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Sony E 55-210mm f/4.5-6.3 OSS E-Mount Lens (Black)

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Product Highlights

  • Sony E-Mount Lens
  • 35mm Equivalent Focal Length: 82.5-315mm
  • Aperture Range: f/4.5 to f/22
  • Optical SteadyShot Image Stabilization
  • Two Extra-Low Dispersion Elements
  • Aspherical Focusing Lens
  • Direct Manual Focus Capability
  • Internal Autofocus Drive
  • Circular Aperture, 7 Blades
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The black E 55-210mm f/4.5-6.3 OSS E-Mount Lens from Sony features extra-low dispersion glass, a broad zoom range and aluminum alloy construction. On an APS-C camera, this zoom lens has a 82.5-315mm focal length range, suitable for event photography and portraiture alike. Internal focusing and linear motor-driven AF system help create responsive yet quiet focus while minimizing mechanical noise. Additionally, a separate manual focusing ring capable of Direct Manual Focus allows seamless transitions from AF to manual focusing.

Two extra-low dispersion elements, combined with Sony's Optical SteadyShot (OSS) image stabilization, improve the overall quality of images captured at the telephoto end of the zoom range, especially while shooting in low-light conditions. OSS is capable of reducing the appearance of camera shake by up to four stops. An aspherical focusing lens located in the center of the optical path help to reduce aberrations throughout the zoom range as well as improve the AF response time of the lens.

Optical SteadyShot image stabilization is capable of compensating for camera shake up to four f-stops, useful for handheld shooting in low-light conditions at the super-telephoto end of the focal length range.
Two extra-low dispersion glass elements and an aspherical focus lens help to reduce chromatic aberrations and distortion throughout the zoom range while maintaining image sharpness and clarity.
Zoom lens provides a 35mm-equivalent focal length range of 82.5-315mm, providing a broad range of telephoto perspectives.
Internal zoom and focus design helps to maintain a constant lens length with a non-rotating front element to support efficient use of polarizing filters.
Zoom lever allows greater control over the speed of zoom using either variable or fixed-speed settings.
Internal AF drive utilizing a linear motor and aspherical focus lens to achieve smooth focus while minimizing mechanical noise.
Direct Manual Focus permits autofocus override without switching the camera's focus mode.
Performance
Focal Length 55 - 210mm
Comparable APS-C Focal Length: 82 - 315 mm
Aperture Maximum: f/4.5 - 6.3
Minimum: f/22 - 32
Camera Mount Type Sony (E Mount for NEX)
Format Compatibility Sony NEX (APS-C)
Angle of View 28.2° - 7.8°
Minimum Focus Distance 3.28' (1.00 m)
Maximum Reproduction Ratio 1:0
Elements/Groups 13/9
Diaphragm Blades 7
Features
Image Stabilization Yes
Autofocus Yes
Tripod Collar No
Environmental
Physical
Filter Thread Front:49 mm
Dimensions (DxL) Approx. 2.51 x 4.25" (63.8 x 108 mm)
Weight 12.17 oz (345 g)
Sony E 55-210mm f/4.5-6.3 OSS E-Mount Lens (Black)
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    SonyE 55-210mm f/4.5-6.3 OSS E-Mount Lens (Black)
     
    4.5

    (based on 152 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (85)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (57)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (9)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (0)

    97%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Lightweight (77)
    • Easy to use (76)
    • Reliable (36)
    • Durable (31)
    • Easily interchangeable (24)

    Cons

    • Poor in low light (10)
    • Heavy / bulky (4)
    • Slow focus (3)

    Best Uses

    • Travel (52)
    • Landscape photography (39)
    • Everyday (37)
    • Portraits (29)
    • Landscape/scenery (25)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Enthusiast (36), Photo enthusiast (16), Semi-professional (14), Tech savvy (9), Casual user (8)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (120), Yes (7)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Great addition for my lovely Sony NEX

    This telephoto lens is an amazing addition to an even more wonderfull NEX camera. The reason that I choose this camera and lens is that I see it comfortable to take it (unlike a...Read complete review

    This telephoto lens is an amazing addition to an even more wonderfull NEX camera. The reason that I choose this camera and lens is that I see it comfortable to take it (unlike a big and probably better SLR) to any outdoor activity event. I got wonderful pictures with this kit during rock climbing, skiing and travelling. Apparently I became a NEX-fan

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Decent long telephoto.

    Sony doesn't offer, as of yet, a hi-end long e-mount telephoto for their nex system. Because I like the compactness and autofocus capabilities of native lenses I bought this.

    It...Read complete review

    Sony doesn't offer, as of yet, a hi-end long e-mount telephoto for their nex system. Because I like the compactness and autofocus capabilities of native lenses I bought this.

    It did not give me the color pop or contrast of other lenses like Sony's 10-18 ultra wide zoom, Zeiss 24 prime or Sony 50,1.8.

    Autofocus is slow. Don't expect to use this for sports or wildlife unless the subject is stationary.

    However, the images are reasonable. I'll continue to use this lens. Sharpness is pretty decent.

    I have also not experienced any lens creep. This has been a problem for others but not me. Maybe when it gets older it will occur. Easily fixed with a wide rubber band around the lens barrel.

    For the price they are charging it's a good value. Just don't have unreasonable expectations.

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    5.0

    Day time lens

    By Darrin

    from Montana

    Comments about E 55-210mm f/4.5-6.3 OSS E-Mount Lens (Black):

    This lens is always over looked part of it is the price. (It's cheap ) I found this lens to be super sharp in direct sun light. That is why this is my sunny day lens .

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    5.0

    Cheap only in price ...

    By Jamie

    from Bogota, colombia

    About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Everyday use

      Comments about E 55-210mm f/4.5-6.3 OSS E-Mount Lens (Black):

      Perfect lens and easy to use ... totally exceeded my expectations ... low price and a smart choice if you do no want to spend too much... if you need something that does the job this is the perfect complement for your nex camera ... Became a NEX fan

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      • No

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      4.0

      Better than I thought it would be

      By ic2foto

      from Western PA

      About Me Professional

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Landscape Photography
        • Traveling

        Comments about E 55-210mm f/4.5-6.3 OSS E-Mount Lens (Black):

        I got this lens for $ over the holidays with the purchase of an a6000. I generally own/use very good glass, but I don't use long lenses that often and was hoping the 55-210mm would hold me over until I can afford to add a higher end tele-zoom. To my pleasant surprise my copy is quite a good lens and I won't be in any hurry to replace it. I've only tested it at f/8 on a tripod (because that is how I will use it). Very nice results at all the marked focal lengths w/ 210mm being a little softer at the edges but still quite acceptable. Contrast and color balance on the a6000 are not like a Zeiss lens, but very usable even for critical work. At $ I would give the lens a 10+ for value if I could. I've tested lenses costing many multiples of that which were not nearly as good. Build quality is not like that of a pro lens, but is better than I thought it would be. It is slow (f4.5-6.3) so not a serious lens for sports, but that keeps the size and weight down which is fine for me as I'm primarily a landscape photographer. AF is quick on the a6000 and zooming throughout the range is smooth and easy with about the right amount of resistance. If this is a lens that suits your work and you can purchase one during a promotion for $ or less I would absolutely recommend this lens. At the $ MSRP I would have to give it some additional thought, but like I wrote above – I've tested lenses costing $-$ that have not performed as well.

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        4.0

        Great lens for the money

        By charlie

        from mendocino county, ca

        About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Landscape Photography
          • Portraits

          Comments about E 55-210mm f/4.5-6.3 OSS E-Mount Lens (Black):

          When I buy a lens, I'm looking for a combination of qualities – good image quality, good value for the money, optical image stabilization, and easy to carry. This lens has all 4. It may not get the best scores on professional lens rating websites, but in real world settings, its image quality is just fine. It's also not expensive, it's optically stabilized, and it's light in weight. Just what I was looking for. I would recommend it, and I'd buy it again if I needed to.

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          • No

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          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Good Lens, Great Price

          By Karl the Editor

          from Fort Washington, MD

          About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Easy To Use
          • Lightweight
          • Reliable

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Everyday use
            • Landscape Photography
            • Traveling

            Comments about E 55-210mm f/4.5-6.3 OSS E-Mount Lens (Black):

            Took it out for a spin as soon as I got it a few weeks ago. It exceeded my expectations...a lot more durable than I thought and stable. Perfectly integrates with my Sony Nex-7.

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            4.0

            Get A Little Closer with this Lens!

            By Uncontained Life Traveler

            from Long Beach, CA

            About Me Semi-Professional

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Durable
            • Easy To Use
            • Reliable

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Everyday use
              • Home
              • Traveling

              Comments about E 55-210mm f/4.5-6.3 OSS E-Mount Lens (Black):

              This lens works well for my purposes and for the price. It is sharp and has a great feel. I'm enjoying this lens.

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              • No

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              4.0

              Good glass for the price

              By Jem

              from NJ

              About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Lightweight

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Everyday use
                • Landscape Photography
                • Portraits
                • Traveling

                Comments about E 55-210mm f/4.5-6.3 OSS E-Mount Lens (Black):

                It is a very good standard zoom lens for the $. I got it along with a6000, so there was a discount too. Only problem I faced is the slow focus in max zoom.

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                5.0

                Good Value

                By Echo

                from US

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                  Cons

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                      Comments about E 55-210mm f/4.5-6.3 OSS E-Mount Lens (Black):

                      This represents very good value for entry zoom lens, especially if you manage to get a deal on it. No problems with quality, it's light and complements well 16-50 lens in my case.

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                      4.0

                      Nice Entry Telephoto

                      By New to Mirrorless

                      from Westchester, NY

                      About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Use
                      • Lightweight

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Portraits
                        • Traveling

                        Comments about E 55-210mm f/4.5-6.3 OSS E-Mount Lens (Black):

                        This is what it is, an entry level zoom lens that I felt I needed when I bought the a6000. It came as part of the bundle and so far seems to be a nice lens. I've shot some portraits of my wife with it and I think it's crisp and easy to use.

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                        • No

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                        3.0

                        good lense

                        By russellv

                        from indio ca

                        About Me Semi-Professional

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easy To Use
                        • Lightweight

                        Cons

                        • Not Durable

                        Best Uses

                        • Everyday use
                        • Home

                        Comments about E 55-210mm f/4.5-6.3 OSS E-Mount Lens (Black):

                        takes decent pictures not very well built plastic casing

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                        • No

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                        5.0

                        Excellent value!

                        By Dave

                        from New Jersey

                        About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Complements 16-50 Kit Zoo
                        • Durable
                        • Easy To Use
                        • Lightweight
                        • Reliable

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Portraits
                          • Traveling

                          Comments about E 55-210mm f/4.5-6.3 OSS E-Mount Lens (Black):

                          Great lens for outdoor captures and indoor portraits as well. Fairly light weight and easy to carry around on long shooting days.

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                          (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          5.0

                          Excellent!

                          By Francisco F

                          from Miami, FL

                          About Me Getting Started

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Easy To Use
                          • Lightweight

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                              Comments about E 55-210mm f/4.5-6.3 OSS E-Mount Lens (Black):

                              I am new to photography and purchased this 55-210 lens with my Sony A6000. The lens is relatively compact for the zoom and fits great in my small Ruggard 15 bag together with the camera and a 16-50 lens.

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                              • No

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                              5.0

                              great product

                              By ramy

                              from chino hills california

                              About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Easy To Use
                              • Lightweight
                              • Reliable

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Everyday use
                                • Landscape Photography
                                • Traveling

                                Comments about E 55-210mm f/4.5-6.3 OSS E-Mount Lens (Black):

                                travel and family

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                                • No

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                                4.0

                                Good IS and sharp

                                By Victor

                                from Frederick, MD

                                About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Easy To Use
                                • Lightweight

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Everyday use
                                  • Landscape Photography
                                  • Portraits

                                  Comments about E 55-210mm f/4.5-6.3 OSS E-Mount Lens (Black):

                                  Great for the price you paid for. IS performed great for my stabilize hand.

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                                  • No

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                                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                   
                                  5.0

                                  Great lens!

                                  By illflux

                                  from Nashville, TN

                                  About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Easy To Use
                                  • Lightweight

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                      Comments about E 55-210mm f/4.5-6.3 OSS E-Mount Lens (Black):

                                      I've been very pleased with the performance and image quality produced by this lens so far. Auto-focus is quick. Definitely works as I expected it to.

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                                      • No

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                                      4.0

                                      good lens

                                      By Ekala

                                      from Morgan Hill Ca

                                      Comments about E 55-210mm f/4.5-6.3 OSS E-Mount Lens (Silver):

                                      not a bad lens but not as high zoom as I thought, maybe not a very fast lens either

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                                      5.0

                                      long lens

                                      By semi pro photographer

                                      from champaign, il

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Comments about E 55-210mm f/4.5-6.3 OSS E-Mount Lens (Black):

                                      Light, compact (relatively) and priced right. Came bundled (at a great price) with Sony a5000.

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                                      4.0

                                      Sony 55-210 lens

                                      By Steve C.

                                      from Minneapolis, MN

                                      About Me Semi-Professional

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Easy To Use
                                      • Lightweight
                                      • Reliable

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Landscape Photography
                                        • Portraits
                                        • Traveling

                                        Comments about E 55-210mm f/4.5-6.3 OSS E-Mount Lens (Black):

                                        Lightweight, well-balanced, and sharp for the price.

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                                        • No

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                                        4.0

                                        Nicely finished, compact zoom

                                        By Bluff City BB

                                        from Memphis, TN

                                        About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • Comes With Lens Hood
                                        • Good Focus Speed
                                        • Lightweight

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                          • Everyday use
                                          • Traveling

                                          Comments about E 55-210mm f/4.5-6.3 OSS E-Mount Lens (Black):

                                          So far very pleased with results. The lens is well finished, and proportioned for the Sony ILC's. The camera is not too front-heavy with this lens attached. Same filter size as my 18-55 lens, which cuts down on how much stuff I have to carry with me.

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                                          5.0

                                          Great lens

                                          By Ed

                                          from Union NJ

                                          Comments about E 55-210mm f/4.5-6.3 OSS E-Mount Lens (Silver):

                                          Great lens

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