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SonyE 55-210mm f/4.5-6.3 OSS E-Mount Lens (Silver)
 
4.4

(based on 224 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (123)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (82)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (15)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

95%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (104)
  • Easy to use (76)
  • Easily interchangeable (49)
  • Fast / accurate auto-focus (42)
  • Durable (40)

Cons

  • Poor in low light (14)
  • Heavy / bulky (4)
  • Slow focus (3)

Best Uses

  • Travel (53)
  • Landscape/scenery (46)
  • Landscape photography (39)
  • Everyday (37)
  • Wildlife photos (36)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Enthusiast (36), Photo enthusiast (31), Casual photographer (14), Semi-professional (14), Semi-pro photographer (12)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (157), Yes (7)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Good aditional lens for the a6300

I got this lens when I ordered my Sony A6300. I am glad I did.

I took it out to a local park with lakes and birds in the morning to...Read complete review

I got this lens when I ordered my Sony A6300. I am glad I did.

I took it out to a local park with lakes and birds in the morning to see how it would perform. It did quite well.

I was impressed by the quick focusing of the combination of the camera and lens. I was able to easily focus in on my subjects (birds in this case) even through trees. The only issues I had were user error. The lens is not heavy and bulky and great for a casual shooter like my self.

One think I like about this lens is the separate zoom and focus rings. Using DMF focus mode on the A6300 I could easily adjust focus if needed (because of nearby birds). It also holds its zoom position between power cycles of the camera which you will want to do when camera is not in use.

I have attached some pictures (right out of camera) from this excursion.

I have also taken this lens out at night in my neighborhood to see how the camera and lens performed in low light (as I do some camping and could see using this lens in lower light situations). It performed quite well except for the occasional hunting when focusing (in low light). I was testing at the extremes with high ISOs >6400 so I expected it to be hard to focus and things performed better than I expected.

Over all I am quite happy with the lens and combine it with the discount I got when I purchased my camera I am really happy with it.

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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.

Reviewed by 224 customers

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(0 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Okay

By Neville

from South Africa

Verified Buyer

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

It does what it's supposed to.

 
3.0

I would probably buy a better lens next time.

By Vincent

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

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

Effective at all ranges, but doesn't seem too well made. Lots of plastic, and extension barrel seems a bit loose.

(0 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Priced right

By K

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

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

Haven't really used it on my camera yet, so cannot add too much. priced right though!!

(0 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

YES YES YES

By Fred

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

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

Outstanding

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Stunning quality

By Keith

from Undisclosed

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

The camera I use is the A6000 which is a great low budget mirrorless camera that has 24mp. I love this lens because it goes great with the A6000, not only that all of my images that were shot with this lens are absolutely sharp.

(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Nice lens

By Simon

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

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

Nice compliment lense to my Sony A6300 camera.

(6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Solid Lens

By Raine

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

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.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Good lens for the price

By Daniel

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

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

Good lens for the price, cant expect more from it than what it is. 55-210mm f/4.5-6.3. Not great, not terrible, just normal.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

I recommend this product.

By Dagmar

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

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

Good lens.

 
5.0

Big range

By Gil

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

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

Great lence

 
5.0

I am certainly satisfied with the performance of this lens.

By Carlitos

from Laventille Trinidad

Verified Buyer

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

I use this lens for birding and intend using it at sporting events

 
5.0

Good First Zoom Lense

By Jacob

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

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

Lightweight and small zoom lens. Low cost lens, especially when purchased as a bundle with Sony A6300.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Good Telephoto Lens with APS-C

By Holam

from Hawaii

Verified Buyer

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

I bought this with a6500. Because a6500 using a crop sensor, it pushs the focal length to 1.5x. It is a pretty good telephoto lens.

(1 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

I like

By G;lobe Trotter

from Vancouver WA

Verified Buyer

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

I bought the Sony 55-200 as an inexpensive lens to use while learning the A6500 before graduating to the GM series zoom and prime lenses. I travel a lot and have gotten tired of carrying 3 cameras to do what the A6500 will do in one small package. The lens is listed as not 100% compatible with the A6500, and I am in the early stages of marrying the lens and camera and playing with ISO and shutter speeds. So far, I have gotten enough sharp near and far field images with reasonable depth of field and also some with good depth of field even at 200 mm...so I know that I will eventually be able to get the shots I want even before the plunge into the GM lenses. Another plus is the size of the lens..fits he A6500 well, and with the 16-50 zoom (also not 100% compatible) makes the A6500 a nice pocket-sized package for travel and home. Stay tuned, I may add an update.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great lens

By Laudo

from Undisclosed

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

I had a superzoom b4. So, i was used to get slot more closer to objects than i get now. But when i compare the quality of the photos i understand why 7x zoom is better than a regular dsc- hx300 50x zoom.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Works fine

By Edward

from Stonington, CT

Verified Buyer

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

Its fine for daylight. Low light shooting could require something better than f/4.5, but bought in a bundle with the A6000, this lens is very well priced.

 
5.0

Sony e 55-210

By Rick

from Undisclosed

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

Love

(2 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

You get what you pays for...

By H. Randall

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

I just compared this lens to my Canon L glass using an adaptor on my newly purchased A6000. At 200mm, my 70-200 f4 and 100-400 are very obviously sharper at 1:1 than this lens. I'm feeling better about my Canon lenses. :-)

 
5.0

Great lens.

By Juan

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

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

Great lens, perfect complement for the bundle kit.

 
4.0

Good

By Vicente

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

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

Good lens.

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