Reviews and Problems with Tamron 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 Di III VC
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Tamron 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 Di III VC
4 April 2012
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