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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

It's not an f4.5 lens on an APS-C sensor

Albert the Eskimo, B&H Photo
10 December 2014
  • Excerpt: Sony is doing some pretty loose math by calling this an f4.5 lens on an APS-C camera. If it were on a 35 mm FF camera yes it would be f4.5 Let's do the math a 210 mm lens @ f4.5 = front diameter of 46.66 mm With the crop factor you have a 315 mm equivalent. The front diameter doesn't change so divide the 315 mm lens by 46.66 and you get an f6.7 lens, not an f4.5. If you think you're going to get an f4.5 lens on an APS-C sensor, you're not. The physics don't work.
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Overall 6
6.0

fair low end lens for someone stepping up from traditional point and shoot cameras.

Digitalmaster, Amazon
21 October 2014
  • Summary: Overall, I was unimpressed with this lens. I recently tried out a Sony camera, and took several pictures, and the pictures from this lens seem to be washed out and blurry. That being said, I can't necessarily blame it on the lens, but it seemed to happen most when I used this lens. Otherwise, it was a fairly fast lens, and seem to be well built for a low-end consumer model.
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Overall 6
6.0

Good price but filters don't fit lens

Francisco Alberini, Amazon
7 October 2014
  • Summary: This is a great price for this lens, but the lens filter kit was for a 40.5mm lens. The SEL55210 is a 49MM lens so the filters are basically a throw away.
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Overall 6
6.0

BI suspect this will mostly protect the lens, so ...

jtwind "jtwind", Amazon
2 October 2014
  • Summary: BI suspect this will mostly protect the lens, so it's adequate. BUT it is not worth $15.50. This is a $5 lens bag? Nothing about it impresses.
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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

Meets a need but not much wow-factor

Ben C, Amazon
23 October 2013
  • Summary: Whilst it's good to have a telephoto lens in the NEX range, I haven't been wowed by the quality of the shots from this lens, as compared to the 18-55mm kit lens or the 50mm prime lens that I also have. There is a lack of detail and texture that is certainly noticeable. With that said, the lens remains sharp and is quick and reliable in its focus.
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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

Almost a Good Deal

wired2, Amazon
17 October 2012
  • Summary: This is "almost" a good deal! The lens is the good deal, but the 16gb SDHC card will not fit in the NEX camera. Sony uses the Memory Stick PRO Duo, not the 16gb SDHC card in the package.
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