Sony AF DT 55-200mm F4-5.6 A-mount lens review by hg102

reviewer#5450 date: May-25-2009
sharpness: 4.5
color: 5
build: 3
distortion: 5
flare control: 4
overall: 4.3
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:Sony 70-300mm f4.5-5.6 G Lens
Minolta 100-300 xi
Minolta 100-200mm
price paid:127 USD (used)
positive:Light weight
Fast focusing
Works well with my 1.5x TC
negative:Build quality but not a problem yet
comment:I bought this lens for hiking and find it meeting my needs with my Alpha A700. To keep the weight down I pair it with a Minolta 24mm f2.8. This lens continues to give me very good immages under variable light conditions.

It is a keeper at the price.

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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