Video Chat with a Photography Expert - Live

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

BH #SO5521045 • MFR #SEL55210
Sony E 55-210mm f/4.5-6.3 OSS Lens (Silver)
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
An ideal complement to many kit zooms, the silver 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. This portrait-length to mid-tele reach is ideal for a range of subjects, from portraits to distant sports and landscapes, and its sleek size also makes it a great travel companion.
In Stock
$298.00
Protect Your Gear
Add a protection plan from $29.99
Trade in your gear for cash: Learn more
Ask Our Experts
212.444.6615

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

  • 1Description
  • 2Telephoto Versatility for APS-C
  • 3Optics and Design
  • 4Autofocus and Image Stabilization
By B&H Photo's
Telephoto Versatility for APS-C
An ideal complement to many kit zooms, the silver 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. This portrait-length to mid-tele reach is ideal for a range of subjects, from portraits to distant sports and landscapes, and its sleek size also makes it a great travel companion.
Optics and Design
  • 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.
  • Rounded seven-blade diaphragm contributes to a pleasing bokeh quality when employing selective focus techniques.
Autofocus and Image Stabilization
  • 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.
  • 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.

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

Key Specs
Focal Length
55 to 210mm (35mm Equivalent: 82.5 to 315mm)
Maximum Aperture
f/4.5 to 6.3
Lens Mount
Sony E
Lens Format Coverage
APS-C
Focus Type
Autofocus
Image Stabilization
Yes
Filter Size
49 mm (Front)
Maximum Aperture
f/4.5 to 6.3
Minimum Aperture
f/22 to 32
Lens Mount
Sony E
Lens Format Coverage
APS-C
Angle of View
29° to 7° 40'
Minimum Focus Distance
3.28' / 1 m
Maximum Magnification
0.23x
Optical Design
13 Elements in 9 Groups
Diaphragm Blades
7, Rounded
Focus Type
Autofocus
Image Stabilization
Yes
Filter Size
49 mm (Front)
Dimensions (ø x L)
2.51 x 4.25" / 63.8 x 108 mm
Length at Maximum Extension
6" / 152.5 mm
Weight
12.17 oz / 345 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight
1.295 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
7.85 x 4.5 x 4.45"

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

See any errors on this page? Let us know

question

Can we use a tele-converter with this lens? If so which is preferable? Can I use the Sony 1.4x Teleconverter Lens SAL14TC?
Asked by: Anonymous
Unfortunately, teleconverters are not compatible with lenses with a focal length shorter than 70mm.
Answered by: Heather S.
Date published: 2018-08-28

Is this compatible with Sony ZVE10?

Is this compatible with Sony ZVE10?
Asked by: Gretchen
Yes, the Sony E 55-210mm f/4.5-6.3 OSS Lens (Silver) is compatible with the Sony ZVE10 camera.
Answered by: Robert
Date published: 2023-10-30

is this lens compatible with a sony nex 3n?

is this lens compatible with a sony nex 3n?
Asked by: Hafsa
The Sony 55-210mm f/4.5-6.3 OSS is indeed compatible with the Sony NEX-3N.
Answered by: Jeremy
Date published: 2022-04-25

is it good for astrophotography? and Sony a3500

is it good for astrophotography? and Sony a3500
Asked by: osama
The Sony E 55-210mm f/4.5-6.3 OSS Lens (Silver) (B&H# SO55210455) will indeed fit and work perfectly with the Sony a3000, Sony a3500, and Sony a6XXX series cameras. Ideal usages as far as astrophotography would be concerned would be to take star trail photos or shots of (relatively) bright objects such as the moon. If you want to take photos with stars appearing brightly and clearly then you'll either need to set your ISO very high and/or use a long shutter speed for best results with this lens. That would result in star trails. Be sure you have "Long Exposure NR" set to "On" to reduce shot noise. If you want a faster lens to gather more light so you can use shorter shutter speeds, this is the top pick of astrophotographers shooting with Sony mirrorless APS-C cameras: Sigma 16mm f/1.4 DC DN Contemporary Lens for Sony E (B&H# SI1614S) https://bhpho.to/3Aslbk3
Answered by: Yoni
Date published: 2021-08-08

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

Is this a good lens for a6000

Is this a good lens for a6000
Asked by: Jeff
Yes Sony E 55-210mm f/4.5-6.3 OSS Lens is a good zoom lens for the Sony A6000 camera.
Answered by: Daniel
Date published: 2023-01-05

question

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 http://bhpho.to/1MD9auo
Answered by: Robert K.
Date published: 2018-08-25

Front Lens cap size for Sony sel55-210mm?

Front Lens cap size for Sony sel55-210mm?
Asked by: Sam
The Sony E 55-210mm f/4.5-6.3 OSS Lens (Black) has 49mm front filter threads. As such, the Sony ALC-F49S 49mm Front Lens Cap, B&H # SOALCF49S • MFR # ALC-F49S, would be the correct front lens cap designed for use with the Sony E 55-210mm f/4.5-6.3 OSS Lens (Black). https://bhpho.to/2L0nrF7
Answered by: Manzell
Date published: 2023-01-17
  • y_2024, m_4, d_15, h_3CST
  • bvseo_bulk, prod_bvqa, vn_bulk_3.0.41
  • cp_1, bvpage1
  • co_hasquestionsanswers, tq_41
  • loc_en_US, sid_818648, prod, sort_[SortEntry(order=HAS_STAFF_ANSWERS, direction=DESCENDING)]
  • clientName_bhphotovideo