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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

    Fabulous Lens!

    Posted
    bearskepr
    • My Best Buy Premier Silver MemberElite Plus Member

    I have owned the Sony NEX 3 for a while now and LOVE the camera. I needed a longer lens and was not disappointed at all! I have mostly used this to take pictures of my kids skiing behind the boat and for family vacations. It has been fabulous. Super easy to use and lightning fast to change out your lenses to get your shot. If you are thinking about it, do it!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Gotta have it to fully enjoy your nex camera

    Posted
    coble
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    I wasn't planning to like it as much as I do. I love my nex3, but with this lense it gets me closer to things I want to photograph or video record. Its a must buy to really get the shots you want. You will need to keep the smaller lense with you most of the time also. You will find at times that you have to walk far away to get the shot you want with this lense.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Better than expected

    Posted
    Camham
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    Was a little hesitant about this lens. Read other reviews both good and bad. My take is that its a very good lens for the price. Works well with my A6000. Takes a little while to get use to it, but once you get the hang of it its performs well. Good color and sharpness. Got mine as an open box. Would buy again if I had to. Highly recommend for telephoto use.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Zoom autofocus failed after 3 years careful use

    Posted
    Jada
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    Disappointed in the life of this Sony 55-210mm e mount lens product, it failed and broke inside, making a loud clacking noise that would not stop until I turned the camera off, sounded like a gear problem for the autofocus components. It was an inexpensive lens realtive to the cost of the others available but I expected better from Sony Brand products.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      SonyListens

      Hi Jada, We are sorry to hear about what happened to your camera. You can have the unit checked by an authorized personnel by visiting this link. https://esupport.sony.com/US/p/service.pl -Jerome sony_US

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Very nice inexpensive lens for my Sony a6000

    Posted
    inthelight
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    I recently purchased a Sony a6000, which I have fallen in love with, and wanted a longer zoom lens. Didn't want to spring for the very expensive 70-200 right now, so opted for this. Not as sharp as I would like, and I expected that it would not be the fastest lens, but I must say that I am pleasantly surprised by it. I believe it would be quite adequate for most people's needs.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good zoom for the price

    Posted
    DrStevil3
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    This lens was a very inexpensive way for me to add zoom capabilities to my Sony NEX – FS 100. I like to use e-mount lenses that don't require an adapter and this did the trick. I was able to successfully shoot high quality footage at a high school football game from the booth with this lens. It also provided nice depth of field for shots that I took at field level before the game.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    I am beginner in this field

    Posted
    MarioFan3DS
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    This is on my A6000 camera and is small and light yet the quality of pictures at distances is great. The lens removes easy and the lens cap is not tethered. The sun shade can be attached backwards to limit the space it takes while stored. Manual adjustment limits the parts that break and the speed at which you can zoom. Less moving parts is better.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Oh look a zoom lens

    Posted
    LittleJohnPhoto
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    I nice lens if you want to compliment your kit lens. Only bought it because if I bought it with the camera and the kit lens there was a nice discount. It does it's job. Would have liked to see a lock feature on it. But the lens is solid and feels good. Feels a little heavy when you mount in on my Sony Alpha 5100. If you can get it at a discount price. Totally worth it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great lens

    Posted
    Josh
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    Just purchased my first camera, the Sony Alpha a7, which had came with a 28mm-70mm lens which was "okay" seeing how disappointing how far it could only go. Bought this bad boy and man it is crazy good how great the shots come out especially at long distance. Great buy and a must have if you want to put some distance between yourself and your subject of the photo

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    awesome!!

    Posted
    ddye1870
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    I bought it because I have a 3 yr old and nephew and a niece who are 2 and 6 that are on the go. I can just get the one person I want in the shot without having to crop later. Also I use it at the zoo to get up close shots of the animals and not have all the extra background I dont need or want. I would definitely recommend this to anyone who has children.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Excellent for the price

    Posted
    peruano
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase

    I bought this lens with the kit lens and the a6000. This is a good deal and the lens works very well. Do not buy and adaptor with a non sony lens, you will lose the autofocus capability. This lens is excellent for this price. Sony manufacture great bodies but does not have that many lenses, but these two will do the job.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good dx kit lens. Great Value

    Posted
    SpiceMan
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase

    A good enough lens. Not very fast focusing. An essential purchase in order to take advantage of what the camera has to offer. Not long enough for great images at the zoo nor fast enough for shooting indoor sports. It's just okay. A great value in the kit form. A really light and inexpensive lens for a dx camera system. I would recommend it as part of the kit purchase.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Highly sensitive to dirt and debris

    Posted
    CameraNewbie
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    Have just one concern about using this lens & Sony camera - the lens very easily gets dirt and debris in it when switching out lenses. It is really meant to be changed in a sterile environment, while we need to change back and forth outdoors, which is just not realistic. Specs get on the interior of the lens frequently, which makes routine cleaning a must.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    A bit soft at full tele on my A6000

    Posted
    Duk57
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    Bought this to use with my A6000. A bit disappointed in that the sharpness doesn't hold up at the full tele end of the lens, especially with a 24 megapixel camera. Probably ok for the lower res sensor cameras, but if you intend to crop and blow up your pics on an A6000, you may be disappointed with this one.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great zoom lens for sports action

    Posted
    bestbuyguy
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    I use this for my children's soccer games. It's gets me closer to the action with some trade-offs. When fully zoomed, shots are often noisy unless on a very bright day. I'm still learning how to use the a6000 and this lens to get the very best shot possible. All in all, it's a lens that help you capture those priceless moments. For me, those are sports-related.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    I am a beginner and I am in love with it

    Posted
    TMoney
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    I bought the sony alpha a6000 camera a few months before buying the lens and realized that the lens it came with did not have much of a zoom on it. I shopped around and found this lens and it is everything I need. I just wish it zoomed even farther and clearer and that its close ups panned out to fit everything in without having to switch the lens out.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Pretty sweet lens

    Posted
    foneguy
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    I got this lens with an A5100 in a bundle for my daughter. I,m not a huge camera guy but the camera and the lens together take some great pics. My daughter used this lens to take pics of a school play and it performed flawlessly. she loves it and it travels with the camera all the time. Great lens especially if you get it for the price BB offers in the bundle.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Hit or Miss Quality

    Posted
    John
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    I bought this lens to complete telephoto range for my 6500. A friend has the same lens and we compared images of the same target. His is noticably sharper than mine. I thought it might be the autofocus but I could not make the image sharper with manual focus. Unfortunately I found this out too late to return it.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Awesome lens!

    Posted
    jodyg602
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    This lens is amazing! I've never used a camera like this until buying my new Sony NEX and this lens can zoom in from so far away and still give you amazing quality pictures! Very fun to play with and worked out awesome for those trips to Disney where you want a picture of something that may be too far away for the typical zoom!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    A sharp clear lens.

    Posted
    Dave
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    No, this is not a $10,000 Ultra telephoto fast lens. But for what it cost this lens is a great value. It's a standard Zoom for good all-round shooting. It's sharp and clear, no perceptible chromatic aberration. I gave it 4 stars because it has to absolutely amaze me to get 5 stars.

    I would recommend this to a friend