Sony E 55-210mm F4.5-6.3 OSS lens review: Balanced performer

By Kevin Carter - Monday March 17 2014

Lens Review
Introduction | Image quality ranking: Sony E 55-210mm F4.5-6.3 OSS mounted on Sony NEX-7 | Sony E 55-210mm F4.5-6.3 OSS versus competition | Conclusion

Conclusion

Lenses are a mix of compromises and nowhere is that more obvious than with accessibly priced zooms. The Sony E 55-210mm f4.5-6.3 OSS is somewhat disappointing at the longer end of the zoom range, in terms of sharpness, but in every other respect the performance is well balanced. It may not satisfy demanding enthusiasts but, given the price, the lens is not an unattractive option for Sony Alpha users looking for a change in perspective from the kit lens.