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

reviewer#6474 date: Nov-27-2009
sharpness: 4
color: 4
build: 3
distortion: 4
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:KM 28-85
KM 28-75 2.8
Sony 18-70
Sigma 17-70
Tamron 70-200 2.8
KM 50 1.7
KM 100-200 4.5
price paid:kit with a300
Light weight
decent bokeh
kit stigma
comment:Quite sharp with pleasent bokeh. A good value and light weight. Build is not great but hey it came with my a300 and most importantly I have taken some pretty decent pictures with it. I have sold some older KM lenses but I will keep this. If you need a zoom in this range and do not have a lot to spend look here.

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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