Sony AF DT 55-200mm F4-5.6 A-mount lens review by olli
|olli#4892 date: Feb-22-2009|
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|ownership:||I own this lens|
|compared to:||Sony 18-70|
|price paid:||230 USD|
|positive:||Lightweight and compact. Genuinely 4-4.5 for much of the zoom range. Great sharpness to 150-160 and still good out to 200. Good lens hood included.|
|comment:||Fantastic lens for those of us with an occasional need for telephoto but who don't want the weight or size of other similar lenses. This lens goes into a ziploc bag and into my pocket regularly.|
Yes the lens is very light and has a plastic mount but that does not mean it is poorly built. Both Sony and Tamron versions carry exactly the same guarantee as their more expensive products.
I've never used a beercan but having handled one in a camera store s/h department I can't see any reason to choose it over this.
Even this more expensive Sony version is a bargain.