Simple question for the SEL55-210 owners

Discussion in 'Sony Alpha E-Mount Lenses' started by NickCyprus, Mar 11, 2014.

  1. NickCyprus

    NickCyprus Super Moderator

    Oct 11, 2012
    Cyprus
    Nick
    As per title, would an onwer of the SEL55-210mm measure the oe lens hood for me? I'm looking for length and diameter

    TIA
    -Nick
     
  2. José De Bardi

    José De Bardi Assistant in Virtue

    Aug 31, 2013
    Dorset, UK
    José
    55mm long and 75mm diameter at the 'open' end (obviously the other end is 49mm)
     
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  3. NickCyprus

    NickCyprus Super Moderator

    Oct 11, 2012
    Cyprus
    Nick
    That was fast!!! Thanks Jose :thumbup:
     
  4. José De Bardi

    José De Bardi Assistant in Virtue

    Aug 31, 2013
    Dorset, UK
    José
    Well the lens and a ruler were in view from where I sit on the sofa with my Macbook so I thought why not!

    What are you up to in order to require such info!?
     
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  5. Deadbear77

    Deadbear77 TalkEmount Hall of Famer

    Sep 14, 2012
    Northeast Ohio
    Kevin
    On the other hand what are you doing to have your MacBook and ruler so close? ;)
     
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  6. José De Bardi

    José De Bardi Assistant in Virtue

    Aug 31, 2013
    Dorset, UK
    José
    Measuring my spacebar...
     
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  7. Deadbear77

    Deadbear77 TalkEmount Hall of Famer

    Sep 14, 2012
    Northeast Ohio
    Kevin
  8. NickCyprus

    NickCyprus Super Moderator

    Oct 11, 2012
    Cyprus
    Nick
    LOL :p

    I want to compare its dimensions with the dimensions of a Minolta MD 70-210mm lens hood
     
  9. hrstrat57

    hrstrat57 TalkEmount Regular

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    Mar 2, 2014
    RI
    Sound like a 100-200 maxxum hood could work? It is clip on vs screw in see them on KEH often.
     
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  10. alaios

    alaios TalkEmount All-Pro

    Jan 11, 2013
    Düsseldorf
    Alex
    Hi
    I have also one question for this lens, so I am "squeezing" it here.

    According to the specs of this lens (from)
    http://www.photozone.de/sony_nex/729-sony55210f4563nex
    min. focus distance 1 m (max. magnification ratio 1:4.4)

    is the minimum focus distance consistent across the focal range? Because I find it "weird" to be able to focus at 210mm at 1 meter.
    What I am losing here?

    Regards
    A.
     
  11. Bimjo

    Bimjo Super Moderator

    Oct 28, 2011
    Washington State
    Jim
    Yes the SEL55210 will min focus @ 1 meter. Slightly less actually.
     
  12. hrstrat57

    hrstrat57 TalkEmount Regular

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    Mar 2, 2014
    RI
    Off topic to the OP how does that cute little lens stack up against all your vintage Minolta glass? In particular how is the bokeh?

    As you can see I have a bit of vintage Minolta magic myself, albeit more recent vintage.....
     
  13. NickCyprus

    NickCyprus Super Moderator

    Oct 11, 2012
    Cyprus
    Nick
    I don't have the SEL55-210mm unfortunately so can't compare
     
  14. alaios

    alaios TalkEmount All-Pro

    Jan 11, 2013
    Düsseldorf
    Alex
    And this is consistent over the total focal range? I am new one but this sound rather impressive!!

    A.
     
  15. Bimjo

    Bimjo Super Moderator

    Oct 28, 2011
    Washington State
    Jim
    Yes. It isn't that uncommon in newer lenses. My Tamron 28-75/2.8 focuses to about 15 inches throughout the zoom range.
     
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  16. alaios

    alaios TalkEmount All-Pro

    Jan 11, 2013
    Düsseldorf
    Alex
    That sounds super good!! Thanks a lot for sharing this
     
  17. Hawkman

    Hawkman TalkEmount Top Veteran

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    Sep 10, 2013
    Virginia, USA
    Steve
    I saw an open box SEL55210 at my local Best Buy for just US$210. Mighty tempting at that price (especially since the local Sony Store, which is closing and clearing stuff out, has no lenses to unload at all).

    What do you folks think, should I take the 210 plunge?
     
  18. Hawkman

    Hawkman TalkEmount Top Veteran

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    Sep 10, 2013
    Virginia, USA
    Steve
    We interrupt this thread for the following...

    Took the plunge. Seems to be an okay unit.

    Now we return you to your regularly scheduled photo posts. ;)
     
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  19. NickCyprus

    NickCyprus Super Moderator

    Oct 11, 2012
    Cyprus
    Nick
    Congrats :D

    And that price is about on par with what 55-210 go for on ebay (I check daily ;) )
     
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