A5100 - A better lens

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rojosul Junior Member • Posts: 32
A5100 - A better lens

I have an A5100 which suits me well although I only have the kit lens. I find this a bit limited when I want to zoom in further or I just want a nicer portrait shot. As far as I can see, Sony offer a 55-210 lens but I don’t hear great things about it. Whether that’s people comparing it with lenses which cost 3 times the price I don’t know. I’m mainly photographing the kids, holiday and day out shots etc. but I do have an eye for quality. I used to own a Samsung NX and had their zoom lens (50-200mm I think) and it gave some fantastic results (shame the camera became too buggy to use).

So my question is 2 fold:

Is the SEL55-210 that bad? E.g. Is it a step up from the kit lens?

Are there any alternatives which offer a better zoom than the kit lens?

Budget-wise the SEL55-210 suits – does that close all the doors?

Thanks

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