2012.3 - Photo Jottings


Sony NEX 55-210mm F/4.5-6.3 review

The Sony NEX 55-210mm F/4.5-6.3 OSS telephoto zoom lens is relatively inexpensive, and provides image stabilization, super quiet focusing, along with a nice build quality.  Considering the price point of this lens, the optical performance is generally strong throughout the focal range, especially at the long end, which is probably where most people will be using it if they have the standard kit zoom available too.

If you have a travel zoom, like the Tamron NEX 18-200mm or the Sony NEX 18-200mm, and find yourself using it mostly at the long end, the Sony 55-210mm would be a much better choice if sharpness is your major concern.

This lens has been selling like hot cakes, and B&H Photo’s inventory has been wiped out, but I’ll try to keep up with the status and let you know when any new stock becomes available.

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