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

The E 55-210mm f/4.5-6.3 OSS is a budget-friendly telephoto zoom, ideal for photographers who want to try out a longer focal length range without investing in a heavy and expensive lens. With an APS-C equivalent range of 82.5-315mm, this lens works best when capturing wildlife, sports, and other outdoor activities that require distance between you and your subject. Optically, this lens incorporates two extra low dispersion elements and two aspherical elements, which combat a variety of aberrations and distortions. Optical SteadyShot image stabilization helps reduce camera shake when shooting handheld, and AF is quick and quiet due to an internal focusing mechanism.

 Applications: With an 82.5-315mm equivalent range on APS-C cameras, this zoom serves as an entry-level telephoto for aspiring sports and wildlife photographers.

Perks

+ Expansive telephoto range
+ Optical SteadyShot
+ Relatively compact build

Drawbacks

Limited to APS-C sensors/shooting modes
- Slow variable maximum aperture

Specs

Focal Length 55-210mm
35mm Equivalent Focal Length f82.5-315mm
Aperture Range f/4.5 to f/22-32
Optical Layout 13 elements, 9 groups
(2 extra low dispersion elements, 2 aspherical elements)
Coating Not specified
Minimum Focusing Distance 3.3' / 1 m
Maximum Magnification 0.23x
Diaphragm Blades 7
Image Stabilization Yes
Filter Size 49mm
Dimensions 2.5 x 4.25" / 63.8 x 108mm
Weight 12.2 oz / 345 g

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