Sony AF DT 55-200mm F4-5.6 A-mount lens review by Shaggy8675

reviewer#5563 date: Jun-20-2009
sharpness: 4.5
color: 4
build: 3
distortion: 4
flare control: 4
overall: 3.9
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 DT 18-70 F3.5-5.6
price paid:
positive:Lens is pretty fast to focus
Sharp, especcialy for a cheap kitlens
Nice colors
negative:Build is not terrible, but my lens does ha a little bit of play here and there.
Plastic feeling
MF-ring is to small
lenshood tends to fall of once in a while due to not much clamping force of the thread.
comment:I realy like this lens and use it a lot. Since it being a kitlens, i think you can get a lot worse lenses.
It functions good, and reliable. Colors are good, lens is verry sharp.

I like it a lot.

rating summary

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  • 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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