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

Designed as a travel companion capable of capturing subjects near and far, the E 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 OSS LE is the smallest and lightest of the trio of Sony lenses featuring this focal and aperture range. With a 27-300mm equivalent reach on APS-C cameras and weighing just over one pound, it provides maximum range with minimal baggage. Optical SteadyShot image stabilization keeps images sharp when working handheld or at slow shutter speeds. Four aspherical elements and two extra-low dispersion elements reduce chromatic aberrations and other distortions. A linear autofocus motor with internal focusing provides fast and quiet autofocus performance.

Applications: This is the lightest and smallest of Sony’s lenses featuring an equivalent focal length of a 27-300mm on APS-C cameras, making it even better suited for travel and walkaround shooting.

Perks

Expansive zoom range
Optical SteadyShot
Compact and lightweight

Drawbacks

Limited to APS-C sensors/shooting modes
Slow variable maximum aperture

Specs

Focal Length 18-200mm
35mm Equivalent Focal Length 27-300mm
Aperture Range f/3.5-6.3 to f/22-40
Optical Layout 17 elements, 13 groups (4 aspherical, 2 extra-low dispersion)
Coating Not specified
Minimum Focusing Distance 1.6' / 50 cm
Maximum Magnification 0.27x
Diaphragm Blades 7
Image Stabilization Yes
Filter Size 62 mm
Dimensions 2.7 x 3.8" / 68 x 97 mm
Weight 1 lb / 460 g

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