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Sony Silver 18-200MM F 3.5-6.3 Zoom Camera Lens - SEL18200

Abt Model: SEL18200 | UPC Code: 027242789913
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Retail Price $899.00
Sale Price $798.00  
0.35x Maximum Magnification/ 27-300mm (35mm Equivalent)/ 67mm Filter Diameter/ Direct Manual Focus/ AF For Movie Capture/ Internal Motor/ Silver Metal Finish
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Sony Silver 18-200MM F 3.5-6.3 Zoom Camera Lens - SEL18200

Features:

  • 35mm Equivalent: 27-300mm
  • Aperture (Max.): F3.5-6.3
  • Aperture (Min.): F22-F40
  • Filter Diameter: 67mm
  • Minimum Focus Distance: 12" (0.3m)
  • Aspheric Elements: 4 aspheric surfaces
  • Non-rotating Focusing Ring: No rotation
  • AF for Movie Capture: Yes
  • Angle of View: 76° - 8°
  • Aperture Blade: 7 blades (Circular aperture)
  • Direct Manual Focus: Yes
  • Exterior Finish: Metal
  • Focal Length (35mm equivalent): 27mm-300mm
  • Focus Ring in AF Mode: No rotation
  • Internal Motor: Yes (Stepping motor)
  • Lens Construction: 18mm-200mm (27mm-300mm APS-C conv.)
  • Low Noise During Movie Capture: Excellent
  • Maximum Magnification: 0.35x (APS-C)
  • Mount Material: MMetal

Approximate Dimensions:

  • Diameter: 3"
  • Length: 4"

Approximate Weight:

  • Unit: 1.16 lbs
  • Shipping: 2 lbs

Warranty Information:

  • Manufacturers Warranty (authorized online retailer): Limited 1 Year Parts & Labor
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  • The Sony SEL18200 Ships in a Factory Sealed Box.
  • Abt ships this product for free!
 
CompatibilitySony
TypeTelephoto Zoom
Filter Size67mm
  

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Sony Silver 18-200MM F 3.5-6.3 Zoom Lens
 
4.3

(based on 28 reviews)

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    (8)

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67%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Great lens with a serious handicap

The lens itself is great. It has incredible range, great optical quality, and has a nice sturdy feel to it. The finish looks great too. But the huge size of the lens...Read complete review

The lens itself is great. It has incredible range, great optical quality, and has a nice sturdy feel to it. The finish looks great too. But the huge size of the lens creates a very obvious shadow because the standard flash sits too low. This is not a problem that an $800 lens should have. If you don't want the shadow, it will cost you $63 + shipping for a flash extender. Its not so much the cost of the extender that bugs me, its the fact that Sony makes it so hard to obtain. There is no mention of it on sonystyle, no mention on the SEL18200 page, and most of the sales reps don't seem to know about it either. In fact, if another reviewer hadn't given the part # (A1787305A) and mentioned that you have to go to the seperate Parts & Accessories page, I probably wouldn't have found it, and probably would have returned the lens. If it isn't going to be included with the lens, there should at least be a direct link to purchase it from the lens product page, or it should be on the accesories page for the NEX series. Its like buying a new TV, getting it home, and then realizing the power cord is a $63 option, and you have to wait another week for it to be shipped. It makes no sense. If Sony is set on making money off of the extender, why not make the lens $850 and include it in the box? I'd rather pay more up front and get everything at once, instead of going on a wild goose chase trying to find a necessary "accessory."

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

very soft lens

the 18-55mm kit lens is WAY sharper in range and this lens is horrible after 70mm not worth the money this is a video lens it is no good for stills

the 18-55mm kit lens is WAY sharper in range and this lens is horrible after 70mm not worth the money this is a video lens it is no good for stills

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1.0

No good!

By 

from Vancouver Island, Canada

Comments about Sony Silver 18-200MM F 3.5-6.3 Zoom Lens:

Nothing but problems with this lens. Its not sealed from external environmental dust. When zooming it breaths in outside air making things impossible to clean in the front lens element. Im not used to cheap kit lenses. I would classify this lens to be a Kit lens for basic starting packages.

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5.0

Glad I made this purchase

By 

from Raleigh, NC

Comments about Sony Silver 18-200MM F 3.5-6.3 Zoom Lens:

Used this lens in Alaska. Got great shots. Unfortunately the camera itself allows one to hit format without asking if one is sure. I will be attempting to recapture pictures taken on land in Alaska. If you can help me with this problem please contact me. I will be heart sick if my pictures are permanently lost. I got some great shots

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4.0

Best "Do Everything" lens

By 

from Alpharetta, Ga.

About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

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Pros

  • Durable
  • Easy To Use
  • Great optics
  • Lightweight
  • Quality build
  • Quiet autofocus

Cons

  • Pricey

Best Uses

  • Everyday use
  • Landscape Photography
  • Portraits
  • Studio

Comments about Sony Silver 18-200MM F 3.5-6.3 Zoom Lens:

I am a landscape photographer and own several full frame dslr's. there are times, however when I don't feel like carrying a big camera bag full of gear. This small lens is perfect for those times. One "do everything" lens and one small camera body allow me to get the job done on days when I don't feel like carrying the big gear.
The optics are tack sharp and the lens is very well constructed. It's my go to lens for the NEX-7.

Service and delivery comments:

This was my first time using this vendor and I must say I was very pleasantly surprised with the entire order/shipping process. The product arrived very quickly and in perfect condition.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No

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(4 of 26 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

this is Excellent lens!

By 

from Undisclosed

Comments about Sony Silver 18-200MM F 3.5-6.3 Zoom Lens:

veeeerrrry gooooooooood

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(17 of 17 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

SEL 18200

By 

from Port Elizabeth, SA

Comments about Sony Silver 18-200MM F 3.5-6.3 Zoom Lens:

This lens is awesome. I bought it for my FS100, and couldn't be happier. The "lens-crawl" issue everyone else has been complaining about must have been resolved, as my lens does not do move unless I move it -- even when the camera faces 90 degrees to the ground. Auto-focus is super-quick and sharp, with zero CA.

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(4 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

 
2.0

Slow Lens

By 

from Boston

Pros

  • Well Made

Cons

  • Very slow lens

Best Uses

    Comments about Sony Silver 18-200MM F 3.5-6.3 Zoom Lens:

    Took this lens on nature trip to photograph whales. The time it took to focus, if ever, was abysmally slow and amazing moments were completely lost. It's just not up to par with what is promised. Very disappointed.

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    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    It was made for the NEX 7

    By 

    from Lopez Island

    Comments about Sony Silver 18-200MM F 3.5-6.3 Zoom Lens:

    When I discovered that the NEX 7 lets you use digital zoom with a zoom lense, the already significant range of this thing became amazing. But even without that newly-found capability, at 200 mm and using the viewfinder and the manual focus button, some exceptional macro-like shots are possible, just as I had hoped. Using it just as a traditioanl zoom I also got a picture of a bird a quarter mile away that we had no idea as to what it was. Armed with that image we got the experts to tell us we had seen a wimbrel. Combined with the amazing NEX 7 - I have upgraded from being a totally satisfied NEX 5 user to being an ecstatic NEX 7 user - I can't think of why $899 isn't a pretty fair price. Remember, 18 - 200 is a lot of possibilities. Add the digital zoom (I know it reduces quality, but with 24mpx there is a little quality to be spared) and you have a lens that lets you rule the world.

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    4.0

    Incredible Lens, A "Do-It-All" Wonder!

    By 

    from Asheville, NC USA

    Comments about Sony Silver 18-200MM F 3.5-6.3 Zoom Lens:

    Great overall lens other than a bit bulky and pricey (and it just got pricier!). Very sharp at all focal lenghts and apertures. The lens "crawl" as the lens is tilted up or down is rather aggrivating. Looks like it could have been better engineered than that. The lock only works when the lens is all the way in at 18 mm.

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    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    18-200mm f/3-6.3 Lens

    By 

    from Sacramento, Ca

    Comments about Sony Silver 18-200MM F 3.5-6.3 Zoom Lens:

    Love this lens. My pictures look much better with this lens as opposed to the stock lens it came with.

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    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Good at all lengths

    By 

    from LA JOLLA

    Comments about Sony Silver 18-200MM F 3.5-6.3 Zoom Lens:

    The review by mrbige does not do justice to this lens. Yes, it was first sold only with a video camcorder but it has great optics. The photo was shot at 200mm at iso 110 with a Nex-7 (1/500 f8). Image represents about 1/5 of original.

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