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9.0 out of 10

Tamron 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 Di III VC

Lens exclusively for the “E-mount” used for the Sony mirrorless Read more

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

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Overall 10
10

save your money buy this instead of Sony

rickinswvegas, Ebay
17 May 2014
Overall 10
10

Awesome all-purpose lens for the price!

mancillaod, Amazon
14 April 2014
  • Summary: This lens works great for all general purpose pics. With one kid in sports and another learning how to walk, I needed a good lens that could take telephoto shots while also allowing me to take portraits and close ups with having to change lenses all the time. This lens does just that. It is a little bigger than the stock lens, but it appears to be a slightly bit smaller than the Sony 18-200mm lens.
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Overall 10
10

Great lens, better image stabilization

Not Available, Amazon
1 March 2014
  • Summary: Overall, great lens. The limited/slow f stop could be better. f3.6 at 18mm and f6.3 at 200mm. This makes it primarily a day-time lens, however... Image stabilization is the best of the NEX lenses. It's almost sticky-like. Why is this not talked about more!? You can move the camera around and watch it, it doesn't move or barely moves. This is much better than the Sony NEX OSS lenses (in terms of image stabilization).
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Overall 6
6.0

Gets the job done

Mike, Amazon
27 February 2014
  • Summary: I actually ordered this for my Sony A7 full frame knowing that I could use it in the APS-C mode. All functions work properly and it's a nice lens. I find it a bit soft at the telephoto end, even stopped down, and I've noticed that focus is slow (or doesn't work) in low or even dim light. It also seems to indicate that it got a focus lock at distances just inside the minimum focusing distance, meaning you think you got focus but you really didn't.
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Overall 2
2.0

Grey List At Best

Kathleen Moore "mersmom6767", Amazon
24 February 2014
  • Summary: I tried to register this lens on the Tamron USA site and got an error code w/ the serial code provided on a piece of paper. No serial code was on the lens itself. No paperwork came with the lens. No booklet etc. The seller (D-Solution) claimed I could not get the six year warranty from Tamron because it was a grey market lens from Korea. He suggested I buy a year of expensive drop and break insurance from him.
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Overall 10
10

Great Buy for the Sony NEX-5r

Ritchin Sen "ritches", Amazon
8 February 2014
  • Summary: The quality of the pictures are the same as the Sony lenses. Reason for the 5 stars is that you can carry a single lens to cover the 18-200mm range. Decently weighted to give you a solid feel. Unlike Sony lenses, when zooming the lend had a very rough feel to it. Could be a con for dinner people. Compared to the Sony kit lens (18-50 mm), when switching on the camera, the camera takes a slightly longer time to start up.
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Overall 10
10

Extraordinary lens

Amazon Customer, Amazon
14 December 2013
  • Summary: From my uses this lens is as good as the kit zoom, but with an 11.1 zoom ratio versus the kit's 3.1. I use it on an NEX-6 and is seems to focus more reliably than the Sony. IOW, I've had trouble with the Sony failing to focus, whereas while the Tamron 18-200 might take a small moment longer, it is more reliable. There is a zoom lock that prevents the lens from extending (zooming out) while hanging downward on your neck strap.
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Overall 10
10

Great lens

D. W. Moore "Enthusiastic Amazon Fan", Amazon
19 November 2013
  • Summary: This lens is very sharp. The vibration compensation works very well. I'm very happy with this lens. I use it most of the time with my camera.
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Overall 10
10

Really good lens

Mario, Amazon
15 November 2013
  • Summary: Wow! this lens is wonderful. Pictures are really sharp. Normally, these all-in-one lenses are not used at night, however, I tried it and the pictures I got at night are stunning. It is really worth the investment.
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Overall 8
8.0

Better price is available on Amazon

Amazon Customer, Amazon
7 November 2013
  • Summary: I have an NEX-5N and -6 and am considering this lens. But only 4 stars here for the price. It seems the identical lens is available on Amazon for about 120 bucks less. (I'm on mobile and can't add a link, but search for this same item at 590 dollars. It ships from Japan.) Edit: I just ordered it. Shipping from Japan is about 14 bucks for 2-4 weeks delivery. But for only 5 bucks more it's "2-3 days." Wow! OK, this is very weird.
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