Sony 55-210mm f/4.5-6.3 OSS E-Mount NEX Camera Lens, Silver/Black

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About Sony 55-210mm Mirrorless

This Sony 55-210mm Mirrorless Bundle comes with $26.95 worth of free accessories including a ProOptic Digital Essentials 49mm and Shipping is free! .

Get a wide focal range of up to 315mm (35mm equivalent) ideal for sports or nature shots.

Internal focusing makes smooth, responsive AF possible with minimum noise that's perfect for video capture. Enjoy Optical SteadyShot image stabilization while achieving crisp, stable images and video in low-light or when zooming in on distant subjects. Two ED (Extra-low Dispersion) glass elements help suppress chromatic aberration and color bleeding at all focal lengths providing excellent image quality throughout the zoom range.

Summary of Customer Reviews

(9)
Customers most agreed on the following attributes:
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Lightweight (3)

Sony 55-210mm Mirrorless Features

  • Wide Zoom Range
    The SEL55210 provides a wide focal range of up to 315mm (35mm equivalent) ideal for sports or nature shooting.
  • ED glass elements
    Two ED (Extra-low Dispersion) glass elements helps suppress chromatic aberration and color bleeding at all focal lengths providing excellentimage quality throughout the zoom range.
  • Quiet Internal Focusing
    Internal focusing makes smooth, responsive AF possible with minimum noise. Perfect for video capture.
  • Optical SteadyShot Image stabilization
    Optical SteadyShotTM image stabilizationmakes it easier to achieve crisp, stable images and video in low-light or when zooming in on distant subjects.

Sony 55-210mm Mirrorless Specifications

Aperture (Max.)
f/4.5 - 6.3
Aperture (Min.)
f/22 - 32
Filter Diameter
49mm
Lens Groups-Elements
9 groups, 13 elements (2 aspheric surfaces)
Minimum Focus Distance
3.2ft (1m)
AF for Movie Capture
Yes
Aspheric Elements
2 aspheric surfaces
Aperture Blade
7 blades (Circular aperture)
Dimensions
(Max. Diameter x Length) : 2-1/2 x 2-1/4" (63.8 x108mm)
Exterior Finish
Metal
Focal Length (35mm equivalent)
82.5mm-315mm
Internal Motor
Yes (Stepping motor)
Lens Weight
12.1 oz (345g)

Sony 55-210mm Mirrorless Reviews

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4.1

(based on 9 reviews)

83%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

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    (1)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Response to two lower comments...

To answer the first comment: You say you have the NEX-5 which should have come with the 18-55mm lens correct? If so then you should just go for this lens. 1) It is over $400 cheaper than the 18-200mm zoom lens and zooms further than that one by a bit. 2) Another reason why you should just go for this lens is because if your camera came with the 18-55 zoom lens, then this one, the 55-210mm lens, would basically pick up where the 18-55mm lens left off and go the extra distance you were looking ...

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To answer the first comment: You say you have the NEX-5 which should have come with the 18-55mm lens correct? If so then you should just go for this lens. 1) It is over $400 cheaper than the 18-200mm zoom lens and zooms further than that one by a bit. 2) Another reason why you should just go for this lens is because if your camera came with the 18-55 zoom lens, then this one, the 55-210mm lens, would basically pick up where the 18-55mm lens left off and go the extra distance you were looking for. I'd only recommend the 18-200mm lens if you didn't already have the 18-55mm lens....Does that make sense? Also, the f-stop that you see on the lens is the min and max aperture....That number is important especially when you're wanting to take pictures of sporting events and action shot. However, its only really important if you plan on manually adjusting the shutter speed. The higher you adjust the shutter speed the less light is let in. So when you adjust to shutter speed to the higher points, your pictures come out really dark so having a lens with a really high aperture, say 1.0 or 2.8, will allow you to open the aperture blades back up even though you have adjusted the shutter speed already, thus giving you the perfect shot. This camera already have a really high frames per second so getting that perfect actions shot be no problem even without adjusting the shutter speed to its fastest speed. I hope this helped! ;-)

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

May have bought a turkey

I love the idea of this lens but the reality is that the images are badly ghosted. I've experimented with both handheld and tripod shots and on a lovely day with good light there are bad ghosts at 70mm and at 210mm. I plan on taking it back to the store and trying another lens as I read other reviews and haven't seen this complaint so I may have a bad lens.

Reviewed by 9 customers

 
4.0

Great lens for A6000

By

from Daphne, AL  -  Semi-pro Photographer

Using for sports on the A6000 and some landscape and portrait work. Very happy with camera and lens combination. especially for the price.

 
4.0

Excellent Lens

By

from Providence, RI  -  Photo Enthusiast

very nice compliment to the kit lens for my sony A6000 -- picks up at the 55 mm focal length and gives good reach for more distant subjects. this makes for a compact and light weight kit for travel and hiking. focus is fast and accurate. OSS makes for reasonable hand holding of telephoto shots.

(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

May have bought a turkey

By

from Undisclosed

I love the idea of this lens but the reality is that the images are badly ghosted. I've experimented with both handheld and tripod shots and on a lovely day with good light there are bad ghosts at 70mm and at 210mm. I plan on taking it back to the store and trying another lens as I read other reviews and haven't seen this complaint so I may have a bad lens.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Works great sharp pictures

By

from BR La  -  Casual user

Works great. Bought it for my wife to take bird pictures and she is not real technical, She does great with it.

(10 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Excellent lens

By

from Japan

I got this lens for a couple of month, it came together with the NEX-F3Y kit, its pretty amazing with it superb quality of images. Particularly at low-light condition. The only problem is a little bit long in length, it might poses some discomfort while you are shooting photographs in a crowded area. But I guess probably I might get used to this as time goes by.

 
4.0

Good lens, but...

By

from Washington DC  -  Hobbyist/Enthusiast

This would have received a higher score from me if it was possible to use a filter with the hood installed. Unfortunately, I have to take the filter off if I want to use the hood and vice versa.

(17 of 20 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Good lens... lacks sharpness at high end

By

from Eden Prairie, MN

This is a very good, compact lightweight lens for my Nex 5N. Also cozy feel and good looking. Great for outdoor/portrait. Nice stabilization too. At the dark side - this lens is not sharp wide open at the tele end. If you zoom more that 150mm or so then you have to step down the aperture and the image quality is so so. This is 210mm in APS-C so you can expect it to work as good as a 350mm full frame. But in reality it doesn't. If you plan to take nice bird or animal picture it is not the lens for you (probably nex series is not for you) but if you plan to take picture for normal outdoor or some long range portrait - its perfect.

(1 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Spec error correction, not a review

By

from Florida

This lens is specified at 2.50 Diameter x 2.25 Long, this is incorrect, the lens is 4.25 Long (108mm) collapsed. The error originates on the Sony web page for this product.

(142 of 150 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Response to two lower comments...

By

from Indianapolis, IN

To answer the first comment: You say you have the NEX-5 which should have come with the 18-55mm lens correct? If so then you should just go for this lens. 1) It is over $400 cheaper than the 18-200mm zoom lens and zooms further than that one by a bit. 2) Another reason why you should just go for this lens is because if your camera came with the 18-55 zoom lens, then this one, the 55-210mm lens, would basically pick up where the 18-55mm lens left off and go the extra distance you were looking for. I'd only recommend the 18-200mm lens if you didn't already have the 18-55mm lens....Does that make sense? Also, the f-stop that you see on the lens is the min and max aperture....That number is important especially when you're wanting to take pictures of sporting events and action shot. However, its only really important if you plan on manually adjusting the shutter speed. The higher you adjust the shutter speed the less light is let in. So when you adjust to shutter speed to the higher points, your pictures come out really dark so having a lens with a really high aperture, say 1.0 or 2.8, will allow you to open the aperture blades back up even though you have adjusted the shutter speed already, thus giving you the perfect shot. This camera already have a really high frames per second so getting that perfect actions shot be no problem even without adjusting the shutter speed to its fastest speed. I hope this helped! ;-)

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Shopper  Why Did You Choose This?
DEANA B  Price mainly but I'm extremely happy with my purchase.
Shopper  can someone recommend a tripod collar that fits this lens?
MICHAEL M  Sorry, ive not had a need on my lens. I wish i could help.
Shopper  Does this fit the NEX 5?
KELLY D  Yes, it will fix any NEX camera.
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