I'm new to interchangeable lenses, but I bought the Sony 55-210mm lens to go with my new A6000 based on good reviews. I have no problems with the quality of images with the kit lens. They are nice and sharp.
With the 55-210mm, images are sharp and crisp at 55mm, but when I zoom out to 210mm the image quality is very bad.
I'm talking bright sunlight and in the middle of the day with a tripod. If I focus on something that is "unclose" at 210mm, then the image quality seems fine.
But, if I am focusing on something much further a way, the image quality is unusable.
If I can illistrate, let's say straight objects should have sharp lines like this.
the objects in view are like this...
fuzzy, and distorted kind of like how I described it above.
I'm using manual mode - 6.3 - 1/4000.
At lower shutter speeds, for example 1/250, the result is the same.
Is it just because, I simply can't focus well on very distant objects with my current setup?