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

BH #SO18200PZ • MFR #SELP18200
Sony E PZ 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 OSS Lens
Key Features
  • E-Mount Lens/APS-C Format
  • 27-300mm (35mm Equivalent)
  • Aperture Range: f/3.5-6.3 to f/22-40
  • ED and Aspherical Elements
Make sure you have the right tool for both stills and movies with this E PZ 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 OSS Lens from Sony. Equipped with a power zoom mechanism that can be set to different speeds, users will enjoy smooth, precise zooms during their videos. Designed for APS-C-format E-mount cameras, shooters will be able to make good use of the lens' vast zoom range, which is equivalent to 27-300mm. Also, it has a variable f/3.5-6.3 aperture to keep the overall size to a minimum and uses extra-low dispersion and aspherical elements to combat aberrations.
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Sony E PZ 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 OSS Overview

Make sure you have the right tool for both stills and movies with this E PZ 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 OSS Lens from Sony. Equipped with a power zoom mechanism that can be set to different speeds, users will enjoy smooth, precise zooms during their videos. Designed for APS-C-format E-mount cameras, shooters will be able to make good use of the lens' vast zoom range, which is equivalent to 27-300mm. Also, it has a variable f/3.5-6.3 aperture to keep the overall size to a minimum and uses extra-low dispersion and aspherical elements to combat aberrations.

Ensuring sharp images at all focal lengths is built-in Optical SteadyShot image stabilization to reduce the effects of camera shake. Also, it has an internal focus design which prevents the lens from changing length during focusing. Additionally, it is equipped with a seven-blade circular diaphragm for smooth 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.
Extra-low dispersion glass is featured in the lens design to help reduce chromatic aberrations and color fringing for improved clarity and color neutrality.
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.
Enjoy smooth zooms ideal for shooting movies with the power zoom mechanism which can have its speed adjusted to suit different styles and needs.
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: 002724286371

Sony E PZ 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 OSS Specs

Focal Length18 to 200mm (35mm Equivalent Focal Length: 27 to 300mm)
Maximum Aperturef/3.5 to 6.3
Minimum Aperturef/22 to 40
Lens MountSony E
Lens Format CoverageAPS-C
Angle of View76° to 8°
Minimum Focus Distance11.81" / 30 cm
Maximum Magnification0.35x
Optical Design17 Elements in 12 Groups
Diaphragm Blades7, Rounded
Focus TypeAutofocus
Image StabilizationYes
Filter Size67 mm (Front)
Dimensions (ø x L)3.67 x 3.9" / 93.2 x 99 mm
Length at Maximum Extension6.78" / 172.3 mm
Weight1.43 lb / 649 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight2.2 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)8.5 x 5 x 5"

Sony E PZ 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 OSS Reviews

protrusion below camera body causes tripod mount problems

By Mark
Rated 1 out of 5
Date: 2021-04-20

The servo bulge for this lens is below the camera body, so it causes many tripod mounting problems. With some tripods, where the shoe must slide back before releasing, the lens has to be removed from the camera before the camera and shoe can be released. The lens is also completely incompatible with tripod-mounted audio interfaces where the camera mounts to the top of the interface. Remote control of the PZ function is possible, but very slow, jerky and unreliable due to poor software design. If I had known about the dysfunctional design, I would have waited for a different PZ lens and corrections to the remote camera control software. Extremely disappointed.

Good zoom lens with two great design flaws

By James
Rated 3 out of 5
Date: 2018-12-01

This is probably the next best super zoom to the Sony 24-240mm lens, plus it has servo zoom. At 18mm there is noticeable fisheye but not a deal breaker. This is not a power zoom lens like the f/4 ones. This is simply a smaller version of the 24-240mm (the front element extends when zooming, and the lens tube is split into two parts to make the length of the physical casing shorter) with a servo motor attached. Thats a step down from the power zooms because the zoom speed is quite limited, and the motor is tiny and makes a slight noise when operating, although the image itself zooms smoothly. At full extension it gets more front-heavy as well. So I dont know what they were thinking, but Sony chose to attach the servo motor to... the bottom... without its own tripod mount. Thats the absolute worst place to put a servo motor without its own mount, because I cant mount it to larger tripod plates as the motor is in the way!! The motor housing extends about a half inch past the bottom of the camera body, and it is round rather than flat, so I cant even put the camera upright on a flat surface. I just dont understand why Sony would do this.

Great, versatile, good AF

By John
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2018-09-20

Works with the rocker on the VG30, or use the lens rocker with VG20 or Sony DSLR such as A6300. AF is not too fast, not too slow and there is a nice resistance on the zoom ring when set to manual. Does have some weight to it, though. 18-200 is an impressive range and makes for a great video lens, especially when shooting a stage with good light. This is not a full-frame lens.

Waste of money

By Emil
Rated 1 out of 5
Date: 2018-09-06

I initially bought this lens along with the Sony Nex VG 900 camera body. Both items worked really good together until...Pretty soon after the warranty expired the lens broke (something with the motor inside). I sent it to Sony service to be fixed and they told me it's not worth fixing it since it will cost a lot. I liked the combo (camera+lens) so I bought a second one. The second one I have is still running but not perfectly. The lens mechanism jumps with a click while zooming closer to 200mm. It's still ok and does a good job with autofocus, but not worth the money. Very disappointed in the product and Sony service

Professional Videographer

By Degen, Simon
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2018-08-29

Sony Power zoom Lens are great for video shooting and also for taking portrait pictures. I use this lens with Sony A6500 camera.

Excellent all around lens.

By Jmedina78
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2018-07-08

The is is by far my favorite Sony lens. It is a great all around since it covers r the full frame equivalent of a 27-300mm, and if you use clear image zoom you can extend the range to 600mm, meaning you can do everything form landscape, architecture, portraits to sports and wildlife. This is one of two Sony lens for the nex and Alpha line to have active image stabilization while recording video, the active image stabilization is way better that OSS, so much better that you can hand hold your camera at 200mm and still get smooth video. I use this lens all the time for video since it makes most of my shots look like a did them with a tripod, including handheld pans and tilts. If could only buy a lens it will be this one. It has its draw backs, is slow If you are using to in a low light scenario, but must of the newer cameras you can set your ISO to higher number without getting a lot of noise on you image, a small price to pay for the convenience, and a trade I am willing to make.

Sharp and versatile

By John
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2019-09-12

Three speeds power zoom, zooms smoothly in manual, with just the right amount of resistance, but you must first turn off servo for manual or you might damage the gear. Zoom rocker is variable. Stabilzation is great. Uses battery power off the camera body. A little heavier than the the non-power version. Housing is very sturdy.

Great optics

By Stephen
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2019-04-28

Excellent optics; used on a Sony A6500.  I have used it primarily for stills, but the zoom servo (3 speeds) is smooth and quiet.  Great travel all purpose lens.  BUT, it is quite heavy, especially for a light APC, mirrorless camera, and, inexplicably, Sony put the servo on the bottom of the lens so tripod support of the lens is difficult and the camera cannot sit on a flat surface.Pictures below from a motoring sailboat.

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