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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

97%
would recommend to a friend

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low light
  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    slow focus in low light

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    Rona
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    Great photos in well lighted indoor and sunny outdoor but slow focus in a low light scene. Not for shooting with a lot of movement using the programmed mode on sony a5100. Have not tried shooting in manual mode but may have a better result.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    DOES WHAT I NEEDED

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    WINSTON
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    GOOD LENSE IN GOOD LIGHT BUT NOT A MUCH IN LOW LIGHT

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great kit lens

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    acrid
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    This is a great kit lens to start. Good for landscaping but not in low light.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great starter zoom

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    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

    The right price and size

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    MAS321
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    I have had many different Sony NEX, Axxxx, and A7x models over the last 4 years and keep buying, selling, regretting, and re-buying this lens. I think I'm on my 3rd copy now. It's just a good one to keep around. No, it's not as sharp or versatile as the original 18-200, the FE24-240 blows it away (obviously made for full frame, so a different beast), and a prime like the 50 f1.8 (SEL50F18) will give better results, but if you want a telephoto zoom to add to the kit zoom that came with the camera, this is a great place to start. Especially if you can get it as part of a kit deal, or purchase separately as an open box or find it used, this one is great. I would not pay retail for it, but they've been around awhile, there are many on the market already. It's light, small (for the focal length), and has great glass for the price. Sure, it's going to hunt in low light and is not professional quality, but you would probably not be reading a review of this lens if you needed that. For outdoor bright light sports, I love this lens and my a6000, it's so light and AF is fast. I think I could use it all day and not get tired. Same camera with the FE70-200 and my back is going to ache after an hour.

    I would recommend this to a friend