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      Sony SEL55210 - telephoto zoom lens - 55 mm - 210 mm

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      Manufacturer part SEL55210/B | Dell part A8119171 | Order Code a8119171 | Sony
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      E 55-210mm F4.5-6.3 OSS Zoom Lens

      This 55-210mm lens offers a superb balance of form and function: ample zoom range in a compact design that is lightweight and remarkably comfortable to hold and operate. Built-in Optical SteadyShot image stabilization system makes it possible to produce sharp images even when shooting handheld in low light.
      E 55-210mm F4.5-6.3 OSS Zoom Lens

      Circular Aperture

      When changing your aperture to defocus the background, the light sources appear blurred. This 'bokeh' effect of the blurred background can be enhanced with circular aperture blades used in this lens. Conventional aperture blades have flat sides creating unappealing polygonal shaped defocussed points of light. α lenses overcome this problem through a unique design that keeps the aperture almost perfectly circular from its wide-open setting to when it is closed by 2 stops. Smoother, more natural defocusing can be obtained as a result.

      ED (Extra-low Dispersion) glass

      As focal lengths get longer, lenses built with conventional optical glass have difficulties with chromatic aberration, and as a result images suffer from lower contrast, lower color quality, and lower resolution. ED glass dramatically reduces chromatic aberration at telephoto ranges, and provides superior contrast across the entire image, even at large aperture settings. Super ED glass provides enhanced compensation for chromatic aberration.

      Aspherical lens elements

      Aspherical lens design dramatically reduces spherical aberration while also reducing lens size and weight. Spherical aberration is a slight misalignment of the light rays projected on the image plane. This is caused by differences in refraction at different points on conventional spherical lenses which degrade image quality in large-aperture lenses. Specially shaped "aspherical" elements near the diaphragm restore alignment of light rays at the image plane, maintaining high sharpness and contrast even at maximum aperture and can also be used at other points in the optical path to reduce distortion. Well-designed aspherical elements can reduce the total number of elements required in the lens, thus reducing overall size and weight. Advanced Aspherical (AA) elements are an evolved variant, featuring an extremely high thickness ratio between the center and periphery. AA elements are exceedingly difficult to produce, relying on the most advanced molding technology to consistently and precisely achieve the required shape and surface accuracy, resulting in significantly improved image accuracy and quality.

      Lens-based optical image stabilization

      Gyro sensors built into the lens detect even the slightest movement, and the stabilization lens is precisely shifted to counteract any image blur that might occur. The use of precision, quiet linear motors and technology inherited from high-end Sony professional camcorders results in exceptionally quiet, effective image stabilization that contributes to high-quality movies as well as stills.

      Internal focusing

      Only the middle groups of the optical system move to achieve focus, so the overall length of the lens does not change. Other important benefits include fast autofocusing and a short minimum focusing distance. Also, the filter thread at the front of the lens does not rotate, which is convenient if you're using a polarizing filter.

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      Optics/Lens
      Lens Mount TypeSony E-mount
      Lens StabilizationOptical SteadyShot
      ApertureCircular
      Aperture (Max.)f/4.5 - 6.3
      Aperture (Min.)f/22 - 32
      Focal Length (35mm equivalent)82.5mm-315mm
      Filter Diameter49mm
      Lens Groups-Elements9 groups, 13 elements (2 aspheric surfaces)
      AF for Movie CaptureYes
      Minimum Focus Distance39.36"
      1m
      Aperture Blade7 blades (Circular aperture)
      Aspheric Elements2 aspheric surfaces
      Exterior FinishMetal
      Internal MotorYes (Stepping motor)
      Lens Weight12.2 oz (345g)
      Maximum Magnification0.225x
      Mount MaterialMetal
      Weights and Measurements
      Dimensions (Approx.)2-5/8" x 4-3/8"
      (63.8 x 108mm)
      Weight (Approx.)12.2 oz (345g)

      • Front and rear lens cap
      • ALC-SH115 bayonet type lens hood (round)

      This 55-210mm lens offers a superb balance of form and function: ample zoom range in a compact design that is lightweight and remarkably comfortable to hold and operate. Built-in Optical SteadyShot image stabilization system makes it possible to produce sharp images even when shooting handheld in low light.

      Quick Specs


      Lens System
      Telephoto zoom lens
      Intended For
      Mirrorless system
      Mounting Type
      Sony E-mount
      Lens Aperture
      F/4.5-6.3
      Focal Length
      55 mm - 210 mm
      Optical Zoom
      3.8 x
      Min Focus Distance
      3.3 ft
      Focus Adjustment
      Automatic, manual
      Lens Construction
      9 groups / 13 elements
      Special Functions
      Tele, zoom
      Filter Size
      49 mm
      Length
      4.3 in
      Weight
      12.17 oz
      Color
      Black
      Manufacturer Warranty
      1-year warranty
      Designed For
      Α NEX 3A, 3D, 3K, 3NL, 3NY, 5A, 5D, 5H, 5K, 5N, 5ND, 5NK, 5NY, 5R, 5RK, 5RL, 5RY, 5T, 5TL, 5TY, 6, 6L, 6Y, 7, 7K, C3, C3A, C3D, C3K, F3, F3D, F3K, F3Y; α3000 ILCE-3000, ILCE-3000K; α5000 ILCE-5000L, ILCE-5000Y; α6000 ILCE-6000

      General


      Length
      4.3 in
      Diameter
      2.5 in
      Weight
      12.17 oz
      Color
      Black

      Lens System


      Type
      Telephoto zoom lens
      Special Functions
      Tele, zoom
      Intended For
      Mirrorless system
      Focal Length
      55 mm - 210 mm
      Lens Aperture
      F/4.5-6.3
      Minimum Aperture
      F/22 - f/32
      Focal Length Equivalent to 35mm Camera
      82.5 - 315mm
      Optical Zoom
      3.8 x
      Magnification
      0.225
      Image Stabilizer
      Optical (Steady Shot)
      Min Focus Distance
      3.3 ft
      Focus Adjustment
      Automatic, manual
      Zoom Adjustment
      Manual
      Max View Angle
      28.2 degrees
      Min View Angle
      7.8 degrees
      Lens Construction
      9 groups / 13 elements
      Filter Size
      49 mm
      Diaphragm Blades
      7
      Mounting Type
      Sony E-mount
      Features
      Internal focusing system, ED glass, aspherical lens

      Miscellaneous


      Included Accessories
      Lens hood, dust cap, lens cap

      Manufacturer Warranty


      Service & Support
      Limited warranty - parts and labor - 1 year

      Compatibility Information


      Designed For
      • Sony α NEX 3A, 3D, 3K, 3NL, 3NY, 5A, 5D, 5H, 5K, 5N, 5ND, 5NK, 5NY, 5R, 5RK, 5RL, 5RY, 5T, 5TL, 5TY, 6, 6L, 6Y, 7, 7K, C3, C3A, C3D, C3K, F3, F3D, F3K, F3Y
      • Sony α3000 ILCE-3000, ILCE-3000K
      • Sony α5000 ILCE-5000L, ILCE-5000Y
      • Sony α6000 ILCE-6000

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