Sony 55-210mm F4.5-6.3 OSS E-mount lens review by Reinhold_1

reviewer#12216 date: Mar-30-2015
sharpness: 4.5
color: 4
build: 5
distortion: 4
flare control: 5
overall: 4.5
tested on:
  • film camera:Film camera
  • APS-C: 6MP6 MP; 10MP10 MP; 12MP12 MP; 14MP14 MP; 16MP16 MP; 20MP20 MP; 24MP24 MP
  • full frame: 12MP12 MP; 24MP24 MP; 36MP36 MP; 42MP42 MP; 61MP61 MP
ownership:I own this lens
compared to:Minolta AF 4,5-5,6/75-300 mm New
Sony FE 4,0/70-200 mm G OSS
Sony A 4,5-5,6/70-300 mm G SSM II
price paid:279,00 €
positive:Relatively sharp, large focal range, light, built in OSS, useful lens hood, straight guide, pleasant feel, very good price-/performance relation.
negative:Unfortunately, only F6.3 aperture at the end, color could be a little better, no zoom-lock.
comment:As part of my travel gear (two cameras/three lenses) the lens is indispensable. The rubber/metal finish makes a high-quality impression, despite the low price. The built-OSS is extremely useful in a telephoto zoom. Most bothers me the lack of zoom-lock. Overall: Recommended!

rating summary

lens image
  • total reviews: 10
  • sharpness: 4.05
  • color: 4.20
  • build: 4.30
  • distortion: 4.00
  • flare control: 4.10
  • overall: 4.13 - Home of the alpha system photographer
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