We've been there. When you first start taking photography seriously — when it first starts taking tentative steps from being an interest to being a passion — you're going to find yourself outdoors with your favorite "everyday" lens, and you're going to feel left short. When you move from an intimate, indoor setting to the expanse of the outdoors, you need a lens that can negotiate all that extra space. That's when you'll be browsing zooms online, and it's why you're lucky you've landed here, right now: this SEL-55210 zoom lens is a great choice for anyone with an NEX-series camera. With its impressive reach and optical image stabilization, you'll find yourself composing tight, compressed perspective shots you simply couldn't get before. You'll have another arrow in your artistic quiver. And you'll feel confident while capturing images, knowing you've got another tool for making great work.
The SEL-55210 has 2 aspheric surfaces and 2 extra-low dispersion elements inside the zoom assembly. What this means for you is razor-sharp focus with a minimum of color fringing or smearing. A quiet focus motor makes this a great lens for videography, too.