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

reviewer#6017 date: Sep-9-2009
sharpness: 4
color: 3
build: 3
distortion: 5
flare control: 4
overall: 3.8
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:Own nothing in this range
price paid:
Decent range
Large hood
negative:Rotating filter thread
Hard to find any metal
comment:Don't let the low price of this lens fool you; it is actually sharp. If you are looking for a cheap telephoto lens for occasional use, this is it. It's so light, you wouldn't believe a telephoto lens is attached to your camera. :)

Works on a film camera as well.

Update: Had it for an half year now. Still satisfied with its performance. Can shoot at 300mm (eqv) without being noticed. :)

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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