Summary: This lens works great as a 55 - 200mm lens. It is better than the kit lens, but don't make the mistake we did and hope that you won't need broader angles than 55 mm. After out 18 - 250 lens quit we thought that perhaps we could get away with just the 55 - 200 for a bit, but that is not the case. We ended up going back to a 18 - 250 lens for the versatility.
Summary: I like this sony sal 55-200mm lens. It gives me a nice and great pictures. It fits easily to my camera bag when I travel and very handy. I enjoyed most of the pictures I took with this lens. It's so natural.
Summary: I have had the lens, which I use with the Sony A65, for about three weeks, and was immediately impressed with its light weight, and quality construction. I have tested it with close up images and surprised with the clarity of the pictures. Most of my initial shots have been used with the Auto setting, thus do not have a good idea of its full capabilities. I did use the auto with the lens set to max and received excellent results. At a distance of approx.