Sony 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 OSS E-mount NEX Camera Lens, Silver

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About Sony 18-200mm Mirrorless

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The Sony DT 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 Zoom Lens for NEX Camera is a can-do lens- an 11x 27-300mm (35mm equivalent) zoom that can handle everything from wide landscape photos to portraits to sports, action and even wildlife photography with the telephoto up to 300mm. And the results will be brilliant, with ED (Extra-low Dispersion) glass that minimizes flare and greatly reduces chromatic aberration, fast internal focusing, 13 groups and 15 elements (including aspherical elements that correct visual aberrations across the entire zoom range) and a circular aperture for more pleasing out-of-focus areas. This lens is not recommended for use with full-frame DSLRs.

Summary of Customer Reviews

Customers most agreed on the following attributes:
Pros:
Durable (3),Strong construction (3)
Best Uses:
Macro photography (3)

Sony 18-200mm Mirrorless Features

  • Internal Focusing System : Internal lens elements move when focusing, so the overall length does not change -- creating a lens that focuses more quickly and doesn't change balance.
  • Circular Aperture : Because aperture blades form a near circle at the wide openings used for low-light shots, spot-light sources have a pleasing circular defocused effect.
  • Aspherical Lens Elements : Three aspherical elements correct visual aberrations more effectively across the entire zoom range and help reduce weight.
  • ED (Extra-low Dispersion) Glass : Two ED Glass lenses minimize flare and greatly reduce chromatic aberration, giving you sharp, clear shots even at full telephoto extension.
  • Advisory When Using DT Lenses With Full-Frame (35mm Equivalent) DSLR Cameras : Sony a (alpha) lenses with the Digital Technology (DT) designation are ideal for use on APS-C size DSLR cameras and are not recommended for use with full frame DSLR camera bodies (such as the DSLR-A900).

Sony 18-200mm Mirrorless Specifications

Aperture (Max.)
F3.5-6.3
Aperture (Min.)
F22-F40
Filter Diameter
67mm
Minimum Focus Distance
12" (0.3m)
Aspheric Elements
4 aspheric surfaces
Non-rotating Focusing Ring
No rotation
AF for Movie Capture
Yes
Angle of View
76° - 8°
Aperture Blade
7 blades (Circular aperture)
Direct Manual Focus
Yes
Exterior Finish
Metal
Focal Length (35mm equivalent)
27mm-300mm
Focus Ring in AF Mode
No rotation
Internal Motor
Yes (Stepping motor)
Lens Construction
18mm-200mm (27mm-300mm APS-C conv.)
Low Noise During Movie Capture
Excellent
Maximum Magnification
0.35x (APS-C)
Mount Material
Metal
Dimensions (Max. Diameter x Length)
3" x 4" / 7.62 x 10.16cm
Lens Weight
18.5oz / 524g
Mfr #
SEL18200
SKU
ISO1820035E

Sony 18-200mm Mirrorless Reviews

Review Snapshot®

 
4.3

(based on 14 reviews)

79%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Ratings Distribution

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  • 4 Stars

     

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  • 3 Stars

     

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

Great lens with a serious handicap

The lens itself is great. It has incredible range, great optical quality, and has a nice sturdy feel to it. The finish looks great too. But the huge size of the lens creates a very obvious shadow because the standard flash sits too low. This is not a problem that an $800 lens should have. If you don't want the shadow, it will cost you $63 + shipping for a flash extender. Its not so much the cost of the extender that bugs me, its the fact that Sony makes it so hard to obtain. There is no menti

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The lens itself is great. It has incredible range, great optical quality, and has a nice sturdy feel to it. The finish looks great too. But the huge size of the lens creates a very obvious shadow because the standard flash sits too low. This is not a problem that an $800 lens should have. If you don't want the shadow, it will cost you $63 + shipping for a flash extender. Its not so much the cost of the extender that bugs me, its the fact that Sony makes it so hard to obtain. There is no mention of it on sonystyle, no mention on the SEL18200 page, and most of the sales reps don't seem to know about it either. In fact, if another reviewer hadn't given the part # (A1787305A) and mentioned that you have to go to the seperate Parts & Accessories page, I probably wouldn't have found it, and probably would have returned the lens. If it isn't going to be included with the lens, there should at least be a direct link to purchase it from the lens product page, or it should be on the accesories page for the NEX series. Its like buying a new TV, getting it home, and then realizing the power cord is a $63 option, and you have to wait another week for it to be shipped. It makes no sense. If Sony is set on making money off of the extender, why not make the lens $850 and include it in the box? I'd rather pay more up front and get everything at once, instead of going on a wild goose chase trying to find a necessary "accessory."

Reviewed by 14 customers

 
1.0

Very bad expirience

By

from Stamford, CT

Did not have a chance to cover all wedding. Lost focus after using this glass for little more than 2 hours (total usage). Google first and find more complains/info before buying.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Sony 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 OSS E-mount

By

from Northeast  -  Semi-Professional

This lens appears to be a quality product, manufactured to excellent standards. The lens has a great appearance and feel and the zoom works smoothly with no discernible creep at this point. The hood goes on and comes off easily. Comparing the sharpness and IQ to Nikon products, specifically the 28-300 3.5-5.6, I was pleasantly surprised to find it was equal or better. In my opinion the corner sharpness was better than what I had experienced previously with other products. This is a great travel lens.

(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great Lens

By

from Miami, Florida

I got this lens included with my VG30 and I must say I really enjoy it. The focus and zoom rotate very smoothly. The only thing that bothers me is the bump at the bottom of the lens. It makes it alittle uncomfortable to handle, but overall a great lens.

(6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Best zoom lens for nex cameras

By

from New York , NY

The only lens you need for nex 7 to make excellent still and video camera This lens takes sharp and contrast pictures as well as professionally looking video due to image stabilization and smooth power zoom (you will only need to buy an external microphone the build in captures too much wind and other noises) I also own nikon d 800 combined with nikon lens 28-300 and the pictures from nex 7 with 18-200 are sharper with better dynamic range and color. You get all that in very portable package that covers large range of photo opportunities in single twist of the ring. It's true you can get better sharpness color and dynamic range from zeiss 24/1.8 but you will miss a lot of photos where you simply cannot get close or you traveling and do not have enough time to find the best place to take the picture. The lens is to use primarily outside on sunny day. Indoor I would use my 50mm/ 1.8 due it's large aperture that allows for much lower Iso The biggest negative is the power zoom motor combined with large diameter of the lens becomes difficult to hold by the lens.

(19 of 22 customers found this review helpful)

 
2.0

Not a good performer

By

from Coral Gables, Fl

Was able to use this lens at the same time as the original version for instant comparison under identical conditions. At 200 mounted on a CF Gitzo with RRS B60 Head, the image did not look sharp while focusing. Image file not sharp either. Tried the same with the original and was able to obtain a sharp image in the EVF and file. Stopping down did not seem to make much difference with the LE version but the original was marginally better (still good wide open) Acquiring focus was impossible at times but the old version would. This was under dark conditions. Overall the zoom was stiff and not pleasant to use. For the slight increase in width and two ounce difference would go with the original version. Its a very good performer. Regards al

(12 of 14 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Quality Glass

By

from OR, WA, BC & AK

This is a great versatile lens with excellent image quality. It has a quality solid feel to it. It should not be expected to serve in low light conditions. That is a job for faster prime lenses. Out of the box, the zoom appears somewhat stiff but that goes away with use or by simply exercising it. There is no lens creep,... NONE. Yes, if you hang it on a strap, then hike or bike it may move but, well... Don't do that... not without using the lock anyhow. * The first image "mid zoom" was shot in subdued light at 54mm (79mm/35mm), f/9, .8s, 8sNDF, with a 200 ISO. A tripod was used with the long (almost one second) exposure. * The second image "full zoom" was shot in full sunlight fully extended at 200mm (300mm/35mm), f/6.3, 1/400, with a 100 ISO. This image was taken hand held. It was also cropped a bit tighter. As you can see from the second image, the Optical SteadyShot (OSS) functions well. However, as with any zoom of this range, in low or severely indirectly lighting conditions either a mono or tri pod is advised. This is an excellent lens for the money. Don't leave home without it,.. but supplement it with at least one fast prime.

(4 of 26 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

this is Excellent lens!

By

from Undisclosed

veeeerrrry gooooooooood

(17 of 17 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

SEL 18200

By

from Port Elizabeth, SA

This lens is awesome. I bought it for my FS100, and couldn't be happier. The "lens-crawl" issue everyone else has been complaining about must have been resolved, as my lens does not do move unless I move it -- even when the camera faces 90 degrees to the ground. Auto-focus is super-quick and sharp, with zero CA.

(8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Multi-purpose lens

By

from Edmonton, AB  -  Photo Enthusiast

This is a great multi-purpose lens. I wouldn't say it's a must have but it is certainly cover a wide range of focal length, allowing a photographer (namely me) to capture anything from landscape to portrait to macro without a need of switching lenses. As you know all photographers know full well, a perfect moment pass in a blink of an eye, a zoom lens like this one give great benefit for itself. Sony also made the lens with metal casing which provide a very strong built and feel very solid in the hand. The lens weight in at less than half a kilogram which is comparatively light. This lens fit perfectly with my new Sony Alpha NEX-7 camera.

(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Excellent Lens

By

from Moshav Ohad, Israel  -  Casual Photographer

Great product. The pictures come out beautiful. Exactly the lens I wanted. The lens arrived fast, too.

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Shopper  Is this a power zoom or manual zoom lens? If the latter, does it have a zoom ring on the lens body?
BRIAN B  It is a manual zoom lens. The wider upper black ring is the zoom ring. The smaller is focus. It is a heavy lens and not best at every focal length but it is very versatile and it lives on my NEX-5n most of the time as a walk-around lens.
S K F  Thanks, exactly what I wanted to know.
(unknown) (  Does this come in black? I'm ordering NEX-7 in black and would like lens to match. Thank you.
HENRY R  Sorry for not replying sooner. As far as I know it is essentially siver as in the photo of the product. I guess you should ask Sony directly. It is a fine lens and you should be quite satisfied as I am. Henry(Hank)
(unknown) (  Thanks! Tom
(unknown) (  Does this come in black? I'm ordering NEX-7 in black and would like lens to match. Thank you.
HENRY R  Sorry for not replying sooner. As far as I know it is essentially siver as in the photo of the product. I guess you should ask Sony directly. It is a fine lens and you should be quite satisfied as I am. Henry(Hank)
(unknown) (  Thanks! Tom
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