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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 1027 reviews

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Value, Great Lens.

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    EquineLvr
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    Purchased this lens recently, unsure how it would perform being a kit lens. I am definateley surprised, fast and accurate. I took it for a spin and a youth sporting event with my Sony a6000, and WOW. The one thing I have an issue with when I purchased this camera was the limited lens selection, not a big variety when it comes to the e-mount series. I made the decision to get this zoom and thus far I am very happy, a great value especially for the price.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great lens

    Posted
    lala
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    Recently purchased this lens for my sony camera. Immediately took it on a trip to Montana and got the most beautiful landscape pictures. One of my favorite was of an eagle perched high above in the top of a tree - I felt like I could reach out and touch him. Another of my daughter walking through water where you can actually see each droplet of water.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good lens for the money, but not for me

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    Dry1
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    I had read a lot of great reviews on this lens and for the money it is a good value. It's auto focus was very slow on my a6000, and sharpness was mixed. I usually use my Zeiss 16-70mm, so I'm a bit spoiled when it comes to sharpness and is not really fair to put this lens up against a much more expensive lens. This is why I gave it four stars. It is a good lens for the money, but not the right one for me, so I returned it.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great lens

    Posted
    daniaz
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    I bought this lens to go with my Sony NEX-3N. Great for landscapes and wildlife. I used it this past weekend on a trip to Mesa Verde and was able to get some wonderful pics that would've been blurry with the 18/55 lens. One great thing about this lens is that it's compatible with the NEX and Alpha lines...you can also use with the E-Mount's but need an attachment. Great for people who may consider upgrading from the NEX to Alpha line in the future!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Surprisingly good lens, especially for the money!

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    walkabout
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    Received this lens with the Sony A6300. I was pleasantly surprised ay how sharp it is. You do need good light, even in shaded woods you'll need the fill flash if you are using it for any close ups of critters. I keep the focal length under 200, about 135, f5.6-8 and have gotten wonderful photos of dragonflies , flowers, almost macro lens quality. At 200mm it won't be as sharp. For the price and size of this lens, it's a very good buy.

    I would recommend this to a friend

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      SonyListens

      Hi. walkabout, you put a smile on a lot of faces around here with your kind words about our product. That's the kind of experience we wanted to hear. Thank you for choosing Sony. Dave sony_US

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Everyone should purchase as their second lens

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    chaos
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    I was having a tough time deciding what lens to buy because in my inventory of lenses the only I owned was the kit lens my Sony Alpha 6k came with. I was offered the zoom lens with a package that would save me money but I didn't take the offer and regretted it right away. So finally i got my hands on this lens and I enjoy it more than my kit lens. Quality is nice and versatile. Definitely my favorite lens currently!!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent addition to my Sony Camera

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    Legions
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    I've had the Sony NEX for over a year but finally decided to buy the zoom lens for more flexibility. The lens is sturdy and easy to use. Had no issues attaching or removing the lens and the picture quality is incredible. Unlike other larger zoom lens where you loose some stability while taking pictures if you have zoom extended to maximum and quality of the pictures blur, this lens took excellent pictures, even in dimmer lighting. Highly recommend.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    good lens with light weight

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    xenos
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    purchased other digital camera and lens from Nikon. Although it is very good, and correspondingly costly. However as an amateur photographer, most of time do not need a great camera which is so heavy to carry. The Sony with a good tele lens is enough to maneuver the photo image effect, recommend to travelers.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Lens at a Great Price

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    skateborg23
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    The Sony E 55-210mm f/4.5-6.3 OSS provides enough zoom range to capture faraway subjects. It won’t rival a 60x superzoom for sheer reach, but it will take much better photos—especially if you know how to take advantage of it. Best of all, it won’t break the bank. Sure, Sony had to make some sacrifices to get the price that low, but if you’re looking to add reach on a budget, this lens should be on your radar.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Zoom lens thats easy to use

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    makas
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    This is my first zoom lens. I love the camera so much I decided to purchase this lens. At first I was afraid I would have problems changing from one lens to another but, to my surprise it's as easy as pie. The price was right also. I've heard of people paying way more for similar lens to use with their professional cameras. I get the same results if not better and I paid less. I love it when I get a good deal and I am very very happy

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A zoom lense

    Posted
    Superman
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    Yes you can spend more on a lense and you can do a few more tricks but for the price this is an excellent lense. Zoom lense have there problems some less then others but again for the price this is a great value. I not going to give you any more read the reviews. You always read one that trashes it and one the raves about it. Just remember it not a lense the price of the camera but it light and dose the job well.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Small and lightweight, but quality tradeoffs

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    UncleMarty
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    The lens is nice and small and lightweight -- perfect for the A6000 or A6300 (what I use). But the lens is soft in the corners and edges, so it's not the best choice if you are shooting subjects where you want everything in tack-sharp focus (landscapes, travel, etc.). When the focus is just a single subject in the frame (person, dog), it does really well and is nice and sharp.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Long Zooooooooom!!!!

    Posted
    ScoPet
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    Purchased this as an additional lens for my Sony A5100, that came with the 16-50mm. This lens is a great performer all round from medium to long range giving a little better quality than the kit lens. This is perfect for animals, outdoor close ups, or anything that u want to get close to that isn't so close. The only thing id say that could be better is a power zoom on it. Can be difficult to hold steady when zoomed in.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great lens for the price

    Posted
    redbot72
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    as said, we use this lens for vacation pictures and family shots. it definitely gives us more range with our NEX-5R. while you could find more expensive long shot lenses, perhaps with finer picture, you will not regret the ease of use and good pics you get with this lens. as with all optics, they are somewhat fragile, this one withstood a drop from my daughter so it's pretty tough just treat it with respect and it'll be fine.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    works well except at the very limit

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    PreferAnon
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    I am a hobbyist photographer. I bought this lens when I bought my new A6000 for a european family vacation. It works very well, it does not add a ton of extra weight. I found the photos to look great when using the lens except when i maxed out the zoom, which is to be expected ( i would think), but again, i'm not a pro. Very happy with the purchase regardless and i was extremely happy to have this lens on my trip.

    I would recommend this to a friend

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      Hi PreferAnon, Good to hear that you love the camera. It is possible that the camera will activate digital zoom if you max the zoom scale of the camera. It is normal because the camera is somehow digitally enhancing the images to give a larger representation. -Zander Sonystyle

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    A+

    Posted
    Britters
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    I purchased this lens as part of a bundle with the a6000 and I am very happy that I made that plunge. I think together it saved me $150+ dollars, and without that bundle, I probably would have convinced myself that the extra lens wasn't worth it. However, I would say that I tend to use this lens way more than the one that came with the body. Now I just have to round out the rest of my kit!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A gem

    Posted
    Rezy
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    This lease quickly became my go-to for nearly everything. Sure it doesn’t have zoom, but there is a reason why it’s called a “prime” lense. It has great low light performance which is where I like to work. And it’s focus and clarity is amazing. Now I need to find a good zoom lense that can also give me a wider viewing angle.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    More than I expected

    Posted
    Tacoplenty
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    I bought this for my NEX7 primarily to shoot fast moving subjects such as my dogs and grand kids. Subjects not at all well suited to using the manual focus lenses I have adapted for the NEX. As an outdoor lens it's awesome. autofocus is good but not great. image quality is surprisingly good. Contrast and color are very good. Excellent value.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great lens for the price, but don't expect more.

    Posted
    CaNexShooter
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    I bought this lens in a pinch before a sporting event I wanted to shoot. The pictures were actually pretty great all things considered. A bit soft and a little blurry sometimes for fast motion, but I was able to shoot at least 1/400 at ISO 1200 so not too bad at all. Focus was pretty quick even at maximum tele. For me this was a clear winner vs paying gazillions for the 18-200 super zoom.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent lens

    Posted
    indianadeb
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    Have wanted this lens for my Sony nex for a long time. Finally broke down and bought a new camera and Best Buy had a deal where i got $100 of the lens if i bought it at the same time so went ahead and took the plunge. Haven't had a lot of opportunity to use it much but with what i have used it for im very satisfied. Will add to my review once i get to take it out for a longer test drive!

    I would recommend this to a friend