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Tamron 18-200mm Di III VC for Sony Mirrorless Interchangeable-Lens Camera Series AFB011-700 (Black)
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- Compact and light weight for easy shooting
- Stylish premium grade exterior design
- VC anti-shake mechanism for steady shooting
- Special glass elements used to correct aberrations
- 28-300mm 35mm-equivalent focal length
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|Aperture Control Design||Aperture controlled by camera|
|Compatible Lens Hood Part Number||Flower-shaped hood|
|Compatible Mountings||Sony E (NEX)|
|Focus Type||Stepper motor|
|Image Stabilization||4 stops claimed|
|Item Dimensions||2.68 x 2.68 x 3.82 inches|
|Item Weight||1.01 pounds|
|Lens Type||Zoom lens|
|Manufacturer Warranty Description||6 years|
|Material Type||Metal barrel, Metal mount|
|Maximum Focal Length||200 mm|
|Maximum Format Size||APS-C / DX|
|Minimum Focal Length||18 mm|
|Photo Filter Thread Size||62 mm|
|Shipping Weight||1.6 pounds|
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|Compatible Camera Mount||Sony E (NEX)||Sony E (NEX)||Sony Alpha||Sony E (NEX)||—||Sony/Minolta Alpha DT|
|Focus Type||Stepper motor||Micromotor||Ultrasonic||Stepper motor||Auto/Manual, manual-focus||Micro-type ultrasonic|
|Item Dimensions||2.68 x 3.82 x 2.68 in||2.68 x 3.82 x 2.68 in||74 x 89 x 73.3 in||3.66 x 3.9 x 3.66 in||2.44 x 2.44 x 3.81 in||2.91 x 3.5 x 2.91 in|
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|Lens Type||Zoom lens||Zoom lens||Zoom lens||Zoom lens||zoom||Zoom lens|
|Maximum Focal Length||200 millimeters||200 millimeters||300 millimeters||200 millimeters||200 millimeters||250 millimeters|
|Minimum Focal Length||18 millimeters||18 millimeters||18 millimeters||18 millimeters||18 millimeters||18 millimeters|
|Photo Filter Thread Size||62 millimeters||62 millimeters||72 millimeters||67 millimeters||62 millimeters||62 millimeters|
This high-power all-in-one zoom lens is designed for the Sony NEX (E-mount) series of interchangeable-lens, lightweight and compact digital cameras. With the 18-200mm Di III VC (Model B011), Tamron has created a high-power all-in-one zoom lens that is compact and lightweight, featuring a 62mm filter and weighing only 16.2 oz., while at the same time delivering superlative image quality. This compact size lets users easily shoot across an extended range - from wide-angle to full telephoto - with just one lens. The focal length coverage is 18-200mm. Converted to the coverage of the 35mm format, this is equivalent to a range of 27mm wide-angle up to 300mm full telephoto . This allows the user to easily take wide-angle shots of expansive landscapes and powerful telephoto images that enlarge the details of distant subjects-all with one lens. In addition, by setting the lens at the telephoto end (200mm) and moving in to the minimum focus distance of 19.6", flower petals, jewelry and other small objects can be shot as expanded close-ups. Equipped with Tamron's acclaimed VC (Vibration Compensation), and thanks to its light weight and compact size, this lens allows easy handheld shooting of sharp images with no camera shake over a wide range of settings, from everyday snapshots to memorable travel scenes. Technical Specifications: Focal length; 18-200mm; Maximum aperture: F/3.5-6.3;Angle of view:(diagonal) 76' 10'-8' 03' (horizontal) 66' 16'-6' 43' (vertical) 46' 51'-4' 27'; Lens construction: 17 elements in 13 groups; Minimum focus distance: 19.6 inches (throughout zoom range); Maximum magnification ratio: 1:3.7 (at f=200mm: MFD 19.6 in.); Filter size: 62mm; Length: 3.8 inches; Entire Length: 4.01 inches; Diameter: 68mm; Weight: 16.2 oz.; No. of diaphragm blades: 7; Minimum aperture: F/22 – 40; Standard accessories: Flower-shaped lens hood; Compatible mounts: Sony E-mount lenses.
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I've put it through its paces. It seems to have better chromatic aberration control than the Sony 18-55. Not quite as good as the 55-210. Distortion isn't noticeable at any focal length unless you're trying to see it, shooting grids or bricks or something. I'd say optically, the lens is just a notch below the 55-210. This is actually par for the course for a super zoom lens like this. The Nikon Nikkor 18-200 VR II for example was an okay super zoom but not quite as good optically as the Nikon 55-200 VR, despite costing quite a lot more. You are paying for convenience with an 18-200 class lens and you get it here. If you are very confident you don't need the 18-55 range, the 55-210 is a better lens, if only slightly.
More importantly, the lens feels good in use. It's only a few centimeters longer than the 18-55 and is actually easier to handle. Of course it's heavier than any other NEX lens except the 18-200 from Sony. It's not too heavy for use but you'll notice it if you're used to the kit lens or similar. The only complaint I have with handling is that the focus ring is a bit easy to turn and if you shoot in MF or DMF mode, you might find yourself accidentally changing focus. That said, it's easy to get used to handling it in such a way that avoids this. The zoom lock is for storage/travel and is necessary. If you point the lens straight down it will creep, but other less extreme angles don't seem to induce any creeping.
The vibration control is the strongest I've seen so far on any lens for the NEX system. It's surreal, it's so strong. If you have engaged the VC by keeping the shutter release button half-depressed, you can notice it requires a deliberately strong movement to adjust your composition. It almost feels like your lens is stuck in the empty air in front of you. It is definitely effective.
Build quality is good for a plastic lens. The zoom and focus rings are rubber/rubberized plastic and feel fine. It has a couple bits that are dressed in metal but it's cheap metal that can barely be recognized as metal. It's not like the Sony E 24mm /1.8 CZ or even the metal quality of the silver lenses. It looks like shiny plastic. Overall, I like that the lens is black as it will be going on my NEX-7 but I won't pretend it looks valuable. It looks cheap. It feels and works fine, but it won't win any beauty contests. At least the lens cap seems to work well, though it's quite thick. It's easy to remove but doesn't feel like it will fall out unexpectedly (like Tokina lens caps do). The lens hood that is included is okay, but as usual, isn't super effective at any focal length due to the large zoom range and the attempt to provide a hood that will not vignette at any focal length.
The maximum aperture values through /5.6 start at similar focal lengths as the 18-55 kit lens, approximates are as follows:
* F/4 begins at 24mm
* F/4.5 begins around 31mm
* F/5 begins at 39mm
* F/5.6 begins at 47mm
* F/6.3 begins at 75mm
All in all, this is not a must have lens. However, if you are after a super zoom for convenience and "coverage" purposes as I was, I would recommend this lens over the Sony 18-200. it's narrower, lighter, and has better optical formula for better CA and flare control, etc. At the end of the day, I am able to make perfectly good images with this lens. It handles most situations gracefully and only breaks down optically in the more demanding situations (like mid-day direct sun or very strongly rectangular subject matter).
A side note: I don't shoot video. However, what I know about lenses being desirable for video says that this lens is not as good as the Sony E 18-200 for that purpose. I can easily hear the VC motor and focus motor without even putting the camera near my head. It's nowhere near as silent as the Sony lenses. It also moves focus more aggressively/sharply which some people find disturbing in video. If video is your plan, I'd reconsider the Sony 18-200 or maybe wait a while for more options.
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Bottom line: It's completely acceptable as a still photos lens, for general purpose and unpredictable scenarios as a kit reducing replacement for the 18-55 + 55-210 lens pairing. It is not optically better than the 55-210. It does seem better than the 18-55, however, I am not equipped to confirm this with lab tests. In practice, I had no trouble making clear, sharp, attractive images. It's noisy so I wouldn't use it for video unless you had an off-camera microphone system.
I buy them for their convenience, knowing that they will not deliver as a prime lens does, but then I luckily have a couple of those as well so I don't bother too much. After all, I just want a walk-around lens, right? So the "add to basket"-button is activated.
Then comes the first field test on a sunny day. I'm so happy I can take a close portrait directly after framing a huge landscape. I don't miss a shot and everything works out just fine. ...
...until I come home and see what I got on my computer: soft edges, smudgy contrast, distortion and chromatic aberations galore....That is what I bought a DSLR for? Hell, I could have sticked to my bridge-cam!
And the "not so super"-zoom goes right back to the dealer. End of story?
It was like that with a Tamron 18-270 pzd for Canon, a sigma 18-200 f3.5-6.3 DC HSM OS II (the new one with the so called fluorite like glass) and with the venerable Canon 18-200 IS.
BUT NOT WITH THIS TAMRON FOR NEX SUPER-ZOOM
My first shots really impressed me. Very sharp at the wide angle. Very sharp even at full tele and with the widest aperture available. Contrast is good throughout the zoom range.
The silent image stabilizer works efficiently and the AF - though not on par with the best - does a pretty good job as well.
I just couldn't find any reason not to like this product.
Now of course we are still talking about a super-zoom here. So please don't expect miracles. But I must say. The results you get from your NEX with this thing are really good and thus absolutely adequate for all purposes you might buy this thing for.
After all: if you plan to publish your work or want to print big, you would not consider to pick a super-zoom anyway, would you?
So after all this lens makes a superb add-on to any ambitious amateur's lens collection. Buy this one and one or two prime lenses and your set.
I am really happy with my purchase. Good luck with your choice!
PS: If you ask, how the Sony SEL compares to the Tamron, I can only give a general advice since I had the Sony only for a very short time.
As almost everybody on the internet confirms the SEL 18-200 and the Tamron for NEX 18-200 seemed to me very very close in terms of image quality. The Sony had a better AF imho and the AF and the stabilizer were even less noisy than the with Tamron. The latter is smaller lighter, cheaper and suits the black NEX better. So what do I suggest?
Well, if two product are so close in terms of quality, I'd suggest that you stop brooding and just chose one. You cannot go too wrong, can you?
Good luck once more!
You typically spend a lot of time researching something like an expensive lens, and it is quite a letdown to get something that does not work.