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Best budget Zoom lens
from Altadena, CA 91001, USA
Comments about Sony 55-210MM Camera Lens - Black:
Sharp enough for this kind of budget lens. Does not perform well in low light but on sunny day or well lit studio or set, it's perfect.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
NOT a great lens. Trouble Getting Crisp Images.
from Carrollton, TX 75007, USA
I've been using a Nikon DSLA with m 18-270mm Sigma lens for several years now. Moved to the A6000 this past month, and admittedly have had trouble adjusting to how this camera works, reacts to settings, but while I get great images with the kit 16-50mm lens, i have managed to get very few great images with this 55-210mm lens. very disheartening. Actually debating returning it...
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
An Excellent Telephoto Lens
When I bought my alpha-6000 Sony Camera, I wanted a telephoto to extend my reach. After lugging around big DSLR telephotos for years, this one is a dream since it's light and small while delivering excellent pictures. I appreciate the vibration control since I'm older and not as steady as I used to be. Zooming is easy, and auto-focus is quick and accurate. It's wonderful that these mirrorless camera have accessories that allow so much of DSLR functionality.
(4 of 8 customers found this review helpful)
Quality is good, bokeh is good, zoom is OP... don't forget that price tag! buyitbuyitbuyit This is an excellent lens.
(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)
Excellent "kit zoom" or semi-pro broadsword.
Alright, to begin, I am not comparing this to a high end 70-200 f2.8. We all know we want one of those high end, fixed aperture lenses. This lens is under $500. There is no doubt that it isn't one of those lenses. For the price, it is a solid beast with good clarity and fine performance. If you haven't tried better, you won't know the difference and it will serve you well as a first "reach out and touch someone" kind of lens. All in a reasonably compact size (again, for what it is.) If you are a beginner or a pro looking for acceptable and affordable (but not necessarily top of the line) performance this is a solid purchase. It'd be perfectly fine for a portrait shooter, though I'd look for something a bit better for anything where you might find yourself looking for more out of your work - such as fashion shoots. This all said, given the slow, variable aperture, be mindful of your lighting. It is one of the worst things about a lens like this.
(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
Awesome beginner lens
from Honolulu, HI
I'm a beginner with taking photos with something that's not just a simple point-and-shoot camera. This lens with the sony nex camera is very simple to use and makes even a novice like me take awesome pictures. It focuses really well and the zoom is great for taking pictures at sporting events and weddings. I definitely recommend this to anyone who wants to make their photos clearer when trying to zoom in on the action.
Easy to use. Great shots.
from Dallas, Tx
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.
from Harrisburg, PA
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.
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