Reviews and Problems with Sony NEX 55-210mm f/4.5-6.3 OSS
Showing 1-10 of 112
My favoured E-mount lens thus far.
The Knoxville Film Kid, B&H Photo
22 September 2014
Excerpt: I got into the Sony Nex system recently when I acquired an A3000 camera body and two lenses, the 18-55mm kit lens and this excellent 55-210mm tele zoom lens. Between them, this one has better optics, better resolving power, better bokeh, and to my mind, better handling also. The longer barrel (about the size of a 12oz soda can) makes it easy to keep the camera nice and stable while shooting, especially with the OSS built in.
Excerpt: This ain't gonna be your Canon L-Series or anything like that, but I got it for $ when I purchased a Sony A3000 with it. I use it for Wedding Videography on my backup camera. Needed something with a zoom. Works great, especially outdoors where I have enough light. Can get a little dark on inside shoots where I have to bump the GAIN up to high. Basically this is my coverage lens. Then I use my Rokinon Cine Lens Primes to get all the "Beauty" shots.
Pros: Inexpensive, Light Weight Skinny, Looks great
Cons: Not good in low light, Not The Greatest Glass
Excerpt: A very sharp lens for the price. It is certainly "better" than what many might assume it is, based on its price and almost "kit lens" status!The OSS works well too, and I am getting decent bokeh out of it. It does not have the micro-contrast of my Zeiss lenses, but none of them have anywhere near the reach/focal length anyway, and are for very different purposes.The lens cannot be beaten for the function and price, on a NEX camera.
Excerpt: The optical quality of this lens is disappointing. It is light, well made, and I like the range. But I'm getting very soft images across the range. Not sure if it is defective and I need to return it or this is really what I should be expecting. If it is, I am very unimpressed.