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

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

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

B&H # SO5521045B MFR # SEL55210/B
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Product Highlights

  • E-Mount Lens/APS-C Format
  • 82.5-315mm (35mm Equivalent)
  • Aperture Range: f/4.5-6.3 to f/22-32
  • Two ED Elements; Two Aspherical Elements
  • Optical SteadyShot Image Stabilization
  • Internal Focus
  • Minimum Focus Distance: 3.3'
  • Seven-Blade Circular Diaphragm
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Sony 55-210mm f/4.5-6.3 overview

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An ideal complement to many kit zooms, the black E 55-210mm f/4.5-6.3 OSS Lens from Sony opens the door to many telephoto perspectives with its 82.5-315mm equivalent focal length range on APS-C-format E-mount cameras. With an optical design using two extra-low dispersion elements and two aspherical elements users will enjoy images with minimal aberrations. Also, thanks to Optical SteadyShot image stabilization, camera shake will be dramatically reduced, resulting in sharper images. An internal focus design enables fast, responsive AF and a minimum focus distance of 3.3'. Additionally, it has a seven-blade circular diaphragm for smooth, rounded bokeh.

Designed for APS-C-format cameras, this 55-210mm lens perfectly complements many kit zooms by providing an 82.5-315mm equivalent focal length range for telephoto applications.
A variable f/4.5-6.3 maximum aperture helps keep overall lens size and weight to a minimum.
Two extra-low dispersion glass elements are featured in the lens design to help reduce chromatic aberrations and color fringing for improved clarity and color neutrality.
Two aspherical elements are incorporated in the lens design to reduce astigmatism, field curvature, coma, and other monochromatic aberrations.
Optical SteadyShot image stabilization helps to minimize the appearance of camera shake for sharper imagery when shooting handheld with slower shutter speeds. This stabilization system can be combined with select camera's sensor-shift type image stabilization for more effective control of camera blur.
An internal focus mechanism contributes to faster, more responsive autofocus, the minimum focus distance of 3.3', and easier handling as the lens does not change in length during use.
Rounded seven-blade diaphragm contributes to a pleasing bokeh quality when employing selective focus techniques.
UPC: 027242874817
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Sony E 55-210mm f/4.5-6.3 OSS Lens (Black)
  • ALC-SH115 Lens Hood
  • ALC-F49S 49mm Front Lens Cap
  • ALC-R1EM Rear Lens Cap
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
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    Sony 55-210mm f/4.5-6.3 specs

    Focal Length 55 - 210mm
    Comparable 35mm Focal Length: 82.5 - 315 mm
    Aperture Maximum: f/4.5 - 6.3
    Minimum: f/22 - 32
    Camera Mount Type Sony E
    Format Compatibility APS-C
    Angle of View 29° - 7° 40'
    Minimum Focus Distance 3.28' (1.00 m)
    Magnification 0.225x
    Maximum Reproduction Ratio 1:4.44
    Optical Design 13 Elements in 9 Groups
    Diaphragm Blades 7, Rounded
    Image Stabilization Yes
    Autofocus Yes
    Tripod Collar No
    Filter Thread Front: 49 mm
    Dimensions (DxL) Approx. 2.51 x 4.25" (63.8 x 108 mm)
    Weight 12.17 oz (345 g)
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 1.3 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 7.9 x 4.5 x 4.4"

    Sony 55-210mm f/4.5-6.3 reviews

    E 55-210mm f/4.5-6.3 OSS Lens (Black) is rated 4.4 out of 5 by 230.
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good value for the money I bought this lens to pair with a Sony a5100 and I have not been disappointed. The pictures I have taken are clear with good detail throughout its entire focal length. It's certainly not the most impressive zoom lens around, but for the money, it's an excellent performer and good value. Despite it's size, it is still manageable on the a5100. Autofocus works very well on this lens, though it will hunt a bit at the long end in low light. OSS is excellent, especially at the long end, and has allowed me to capture fantastic video. For video, it would be nice if this lens offered power zoom, but that's not really expected at this price point.
    Date published: 2015-07-13
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from 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 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.
    Date published: 2013-10-14
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from Singularly Unimpressed Pros: Lightweight, small, good focal range. Cons: Dreadful chromatic aberration at high contrast edges, especially at longer focal lengths. I was hoping this would be a good basic telephoto for the A6000, but, at least the copy I got, was dreadful at the longer lengths. The CA was essentially absent until the focal length was over about 125mm, but after that it was awful (and yes, I was using the appropriate CA reduction settings in the camera). I tried it on the A3000 also, and it was just as bad. Come on, Sony, if Olympus and Panasonic have managed to make decent kit long telephotos, there is no reason you couldn't do it also....
    Date published: 2015-05-31
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Tremendous value, Surprisingly good This is the perfect lens to carry with your A6000 if you want something a little zoomy that doesn't weigh five pounds or break the bank. This lens does quite well, all things considered. Yes, it's a little slow so you need light or a tripod. It doesn't have the solid feel of Canon L glass or a Tokina AT-X Pro zoom. It's not a constant f/2.8. But consider the price point. It produces sharp images, the OIS really, really does wonders and the color and contrast are nice. Raw images processed in Lightroom with the specific lens profile applied turn out very nice. Whereas I cannot recommend buying the 16-50 power zoom as it's a real dog, I can definitely recommend this lens. It's truly a no-brainer. For the price, it's an overachiever.
    Date published: 2014-10-25
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Solid Lens I've been using this lens for a couple of months now and I've found it to be quite reliable as my go-to telephoto lens. I generally shoot in JPG so any lens distortion that may be present when shooting in RAW is next to non-existent for my copy. I don't notice any vignetting and very minimal chromatic aberration. My only qualm with this lens would have to be its tendency to hunt in low light situations, which could have probably been resolved with a faster f-stop (say a constant f/4.0 when zooming). However, switching to manual focus usually resolves this issue. Overall this is a very solid lens I've enjoyed using for a wide variety of shoots. I highly recommend this as a supplement to the Sony 16-50mm kit lens.
    Date published: 2017-02-12
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Little Lens this is a great little lens: very sharp, excellent contrast and small considering the zoom range. Easily fits in your pocket. OSS is very effective and one can easily hand hold at 1/8 second on the short end and 1/20 on the long. Only reason it doesn't get 5 stars is because of the plastic lens flange. I'm sure Sony will say that the plastic is stronger and more accurate than the metal but I still like metal. Call me old fashioned. If you are looking for an indoor, low light lens this isn't it. If you are looking for a good all around tele zoom then you can't go wrong.
    Date published: 2015-04-02
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Under-rated In my opinion, this is one of the best value Sony lenses you can buy for any of Sony's systems, let alone just e-mount. Some of the sharpest shots I've taken I took with this thing. It performs WAY better than the dxo ratings, in my opinion. I've spend more money on a lot of other lenses that performed the same if not marginally inferior. The biggest thing I've learned about lenses over the years is that you really can't really on ratings. You have to try them. So you might as well start with a budget lens first. This sucker is one of the best. Fantastic bokeh at all focal lengths. Sharp as a tack when settings are correct. Performs well on automatic too. Probably the best package lens I've ever tried (comes with the combo). Color rendering is superb also. Highly recommended.
    Date published: 2016-11-18
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Worth the price I'm still getting used to my a6000 and the new lens but I try and take it everywhere to get some experience using the lens. I do notice some pictures are crystal clear and others are a little soft. At this point I'm not sure it's the focus or the lens. But the pictures that are clear come out with fine detail even zooming in 150% I have a Tamron SP 60-300 and 28-80 and have had hot and miss success with them also so I think it is focus. I need to play around with the AF settings to see which best works for me. But about ready to travel to Iceland where light shouldn't be a problem so that will be the real test.
    Date published: 2015-05-04
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