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Sony E 55-210mm f/4.5-6.3 OSS Lens with UV Filter Kit (Black)

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Sony E 55-210mm f/4.5-6.3 OSS Lens with UV Filter Kit (Black)
Key Features
  • 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
Complementing the lens itself, the black Sony E 55-210mm f/4.5-6.3 OSS Lens with UV Filter Kit from B&H bundles the versatile telephoto zoom with a 49mm UV filter.
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Sony E 55-210mm f/4.5-6.3 OSS Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Sony E 55-210mm f/4.5-6.3 OSS Lens (Black)
  • 3Chiaro 49mm 95-UVAT UV Filter
  • 4Sensei OC-CK Optics Care and Cleaning Kit

Complementing the lens itself, the black Sony E 55-210mm f/4.5-6.3 OSS Lens with UV Filter Kit from B&H bundles the versatile telephoto zoom with a 49mm UV filter.

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

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

Chiaro 49mm 95-UVAT UV Filter

The 49mm 95-UVAT UV Filter is one of Chiaro’s highly-rated protective UV filters with 95% light transmission. It’s useful for photographers of all levels who demand high-quality glass and other essential features for great image fidelity and construction.

To achieve 95% light transmission, Chiaro uses highly-polished optical glass, multi-coating, and additional advanced elements that improve the filter’s light transmission. A hard-anodized aluminum filter ring is designed to screw on and off effortlessly, and it’s thin to prevent vignetting when used with wide-angle lenses.

Image quality is what matters most at Chiaro. The company has tested and combined many features and essentials to achieve superior image quality and the highest light transmission. To help take the confusion out of selecting a filter, Chiaro prominently displays the light transmission levels so you can choose the perfect filter for your lens and photo session.

95% Light Transmission

Protect your lens while maintaining optical quality. By using highly-polished optical glass, Chiaro offers a 95% transmission rate. And the company verifies the ratings with ISO certified lab testing.

Polished Optical Glass

Highly-polished glass is essential to achieve a high level of light transmission. The optical glass in this Chiaro filter is polished for flatness that ensures great optical clarity.


Multi-coating enhances light transmission to the demanding level set for all Chiaro filters. It reduces unwanted internal reflections and ghosting that can compromise your images.

UV Protection

The filter blocks UV light and reduces the bluish cast of daylight that can affect color accuracy, especially at higher altitudes.

Hard Anodized Aluminum Construction

The process of hard anodizing toughens and strengthens the aluminum for a lightweight yet durable filter ring.

Slim Design

Measuring only 3.2mm, this filter is slim enough to use on wide-angle lenses without experiencing vignetting.

Top Knurling

Top knurling is designed to offer a firm grip on the filter when you're attaching or removing it.

Secure Attachment

It takes two full turns to mount the filter on your lens. This feature will securely hold your Chiaro filter through the most demanding photo shoots.

Front Threads

The front threads on the filter allow you to stack filters by screwing them onto your Chiaro filter.
UPC: 847628593824

Sensei OC-CK Optics Care and Cleaning Kit

Keep your optical surfaces clean with the Sensei OC-CK Optics Care and Cleaning Kit. This kit contains a pack of lens tissues, a lens cleaning pen, bulb air blower, paint brush, lipstick brush, lens cleaning fluid, microfiber cleaning cloth, and see-through mesh travel case to put everything in. This kit can be used to clean a variety of different optics and glass. You can use the air bulb blower and any of the three supplied brushes to initially remove dust from the surface. Sensei recommends applying a small amount of the alcohol- and ammonia-free cleaning fluid directly to the lens tissue. Then, gently rub in small circular motions to remove stubborn smudges or fingerprints from the glass. For those more stubborn blemishes or smudges, the lens pen is very effective.

UPC: 847628008427

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

Focal Length55 to 210mm (35mm Equivalent Focal Length: 82.5 to 315mm)
Maximum Aperturef/4.5 to 6.3
Minimum Aperturef/22 to 32
Lens MountSony E
Lens Format CoverageAPS-C
Angle of View29° to 7° 40'
Minimum Focus Distance3.28' / 1 m
Maximum Magnification0.23x
Optical Design13 Elements in 9 Groups
Diaphragm Blades7, Rounded
Focus TypeAutofocus
Image StabilizationYes
Filter Size49 mm (Front)
Dimensions (ø x L)2.51 x 4.25" / 63.8 x 108 mm
Length at Maximum Extension6" / 152.5 mm
Weight12.17 oz / 345 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight1.3 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)7.9 x 4.5 x 4.4"

Chiaro 49mm 95-UVAT UV Filter Specs

Filter TypeUV
Filter Factor1x (0-Stop)
Circular Size49 mm Filter Thread
Front Accessory Thread / Bayonet49 mm
Physical FeaturesSlim
Filter Thickness0.13" / 3.2 mm
Filter MaterialGlass
Ring MaterialAluminum
Packaging Info
Package Weight0.09 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)3 x 2.95 x 0.85"

Sensei OC-CK Optics Care and Cleaning Kit Specs

CertificationsRoHS, WEEE, as per Manufacturer
Dimensions4.1 x 1.2" / 10.4 x 3 cm (Cleaning Fluid Bottle)
4.1 x 0.7" / 10.4 x 1.8 cm (Lipstick Brush)
6 x 4" / 15.2 x 10.2 cm (Lens Tissue (Pack))
5.7 x 0.6" / 14.6 x 1.5 cm (Paint Brush)
5.8 x 2.1" / 14.7 x 5.3 cm (Bulb Air Blower)
1 x 0.2 x 0.2' / 30 x 6.9 x 6.6 cm
Weight5 oz / 143 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight0.35 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)8 x 2.4 x 2.4"

Sony E 55-210mm f/4.5-6.3 OSS Reviews

Good lens, good price.

By Nicolas
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2021-10-29

I bought the Sony E 55-210mm f / 4.5-6.3 OSS lens for my Sony a6000 camera, which came with the Sony E 16-50 f / 3.5-5.6 PZ OSS kit lens. The first thing I did was to shot to a distant tree including the edge of my window, and then I shot to the edge of my window including the distant tree (img 01). The first thing that struck me was that at 100% magnification of the image, the leaves of the tree appear acceptably sharp, and at the edge of the window I did not find a significant color fringing in the area of highest contrast. Increasing that area of contrast to 300% (image 02) continued to appear free of chromatic distortion. Ok, I decided to photograph the same graph paper, with numbers written on it, with the two lenses from the starter kit. Light conditions: Tungsten light. Shutter speed, 1/4 second F / 8 aperture ISO100 With the Sony E 55-210mm f / 4.5-6.3 OSS I shot at 190mm focal length. With the Sony E 16-50 f / 3.5-5.6 PZ OSS I shot at 50mm focal length (getting closer to the paper). Both lenses have a protective Tiffen UV filter. In the center of the image the difference in sharpness is only apparent by looking closely at the texture of the paper and a bit at the numbers written. But at the edges of the image the difference in sharpness is more obvious. The Sony E 55-210mm is noticeably sharper than the Sony E 16-50. For nearly $ 600 between the two lenses, its performance meets the needs of most wearers. For a professional entry level, they are borderline acceptable at a great price.

Nice lens

By Gary
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-02-08

Need the additional focal length for video streaming. The lens works well and gives an excellent picture.

Nice package

By Roland
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2021-01-29

Arrived quicker that projected. Zoom works smoothly; focusses quickly. But, weather has been too cold to really work it out.

Nice work

By Karen
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-01-02

I was so pleased with the way my lens was packed and that it came in a timely manner.

Good for Sports

By Raleigh
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-10-20

I have used this lens with a Sony A6400 for around 10 football games, and it has berh great, the amount of zoom is just right, it's not too big, overall it's just a great lens

Great for the price

By Michael J
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-09-01

Bought this for the price This lens does just what I want happy with the lens

Used this for photojournalism.

By Jason
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-03-16

I used this for photojournalism paired with a Sony a6000. This lens gave me very sharp results stopped down to 6.3 for a constant aperture. With the body often shooting at 11fps, the OSS is a must and made the most of all conditions. I would say I found it more convenient to pick up and shoot with vs. my full frame 70-200 2.8, and rivaled the image in many ways. I only wish Sony would make a wider-end low-aperture lens like this one for all-in-one shooting.

Great speedy service

By Norbert
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-02-28


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Does auto focus work on this lens on A7iii?

Does auto focus work on this lens on A7iii?
Asked by: Luke
I have both a7 iii and 55-210mm lens but i never tried to both together because a7 iii is a fullframe camera which the fullframe lenses while 55-210mm is for a crop sensor camera.
Answered by: Shaomin
Date published: 2020-12-09

Can this lens be used to copy slides, using the ...

Can this lens be used to copy slides, using the Albinar Digital Slide Copier?
Asked by: Paul
No, a prime lens is ideal for the copier, 35mm for aps-c and 50mm for full frame.
Answered by: Rob
Date published: 2020-09-03

Does this work with the Sony A7r III?

Does this work with the Sony A7r III?
Asked by: Emilia
Yes it will. However this is not a full frame lens and the angle of view will be narrower down to that of APS-C size.
Answered by: SonyListens
Date published: 2019-07-17

Is this lens second hand?

Is this lens second hand?
Asked by: Kyaw
Hi--this is a new lens with a 1-year warranty.
Answered by: Boyd
Date published: 2019-07-29

Does this lens have auto focus?

Does this lens have auto focus?
Asked by: Robert
Yes, this is an Auto focus lens.
Answered by: Joseph
Date published: 2019-07-16

Is this lens secondhand?

Is this lens secondhand?
Asked by: Kyaw
No, this is a new lens with a 1-year warranty.
Answered by: Boyd
Date published: 2019-07-29

how do you auto focus?

how do you auto focus?
Asked by: John
When attached to a compatible Sony E-mount camera, autofocus is possible when AF is set via the camera's menu and the shutter button (or applicable function button) is pressed or held.
Answered by: Jeremy
Date published: 2021-12-01


Does it fit a 7 ii?
Asked by: Anonymous
Yes, it will fit. But the lens is for APS-C sensors so it will crop the image by 1.6 times.This is a link for the full frame Sony E mount lenses that have autofocus
Answered by: Robert K.
Date published: 2018-08-25
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