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Sony E 55-210mm F4.5-6.3 Lens for Sony Operating Instructions

Sony E 55-210mm F4.5-6.3 Lens for Sony Cameras FEATURE


Sony E 55-210mm F4.5-6.3 Lens for Sony

Sony E 55-210mm F4.5-6.3 Lens for Sony Cameras PRODUCT

About SONY
Sony was founded in 1946 by Masaru Ibuka and Akio Morita, originally as Tokyo Tsushin Kogyo. The company started with a focus on producing innovative consumer electronics, such as radios and tape recorders, and later expanded into various other areas, including televisions, audio equipment, cameras, video game consoles, and mobile devices.

Here are some key aspects and divisions of Sony:

  1. Electronics: Sony is widely recognized for its wide range of consumer electronics, including televisions, home audio systems, digital cameras, smartphones, tablets, laptops, and gaming consoles. The company has been at the forefront of technological advancements and has introduced many groundbreaking products over the years.
  2. Entertainment: Sony is also heavily involved in the entertainment industry. It owns and operates Sony Picture Entertainment, which produces and distributes movies and television shows globally. Additionally, Sony Music Entertainment is one of the largest music labels in the world, representing a wide array of artists across various genres.
  3. PlayStation: Sony’s PlayStation brand is a dominant force in the gaming industry. The PlayStation consoles, including the latest PlayStation 5, have gained immense popularity among gamers worldwide. Sony also develops and publishes a range of video games through its subsidiary, Sony Interactive Entertainment.
  4. Imaging: Sony is a major player in the digital imaging market, producing high-quality cameras, lenses, and other imaging equipment. Its Alpha series of mirrorless cameras has garnered critical acclaim and is favored by both amateur and professional photographers.

Sony continues to innovate and expand its presence in different sectors, including virtual reality, robotics, and artificial intelligence. The company is known for its commitment to technological advancements, design excellence, and delivering high-quality products and experiences to its customers.

Notes on Use

  • When carrying a camera with the lens attached, always firmly hold both the camera and the lens.
  • Do not hold by the part of the lens that protrudes when zooming.

Precautions on using a flash

  • When using a flash, always remove the lens hood and shoot at least 1 m (3.3 feet) away from your subject. With certain combinations of lens and flash, the lens may partially block the light of the flash, resulting in a shadow at the bottom of the picture.


  • When using the lens, the corners of the screen become darker than the center. To reduce this phenomenon (called vignetting), close the aperture by 1 to 2 stops.

Identifying the PartsSony-E-55-210mm-F4.5-6.3-Lens-for-Sony-Operating-Instructions-1

  1. Focusing ring
  2. Zooming ring
  3. Focal-length scale
  4. Focal-length index
  5. Lens contacts*
  6. Mounting index

* Do not touch the lens contacts.

Attaching and Detaching the LensSony-E-55-210mm-F4.5-6.3-Lens-for-Sony-Operating-Instructions-2

To attach the lens (See illustration B-1.)

  1. Remove the rear and front lens caps and the camera body cap*.
    * Some kit models do not include the camera body cap.
    • You can attach/detach the front lens cap in two ways, (1)  and (2). When you attach/detach the lens cap with the lens hood attached, use method (2).
  2. Align the white index on the lens barrel with the white index on the camera (mounting index), then insert the lens into the camera mount and rotate it clockwise until it locks.
    • Do not press the lens release button on the camera when mounting the lens.
    • Do not mount the lens at an angle.

To remove the lens (See illustration B-2.)

While holding down the lens release button on the camera, rotate the lens counterclockwise until it stops, then detach the lens.

Attaching the Lens HoodSony-E-55-210mm-F4.5-6.3-Lens-for-Sony-Operating-Instructions-3

It is recommended that you use a lens hood to reduce flare and ensure maximum image quality.

Fit the lens hood into the mount on the end of the lens barrel and rotate the lens hood clockwise until it clicks.

  • When storing, fit the lens hood onto the lens backward.


Rotate the zooming ring to the desired focal length.


There are three ways to focus.

  • Auto focus
    The camera focuses automatically.
  • DMF (Direct manual focus)
    After the camera focuses in autofocus, you can make a fine adjustment manually.
  • Manual focus
    You focus manually.

For details on mode settings, refer to the instruction manual supplied with the camera.


*1 The values shown above for equivalent 35mm-format focal length and angle of view are for Interchangeable Lens Cameras equipped with an APS-C-sized image sensor.

* 2 Minimum focus is the distance from the image sensor to the subject.

* 3 Shutter speed (differs with shooting conditions)

  • Depending on the lens mechanism, the focal length may change with any change in shooting distance. The focal lengths given above assume the lens is focused at infinity.

Included items

Lens (1), Front lens cap (1), Rear lens cap (1), Lens hood (1), Set of printed documentation

Design and specifications are subject to change without notice.

FAQS About Sony E 55-210mm F4.5-6.3 Lens for Sony

What are some uses for the Sony 55 210mm lens?

The 55-210mm f/4.5-6.3 OSS is best used for shooting animals and action sports in the great outdoors.

The Sony 55 210 is a full-frame lens, right?

Full-frame cameras can use it.

What is the weight of a Sony 55 210mm lens?


The length of the Sony 55 210mm?

4.4 inches by 2.6 inches, or 108mm by 63.8mm.

A 55-210mm lens can zoom how far?


What is the Sony 55 210’s minimum focus distance?


55 200: What kind of lens is that?

affordable, small, and light telephoto

How much zoom is there on a 55-200mm lens?

3.6x Zoom

When was the Sony 55-210mm lens released?

24 August 2011.

What is the purpose of a 55-200 lens?

Every form of photography, including candid portraiture, sports, nature, and wildlife photography, can use this technique.

What application is ideal for a 55 to 200mm lens?

hand-held photography

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