Zoom factor for Sony 55-210mm

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Zoom factor for Sony 55-210mm
11 months ago

I was looking at the zoom of the Sony 55-210mm for my NEX, and trying to see how it would compare to the kit 16-55 power zoom. Am I correct in determining the zoom factor by dividing the second number by the first? Doing so gives 3.8X for the 55-210 and 3.4X for the kit lens, which doesn't seem right. I would think the zoom lens would have a bit more zoom. Am I doing something wrong here? Sorry for my ignorance.

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