(From Sony lens literature)
Slim telephoto zoom lens weighing only 345g that makes an ideal complement to SEL1855. With outstanding optical performance over the unabridged zoom range, this lens is an excellent pick for portraits, sports and nature photography.
E 55-210mm f/4.5-6.3 OSS SEL55210
Sony E 55-210mm f/four.5-6.3 OSS SEL55210 User Reviews
9 out of 10 points
past Johnboyns (1 reviews)
The real zoom length of ca.80-315 is very useful. I apply the Zeiss xviii-135 on my a6400. In that way with some overlapping, I tin choose which camera I take out and take nifty versatility one way or the other.
reviewed October fourth, 2021
7 out of x points
by Jamaima1 (1 reviews)
Decent build and prototype quality.
So I deliberated a scrap to add together my 2 cents to the fray. I chimed in because no one mentioned irksome autofocus speed with this lens.
Similar others stated this zoom lens can exist a steal – if you get information technology for less than $200. It produces decent image quality. Yet, it does have a relatively shallow depth of field when zoomed in, then keep that in heed.
On my A6300 the autofocus is painfully slow compared to the other lens I tried, including the ‘el chipo’ 16-50 bundled lens, the SEL 28F20 prime, and the SEL1670Z (the Zeiss co-branded zoom, which itself isn’t the fastest autofocus lens either).
I found an open-box on eBay from a major East Declension camera store for nigh $140, and after redeeming by eBay bucks I ended up paying much less than ane hundred greenbacks and then I take no regrets. But I wanted to pont out the autofocus speed because it clearly disqualifies this lens from any fast-action photography.
reviewed Oct 27th, 2018
x out of x points
by Perry Rhodan (41 reviews)
Congenital well for the cost. Sharp and very prissy OSS.
Not F4 😉 not much for this loooow price
For 199 it’south a steal. Comes with splendid hood. The OSS works flawless. IQ is very adept on the NEX6. Would very much similar F4 version for 3x this price 😉
reviewed May 15th, 2013 (purchased for $199)
ix out of 10 points
past Beachrider (22 reviews)
Metal adds durability, IQ is strong throughout. OSS is very effective, Price is VG, calorie-free
No focus marks, rather long for NEX cameras
Lens is an excellent ‘add’ to the original kit lens. Outperforms other zooms in this price range (much more than expensive zooms are better for 2x price). Calorie-free and durable
reviewed April 10th, 2013 (purchased for $350)
5 out of x points
by Ocean (21 reviews)
long, not very abrupt, CA, silver
I tested against my Tamron 18-200 mm NEX – which was sharper at 200 mm, had better AF and feels much more solid.
reviewed December 30th, 2012 (purchased for $300)
9 out of 10 points
by db73961 (v reviews)
Light, well built, skillful image quality
Can Sony at least put some mark for focus
Reasonable price, much smaller and ligher then xviii-200. image quality is on par with some prime lens. Well congenital too, much better the some Sony A-mountain DT lens.
reviewed December 20th, 2012 (purchased for $350)
ten out of 10 points
by brugj03 (14 reviews)
Abrupt, low-cal weight,modest,splendid mechanical quality and super stabiliation
Boring discontinuity, yet looks big on a NEX body
I bought this for item architectural shots and keeping altitude from my subjects.
Very sharp in the middle less in the corners but still very good.
Color and contrast is about as good as on the 50 1.viii OSS which is great.
Mechanical information technology has a existent high end feel while keeping the weight low.
It is a telezoom and therefore relatively LONG especially on a NEX trunk. It does proceed information technology`s balance well on a NEX 7.
The OSS of this lens is as good as it gets and comparible to expensive IS lenses from canon.
Notation that this lens costs less as a whole than the IS upgrade on most catechism lenses, about halve actually. That makes information technology a steal.
It has a slow aperture starting at 4.five and going to 6.3 at the long finish. Information technology doesn`t give you much bokeh to look at.
The bokeh is aught special but not bad.
It`s a very good lens at an incredible price. Buy it!
reviewed November 15th, 2012 (purchased for $270)
8 out of 10 points
by Milo2041 (3 reviews)
All of the shots were sharp and the lens is light and piece of cake to use. I adopt this lens to the 18-200mm SEL
reviewed June 28th, 2012