Sony 18-200mm F3.5-6.3 OSS E-mount lens review by linzthom

reviewer#44533 date: Jun-6-2020
sharpness: 4.5
color: 4
build: 5
distortion: 5
flare control: 5
overall: 4.7
tested on:
  • film camera:Film camera
  • APS-C: 6MP6 MP; 10MP10 MP; 12MP12 MP; 14MP14 MP; 16MP16 MP; 20MP20 MP; 24MP24 MP
  • full frame: 12MP12 MP; 24MP24 MP; 36MP36 MP; 42MP42 MP; 61MP61 MP
ownership:I own this lens
compared to:Sony E 16-50
Sony E 55-210
price paid:NZ$400
positive:A very handy travel lens .
Not having to change lenses all the time
negative:A tad front heavy
comment:I bought this lens to replace the above 2 lenses as my travel combo on my wee Nex5T and I'm really glad I did. It is slightly heavier than than the other 2 combined but the convenience of only having one lens to carry around far out weighs any weight disadvantages.
Sure, it isn't the sharpest lens, being a jack of all trades,but is just as sharp as both the others and does a great job and I'm really pleased not to have the hassle of continually changing lenses all the time.

rating summary

lens image
  • total reviews: 3
  • sharpness: 4.33
  • color: 4.00
  • build: 4.33
  • distortion: 4.33
  • flare control: 4.33
  • overall: 4.27 - Home of the alpha system photographer
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