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Sony 55-210MM Camera Lens - Black

  • Model: SEL55-210
  • Telephoto Zoom Lens 55-210mm
  • Built-In Image Stabilization
Special financing available
Lens Type
Telephoto Zoom Lens 55-210mm
Image Stabilization
Built-In Image Stabilization
Shipping Weight
2 lbs
Warranty Terms - Parts
12 Months
Warranty Terms - Labor
12 Months

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Sony 55-210MM Camera Lens - Black
 
4.6

(based on 27 reviews)

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92%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Reviewed by 27 customers

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5.0

Easy to use. Great shots.

By Kmandallas

from Dallas, Tx

Comments about Sony 55-210MM Camera Lens - Black:

This lens is easy to use and takes great photos. Used it extensively in the Canadian Rockies for both telephoto and macro shots. Very impressive results. A great compliment to the 18-50 that came with the camera.

 
2.0

Works

By Mudoch

from Harrisburg, PA

Comments about Sony 55-210MM Camera Lens - Black:

THe lens works just great with the A6000, gets the shots as expected. I have just one disappointment, it sucks the life out of the Battery. With only a few shots, under 5, I loose as much as 20% of the Battery. I mostly manual adjust the lens and then let it auto focus once I've framed the shot. Not sure If this is normal or just how I use it.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

excellent optics

By Ace2456

from Salem Oregon

Comments about Sony 55-210MM Camera Lens - Black:

I enjoy the use of this lens very much. The optics are very sharp. I have used for long distance photography when I could not get close to the object photographed.

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great Value

By UserNex7

from Irvine, CA

Comments about Sony 55-210MM Camera Lens - Black:

I purchased this lens as a part of the A3000 bundle after reading the reviews here and in several sites. Over the holidays, I used the lens to take photos from Inspiration point on my NEX 7. Viewing them on my Mac, I was blown away. Images were extremely sharp, great color and the zoom was useful in capturing birds and the sunset. Considering the cost, this is a great purchase and I am very pleasantly surprised. It does need a lot of light and is not lightning fast to focus. But the photos were great throughout the zoom range. I would highly recommend this lens. It is a tremendous value for money.

 
4.0

Great glass.

By Mikethomasad

from Kansas City

Comments about Sony 55-210MM Camera Lens - Black:

The combination of features produce a one-of-a-kind experience, that a few years back would have not been affordable. Compact, efficient and powerful. The 50mm tells it with punched contrast and confident timing. Works perfectly with the NEX, where it was designed to come to life. You have the technical stuff here, so I'll just end with this, the image stabilization is worth the cost of the glass alone. 1.8 plus stabilization lets you do amazing work and reduces all kinds of effort. It's a great buy.

 
4.0

good

By marcelo

from va usa

Comments about Sony 55-210MM Camera Lens - Black:

i wish it could double as a macro lens.

 
5.0

Excellent all around lens

By Anonymous

from North Carolina

Comments about Sony 55-210MM Camera Lens - Black:

This is a great lens that I have used to take over 5,000 images of food, flowers, people, and much more. The low aperature does a great job at minimizing the focus depth of field, but you need to make sure to keep it far enough away from things to get it to focus (flowers & smaller things). Overall, this is a great lens for the cost.

(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

May have bought a turkey

By Toadjumps

from Undisclosed

Comments about Sony 55-210MM Camera Lens - Black:

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.

(3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Fantastic Lens

By YetiPoacher

from Baltimore, MD

Comments about Sony 55-210MM Camera Lens - Black:

After buying the NEX-5N I was told by many photographer friends to get a fast fixed lens. I was happy to find out that this lens was well-reviewed and a great value so I decided to buy it. No regrets! I have had this for some months and after getting used to it I am able to take some amazing shots with great clarity. The bokeh is also of very high quality and is the most enjoyable aspect for me. The fast fstop allows great portraits as well. The construction is solid and the focus ring is smooth. A definite must have for any photographer.

(7 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

NEX essential

By RedEyeEntertainment

from Salt Lake City, UT

Comments about Sony 55-210MM Camera Lens - Black:

I read reviews explaining this was a great lens, but I was now prepared for how great. I've had it for 4 months, and it is a dream to work with. The images look great even wide open, and I love the bokeh effect. The focus ring is very smooth which makes it extremely easy to get your tiny depth of field right where you want it manually. If you use the NEX camera you simply have to buy this lens (why else would you buy it?). The only drawback is the lack of any indicator as to where your depth of field is on the lens. That would have been nice, but as stated it's not hard be accurate with just your eye or the peaking function. At $300 this is almost a steal.

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