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Sony 55-210mm f/4.5-6.3 OSS E-Mount Lens (Silver)

  • mfr: SEL55210
  • SKU: SEL55210
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Product highlights

  • Focal length: 55-210mm
  • Aperture range: f/4.5-22
  • Sony E-mount lens
  • APS-C format
  • Optical SteadyShot (OSS) image stabilization
  • Internal autofocus drive and direct manual focus
  • Extra-low dispersion elements
  • Aspherical focusing lens
  • 7-blade circular aperture
  • Lens-based optical image stabilization

Sony 55-210mm f/4.5-6.3 OSS E-Mount Lens (Silver)

Sony's SEL55210 55-210mm f/4.5-6.3 Lens brings the world to owners of NEX cameras in a long telephoto zoom lens with 3.8x magnification. The equivalent of 82-315mm in full-frame or 35mm format, this lens has a versatile short-to-long telephoto range. Its Internal focusing feature gives you smooth, responsive autofocus, with minimum noise - perfect for capturing video. With a telephoto lens, image stabilization is very important to prevent camera shake.Optical SteadyShot gives you the ability to capture sharp, crisp images (still or video) even in low light or when zooming into distant subjects. Two ED (Extra-low Dispersion) glass elements help to suppress chromatic aberration color bleeding at all focal lengths, so you have excellent image quality throughout the zoom range. It creates a 28.2-degree - 7.8-degree angle of view, a 3.28' minimum focusing distance, and accepts 49mm filters. This is a lens that you'll want to keep handy at all times for dramatic long-range images.

SteadyShot Image Processor

Sony's Alpha DSLR cameras are designed with the SteadyShot Image Stabilization inside the camera body itself. This means that the lenses that you attach to them don't require the added bulk of a IS system. The result is a lighter and more streamlined lenses that does not require the added weight of the mechanics.

Focusing

Sony's Internal Focusing feature allows you to focus a lens without changing its size. With IF Lenses all optical movement is restricted to the interior of the lens barrel, providing for a lighter, more efficient design. Faster focusing is produced by a lighter and compact focusing lens group.

Direct Manual Focus with non-rotating focus ring during AF: ideal for precise, comfortable manual focus adjustments

Extra Low Dispersion Glass (ED)

Sony's Low Dispersion technology is engineered to reduce chromatic aberrations, which becomes more of a problem as focal lengths get longer. By eliminating the tendency of light of different colors to focus to different points at the image plane. This means your images will come out crisp and clear, with less of a chance of defracting light into an unwanted rainbow of colors. Take shots exactly like you want, without any flare-up or blurring.

Aspherical Element

Sony's aspherical lens design creates a more complex surface profile, while also reducing lens size and weight. Specially shaped “aspherical” elements near the diaphragm restore alignment of light rays at the image plane, translating to high sharpness and contrast even at maximum aperture. Well-designed aspherical elements can reduce the total number of elements required in the lens, thus reducing overall size and weight. The design further ensures consistent imaging performance throughout the entire focal range, while delivering incredible sharpness up to the periphery of the image.

7-Blade Circular Aperture

The circular aperture of this lens creates pleasing natural Bokeh effects. While Conventional aperture blades have flat sides creating unappealing polygonal shaped defocused points of light. This lens overcomes this problem through a unique design that keeps the aperture almost perfectly circular from its wide-open setting to when it is closed by 2 stops.

Lens-Based Optical Image Stabilization

Gyro sensors built into the lens detect even the slightest movement, and the stabilization lens is precisely shifted to counteract any image blur that might occur. The use of precision, quiet linear motors and technology inherited from high-end Sony professional camcorders results in exceptionally quiet, effective image stabilization that contributes to high-quality movies as well as stills.

Specifications

Physical
Weight 12.17oz (345g)
Color Silver
Mount
Lens Mount Sony E-Mount
Focus
Maximum Aperture f/4.5-6.3
Minimum Aperture f/22-32
Focal Length 55-210mm
Maximum Magnification 0.225x
Angle of view 28.2 degree - 7.8 degree
Minimum Focus Distance 3.28 feet (1.00 m)
Focus Type Auto
Image Stabilization Yes
Diaphragm Blades 7
Zoom Focal Length 55-210mm
Lens Format APS-C Sensors
Lens Type Telephoto Zoom
Special Designs Mirror Lenses

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Ratings and reviews

Sony 55-210mm f/4.5-6.3 OSS E-Mount Lens (Silver)

Sony 55-210mm f/4.5-6.3 OSS E-Mount Lens (Silver) SKU: SEL55210

Rated 3 out of 5 by from Decent for a kit lens Not sure why I'm getting asked for a review a full decade later & after I just traded it in, but here it is. Decent lens. But it was a pain swapping lenses so much since this is an APS-C lens and starts at the full frame equivalent of 82.5, that is telephot territory. The aperture is small, so it's not great in low light. It's small, light, and has good range. But it's a consumer lens, not a professional one.
Date published: 2024-03-27
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Downgrade This kit lens made me feel like I downgraded when switching from A mount to E mount. I think my old DT55-200SAM I had paired to an a300 took higher quality pictures with better bokeh. It makes sense, considering the wider f-stop and 9 blade vs 7blade aperture. With OSS built into the old A-mount cameras, the only thing this lens has on the 55-200SAM is 10mm of focal length. That doesn't compensate for all the areas it falls short. Since the 55-210 is almost double the price and about a decade newer, you would think Sony would make it technologically superior.
Date published: 2020-10-29
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Soft At The End It's soft on the telephoto end. If you don't pixel peep it's fine but it is soft when you do.
Date published: 2020-07-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy to carry and pack This was a great gift; I take it everywhere I travel too
Date published: 2020-05-02
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Very fast zoom lens My favorite kit zoom lens so far. Very fast Auto Focus, great zoom, compact size. The only reason I gave 4 stars is because when zoomed the corners get too a blurry vignette when taking photos as well as hard to keep the focus dial in place when taking shot in manual focus.
Date published: 2019-09-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fast & easy Fantástic lens, practical, easy frendly, fast, not expensive
Date published: 2019-03-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great lense I have had the lense for two weeks and I am extremely happy with the lense.
Date published: 2019-02-05
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Query on Serial Number I bought this by Sunday as package ILCE 6000 Y (A6000 with 16-50 mm and 55-210 mm)but I am wondering the serial no specified in the unit and box are different how to make sure I have purchased the right one. Thank you Dhan
Date published: 2018-08-21
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