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

(based on 147 reviews)

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    (55)

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97%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (74)
  • Easy to use (73)
  • Reliable (35)
  • Durable (30)
  • Easily interchangeable (24)

Cons

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

Best Uses

  • Travel (50)
  • Landscape photography (36)
  • Everyday (35)
  • Portraits (28)
  • Landscape/scenery (25)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Enthusiast (33), Photo enthusiast (16), Semi-professional (14), Tech savvy (9), Casual user (8)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (116), 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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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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      • No

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      5.0

      Good Value

      By Echo

      from US

      About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

        Cons

          Best Uses

            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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            • No

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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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              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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                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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                    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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                        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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                                4.0

                                Great lens when it works

                                By BocaCat

                                from Boca Raton, FL

                                About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Easy To Use
                                • Lightweight

                                Cons

                                • Difficult To Use

                                Best Uses

                                • Landscape Photography
                                • Macro Photography
                                • Portraits
                                • Traveling

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

                                I had a copy of lens and I sold it. That copy worked great with the Sony Nex-6 so I had no hestitation buying it again. This copy doesn't seem to work as fast and doesn't seem to focus as close with the A6000. It's probably a setting on the A6000 as the camera and lens are at the latest firmware. I am satisfied with the pictures when it's working but I get annoyed missing shots. It's a reasonable price for a nice zoom lens. I do recommend it.

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                                5.0

                                What's there to complain about?

                                By Gene

                                from Chicago

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

                                Reasonably priced, great image quality, well constructed, fast enough with stabalization - a no worries lens. Barrel extends to zoom - so the mirrorless becomes less than compact. But this is a minor beef. Great product.

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                                5.0

                                Beyond belief

                                By Pedal with Pentax...and Sony

                                from The Pioneer Valley

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

                                Super sharp, super fast, oh so lightweight! The extra reach makes this a Terrific addition to the kit 16-50mm, regardless of what we all think of that lens. Extremely pleased with its speed, once I figured out how to tweak my A6000 via menus for fast action, etc. This lens actually stays on the A6000 body more often than not. It's barrel action is fast and butter smooth rotation, almost to the point of feeling fragile. I'm starting to realize IT is not true. My lens is getting used daily and shows no sign of giving in. It's size is useful for portraits, wildlife and some landscape shots, hiking and daily use for sure... my Pentax K-3 will stay my first love; lets call that one my weekend sports car, the Sony is my daily driver. Sony has my attention with this sweet compact little system, so much so, that I'd probably buy a A7, A7s sight unseen and if money were no object.

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                                4.0

                                Zoom

                                By marioc

                                from RGV

                                About Me Casual user

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Durable
                                • Easy To Use
                                • Reliable

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Everyday use
                                  • Landscape Photography
                                  • Traveling

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

                                  Good zoom lens and very affordable. It has a good weight to you so it goes well on the camera, looking forward to using it during my kids sports

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                                  5.0

                                  Great item - great deal

                                  By Africa's Girl

                                  from Malawi Africa

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Easy To Use
                                  • Lightweight

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Landscape Photography
                                    • Macro Photography
                                    • Traveling

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

                                    This is the first time I have had something other than a point and shoot camera. Bought this together with the Sony A5000 as recommended by one of B&H's finest.Thought it's more camera than I'm used to, and the learning curve is big, I am pleased with the ease of handling and the photographic results using this lens.

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