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Sony SEL55210 55-210mm f/4.5-6.3

Telephoto zoom lens for APS-C sensor Sony E-mount mirrorless cameras (Silver)

9 Reviews | 2 questions - 10 answers

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Our take on the Sony SEL55210 55-210mm f/4.5-6.3

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 SEL55210 zoom lens is a great choice for anyone with a Sony E-mount mirrorless 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.

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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 SEL55210 zoom lens is a great choice for anyone with a Sony E-mount mirrorless 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 SEL55210 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.

For the price, this lens is an amazing deal. It's a solid telephoto with great build quality. I haven't gotten to use it much so far, but from what I have tested it works amazingly well, especially since it has the in lens stabilization system.

Christopher, Los Angeles, CA

What's in the Box:

  • SEL55210 E55-210mm 4.5-6.3 OSS lens (silver)
  • 49mm Lens cap (installed)
  • Rear lens cap (installed)
  • ALC-SH115 Lens hood
  • Operating Instructions
  • Precautions Before Using
  • Warranty Sheet

Product Highlights:

  • 55-210mm f/4.5-6.3
  • effective focal length: 82.5-315mm with APS-C sensor Sony E-mount mirrorless cameras
  • SteadyShot® optical image stabilization enables slower shutter speeds for better performance in lower light
  • minimum focus distance: 38-1/2"
  • minimum aperture: f/22-32
  • lens construction: 9 groups, 13 elements
  • two aspherical lens elements and two extra-low dispersion glass elements for excellent sharpness with minimal chromatic aberration and color bleeding
  • filter/attachment size: 49mm
  • lens is 2-1/2" in diameter, 4-1/2" long
  • weight: 12.2 oz.
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
Supplied Accessories:
  • front and rear lens caps
  • lens hood
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Features

Overview: The Sony SEL55210 is an E55-210mm F4.5-6.3 OSS wide-range zoom lens designed for use with Sony α NEX-series cameras. Its 55-210mm focal length range is equivalent to 82.5-315mm in 35mm photography, which is ideal for sports or nature shooting.

Compatibility: The lens has an E-mount, which is compatible with Sony α NEX-series cameras.

ED Glass: The SEL55210 has two Extra-low Dispersion (ED) glass elements which helps suppress chromatic aberration and color bleeding at all focal lengths, providing excellent image quality throughout the zoom range.

Internal Focusing: Internal focusing makes smooth, responsive auto-focusing possible with minimal noise. This makes the lens perfect for video capture.

Optical SteadyShot (OSS): The lens has built-in Optical SteadyShot image stabilization, which helps achieve crisp, stable images and video in low-light or when zooming in on distant subjects.

Lens Hood: The lens comes with the ALC-SH115 lens hood which helps prevent lens flare. When installed, the lens hood adds approximately 2" to the overall length of the lens. The hood can be stored on the lens by installing it backwards.

Specifications:

  • Focal Length: 55-210mm
  • 35mm Equivalent Focal Length: 82.5-315mm
  • Angle of View: 83° - 20°
  • Maximum Aperture: F/4.5 (W) - 6.3 (T)
  • Minimum Aperture: F/22 (W) - 32 (T)
  • Maximum Magnification: 0.225x
  • Minimum Focus Distance: 3.28'
  • Lens Construction: 13 elements in 9 groups
  • Filter Diameter: 49mm
  • Physical Dimensions (w/o lens caps):
    • Length: 4.481" to 6.228"
    • Diameter: 2.507"
  • Weight: 12.2 oz/345g

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Why did you buy this?

Good price when bundled, small, lightweight and pretty sharp if there's a lot of light! [ GLENN  Jun 07, 2017 ]
Becaus I have A Sony Alpha s7r 11 !!! [ Stewart  Apr 05, 2017 ]
Take pictures. [ Charles  Mar 15, 2017 ]
There was a great deal on the lens. I looked at several reviews and for my use it was a good choice. There are better choices but cost a lot more. [ W  Feb 10, 2017 ]
Good lens at a good price [ Terry  Jan 08, 2017 ]
Great price for this lens [ Donal  Dec 16, 2016 ]
Price and size [ PETER  Dec 01, 2016 ]
Great deal with Sony 6000 right now. Has great zooming capabilities as well as good sharpness for a basic lens. [ Nitin  Nov 20, 2016 ]
telephoto lens that picks up right where the kit lens leaves off, also great price! [ Mark  Mar 07, 2016 ]
I needed a long zoom for my travel kit [ Sanford  Jan 03, 2016 ]
Sony Product [ Thomas  Jan 01, 2016 ]
I had this lens before and loved it for the price. [ Andrew  Apr 07, 2017 ]
I bought this with a package deal with the a6500 and is a good value general long range lens. The reviews seemed pretty consistent and quality should be reliable. [ SUSHMA  Dec 28, 2016 ]

2 questions already asked

yes [ Yevgeny  Aug 11, 2015 ]
Yes it does. Nice lens. Light. Wish I went to the larger focal length [ ANTHONY  Aug 10, 2015 ]
It does! It's been a great lens for sports stills and video. [ David  Aug 09, 2015 ]
Yes. [ Mark  Aug 09, 2015 ]
Yes, it has OSS Image Stabilization. [ Tommy  Aug 08, 2015 ]
Yes it does [ Daniel  Aug 08, 2015 ]
Yes. [ Benjamin  Aug 08, 2015 ]
No need for 2x. Compact prime lens maybe. [ JOHN L  Jan 29, 2014 ]
I really dk I dont have a 2x mag to use with this lens! Sorry [ TIMOTHY  Jan 29, 2014 ]
I have no idea. I am very sorry [ Steven  Jan 29, 2014 ]
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