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Keywords: Sony Tele Zoom E-Mount APS-C OSS Stabilized


Perry Rhodan

Registered: January 2010
Posts: 21
Sony E 55-210mm f/4.5-6.3 OSS SEL55210 review by Perry Rhodan
Review Date: 5/15/2013 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Total Spent: $199.00| Rating: 10 

 
Pros: Built well for the price. Sharp and very nice OSS.
Cons: Not F4 ;) not much for this loooow price

For 199 it's a steal. Comes with excellent hood. The OSS works flawless. IQ is very good on the NEX6. Would very much like F4 version for 3x this price Wink
Beachrider

Registered: December 2010
Posts: 22
Sony E 55-210mm f/4.5-6.3 OSS SEL55210 review by Beachrider
Review Date: 4/10/2013 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Total Spent: $350.00| Rating: 9 

 
Pros: Metal adds durability, IQ is strong throughout. OSS is very effective, Price is VG, light
Cons: No focus marks, rather long for NEX cameras

Lens is an excellent 'add' to the original kit lens. Outperforms other zooms in this price range (much more expensive zooms are better for 2x price). Light and durable
Ocean

Registered: September 2009
Posts: 21
Sony E 55-210mm f/4.5-6.3 OSS SEL55210 review by Ocean
Review Date: 12/30/2012 Would you recommend the product? No | Total Spent: $300.00| Rating: 5 

 
Pros: ???
Cons: long, not very sharp, CA, silver

I tested against my Tamron 18-200 mm NEX - which was sharper at 200 mm, had better AF and feels much more solid.
db73961

Registered: October 2008
Posts: 5
Sony E 55-210mm f/4.5-6.3 OSS SEL55210 review by db73961
Review Date: 12/20/2012 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Total Spent: $350.00| Rating: 9 

 
Pros: Light, well built, good image quality
Cons: Can Sony at least put some marking for focus

Reasonable price, much smaller and ligher then 18-200. image quality is on par with some prime lens. Well built too, much better the some Sony A-mount DT lens.
brugj03

Registered: November 2012
Posts: 8
Sony E 55-210mm f/4.5-6.3 OSS SEL55210 review by brugj03
Review Date: 11/15/2012 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Total Spent: $270.00| Rating: 10 

 
Pros: Sharp, light weight,small,excellent mechanical quality and super stabiliation
Cons: Slow aperture, still looks big on a NEX body

I bought this for detail architectural shots and keeping distance from my subjects.
Very sharp in the middle less in the corners but still very good.
Color and contrast is about as good as on the 50 1.8 OSS which is great.
Mechanical it has a real high end feel while keeping the weight low.
It is a telezoom and therefore relatively LONG especially on a NEX body. It does keep it`s balance well on a NEX 7.

The OSS of this lens is as good as it gets and comparible to expensive IS lenses from canon.
Note that this lens costs less as a whole than the IS upgrade on most canon lenses, about halve actually. That makes it a steal.


It has a slow aperture starting at 4.5 and going to 6.3 at the long end. It doesn`t give you much bokeh to look at.
The bokeh is nothing special but not bad.


It`s a very good lens at an incredible price. Buy it!
Milo2041

Registered: February 2012
Posts: 3
Sony E 55-210mm f/4.5-6.3 OSS SEL55210 review by Milo2041
Review Date: 6/28/2012 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Total Spent: None indicated| Rating: 8 

 
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All of the shots were sharp and the lens is light and easy to use. I prefer this lens to the 18-200mm SEL


 






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