Last week, thanks to Wellington Photo Warehouse; I had the pleasure of testing the Sony A6000 15-50/55-210 Twin kit for the weekend. The delightful Sony A6000 mirrorless compact which I like a lot, also came with a rather long but light tele zoom.
The all black, all plastic Sony E 55-210mm F4.5-6.3 OSS Lens might look intimating on the compact A6000, but weighing at a mere 12.2oz (345g); it balance quite well on the camera.
The twin lens set cost NZ$1,675.00, in a way, this long zoom is a bargain.
Considering the camera with the 15-50 lens, alone; cost $1,348.00, you are actually getting this very long, telephoto zoom (82-315mm eqv) for only $327.00!
I was please that the mounting bayonet is metal instead of plastic :)
As far as I know, this lens is not sold separately in New Zealand.
According to Sony, this 13 element zoom consists of 2 aspherical and 2 ED
elements; the lens provides image stabilization, super quiet focusing,
and a useful
zoom range of 82-315mm eqv.
DXO Mark gave this lens a peak sharpness of 7-Mpix and 12 points overall which is about average for a lens with this range.
Numbers to me are just a guide, I prefer some real world shooting, comparing the Sony to what I have; which is an LUMIX G VARIO PZ 45-175/F4.0-5.6.