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7 Reasons To Be Excited About the Sony 55–210mm f/4.5–6.3 Zoom Lens

  1. SEL55210 image As the popularity of Sony’s interchangeable lens cameras, NEX-3, NEX-5 and NEX-7, continues to grow, their users have been excited to see the company release of more E-mount lenses. After all, the purpose of an interchangeable lens camera is to put DSLR-like features in the hands of hobbyists who aren’t ready to spend DSLR-type money or the time necessary to excel with those cameras.

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  1. Of the 9 E-mount lenses that Sony now offers for its interchangeable lens cameras, none may be more versatile and convenient than the Sony 55–210mm f/4.5–6.3 telephoto zoom lens.

  1. Size and weight is the first sign of convenience, as that is what the NEX users expect from an interchangeable lens system: exceptional image quality and many shooting features in a small package. The 55–210mm is 2 1/2” (63.8mm) in diameter and 4 1/4” (108mm) in length and weighs just 12.1 oz. (345g).

  1. Despite its almost pocket size, the Sony 55–210mm’s exterior finish is metal as well as the mount material.


  1. What will start your creative juices flowing is the 55–210mm focal range is the equivalent of 82–315mm in full-frame or 35 mm format. At the lower end of this scale, you’ll be able to capture very pleasing portraits whether you’re tight to the subject’s face, framing his or her entire body or composing an outstanding lifestyle portrait or an outdoor photo complemented by a natural setting.


The versatility of the Sony 55–210mm f/4.5–6.3 telephoto zoom lens becomes more apparent as you select longer focal lengths to photograph nature, landscapes, sports and very interesting street and travel images.


  1. Whatever your scene or subject matter, this Sony lens’ glass element configuration will help you achieve great sharpness, with 13 elements in 9 groups, two of which have aspherical surfaces. Plus, chromatic aberrations and other distorting factors are controlled very well with two Extra-low Dispersion (ED) glass elements that are typically found on much more expensive lenses.


  1. Considering the 55–210mm zoom lens’ very affordable price, you’ll be excited to find its internal focusing capability results in exceptional quiet and accurate auto-focus. The AF system is also designed to operate during video recording.


  1. Although the Sony 55–210mm f/4.5–6.3 telephoto zoom lens is small and lightweight, camera shake and an unsteady hand under certain conditions are certainly possible. Sony solves this problem by including its Optical SteadyShot (OSS) technology. Now, low-light shots or zooming to the end of the focal length range are part of your shooting repertoire, as the OSS will stabilize the lens for sharper, clearer still pictures and video.


  1. What should make your heart race with excitement is when you see the price of the Sony 55–210mm f/4.5–6.3 telephoto zoom lens, with its E-mount for Sony’s interchangeable cameras. Amazon is ready to ship one to you today for only $349.99


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