough for casual use.

    Coming from the Canon DSLR system, I am used to the stellar optics of its value telephoto lens: EFS 55-250mm F4-5.6 IS STM. So when I bought the Sony 55-210mm, I had already known that it would not live up to my high expectation. I did not want to invest in those >$1K FE telephoto lenses as I wasn’t sure about switching totally from Canon to Sony. Previously, I was using my vintage Canon FD 80-200mm F4 lens with an adapter for my Sony E-mount bodies. But this set up did not allow me to nail focus consistently with manual focus. Forget about wildlife and action, it ‘s just not gonna happen. I also pondered about micro 4/3 as it has 2x crop factor and there are many choices for telephoto. But I eventually stick with Sony because of its great CMOS sensor for high ISO.When Amazon Warehouse deal had some inventory of the 55-210mm for a reasonable price, I took the plunge. I wanted to downside my gear for travel and with the 55-210mm I might also be able to sneak that into indoor concerts. My Canon 7D Mark2 and 5D Mark2 DSLR are just too bulky and less discreet. The Sony 55-210mm performs flawlessly on my A6000 body. I took them out to do some wildlife photography at my local refuge and was able to capture some reasonably good shots of birds in flight and butterflies. The focal range is still a tack too short. Fortunately, I make that up the 24Mpixels sensor of the A6000 body by cropping heavily. Sharpness especially toward the corner and wide open is definitely nowhere near my Canon EFS 55-250mm STM. BTW, the latter lens offers an incredible value. You could pick one up from Canon refurbished store at about $149 with 1 year warranty if you happen to own a Canon DSLR. The lowest I have seen on the Sony 55-210mm brand news is still about $200 and it’s slower and less sharp. However, if your intention is for casual use, it does it job. I think it would be alright for 4K video recording as well as the lens only needs to resolve up to about 8 megapixels.To sum up, this Sony E 55-210mm is the only choice with AF capability at a price below $400. I wouldn’t pay full retail for it because of its value. Its build quality is pretty decent with its metal body and metal mount instead of plastic. OSS image stablization works reasonably well on my A6000 and it ‘s quiet. If you don’t have high expectation, this would be the lens for your telephoto need. Otherwise, go ahead and spend your hard earn money on the FE 70-200mm F4 or FE 70-300mm.

    26 people found this helpful

  9. Matthew CowanMatthew Cowan

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Sony 55-200mm

    I had my doubts with this lens, my Sony a6000 series camera came with only the kit lens and I knew at the time I would need a telephoto. Being that this is used in a crop sensor camera you’re getting a lot more length from this lens. The steady shot works great and the auto focus is pretty quiet. I recently took some pictures during the full moon and they came out great. For the cost of this lens compared to lower aperture Sony telephoto lenses this does a great job if you’re looking to save some money and just starting out figuring out what type of photographer you are.

    3 people found this helpful

  10. Andrew

    4.0 out of 5 stars

    Good price but fuzzy on the edges

    It’s nice how cheap this lens is but you get what you pay for. The picture quality around the edges of the photos are a bit distorted and they get pretty soft.

    One person found this helpful

  11. AshleyAshley

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great beginners lens!!

    I’ve had these lens for almost a year now. It’s great for beginners!! I would highly recommend getting it if you’re just starting out. 🙂

    One person found this helpful

  12. DCD

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Looks good, works good

    Looks good, works good

  13. Roger McEvilly (the guilty bystander)Roger McEvilly (the guilty bystander)

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    You don’t need a full frame lens to take good shots, take a look at the attached.

    I took the attached using the Sony 55-210mm/4.5-6.3 APSC lens on a Sony full frame A7 camera. The lens then becomes an 82.5-315mm lens, which is even a stronger telephoto.The lens performs well on Sony A7 full frame cameras. You get the advantage of cutting out some of the weaknesses in the corners, getting a larger telephoto equivalent, as well as getting more depth of field, making it a little easier to actually focus on the subject. The low f stop is a weakness, in lower light the lens starts to struggle a bit, which is true of many telephoto lenses. This is ok up to around sunset, when things start to get noisy.I haven’t tested the new Sony 70-300mm/4.5-5.6 OSS full frame lens, which is about the same telephoto length, mainly because its about $1000US more. I suspect for most people, unless you blow your photos up to poster size, it doesn’t make any practical difference.(So why buy the full frame camera then? Well because there are some full frame lenses where the price difference just isn’t so steep, like the Sony 28mm/2 full frame lens for ~$450, the Sony 35mm/2.8 full frame (price varies ~$500-800), and the Sony 28-70mm full frame lens for about ~$300 within a kit. I’m just not at all sure you get much more value if you pay an extra $1000US for the Sony 70-300m full frame, than this 55-210 APSC lens. It’s the same sort of argument going up from 4K to 8K on TV/video, does it make much difference anymore, or is the quality much the same for a significant difference in price???).

    35 people found this helpful

  14. Krystina J.

    4.0 out of 5 stars

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    Good lense. Purchased it for the telefocal range. It is better than the standard 18-150 but not by much otherwise I would score it a 5. its size makes it a bit harder to just point and shoot so having a tripod helps especially if you are making videos fully zoomed in. Overall, for the price (under $200) it’s a great lense to have as a back up if nothing else.

    3 people found this helpful

  15. John G Morelli

    3.0 out of 5 stars

    Decent price, ok performance

    Well, the price is right, however this lens gets pretty soft at the long end. OK for the price , but I’d rather shoot with the sony18-135 which is a far superior lens. Stopped down with daylight shooting conditions you can get some decent shots with the 55-210, but not my favorite.

  16. Nathan Win

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    So far so good. No problem yet

    I bought this from Amazon vendor, PixiBytes. Item came fast and well protected. The lens came wrapped in bubble wrap in a white box, and in the box were the lens, lens cap, back sensor cap (the part where it connect to the camera), and a lens hood. All the parts look new after inspection. Not sure if you will get the same parts buying from a different vendor.I switched my kit lens out of my Nex 3N for this to test out. Works perfectly and without any issue. The lens is heavy and long/big even contracted. It is heavier and longer than my actual camera. I may need to buy a bigger camera bag to carry both lens and my camera and other accessories.When using the lens, the front ring is use for manual focus (I use MF instead of AF). The main middle ring is used for optical zoom. When zooming with the top lever on your camera will activate digital zoom, so for optical zoom you’ll need two hands: 1 to hold the camera for the capture button and the other hand to support the camera and zoom on the lens.I only received this last week and took limited pictures. So far so good. No problem yet. I’ll update my review when I have more time with this. Great deal, saved $145 from buying the other lens with warranty.P.S. I haven’t use the lens hood yet. Can anyone provide feedback on their impression of the lens hood? Thanks.

    3 people found this helpful

  17. GFR

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great lens for the price

    i use it mostly for flowers and dragonflies , butterflies and other insects

    2 people found this helpful

  18. TankeryTankery

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Hmmm….

    So I bought an A6300 after selling my A6000 and I bought a couple Sigma Contemporary lens (16mm and 30mm) along with the 50mm Sony and liked all those lens but man the Sigma 16mm is so big it defeated the purpose of the smaller footprint that e-mount brings to the table. I sold the 16mm. Great sharp photos, but not any better than a 12mm Oly mounted on my main camera, a Panasonic gx8. So much bigger though. Anyway, I read so many bad reviews of this particular lens I put off and put off buying it. But then I bought one for a hundred bucks. Handheld is the only way I shoot and I love this lens on the A6300. Popped shutter priority as the setting, extended it all the way out, shot the moon. Shooting hand held through a window, extended straight out, I got this pic of an angry Robin. Now I’m thinking about investing in another Sony low budget lens or two. This 55-210 compliments the sharp 50mm Sony Prime really well. I highly recommend getting a cheap used 55-210. For my type of shooting I love it.

    46 people found this helpful

  19. Pickles

    3.0 out of 5 stars

    Decent, but not great

    I know this is a cheaper lens, so I am reviewing this with that in mind. It is great for a quick fix that I needed it for until I can afford something better, but there are some major issues for the type of shooting I do that I’ve noticed.The worst part is that the focus ring is indefinite. It takes 2-3 full rotations to fully go from one focus point to the next, which should only be an issue on bigger zoom lenses. And even then, I’ve shot on bigger zoom lenses that only took 1.5 rotations. It is not good for “run and gun” shooting where you have to be on point with focus consistently. Also not good for non-tripod shooting. There ARE zoom lenses I’ve used many times that are great for run and gun shooting, so it’s a lens issue rather than an improper use of equipment for the job. And I’ve used cheap zoom lenses too that work, so not a price point issue either.My cheapest canon lens has been my favorite, because of the half-turn focus ring. (It only takes half a rotation to fully focus from one end to the other and it’s quick with little resistance) and that one is 18-135, so a similar range. Overall, definitely worth it if you need something quick and/or are saving for something nicer. The image quality is good. I also like how small and light it is. I travel and hike/boat/ATV/run for a lot of shoots, so size and weight are always factors.

    13 people found this helpful

  20. Jon

    2.0 out of 5 stars

    Missing item, dust on the optics

    Out of the box not all items were included. Lens hood is missing, though stated it was included in the listing. Taking the lens caps off found light covering of dust on the lens. Cleaned off and seems to function normally. I’ll likely seek another distributor for Sony camera products in the future.

  21. RandyRandy

    4.0 out of 5 stars

    Quality Lens, Good Results

    This is my first zoom lens purchase. I got the lens for a trip to Big Bend National Park back in July. I was able to pull in some really spectacular shots with this lens. I like the clarity and quality of the authentic Sony lenses. I’ve also taken some great shots of my son playing football this fall. The lens (or the camera, maybe?) struggles to find the focal point, on occasion, but that might be user error. Regardless, for someone with a decent eye but not enough DSLR or SLR experience yet, I have found this to be a great tool to get a bit more advanced with my photography.

    6 people found this helpful

  22. Mike Mcauley

    4.0 out of 5 stars

    Horrible, horrible blurriness in almost all photos…at first.

    Horrible, horrible blurriness in almost all photos over about 100mm zoom regardless of lighting, camera settings, or stabilized tripod use. Maybe I am the idiot, but I am NOT impressed so far. Perhaps it needs the distortion compensation setting to be on, as that is the last thing I can think of to change on a Sony A5000.Update: After reading so many reviews of how good this lens should be for the money, I did a little research and found out that image fuzziness can be caused by having Steady Shot turned on when using a tripod. (All of these test photos were shot with the camera on a tripod.) Turned off, its a whole different ball game. So better results, but further tests to follow…..

    6 people found this helpful

  23. Jessica Cristal MaciasJessica Cristal Macias

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Wow!!! Definitely worth it!

    Wow! This lens is incredible! I am not a professional photographer, I take photos mainly as a hobby with my Sony A6000. I hadn’t purchased a lens in 2 years and was looking for a zoom lens. I saw a G lens but felt that the $999 price was too high and figured I’d settle for something a little more economical. I love it! It is a little heavy, but it’s a really great lens. See the photos I took with it. The only con is that it does take some time to focus which is annoying when I’m trying to take a photo of a moving bird.

    10 people found this helpful

  24. K. Thomas

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    This combo of the a6300 and this lens works great even handheld

    I bought this lens for my SONY a6300. I have been using it at the long end to photograph shore birds here on the Gulf of Mexico, including birds in flight, for which you need a lens and camera that can focus fast. This combo of the a6300 and this lens works great even handheld. It can fire off 8-9 shots per second even when shooting RAW. The lens has stabilization, making it easier to handhold and still get a sharp picture. I also used it recently at a fencing tournament and was able to get clear pictures of the actual moments that the touches were made with the blade. This is the lens I now keep on my camera, only switching to the 16-50mm kit lens when I need a wide-angle capability.

    13 people found this helpful

  25. Lee Rogers

    4.0 out of 5 stars

    A great lens for the price

    I was looking for an affordable, lightweight lens for my Sony a6500 with a good zoom range to take pictures of my kid’s soccer games. This does the trick. Great results. I am not a professional by any means, but I wanted good quality results. The auto-focus is great, especially in daytime light. Gets a little tricky as the sun goes down though. Overall very pleased. Checks all the boxes for me.

    One person found this helpful

  26. Steven CarterSteven Carter

    4.0 out of 5 stars

    Good starter mid-to-long range lens. But OSS doesn’t work on A7s

    Good starter mid-to-long range lens. Photos look sharp and focusing is silent and quick. However, there is one caveat you should be aware of:-If you have a Sony A7s, the OSS does NOT work. Not sure why, but Sony just says it doesn’t work. The option is grayed out in the menu.Also note that this is just an E lens, not FE. So if you have a full-frame camera, you will need to operate in APS-C mode, or crop in post.Overall, great for the price. As for it being the international version, mine still came in a Sony Alpha box WITH instruction manual.

    3 people found this helpful

  27. Jordan

    4.0 out of 5 stars

    Good lense but dont get it if you have a full frame camera.

    It worked well but clearly didnt work out with my full frame camera so I returned it to get a sigma lense with the same focal length and a lower f.

  28. Daniel Rich

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Telephoto lens from Sony

    Great telephoto lens. Not too large to be a burden, and not too heavy. Great quality, as onewould expect from Sony. This lens gives quite a bit more flexibility in shooting, as arelatively reasonable price. Of course, since this is a telephoto lens, it would not coverall of your photographic needs, and you would still need the 18-55mm kit lens for overalluse. Perhaps a 18-210mm lens would be somewhat more convenient, in that you wouldnot have to switch lens. However, that configuration costs about twice as much, so thisis a reasonable compromise. I used this with the Sony A3000, an exceptionally greatcamera, in my opinion. I am very pleased with this purchase.

  29. Matt W.

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Cool.

    Auto focus is kinda wonky, I still trust the manual more. Otherwise GREAT value and performance for the proce point

  30. Derek Dean

    3.0 out of 5 stars

    MIxed Bag

    I found a good deal on the 55-210mm, so thought I would give it a try with my new Sony a6000. After a week of shooting I ended up returning it.It’s not a bad lens, and some of the images I got were quite nice and sharp, but there were plenty of very soft images as well. It was one of those deals where I kept trying to convince myself that I could live with it’s obvious compromises, but in the end I found it be a relief when I made the decision to return it.So, it cost me return shipping to try it out. Fair enough. If you’re interested in this lens, I’d suggest you make sure you order it from some place that offers a good return policy, then you can make up your own mind whether or not it will work for your needs.

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  31. Zuri EllisZuri Ellis

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Perfect nature lens on a budget

    I was looking for a generic lens for landscape photography and I came across this one. After looking for other lenses with the same mm range, I always ended up coming back to this one, so I bought it and I don’t regret it at all. I’m going to Alaska in June to see my mom and I can’t wait to get some pictures of whales and puffins. It is not good for close up photography. I have a 30mm macro lens I use for that. So, I’m geared up and ready for adventures now woo. Also, the seller packaged it amazingly.

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  32. Daniel Xiong

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    A5100

    The quality of the picture is amazing.

  33. Manoj Kumar

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Excellent

    Delivered on time. Nicely packed. Item as described almost like new. Click some test shots, came out perfect, no issue at all. Highly recoomend.

  34. Crystal F

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    In fact I think it takes better photos then the 20-55mm lens that came with my …

    I am relatively new to the Sony Mirrorless camera lens series. Up until about a year ago I only used the Sony “point and shoot” cameras but I was looking for something new when I found my A6000 mirrorless camera but being a newbie I was not aware that 30x optical zoom is not the same as 55-210mm so that was a bit of a shock. My fault really for not researching properly. I have had no problems with this lens at all. In fact I think it takes better photos then the 20-55mm lens that came with my camera. I can look out my bedroom window and snap beautiful photos of the birds nest that is in my neighbors tree. It is a little large and pretty much impossible to just hang on my neck with the camera. I would go so far as to say that the camera does not feel quite as balanced but I imagine that is normal for such a large lens. I will continue to buy Sony lens in higher mm to hopefully catch the distance that my old camera had.

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  35. Jason Evans

    4.0 out of 5 stars

    Nice zoom

    Works great

  36. ghmcs

    3.0 out of 5 stars

    Not bad, if you’re willing to work a little bit

    I have used the Sony A6000 camera with all lenses mentioned here. I should first say that my copy of the 55-210mm has a de-centering problem, meaning the left side of the image is sharper than the right side. My comments on sharpness are based on getting acceptable results from the weaker side.Good things here are light weight, reasonable size, image stabilization and low cost.I first compared this lens to the Sony FE 28-70mm full-frame lens at the focal lengths where they overlap. I was surprised to see the 55-210mm images were just as good at 55mm and better at 70mm when examining the whole frame. Next I compared this lens to an old Minolta full-frame zoom that gives very good images. At 100mm, surprise again, no image difference between lenses. Above 100mm, however, things start to fall apart for the 55-210mm. At 135mm and 150mm, you can get acceptable edge sharpness out of this lens but you have to stop down hard, ie – f/11 or smaller. At 200mm, forget it, there is no aperture where the image is sharp.Considering, that is not bad performance for a cheap ‘kit’ lens, if you’re willing to work a little bit in order to use small apertures.

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  37. Eric R. McFarlandEric R. McFarland

    4.0 out of 5 stars

    Very Nice Lens

    I am just picking up photography as a hobby. This lens seemed to complement the kit lens that came with the Sony NEX 5T I purchased. I bought this item as used/open box, and think it is very good for the price paid. I gave it 4 stars as it is a manual zoom lens and the mechanism takes some force to turn which makes video zoom shots difficult. It also takes a bit longer to auto focus at higher zooms than I’d like. The photos included were shot as jpeg from a tripod at 55, 135, and 210 mm on a sunny day with auto everything and no digital zoom. The tripod was at a distance of roughly 38 yards (35 meters) and fire hydrant is 43 inches (109 centimeters) high.

    16 people found this helpful

  38. MovielighterMovielighter

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    A must if you have a Sony E- Series camera.

    A steal !Was not expecting much from this lens. Put it on my A6300 and headed to a night football game and decided to try it out.To understand how this works, you need to know that ISO, Shutter Speed and Focus are your enemies during such events. The A6300 allows a higher ISO to be used with this lens, this allows for a faster shutter (100-200 for action), focus on the a6300 is amazing and sharp! I shot fully zoomed at f6.3, with an average shutter of 100 and an ISO between 4k-6k. Even though I was near the very top of the stands, my photos were sharp and the subjects I tracked were in focus, great exposure and lots of detail. With this lens (and camera) I was able to out shoot the person on the sidelines taking photos with a Canon full frame and Tamron 70-200 f2.8 lens.

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  39. The K

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Awesomely nice for the price on the Sony A6000

    Combined with my Sony A6000, this is without a doubt the best zoom lens I have ever used. Now I don’t ever really spend more than $500 on a lens, so maybe the expensive zooms are better, but outdoors on a sunny (and even a bright cloudy) day, this lens is capable of taking astonishingly good pictures. I’ve been a serious amateur photographer for a couple of years having taken a couple thousand ‘keeper’ images. I took this lens out to a parade the other day and got two of the best photographs I have ever taken, at 210mm! I mean they look really cool – a step up from any other telephoto lens I have used. I wasn’t really expecting much for the price but I genuinely don’t want to take this lens off the camera anymore even though I have about 5 other lenses I could use.

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  40. Tough Nut

    4.0 out of 5 stars

    Better than the Sony SELP18105G E PZ 18-105mm F4 G OSS

    I am planning a trip to Petra, Israel and the Pyramids this year and wanted to make sure I had the best lenses. Research pointed to the Sony SELP18105G E PZ 18-105mm F4 G OSS being the best (affordable) travel lens for the Sony A#### series cameras.I found this lens to be much crisper with a much nicer boka. I’ll keep testing but it’s not looking for the Sony SELP18105G E PZ 18-105mm F4 G OSS. I might as well be shooting through a point and shoot with that lens.

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  41. cnam

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Good value zoom lens

    Affordable good value zoom lens with decent picture quality. Very light and compactwhich makes it a good travel option.

  42. Christypoo

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Love it

    I am only a mom taking pics. I know absolutely nothing about camera settings or any of that. But this did increase the zoom distance by a ton from the lens that the camera came with.I was impressed.

  43. Carla T.Carla T.

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Excelente

    Muy bien de precio y las fotos 4K, no son las mejores fotos que pude tomar porque estaba manejando en algunas

  44. Michael Goettel

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Good lens. Great price. Get it used, you will like

    Got a used 50-210. Hardly could tell it was used. Tested it in the back yard on a very cloudy day, and I am impressed. The OSS is on point. Some loss of sharpness in the corners on full zoom. Can’t beat it for the price!

  45. Rafael Berger

    3.0 out of 5 stars

    It didnt seem to zoom in as far it claims.

    I bought this for a trip to the serengetti , and was disappointed in the distance it was able to focus on. We were unable to see animals clearly from very far. The picture quality was great but only from closer distances.

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  46. Scott

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great compact lens!

    As an ammeter photographer, this meets my needs very well. It provides great zoom to get closer to your subject, while being small itself. Photo quality is on par with photos taken using other lenses on my NEX-6. It also comes with a lens shade (or whatever the professional name for that is) that attaches to the end – I have yet to use it.NOTE: Unlike the powered kit lens that comes with most of the NEX cameras, this is not powered. You’ll be doing all zooming, manually 1.1, but it does focus for you as you’d expect.Also, I love it in Black. Looks very snazzy, solid and professional

    2 people found this helpful

  47. MoisesMoises

    4.0 out of 5 stars

    Very satisfied

    Very good performance, isn’t the top of zoom lens, but for the price I think the results are rewarded. I like to tak pictures of nature elements, and so far I’m very happy with this lens. I’ll continue testing to update this comment someday.Update February 2019. I recently attended to an Air Show where some Russian fighters were present, and this lens worked very well. I cropped some pictures and you can view some details very clear.

    51 people found this helpful

  48. Michael Zhou

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    works good.

    good picture quality, working good.

  49. Vaibhav

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Best in this price

    Worth of price!

  50. Andrew Martin

    3.0 out of 5 stars

    If you know the limitations of the lens, you can get some excellent results.

    Take it for what it is, this is a kit-quality telephoto zoom. It is slow, but reasonably long, compact, and has stabilization. If you can pick it up at $200 or less, it is absolutely worth it. Keep in mind that it is SOFT wide open at the the telephoto end. If you stop down to f8, you will have MUCH better results, but this of course limits you to shooting in relatively well lit conditions. Focuses quickly enough on nex-6 and very fast and accurately on the a6000. If you want a decent lens with some good reach without breaking the bank, this is your option right now for sony e-mount.

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  51. Mike R

    4.0 out of 5 stars

    Solid lens.

    Purchased when it hit $150, so great value for the money. Imagine quality is slightly lower than what I’m used to (shoot almost exclusively with prime lenses), but for a zoom it’s great. AF feels quick, image stabalization is solid. Obviously not so great in low light, but a solid alternative (to the more expensice zooms) for action & wildlife photography

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  52. Rosemary

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Decent for the price

    Make sure you read the description (I missed some info, but am still happy with purchase). It’s a good value for the price and the description provided is accurate. Picture quality is great. I used close up filters as well and the picture quality remained great.

  53. Austin Clark

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Lens.

    Amazing! Just amazing! Started out with the set with alpha 6000 and fell in love with the camera and the company. I wanted something that would zoom a bit further than what the package came with at first. I looked around and kept coming back to this lens because it’s the best mid range lens under $550 for my camera and I wanted to stick with Sony because it makes life less complicated. After seeing this lens was almost half of what they sell it for on Sony I knew I had to grab it. Being used I was skeptical at first but once I opened the box it and it looks brand new. Used for the past few days and can’t be happier!

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  54. Jereme T

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Awesome and used

    Used in excellent condition. Very happen I purchased used as it looks and works basically brand new

    One person found this helpful

  55. Seth

    4.0 out of 5 stars

    Usually telephoto lenses are not all that great with image quality

    Pleasantly surprised. Usually telephoto lenses are not all that great with image quality, distortion, and chromatic aberration. But like I said, I was very surprised when I used this lens. When you first take it out of the box, most likely you will probably think “Oh crap. This feels like a POS,” but don’t judge it till you use it. The build quality, I’ll admit, could be better and it feels unnervingly light and plastic-like. But image quality is all I really care about and this lens has not let me down. Buy it, and you’ll know what I mean. Very good!

    3 people found this helpful

  56. ronnieronnie

    4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great lens for the price

    Pros: Great photos for the money. Sharp enough at 210mm.Cons: The lens barrel quality itself isn’t great. I got the silver one, and its a scratch magnet. Wonder if the black lens would be less scratchy.Got the lens well packaged in a Sony box. I got the lens new, for $200, which is a great price for what you get. I wouldn’t spend the extra $150 for the US version of the lens.

    7 people found this helpful

  57. Rex nfx

    4.0 out of 5 stars

    Excellent quality, limited usefullness

    The field of view captured with this lens is pretty Narrow. Its mostly good for zooming in on relatively small objects like rodent at a distance of 40 meters or so, or on larger objects at longer distances like planes in the sky or something. Its not very good for capturing scenery or landscape type shots. It has powered focus, but the zoom is not powered. It came with a baffle which I didn’t see in the product descriptions, but was a nice bonus. I give it the review I did because its uses are limited. The quality is great, though.

    3 people found this helpful

  58. CautiousBuyer

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Integrates Perfectly and Small Size

    I’m not a camera buff or an expert on anything concerning lenses. This lens was a perfect addition to the base 16 mm to 50 mm lens that I purchased with the camera. This lens is smaller than other 200 mm zoom lenses I’ve seen. That’s important to me because I take most of my pictures while mountain biking. Both size and weight play a big factor to me since I am lugging it on my back. With these two lenses, I feel like I can cover most scenarios I face as someone who just wants to take great pictures to share with friends and family.

    4 people found this helpful

  59. Megan Leeane EvansMegan Leeane Evans

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Perfect budget Lens

    I own a Sony a7iii and at this price you just can’t beat this lens it’s perfect

    3 people found this helpful

  60. Simón BenjumeaSimón Benjumea

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great budget lens

    I tried to compare it size by size with my Sigma 16mm 1.4 since I thought the lens would be much larger.At 55mm it’s just the same size as the Sigma lens, but at 210mm it’s around 4cm larger, not much of a deal.The lens is not the sharpest but does a great job overall, the autofocus is nice and quick.If you’re on a budget this is definitely one lens to go with.

    3 people found this helpful

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