Sony - 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 Compact E-Mount Standard Zoom Lens - Black

Capture stunning photographs with this Sony SEL18200LE 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 telephoto zoom lens designed for use with your Sony NEX DSLR camera. The Optical SteadyShot image stabilization helps reduce the effects of camera shake for clear images.

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Overview

What's Included


  • Front and rear lens caps
  • Lens hood (ALC-SH124)
  • Owner's manual
  • Sony 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 Compact E-Mount Standard Zoom Lens

Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (38 out of 38)

Features


Compatible with Sony NEX DSLR cameras

For wide-ranging use.

Optical SteadyShot image stabilization

Helps minimize blur caused by camera shake and reduces reliance on high ISO settings when shooting in dimly lit environments.

27-300mm focal length (35mm equivalent)

Allows you to capture expansive landscapes, expressive portraits and more. Telephoto capability enhances sports and nature photography.

11x zoom

Lets you capture up-close detail from far away.

0.27x maximum magnification

Enables versatile shooting.

f/22-40 minimum aperture and f/3.5-6.3 maximum aperture

For optimal light gathering, resulting in clear, detailed images.

17 elements in 13 groups with 7 aperture blades

4 aspheric and 2 ED (extra-low dispersion) elements help ensure crisp shots.


Customer rating

4.8
100%
would recommend to a friend

Pros

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  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Good But Not For Me

    Posted
    DMAtx
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    I really wanted to like this lens - I really did. I purchased it "Open Box - Excellent", and the savings was substantial. The two previous "Open Box" Sony E-mount lenses I've bought from BB arrived in amazing, like-new condition - this one, not so much. The OEM Sony box was quite beat-up, and I was fearful about the lens' condition; thankfully, the lens itself was in "Very Good", but not "Excellent" condition. I say that because the lens hood was missing from the package. Normally, I would've chalked it up to a bit of lax QC and purchased the appropriate Sony hood from an online source like eBay; in this case, however, that wasn't doable. This particular Sony lens hood retails for around a hundred bucks, and even used ones sell for sixty-five to seventy-five bucks. Yikes! Aside from that, the image quality was pretty good, I must say. Sharpness was about what I expected, soft at both extreme ends, but manageable by stopping down and additional tweaking in post. The other major downer for me was the weight. My understanding is the larger SEL18200 is even heavier, but this one still weighed down my NEX-7 to the point that I feared I wouldn't want to lug it around on our cruise next summer, which is why I purchased this lens in the first place. In the end, I think the combination of the missing hood and the weight made me decide to return this lens, but I believe that the SEL18200LE would be a good fit for the right person and the right application.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great single solution (almost) lens

    Posted
    Al200
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    A very good lens. It's OSS is phenomenal. It just can't be used with the built-in flash because it's big enough to cast a shadow. So if flash might be needed on a photographic excursion one has to also carry the 16-50 kit lens. But flash is seldom wanted, anyway. At 18mm there is some distortion, but going up just a few mm makes it better while retaining f/3.5. OSS wise, I've shot fairly sharp pictures at 200mm and 1/15 second, hand held! Two pictures, both taken at 200mm and cropped/resized to 1620x1080, are attached. The moon shot is the sharpest I've ever got.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great lens with minor flaws

    Posted
    JasonJ
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    I spent 2 months trying to figure out if I wanted to shell out the cash for this lens. I committed when I had to take a trip and didn't want to carry 2 different lenses. The lens did not disappoint. I have had it for 2months now and I still love it. The wide range is perfect for a variety of shots and alleviates the need for carrying additional products. The downside as mentioned in other reviews is the "creep". The lens will open if camera is pointing down(gravity always wins) but this can fixed by hitting the "lock" button on the lens. The zoom seems a bit stiff but I don't mind that because it makes it easier to adjust in small increments when taking pics.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A great complement

    Posted
    Markk
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    i tried the kit lens with the Sony Nex-5 and SEL1855. Loved it. Upgraded to an A5100 with the SEL1650. I liked the camera but found the kit lens lacking (especially at the widest settings). So, I tried the the SEL55210. I loved the lightness and image quality from this other kit lens. However, I found myself having to change lenses frequently. So, I opted for the SEL18200LE. Image quality is great, much lighter than the SELP18200 or original SEL18200. Those just add so much bulk to the camera. With this lens, I can really play with depth of field in my pictures. The photos have been great.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A nice replacement for multiple zoom lenses

    Posted
    travelingtallguy
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    I purchased this lens for a trip to Morocco. Though it was pricey at $800, it was worth the investment. Having this 18-200mm zoom meant that I could replace the 16-50mm and 55-210mm zooms that I used previously with my Sony NEX-6. This not only saved weight and space, but I no longer had to change lenses and then deal with the resulting dust issues on the camera sensor. In terms of quality, my photos appear to be uniformly sharp at both the center and in the corners of the images. I am completely satisfied with this new Sony lens.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Buy

    Posted
    Brown
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    I am very satisfied with this lens. Recently shot a wedding, and a few other shots being a newer photographer. I really enjoy this lens replacing the kit 55-210mm. Not 100% as sharp as I would like but it's a minimal complaint. I have been able to capture some pretty decent shots, even as a novice. It might be slightly on the more expensive side, but again, starting out it is worth it. Makes learning a lot more easy.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    I really love this lens

    Posted
    DrBruce
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    this actually is a replacement. I bought one before. I love how it, along with the camera, are so small and fit into a carry on bag on the plane. I took it traveling to many different countries. The range of the zoom is what really sells it. You only need this one lens for wide angle shots as well as telephoto ones. The quality of the shots is excellent. Unfortunately I dropped and broke my lens, so I immediately replaced it with a new one.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Travel Lens

    Posted
    iTechReview
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    I used this lens for my trip to Yosemite. I wanted to be able to use the widest setting to capture the awesome vistas and landscape, but also have the option to zoom way in to capture any wildlife. Since I used this lens on my Sony A6300, the range was really something like 27-300mm. I was so pleased to have this lens as I was able to focus on taking pictures and not necessarily having to change out my lens for certain situations.

    I would recommend this to a friend




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