Well, I’m certainly not one to ever get excited about a slow poke consumer zoom. However, I had the opportunity to grab this lens at a reasonable price, so I thought Heck, let’s try it.
Upon receiving the zoom, I took it for a walk in the fugliest, worst weather we’d had for the past year, yikes. So don’t blame the lens for the horrible, drab light.
And good detail
And as luck would have it, my favorite image of the outing is out of focus. Dang.
So how do I like the SEL55-210 overall ? Well, as an affordable, slow aperture, consumer lens, it’s not bad. Build seems solid, it looks pretty sweet, and performs well. Indoor the autofocus slows down to unusability as light decreases. But outdoor, wow, it’s nearly instant !