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Sony - 55-210mm f/4.5-6.3 Telephoto Lens for Most Sony Alpha E-Mount Cameras - Black-Front_Standard

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Rating 4.6 out of 5 stars with 1030 reviews

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Lens for NEX E Lens users

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    RedElite
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    Great lens, completes my kit for my NEX-5. I originally purchased the 16mm and the 18-55mm lens. I wanted something with a longer zoom range, but couldn't swallow the $800 price tag for the 18-200mm. I'm glad I waited for the 55 - 210mm. This is a great lens, light weight, but sturdy. Feels good in your hand, well balanced on the camera. Steady Shot works well great pictures hand held or on a tripod.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great lens for the price!

    Posted
    Jaymo
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    The Sony - 55-210mm f/4.5-6.3 Telephoto Lens is highly recommended for photographers looking to capture distant images. I purchased the lens for my girlfriend who has a Sony a6000 camera. She is learning much about her camera still but has found the lens to be perfect for nature photography. The lens was great for shooting images of the Rocky Mountains and for the price point of $350 you can't be upset with the quality of the lens and images it takes.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good sharp lens

    Posted
    photonewbie
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    Bought this sense for my a6000. I have been very impressed with the performance. In daytime light I have been able to capture fast moving images such as birds in flight, and the focal length draws objects in from a good distance. My only complaint is the lack of a lock on the telephoto movement. As I walk with the camera around my neck the sense slowly extends itself to its' full length. I did buy it out of the box and this may contribute to the problem. Otherwise a great lens that I have travelled the U.K. and the U.S. with and have been very well pleased.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great

    Posted
    drannor68
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    Got this as part of the holiday two lens bundle with the Sony a5000. This lens is head and shoulders above the standard 16-50 lens which typically comes with the camera. Obvious at 55 this starts out at a "zoomed" level but personally I feel the image comes out much more sharp with this lens than with the 16-50, even if it means backing up a little bit to get a similar picture. I'm a camera newb though so take it for what its worth. For entry level though I strongly recommend having something beyond the base 16-50 which is basically the lens you get with a point and shoot.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    So far so good! (I think!)

    Posted
    orlandotommy
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus Member

    I'm a novice and i bought this lens in addition to my standard lens that came on my a6000. I bought it for the zoom mainly since the stock lens doesn't offer much of a zoom. The lens is crafted beautifully and matches up perfect to my silver a6000. The picture i took looked pretty good and my only gripe was that it's somewhat big (for me) and i kept knocking it into things even when on my carry strap, this is my own fault of course but this lense makes the cam significantly larger for sure. I would recommend this ad a welcome addition to the a6000 camera.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Perfect lens for my needs

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    RockAndRollPiilgrim
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    Sure, it's a big lens, but it's nowhere near the size of my old DSLR zoom. It really is compact for its power, and I used it a lot. It fit into my jacket pocket, so I got it into the rock concerts I recently attended without an issue, and got great shots. I could take it to the parks in London, and the zoo, without a bulky camera bag. It's easy to mount quickly, which is important to me. The only thing is I wish the end cap would stay on easier. You only have to twist it a few degrees, which means it comes off easily in my jacket pocket.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Good one

    Posted
    Ananyapapukutty
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    I have the A6000 and I generally like it but it is not a good camera for bird photography because it's complicated to activate the internal zoom: you have to go into the menu and/or assign a button on the camera to use the internal zoom. This is way too time-consuming for bird photography and a huge design mistake. The a5000 has that zoom lever and is much better to use, albeit a less developed camera than the a6000. Overall, Sony doesn't have much to offer for bird photography but I hope they will come up with better lenses and cameras for that purpose.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    A Great Beginner Lens

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    Silverbear98337
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    I am using this lens with the Sony A7II for a variety of different scenes. I am not using it for video. The lens was on sale, so I felt that the value was there, and if I were to consider the full price of this lens, I would save a bit more and get a higher quality lens to meet my specific needs. The lens has adequate range, and is relatively sharp. The weight is suitable for a small camera body and the focus control works without any issues. Focal speed is adequate and it will focus in moderate light.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    As great as expected

    Posted
    Humberto
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    I bought this to caption my grand daughter first funny faces without her notices for a more spontaneous images, last month we went to a resort for a short beach vacation and get some great pictures of the whole crew and individually but couldn´t catch her in any of them sweet faces, but the main objetve was acomplished in spontaneous matter, great to catch birds if you are a bird watcher

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A versatile lens that should be part of your kit

    Posted
    Joepure
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    This lens was acquired to see if it would give me more opportunities to use my Sony 4/3's 5000a camera. The answer is unequivocally yes! For working in large areas where 5-6 steps are not possible, the 55-210 zoom really does the trick without sacrificing too much in the way of aperture in medium lit situations. it's fast, comfortable in my large hands (less in a woman's I imagine) and the image stabilization seems to work just fine. Sorry that I waited to buy this!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great starter zoom

    Posted
    Katt
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    I purchased this lens as part of a package deal when I bought my Sony a6000 camera. It has some limitations (low light, not tack sharp), but overall was a great lens to begin shooting with. I paired it with an Olympus 1.7x teleconverter, which increased the zoom capabilities, and also seemed to improve the image quality (sharpness and compression). I’ve been very pleased with the performance of this combination.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Sony E 55-210mm f/4.5-6.3 is one super nice lens

    Posted
    skateborg23
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    The Sony E 55-210mm f/4.5-6.3 OSS is one of a familiar breed of lenses: an entry-level telephoto zoom lens designed to be paired with the standard 18-55mm kit zoom. On the plus side, this lens has enough reach for sports and wildlife photography, and includes helpful optical image stabilization (that's the OSS) that can help prevent blur from hand-shake at longer focal lengths.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good, but not great

    Posted
    Paul
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    High quality material and well made. Smooth zoom, quiet focus, quite compact for its zoom range. Though it does protrude outward quite a bit when zoom all the way in. Provides long reach, but is not suitable to be used as a versatile solution because i just could not use it to capture portrait. Manual zoom is not suitable for video recording. it’s quite a heavy lens. Only great for people who shoot pictures of wildlife or who wants long reach. I would guve 3.5 star.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Lens

    Posted
    tmaster
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    The only way to be able to explore the potential of any of the NEX cameras is by adding this lens it gives you the range that makes this type of camera a better product than a point and shoot. The quality is solid and it looks great. BTW it comes in solid black or this silver model. The zoom makes all the difference in the world, you can be in the back of the room and get great shots. BB will price match, so do your research before you pay full price for it. So get it and enjoy another dimension of your camera.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great alternative to a telephoto.

    Posted
    Rhino
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase

    This was a great lens for the money. I have taken thousands of pictures with it over the last few weeks and love the lens more and more each time i use it. The pictures are crisp and quick. With the OSS built in it is very easy to hand hold shots even at the long end of the zoom. I bought this primarily for wildlife photography and videography and the metal quite luminous. But that is nothing a little camouflage self-adhesive tape couldn't fix. Great product.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Nice small zoom lens

    Posted
    Rookie
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    Bought as an accessory for a6000 for a Europe trip, did not take on trip, but used later at a HS graduation, works fine if there is lots of light, or for portraits in daylight, would not recommend for indoors or evening dim lighting. For action shots in low light a faster lens is needed. Would recommend as a first low cost zoom lens.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent lens for a great camera series

    Posted
    Jdchem
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    I bought this lens for our Alpha6100 to take on a family vacation. We have two Nikon DSLRs with long lenses but ever since we bought the Sony Alpha, it's been nearly impossible to justify lugging around the bulky Nikons. The only thing missing from the Alpha was a long lense. I have been very impressed with this product and it works astonishing well with the rapid shutter speed of the Alphas. I would say this was the proverbial nail-in-the-coffin for our two DSLRs.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Long range view, cluncky handling

    Posted
    Duree
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    I'm in no way a professional photographer and this is only my second lens for the Sony NEX-5t but I'm impressed by the long range the lens is able to capture. The handling of zooming is very manual (turning barrel so lens comes out) so it's kind of awkward holding a light camera with a very long lens, trying to capture your scene. I bought this with a bundle so it was significantly cheaper. I don't know if I'd purchase this lens full price though.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great telephoto for NEX cameras!!!

    Posted
    emzman
    • My Best Buy Premier Silver Member

    I purchased this lens for my NEX-5 a year ago and I love it. I've shot some sporting events (triathlon) with the burst shooting and the pics turned out awesome. This lens is a must-have for NEX users, especially if you need to get close to a subject. The aluminum casing and rubber rings gives the lens that durable feel.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Perfect addition to my lens collection

    Posted
    DW6789
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    Lens works great! Easy to attach to my Sony A6000 and it has a detachable hood. Clear crisp photos are easy with the Camera and this lens. I had fun playing with it on a recent trip and got some amazing photos with crisp detail in the front and the beautiful blur in the background. Plus some zoomed distance photos of eagles flying far away. I am relatively new to the DSLR cameras so I have to do some experimenting, but I am loving it so far.

    I would recommend this to a friend