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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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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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Overall 8
8.0

pretty good, not thrilling

Miriam, B&H Photo
21 March 2013
  • Excerpt: Things that are great: one lens, many focal lengths. Less great, the longer focal lengths are not as good as the shorter ones. I was hoping to use it to shoot some events. It is only so-so at the longer lengths. I bought this to go with my NEX-7. This set is to be a lightweight sub for my big DSLR and lens.
  • Pros: Easily Interchangeable, Lightweight, Nice Bokeh, One Lens Does Most
  • Cons: Blurry Focus
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Overall 8
8.0

great lens

Anton Nichta "ton", Amazon
2 March 2013
  • Summary: Reasonably sharp at all focal lengths. Contrast is good, colors are vivid. Cheaper than the Sony (both made by Tamron). Great candid lens.
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Overall 8
8.0

Pretty good and convenient

S. J., Amazon
22 December 2012
  • Summary: It's a good quality lens and has a very convenient range. I haven't taken many movies with it, but it seems fine in the few I've taken. Picture quality seems good, even at extreme zoom.
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Overall 8
8.0

a surprising super-zoom

raviv m, B&H Photo
19 August 2012
  • Excerpt: i bought this lens two weeks ago for my NEX7. i have experience with a few lenes from different manufacturers (zooms & primes), but never had a super-zoom before. i needed a travel lens and the Tamron 18-200 seemed the best choise for size, quality and price. i also have very good experience with Tamron 17-50 but didn't expect the same IQ.The bottom line is that the 18-200 has much better optics than i expected.
  • Pros: Efficient stabilizer, Huge Range, No lens creep, Sharp, Silent AF, Strong Construction
  • Cons: Slow Focus
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Overall 8
8.0

Good, but could be a bit better

msklbright, B&H Photo
9 August 2012
  • Excerpt: I bought this in conjunction with a NEX-7 body. I've used Tamron lenses before and like them as a more affordable option to propritary lenses. My only complaint is the focus creaps sometimes when fully-zoomed. Aside from that, it's a good walk-around lens.
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Easily Interchangeable, Lightweight, Strong Construction
  • Cons: Blurry Focus, Lens Creep, Slow Focus
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Overall 8
8.0

GREAT FOR AIRSHOWS

Rosco, B&H Photo
8 August 2012
  • Excerpt: I have a Sony Nex 5N. The 18-55mm lens is good for local photography but not for distant stuff eg events like airshows etc. In these circumstances the 18-200mm lens is great. The wide zoom range makes it easy to locate moving objects with wide angle before zooming in with telephoto. It is portable and powerful. The stabilizer works well and detail / definition of the photos is great. It is a little too big for everyday use.
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Overall 8
8.0

So far so good

JD, B&H Photo
17 June 2012
  • Excerpt: So far I'm loving this lens, which I use as my "walk(ski)around lens on a new NEX-7. I haven't done any formal tests, but it seems to be sharp throughout the range. This combo is very light and responsive for my hiking and skiing adventures in the back-country of Washington's Cascade Range where I spend a lot of my free time.
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Lightweight
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Overall 8
8.0

Great all around lens

Sandy, B&H Photo
15 April 2012
  • Excerpt: I bought this lens for my Nex 5N. I have a dslr camera and have used other super zoom lenses before, so I had reasonable expectations. In certain lighting situations there is "purple fringing", but that is corrected in my photo software. The image quality is very good and I'm quite satisfied with it. There is a known issue with this lens not doing well with the sweep panorama mode...the panoramas are quite blurry.
  • Pros: Easy To Use, Lightweight
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Overall 8
8.0

Could be better. . .

808armada, Amazon
14 April 2012
  • Summary: I picked the Tamron lens after renting it and the Sony OSS to try out. I ended up choosing the Tamron. For me the major reason was the faster automatic focusing. When turned on you can actually see it working through the lens. You can also see the VC working. Others who shoot video may want to use the "Sony's OSS lens" because of the slower focusing. Image quality is just as good if not better than the "named" brand.
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