Reviews and Problems with Tamron 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 Di III VC
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29 April 2012
Conclusion: Moving back to WA, David wrote scripts for Computer Television for video training for the just released Windows and Office 95 among others, and was then lured to Sydney to create web sites for the newly commercial Internet in 1995, building hundreds of sites under contract to OzEmail including Coates Hire, Hertz Queensland, John Williamson, the NSW Board of Studies and many, many more.
Excerpt: Over the last weekend and on past ANZAC Day I have had the pleasure of playing with a couple of Sony's finest - the NEX7 and even better, the NEX FS100. Now the FS100 has already been put through its paces at Auscam, and in fact reviewer Chris Oaten summed it up with "I'm gonna be right up front with a pat on the back for Sony in what I feel is a well-accomplished objective.
Conclusion: This is a first class long-range zoom lens that is sure to delight discriminating Sony NEX enthusiasts. The only real downsides are its limited f/6.3 aperture at the longest focal length, and a typical amount of linear distortion and light falloff at the widest-angle settings. I was especially pleased with its performance at the longest focal-length settings and at near-macro distances. It is also worth noting that this is a very handsome lens indeed.
REVIEW: Tamron 18-200mm F/3.5-6.3 Di III VC NEX Lens
2 March 2012
Excerpt: Tamron 18-200mm F/3.5-6.3 Di III VC This high power 11.1x zoom lens, which provides an angle of view equivalent to a 27-300mm lens on a 35mm camera, costs around £550 and sports Vibration Compensation and internal focusing. It is currently only available to fit the Sony E-mount, as used on Sony NEX cameras.
Summary: Tamron has made a well-constructed and efficient lens for Sony NEX cameras. Most photographers looking at a wide-angle to telephoto zoom should consider it as well as the Sony-branded version, particularly if price is a sticking point.
Pros: Much lighter than the Sony 18-200mm lens, Very good image stabilisation, Silent focus
Cons: Sometimes has trouble focusing at the telephoto end, Some chromatic aberrations
Excerpt: This high power 11.1x zoom lens, which provides an angle of view equivalent to a 27-300mm lens on a 35mm camera, costs around £550 and sports Vibration Compensation and internal focusing. It is currently only available to fit the Sony E-mount, as used on Sony NEX cameras.
Pros: Excellent sharpness at shorter focal lengths, Performance holds up reasonably well at telephoto focal lengths, Metal finish and lens mount, 11.1x zoom range, Internal focus
Cons: High CA levels at 200mm, Flare when shooting into the light