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

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

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

B&H # SO1820035Q MFR # SEL18200
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Product Highlights

  • E-Mount Lens/APS-C Format
  • 27-300mm (35mm Equivalent)
  • Aperture Range: f/3.5-6.3 to f/22-40
  • One ED Element; Four Aspherical Elements
  • Optical SteadyShot Image Stabilization
  • Zoom Lock Switch
  • Internal Focus
  • Minimum Focus Distance: 11.8"
  • Seven-Blade Circular Diaphragm
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Sony 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 overview

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If you are looking for a single solution to cover all possible scenarios, the E 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 OSS Lens from Sony may be a great choice for you. Able to provide a wide-angle to super telephoto equivalent zoom range of 27-300mm, shooters will enjoy taking photos of subjects both near and far without needing to swap out lenses. The lens also features a variable f/3.5-6.3 aperture for keeping the lens relatively compact and incorporates one ED element as well as four aspherical elements to reduce aberrations.

Featuring built-in Optical SteadyShot image stabilization, users can enjoy sharper images with reduced camera shake. There is an Active Mode as well, for capturing smooth videos. Other benefits of this lens include a zoom lock switch that prevents zoom creep when the lens is not in use and an internal focus design that helps improve AF performance. Additionally, a seven-blade circular diaphragm helps create smooth, rounded bokeh.

Designed for APS-C-format E-mount cameras, this 18-200mm offers users a vast wide-angle to super telephoto range equivalent to 27-300mm.
A variable f/3.5-6.3 maximum aperture helps keep the lens' overall size and weight to a minimum.
One extra-low dispersion glass element is featured in the lens design to help reduce chromatic aberrations and color fringing for improved clarity and color neutrality.
Four aspherical elements are incorporated in the lens design to reduce astigmatism, field curvature, coma, and other monochromatic aberrations.
Optical SteadyShot image stabilization helps to minimize the appearance of camera shake for sharper imagery when shooting handheld with slower shutter speeds. This stabilization system can be combined with select camera's sensor-shift type image stabilization for more effective control of camera blur. This lens also offers an Active Mode which provides stabilization, even at the wide end, when shooting movies.
A zoom lock switch prevents the lens barrel from accidentally extending when not in use.
An internal focus mechanism contributes to faster, more responsive autofocus, the minimum focus distance of 11.8", and easier handling as the lens does not change in length during use.
Rounded seven-blade diaphragm contributes to a pleasing bokeh quality when employing selective focus techniques.
UPC: 002724278994
In the Box
Sony E 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 OSS Lens
  • ALC-SH109 Lens Hood
  • ALC-F67S 67mm Front Lens Cap
  • ALC-R1EM Rear Lens Cap
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
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    Sony 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 specs

    Performance
    Focal Length 18 - 200mm
    Comparable 35mm Focal Length: 27 - 300 mm
    Aperture Maximum: f/3.5 - 6.3
    Minimum: f/22 - 40
    Camera Mount Type Sony E
    Format Compatibility APS-C
    Angle of View 76° - 8°
    Minimum Focus Distance 11.81" (30 cm)
    Magnification 0.35x
    Maximum Reproduction Ratio 1:2.9
    Optical Design 17 Elements in 12 Groups
    Diaphragm Blades 7, Rounded
    Features
    Image Stabilization Yes
    Autofocus Yes
    Tripod Collar No
    Physical
    Filter Thread Front: 67 mm
    Dimensions (DxL) Approx. 2.97 x 3.90" (75.5 x 99 mm)
    Weight 18.48 oz (524 g)
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 1.7 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 7.3 x 4.8 x 4.6"

    Sony 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 reviews

    E 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 OSS Lens is rated 4.4 out of 5 by 139.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Worth it in every way. This is the second SEL18200 that I've owned -- I rather foolishly sold my first one a couple of years ago, but I sure missed it, and thus I bought this new one. Extended-range lenses like this are always some kind of compromise, but the compromises in this lens are in how it is bigger and heavier and more expensive than most others -- and thus, the compromises are not in the optics or the image stabilization or the price, so you get what you pay for. I think it's worth every penny of its cost. I'm willing to pay the price and to haul the big lens around, and the reward is excellent image quality. I'm definitely satisfied!
    Date published: 2015-02-19
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Only lens you'll need? I haven't had the lens for long, but from my experience so far this lens is wonderful. The images are sharp, the focusing is quick, what more could one want? The range, 18mm-200mm, covers almost everything you will need. It would be nice if the lens were faster, but that would mean the lens would have to be much heavier. Note that this lens is *not* particularly heavy or bulky for one with this range. Construction is superb, there is no lens creep - at least not so far. I haven't used it for video yet, so I can't comment on that. However, the lens was designed for the Sony camcorder, so I presume it will be more than ok.
    Date published: 2011-04-18
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Heavy but Excellent All-in-One. I am a retired pro, and moved to Sony e-mount system to reduce weight and space needs. Although this lens is fairly heavy, it's a great one lens fits all for travel, and very sharp, even at 200 mm. I was worried about speed of auto-focusing, as I have been frustrated by the Sony 55-210 kit lens. I tested the lens at a soccer game, shooting at f6.3 using the a6000's 11 fps motor drive, and marveled at the speed and sharpness of the auto focus. I was also happy to find that auto focus work well on the Nex 7's contrast detection only AF system.
    Date published: 2014-10-20
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Definitely worth the money I thought long and hard about getting this lens. It's 50% more expensive than the Sony a6000 body, so it's not a small investment. But I took it, along with a 38mm, each attached to a Sony a6000 body, on a photo workshop in Cuba this spring. It's heavy. It's somewhat bulky. It is worth it? Yes! It is a great piece of glass. When I want flexibility to cover close ups and more distant shots, this lens handles it all. Its focus is surprisingly fast. I don't think I lost a shot because of the lens. In fact, it is a great street photography lens as is allows you to get some great candid shots without getting in the subject's face. Pretend you're chimping and shoot away! It worked for me for several hundred shots. I would recommend this as a high-quality all-around lens for the a6000.
    Date published: 2015-08-02
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent performer One great all around lens, well built and solid. Had purchased the LE version first and did not like it. It was soft at 200, not usable for even casual photography. Not sure if it was a bad copy but there was a difference in performance both optically and focusing in very low light. For just two ounces more and a bit fatter, don't seems make a difference. If you want the LE might as well save money and buy the Tamron. They seem to be one and the same? Can recommend this lens with no reservations.
    Date published: 2012-12-04
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great lens I have this lens mounted on a NEX 6 camera. I use this setup for outdoors pictures. I find the lens very sharp through the whole zoom range.The lens is not all that heavy, as some have said. It is about the same as my 17-40 cannon. the color and picture quality I Think are better then the 7D with the 17-40 lens Sony pictures are a little cooler, and more true to life at least in the outdoors. The colors of the red rock, sky and canyons is more true then the Canon. Some complain of lens creep, but I have not found that (I do keep the lens locked while walking. I live in SW Utah, and carrying the NEX6 with just one lens (18-200) with the quality of pictures I get. I sold all my Canon equipment, and hike the desert and mountains and enjoying it more. The only drawback, is the silver color. I wish they had made this lens in black.
    Date published: 2013-08-10
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Tack sharp, deep colors, light weight. I own a Canon 5D, with many canon lens and by comparison, the new Sony 18-200mm attached to a new Sony NEX5n, performed extremely well last weekend when I was shooting video in poor light at a Church concert. The lens is so light that I was able to hold the camera and lens at shoulder height without difficulty, for an hour of video shooting. The lens image stabilizer worked well in poor light right up to full zoom at 200mm as did the autofocus. My only concern with this excellent lens is that I expect that it is relatively fragile if dropped or struck at a bad angle.
    Date published: 2011-09-28
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Lens. Great on quality and size. I want this lens to travel. The image quality and versatility are the strongest pros. The zoom and focus zoom are smooth. Much better than some Canon lenses i've tried. But the lens have a design issue to use with Nex 6, 5 or 6 cameras: The diamenter of 67mm is too high and cover the AF assistance lamp. Ok, in outdoor conditions, this won't be necessary, but is a issue that you have to know. Keep you kit lens to use the camera flash and AF assistance lamp in indoors situations. And she is a little heavier than I expected. But its ok. Nice piece of glass.Great finish material.
    Date published: 2014-07-16
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