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Sony 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 Black Zoom Lens - SEL18200LE

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$848.00  
New Compact And Lightweight Design/ High Imaging Performance/ Optical SteadyShot/ 11x High-Magnification Zoom/ Black Finish
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Sony 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 Black Zoom Lens - SEL18200LE

This high magnification zoom lens boasts a lightweight form factor perfect for compact cameras and life on the road. Optical Steadyshot image stabilization provides blur-free coverage of

Significantly smaller and lighter than comparable lenses, the Sony SEL18200LE high magnification zoom lens is perfect for a wide range of shooting situations. With a compact size achieved in part by downsizing the autofocus motor and optical image stabilization unit, this lens offers a powerful mix of versatility and image quality perfect for shooting scenarios where a light, compact camera and lens combination is optimal. The broad focal length coverage of the lens—from 18mm wide angle to 200mm telephoto (27mm to 300mm in 35mm equivalence)—makes it an ideal high-magnification "travel" lens for a wide range of shots. Capture expansive landscapes, charming portraits with pleasantly blurred backgrounds, even sports and nature shots. Optical SteadyShot (OSS) technology cuts down on blur caused by camera shake and reduces reliance on high ISO settings when shooting in dark environments.

Features:

  • New compact and lightweight design Significantly smaller and lighter than the SEL18200 lens, the SEL18200LE is the perfect lens to cover a wide range of shooting situations. Achieved in part by downsizing the autofocus motor and optical image stabilization unit, this compact lens versatility and image quality will appeal to all users who desire a light, compact camera and lens combination.
  • High imaging performance Equipped with two ED (Extra-low Dispersion) glass elements and four aspherical elements, the SAL-18200LE lens employs the same popular, circular aperture found in many a lenses, enabling photos with beautifully round defocus areas.
  • Optical SteadyShot Equipped with Optical SteadyShot (OSS), the lens compensates for blur caused by camera shake. In addition to reducing blur for normal handheld photography, Optical SteadyShot also reduces reliance on high ISO settings when shooting in dark environments, greatly enhancing the effectiveness of Hand-held Twilight and Anti Motion Blur modes.
  • 11x high-magnification zoom The broad focal length coverage of the lens — from 18 mm to 200 mm (27 mm to 300 mm in 35 mm equivalent) makes it an ideal high-magnification “travel” lens for a wide range of photography. Users can easily capture expansive landscapes, snapshots of expressive faces at a “human-vision” angle of view, charming portraits with softly blurred backgrounds and more. In addition, the telephoto capability of the lens makes it ideal for sports and nature photography.

Specifications:

  • Lens Type : High Magnification Zoom
  • Aperture (Max.) : f/3.5 - 6.3
  • Aperture (Min.) : f/22 - 40
  • Lens Groups-Elements : 13 groups, 17 elements
  • Minimum Focus Distance : 1' 6" (50cm)
  • Aspheric Elements : 4 aspheric, 2 ED
  • Aperture Blade : 7 blades (Circular aperture)
  • Focal Length (35mm equivalent) : APS: 27-300mm (35mm Equivalent: 18-200mm)
  • Lens Weight : 16.3 oz (460g)
  • Magnification : x 0.27

What's In The Box:

  • Front and rear lens cap
  • ALC-SH124 lens hood

Approximate Weight:

  • Unit: 1 lbs
  • Shipping: 3 lbs

Approximate Dimensions:

  • Height: 3.81"
  • Width: 2.69"

Warranty Information:

  • Manufacturer Warranty (authorized online retailer): 1 Year Parts And Labor
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4.2

(based on 5 reviews)

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2.0

Not a good performer

By Arf2

from Coral Gables, Fl

Was able to use this lens at the same time as the original version for instant comparison under identical conditions. At 200 mounted on a CF Gitzo with RRS B60 Head, the image did not look sharp while focusing. Image file not sharp either. Tried the same with the original and was able to obtain a sharp image in the EVF and file. Stopping down did not seem to make much difference with the LE version but the original was marginally better (still good wide open) Acquiring focus was impossible at times but the old version would. This was under dark conditions. Overall the zoom was stiff and not pleasant to use. For the slight increase in width and two ounce difference would go with the original version. Its a very good performer. Regards al

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4.0

Versatile and compact

By Morrie

from Massachusetts

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Pros

  • Easily Interchangeable
  • Lightweight

Cons

  • Slow Focus

Best Uses

  • Landscape/Scenery
  • Wildlife Photos

Quite a compact lens for this huge focal range. Close focus is impressive, as it works at full zoom, and OSS is very good. No reason to carry around an 18-55 lens, really, unless size is a concern. I only wish that it would focus faster, especially in low light.

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5.0

Quality Glass

By Steelhead

from OR, WA, BC & AK

This is a great versatile lens with excellent image quality. It has a quality solid feel to it. It should not be expected to serve in low light conditions. That is a job for faster prime lenses. Out of the box, the zoom appears somewhat stiff but that goes away with use or by simply exercising it. There is no lens creep,... NONE. Yes, if you hang it on a strap, then hike or bike it may move but, well... Don't do that... not without using the lock anyhow. * The first image "mid zoom" was shot in subdued light at 54mm (79mm/35mm), f/9, .8s, 8sNDF, with a 200 ISO. A tripod was used with the long (almost one second) exposure. * The second image "full zoom" was shot in full sunlight fully extended at 200mm (300mm/35mm), f/6.3, 1/400, with a 100 ISO. This image was taken hand held. It was also cropped a bit tighter. As you can see from the second image, the Optical SteadyShot (OSS) functions well. However, as with any zoom of this range, in low or severely indirectly lighting conditions either a mono or tri pod is advised. This is an excellent lens for the money. Don't leave home without it,.. but supplement it with at least one fast prime.

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5.0

2000 photos later...

By RRRK

from Lafayette, IN

Pros

  • Useful zoom range, good color reproduction, crisp images, lock switch

Cons

  • Lens tend to extend if you don't lock it during hiking

Best Uses

    Initially, before purchase, I was confused with reviews I had read else in the Net. My perfect zoom lens would be 50-320mm, but there is no such available... Because the time was running out, I decided to buy this (SEL18200LE) lens and give it a try during my trip to Yellowstone. I was nicely surprised by the quality of the build. Everything feels nice and solid out of the box. Zoom and focus rings have appropriate resistance, the lens is on heavier side, but I find it very useful, especially while using tripod - it is well balanced for me. All rubber covered contact surfaces give nice "quality feel". Very useful feature of this lens is a lock switch, which comes handy during transportation. I have noticed that the lens tends to extend slowly while un-locked and hiking in the wild, but I do not find it annoying due to aforementioned lock feature. Of note - I have not yet encountered the situation when while shooting "straight down" the lens extends by itself, which was reported in some YouTube videos. After shooting couple thousand images I can say this lens is great. All the images came very crisp, naturally colored and nicely saturated. This lens has fast AF, performs well in low light conditions, gives nice bookeh when used in portrait situations and in my opinion it is great "everyday" lens #if you don't mind it's weight#. Overall: Good job Sony!

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    5.0

    18-200 is really useful range, IQ is acceptable.

    By NEXUSER

    from SAN FRANCISCO, CA

    My own Nex lens ranking is like this. 1. Zeiss 24mm 2. 50mm F1.8 3. 30mm F3.5 4. 18-200 LE 5. 18-55 Bundle I like fixed range lenses because IQ is very reliable and low maximum aperture is make a great blur for portrait. Always want crispy crispy and crispy photo. First time, I used this lens at night with high ISO. Results are not good for the price. I just disappointed. I used tamron, sigma's superzoom lenses before. I got a similar feeling from this lens. Next day, I tried to use this sunny day with F7 to F11 and fixed 100 ISO. I just surprised with my photos. It looks totally different lens. Color is very stable, and easy to use zoom. Focus is absolutely fast. I know superzoom is built for outdoor photo. I think I will not have a chance to use my 18-55 lens again. 18-200 is a way expensive but I think it worth.

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    Sony 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 Black Zoom Lens

    Sony 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 Black Zoom Lens

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