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Quality


However, the quality of this lens is just plainly superb.

Positive Review

The metal build quality is superb, and feels great in hand.

Positive Review

Took lots of pictures with the camera.

Negative Review

The built quality is excellent, the item is certainly as heavy if not more than the tiny nex-5 itself and you want to be carefu...  Read More

Neutral Review

The picture quality is the best i have seen from a compact system camera or a slr.

Neutral Review

Price


If you can afford it deserves the price.

Neutral Review

I wish it was a little faster, but there are size and cost considerations.

Neutral Review

Shipping


I was waiting 2 months and was lucky to get it here (new&used) a new lens at regular price with free shipping.

Neutral Review

Packaging/appearance


Also, due to the heavy weight of it hanging on the a6000 or nex-6 or 7, etc.

Neutral Review

After seeing pictures of it, and comments from others complaining about the size, i was initially steered away from the sel18200.

Neutral Review

Competitiveness


If you can get a good copy, this lens performs significant better than comparable superzoom from other manufacturers.

Positive Review

For nex 7 buyers, this lens is worthy of its high demand 24mp sensor.

Positive Review

The combined weight of this lens, plus pretty much any nex/alpha mirrorless camera is still a featherweight in comparison to a ...  Read More

Neutral Review

For a super-zoom this is an excellent lens, much sharper (at the short end) then any alternative.

Neutral Review
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  • This product had a total of 104 reviews as of our last analysis date on Oct 13 2020.
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 This discusses the key advantages and disadvantages of this Sony emount lens. Overall this is a great all around lens that pr...  Read More

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will make further comments if needed but this is misleading and the reason i bought the lens. it may be true as it relates to ...  Read More

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I've barely had this lens off my Nex-5n since I got it. The contrast, sharpness, and color rendition are superb. Although it ad...  Read More

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It is the best lens I have used with my Sony nex 7 hands down. Would recommend it to everyone that asks. Worth the money


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    Posted by a reviewer on Amazon

    The compactness of mirrorless cameras is what got me hooked on the nex systems.


    Posted by a reviewer on Amazon

    This lens is just not designed with mirrorless cameras in mind (it was designed for sony's prosumer hd camcorders).


    Posted by a reviewer on Amazon

    The combined weight of this lens, plus pretty much any nex/alpha mirrorless camera is still a featherweight in comparison to a full-size dslr with an 18-200mm lens attached.


    Posted by a reviewer on Amazon

    But for me, i decided it was just too big, too heavy, and way off balance on my nex 3n.


    Posted by a reviewer on Amazon

    While the sel18200 (as well as the le version) can be considered an all-in-one lens, as another review points out, it's really no substitute for a true wide-angle lens in that it introduces a noticeable degree of barrel distortion similar to the kind you'd get on a cheap add-on wide-angle converter lens, whereas the kit 16-50mm lens does not.


    Posted by a reviewer on Amazon

    For still photos, this is not so much of an issue as the camera can compensate for this electronically, but for video it does not do in-camera correction.


    Posted by a reviewer on Amazon

    In summary, i'll say the sel18200 is a fine lens with very good optical image stabilization for video if you don't mind the heft and size, but it will introduce noticeable barrel distortion at its wide settings.

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