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Sony Alpha SEL18200 E-mount 18-200mm F3.5-6.3 OSS Lens (Silver)

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  • Brand Name: Sony
  • Model: SEL18200
  • Lens Type: Telephoto
  • Minimum focal length: 18 millimeters
  • Maximum focal length: 200 millimeters
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  • Product Dimensions: 4.5 x 4.7 x 7.2 inches ; 1.7 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 3 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S.
  • ASIN: B0042GFYLI
  • Item model number: SEL18200
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (55 customer reviews)
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: September 9, 2010

Product Description


The Sony 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 DT Lens for NEX Cameras is a can-do lens that can handle everything from wide landscape photos to portraits to sports, action and even wildlife photography with the telephoto up to 200mm. 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.

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I find the pictures are very crisp and clear.
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It also balances my Nex 7 nicely as it allows for that extra room needed to hold the camera steadily.
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The optical performance exceeds my expectation.
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172 of 175 people found the following review helpful By Richard Lau on October 5, 2010
First and foremost, you should be aware that you'll need another lens aside from the 18-200mm, to take flash pictures. The 18-200 lens barrel obstructs the lower part of the flash output at anything less than ~50mm. Sony made a big mistake here in not supplying a 'flash extender' with the lens and at this time of writing, it is not available for purchase either. Moreover, it would have nice if Sony included a lens pouch or carrying case for the lens while it awaits its use. Yet, something else you'll need to purchase if you want to keep the lens in it's pristine condition. BTW, the NEX/18-200mm combo doesn't sit flat on the table either; the bottoms are not even.

Then we have the lens size and the integration with the NEX body. Suffice to say, it is reminiscent of the older Sony 707/717 models where a much bigger lens is coupled a smaller body. Difference is that with the NEX, the body doesn't twist/tilt like the 7x7 models but only the LCD tilts, which helps with stability. It's a big lens if you're comparing it to the compact superzooms but it's not given the size of the NEX sensor. It is comparable to the 18-200 of the DSLRs and the 14-140 zoom lenses of the m4/3s. The dichotomy is that for the folks who bought into the NEX for its dimunitive size are now faced with less than compact setup.

On first use, the NEX/18-200 combo seems like a joke. Clearly, this is a one-handed operation for a very short time only; the NEX body itself don't have much of a grip and the front heavy lens is going to tip the balance. This is worsened in its fully exended zoom length. To zoom, you will need to use your left hand to hold the bottom of the lens barrel while using its two finger tips to rotate the zoom ring. Likewise to manual focus.
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44 of 45 people found the following review helpful By UC Gamer on May 27, 2011
After seeing pictures of it, and comments from others complaining about the size, I was initially steered away from the SEL18200. It does look ridiculous in pictures mounted on the slender NEX-5. But in person, it's a different story. The metal build quality is superb, and feels great in hand.

The weight and optical steadshot are just perfect for my preferred shooting method: Left hand supporting the lens, LCD flipped up, and shooting at waist level. For street shooting in good light, the 18-200 range means I don't miss many interesting moments regardless of where I'm standing. Like many super zoom lenses, contrast erodes at max 200mm zoom and colors are a little washed out. Focusing is also slow at the 200mm end.

From my testing in A mode and EXIF, maximum apertures through the zoom range seems approx as follows:
18mm - f3.5
19-26mm - f4
27-37mm - f4.5
38-46mm - f5
47-143mm - f5.6
144-200mm - f6.3

For $800, I would have liked f5.6 at the long end similar to Canon and Nikon's superzooms. But the SEL18200 is absolutely silent and wonderful for video, so I'm just being nitpicky.
Overall, this is solid all-in-one solution.
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61 of 66 people found the following review helpful By David R. Courtney on April 10, 2011
I have been using this lens for about a month, so I think that I have a good feel for it.

PROS
1- It has one of the best optical stabilization systems that I have ever used.

2 - Its range of 18mm-200mm is amazing.

3 - It feels firm and solidly built.

4 - It produces crisp and sharp pictures when the light is good.

CONS
1- The control ring is strictly "by wire" and does not inherently control anything. Therefore it forces you to go into the camera's god-awful menus and submenus before you can manually control anything. I found this to be so much of a pain that when I want to slip into a manual operation I find it easier to simply remove the Sony lens and put on a third party manual lens.

2 - It is very slow. It does not work well in low light conditions.

BOTTOM LINE
You should definitely have this in your kit. But do not expect it to do everything that you want. Make sure you have a few good, fast, manual prime lenses to cover the situations where this will fail.

Peace

David Courtney
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24 of 26 people found the following review helpful By LTQ-FT on February 28, 2012
I've now used the SEL18200 lens for about 6 months on a Nex-5N, and 100% satisfied with it. First, to address some of the negative comments in the past: (1) Flash mount extender is readily available now, and I use this big lens with the (crummy) little flash all the time - it does quite well when when shooting at ISO 3200, which is a decent setting for the 5N (maybe not for the older Nex5); (2) the F at max tele is insufficient - well, of course we ALWAYS want a faster lens, but again shooting at ISO 3200 or 6400 for decent prints up to 8x10 (on the 5N) effectively makes this a VERY fast lens and I've shot handheld in a low-light museum; (3) yes of course, we ALWAYS want a smaller size & weight, but once again shooting at ISO 3200 or 6400 for decent prints up to 8x10 (for the 5N) effectively makes this a VERY TINY & LIGHT lens for the APS-C sensor ! (4) controls by wire was called a negative - yes, but on the 5N I simply program focus mode on the right-wheel click and I'm instantly switching between focus modes (e.g. manual for low light and pre-focused point sports action); (5) concerns about size and damage to lens swinging around your shoulder - once again, of course. However not only you have all the above advantages (so stop whining, already!) but if you get the Think Tank holster 10 V2.0, even in collapsed smallest configuration it will fit the Nex5N with SEL18200 attached WITH lens hood on extended position (that is, ready to whip out & shoot, you can leave the lenscap off ! Wow!!), and I also carry spare battery, charger, and Sony Zoom microphone (in its rather large case) in the side pocket. The complete kit on your shoulder.

So much for the downsides. Did I miss anyone's complaints (except for price)?
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