Sony AF DT 55-200mm F4-5.6 A-mount lens review by andrewlamwc

reviewer#5170 date: Apr-5-2009
sharpness: 4.5
color: 4
build: 4
distortion: 4
flare control: 4
overall: 4.1
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 used to own this lens
compared to:Sigma 18-200 F3.5-5.6 DC
Sony AF 70-300 F4.5-5.6 G SSM
price paid:Kit Lens
positive:+ Light weight,
+ Inexpensive,
+ Acceptable color and sharpness
negative:- Plastic
comment:Together with 18-70mm, it is great kit lens that extended the range coverage to 200mm. With APC-S format that equivalent to 27 - 300 mm to FF, it is very good enough for a starter to enjoy photography. The range 55-200 is very useful for portrait and flower shooting. I sold it just for upgrade to 70-300G.

rating summary

lens image
  • total reviews: 35
  • sharpness: 4.33
  • color: 4.40
  • build: 3.71
  • distortion: 4.43
  • flare control: 4.40
  • overall: 4.25 - Home of the alpha system photographer
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