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Sony-sel-55210.32864004
9.2 out of 10

Sony SEL-55210

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Reviews and Problems with Sony SEL-55210

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Overall 6
6.0
Value for money 8
8.0
Ease of use 8
8.0
Picture quality 6
6.0
Durability 6
6.0

Good price for lens

jgood, Bestbuy
21 April 2014
  • Summary: Overall lens is average, I wish it was 18 to 210 or 18 to 300 in picture coverage range. Also would like it to be more cost effectve.
  • Pros: The distance on the lens is good for most pictures
  • Cons: I would like a lens from 18 to 300
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Overall 6
6.0
Value for money 2
2.0
Ease of use 6
6.0
Picture quality 6
6.0
Durability 4
4.0

good for a beginner

jenn, Bestbuy
12 April 2014
  • Summary: overall satisfied but would have purchased the compact version had it not been price prohibitive
  • Pros: easy to install
  • Cons: big and cumbersone, slightly expensive for what you are getting
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Overall 6
6.0
Value for money 6
6.0
Ease of use 4
4.0
Picture quality 6
6.0
Durability 4
4.0

It was too heavy for me.

edgim, Bestbuy
28 February 2014
  • Summary: I found the lens was too heavy for my use, so I returned it to Best Buy. Because it was too heavy for me, the pictures I took were not of the best...
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Overall 6
6.0

Lens now works, but is soft

Jim S, Amazon
15 November 2013
  • Summary: ORIGINAL REVIEW: Do not buy this lens for a Sony NEX 6! In theory, it's just fine, and it worked fine when I received it, so I set it aside for an upcoming vacation. The first time I tried to use it in the field, though, the camera would not recognize the lens, would not focus, and would not shoot. Google the thread "sony nex 6 lens not recognized" and be warned. The lens is apparently made loose and the contacts don't connect well -- at least to the NEX 6.
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Overall 6
6.0

Decent long telephoto.

Trotterjay, B&H Photo
14 October 2013
  • Excerpt: Sony doesn't offer, as of yet, a hi-end long e-mount telephoto for their nex system. Because I like the compactness and autofocus capabilities of native lenses I bought this. It did not give me the color pop or contrast of other lenses like Sony's 10-18 ultra wide zoom, Zeiss 24 prime or Sony 50,1.8. Autofocus is slow. Don't expect to use this for sports or wildlife unless the subject is stationary. However, the images are reasonable. I'll continue to use this lens.
  • Pros: Easy To Use, Lightweight, Reliable
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Overall 6
6.0

Good, but not for me

Bill Hansen "Bill Hansen", Amazon
20 August 2013
  • Summary: I flatter myself that I'm an "advanced amateur" photographer for over 50 years. I'm quite used to Canon DSLRs and their lenses, and to Sony E mount prime lenses. I really wanted this lens to work, because the focal ranges were exactly what I wanted. I spent many hours and hundreds of exposures trying to "learn how to use it" - but in the end, I returned it, because I could not get an acceptable percentage of "keepers" with the 55-210.
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Overall 6
6.0

lens

scott c johnson, Amazon
10 August 2013
  • Summary: Lens is light in weight but it is not very good in certain light conditions the zoom optics are very good and the price was right.
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Overall 6
6.0

Soft at 210mm

Boulder1259, Amazon
29 April 2013
  • Summary: While I enjoy using this lens, it's soft at 210mm. At first I thought I had a defective copy, but the reviews seem to say this is a common issue. It's still a decent lens, but the softness does limit it's usefulness for wildlife photography.
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Overall 6
6.0

Fine for video, not so good for stills

Art, B&H Photo
27 February 2013
  • Excerpt: I use this on a NEX-7 that I bought to use as a digital back for my existing lenses. There is significant fringing past about 150mm. I'm not really a zoom shooter, but I have been accompanying my wife on some birding expeditions. She uses a little Nikon P510 that generates much, much better photos than this lens on the NEX-7.That said, these NEX lenses are great for video, where the performance at the widest apertures and maximum extension are not as critical.
  • Pros: Easy To Use, Native Mount
  • Cons: Image Quality, Poor Design
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Overall 6
6.0

Generally okay, but too big

Steven List "Doc", Amazon
10 January 2013
  • Summary: What I wanted was a case that really fit this lens so that I can pack it and not worry about it bouncing around. This bag is a bit too large, so the lens moves around freely INSIDE the bag, which makes me nervous. I'm using it, because I can't find anything that fits better. If I find something that fits better, I will definitely stop using this.
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