Sony E 55-210mm f/4.5-6.3 OSS SEL55210

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(From Sony lens literature) Slim telephoto zoom lens weighing only 345g that makes an ideal complement to SEL1855. With outstanding optical performance over the entire zoom range, this lens is an excellent choice for portraits, sports and nature photography.

Sony E 55-210mm f/4.5-6.3 OSS SEL55210

Sony E 55-210mm f/4.5-6.3 OSS SEL55210 User Reviews

8.4/10 average of 8 review(s) Build Quality 8.6/10 Image Quality 8.4/10
  • 9 out of 10 points and recommended by Johnboyns (1 reviews)
    Super lens for my a6000.

    The real zoom length of ca.80-315 is very useful. I use the Zeiss 18-135 on my a6400. In that way with some overlapping, I can choose which camera I take out and have great versatility one way or the other.

    reviewed October 4th, 2021
  • 7 out of 10 points and recommended by Jamaima1 (1 reviews)
    Decent build and image quality.
    Slow autofocus

    So I deliberated a bit to add my 2 cents to the fray. I chimed in because no one mentioned slow autofocus speed with this lens.
    Like others stated this zoom lens can be a steal - if you get it for less than $200. It produces decent image quality. However, it does have a relatively shallow depth of field when zoomed in, so keep that in mind.
    On my A6300 the autofocus is painfully slow compared to the other lens I tried, including the 'el chipo' 16-50 bundled lens, the SEL 28F20 prime, and the SEL1670Z (the Zeiss co-branded zoom, which itself isn't the fastest autofocus lens either).
    I found an open-box on eBay from a major East Coast camera store for about $140, and after redeeming by eBay bucks I ended up paying much less than one hundred greenbacks so I have no regrets. But I wanted to pont out the autofocus speed because it clearly disqualifies this lens from any fast-action photography.

    reviewed October 27th, 2018
  • 10 out of 10 points and recommended by Perry Rhodan (42 reviews)
    Built well for the price. Sharp and very nice OSS.
    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 ;)

    reviewed May 15th, 2013 (purchased for $199)
  • 9 out of 10 points and recommended by Beachrider (22 reviews)
    Metal adds durability, IQ is strong throughout. OSS is very effective, Price is VG, light
    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

    reviewed April 10th, 2013 (purchased for $350)
  • 5 out of 10 points and not recommended by Ocean (21 reviews)
    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.

    reviewed December 30th, 2012 (purchased for $300)
  • 9 out of 10 points and recommended by db73961 (5 reviews)
    Light, well built, good image quality
    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.

    reviewed December 20th, 2012 (purchased for $350)
  • 10 out of 10 points and recommended by brugj03 (14 reviews)
    Sharp, light weight,small,excellent mechanical quality and super stabiliation
    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!

    reviewed November 15th, 2012 (purchased for $270)
  • 8 out of 10 points and recommended by Milo2041 (3 reviews)

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

    reviewed June 28th, 2012