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Samyang Reflex 300mm F/6.3 ED UMC CS

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Sony E 18-200mm F3.5-6.3 OSS

Samyang Reflex 300mm F/6.3 ED UMC CS
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Samyang Reflex 300mm F/6.3 ED UMC CS vs Sony E 18-200mm F3.5-6.3 OSS

Samyang Reflex 300mm F/6.3 ED UMC CS
Sony E 18-200mm F3.5-6.3 OSS
Samyang Reflex 300mm F/6.3 ED UMC CS
Sony E 18-200mm F3.5-6.3 OSS

Why is Samyang Reflex 300mm F/6.3 ED UMC CS better than Sony E 18-200mm F3.5-6.3 OSS?

  • Has or is a prime lens
  • 2.6° narrower minimum angle of view
    5.4°vs
  • 204g lighter
    320gvs524g

Why is Sony E 18-200mm F3.5-6.3 OSS better than Samyang Reflex 300mm F/6.3 ED UMC CS?

  • Has full-time manual focus
  • Front element doesn't rotate
  • Has built-in optical image stabilization
  • 44.44% wider aperture at minimum focal length
    f/3.5 vs6.3f
  • 0.4m shorter minimum focus distance
    0.5mvs0.9m
  • 10x greater zoom range
    11xvs1x
  • Has rounded aperture blades
  • 70.6° wider maximum angle of view
    76°vs5.4°

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1.has or is a prime lens
Samyang Reflex 300mm F/6.3 ED UMC CS
Sony E 18-200mm F3.5-6.3 OSS

A prime lens has a fixed focal length. In general, these are sharper, with a wider aperture.

2.Front element doesn't rotate
Samyang Reflex 300mm F/6.3 ED UMC CS
Sony E 18-200mm F3.5-6.3 OSS

The front element doesn’t rotate. This is important if you use filters, as some such as polarising or gradient filters have to be orientated a certain way.

3.Is a telephoto lens
Samyang Reflex 300mm F/6.3 ED UMC CS
Sony E 18-200mm F3.5-6.3 OSS

A telephoto lens allows you to zoom in on far away objects. This is particularly useful when you need to photograph a subject from a distance, such as wildlife photography, or even in some cases street photography where you can’t get near the subject.

4.Has a metal mount
Samyang Reflex 300mm F/6.3 ED UMC CS
Sony E 18-200mm F3.5-6.3 OSS

A metal mount is generally superior to a plastic mount as it is more durable.

5.Includes lens hood
Samyang Reflex 300mm F/6.3 ED UMC CS
Sony E 18-200mm F3.5-6.3 OSS

It comes with a lens hood so that you don’t have to buy it separately. These are used to block strong light sources, such as the sun, from the lens to prevent glare and lens flare.

6.maximum focal length

300mm

200mm

A longer maximum focal length allows you to focus in on a small part of a scene, and offers a narrower angle of view than shorter focal lengths.

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Optics

1.has built-in optical image stabilization
Samyang Reflex 300mm F/6.3 ED UMC CS
Sony E 18-200mm F3.5-6.3 OSS

Optical image stabilization uses gyroscopic sensors to detect the vibrations of the camera. The lens adjusts the optical path accordingly, ensuring that any type of motion blur is corrected before the sensor captures the image.

2.optical zoom

1x

11x

The zoom range is the ratio between the longest and shortest focal lengths. A higher zoom range means that the lens is more versatile.

Best

Tamron 18-400mm f/3.5-6.3 Di II VC HLD

22.2x

3.minimum angle of view

5.4°

At the longest end of the lens you get the narrowest angle of view. This allows you to fit a small portion of the scene into the photograph, such as when you are zooming in on a subject (based on APS-C format).

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Tamron SP 150-600mm F/5-6.3 Di VC USD

4.maximum angle of view

5.4°

76°

At the shorter end of the lens you get the widest angle of view. This allows you to fit more of the scene into the photograph (based on APS-C format).

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Leica APO-Summicron-SL 75mm f/2 ASPH

318°

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Aperture

1.widest aperture at maximum focal length

6.3f

6.3f

With a wider aperture the sensor can capture more light, helping to avoid blur by enabling a faster shutter speed. It also provides a shallow depth of field, allowing you to blur the background to focus attention on the subject.

Best

Samyang XP 50mm f/1.2

1.2f

2.widest aperture

f/6.3

f/3.5

With a wider aperture the sensor can capture more light, helping to avoid blur by enabling a faster shutter speed. It also provides a shallow depth of field, allowing you to blur the background to focus attention on the subject.

Best

Samyang XP 50mm f/1.2

f/1.2

3.Has rounded aperture blades
Samyang Reflex 300mm F/6.3 ED UMC CS
Sony E 18-200mm F3.5-6.3 OSS

Similar to the number of aperture blades, rounded blades affect the way the light gets through to the sensor. Rounded blades, often only found on more expensive lenses, improve the appearance of the out-of-focus areas. This allows you to attain better, softer looking bokeh in your photos.

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Focus

1.Has full-time manual focus
Samyang Reflex 300mm F/6.3 ED UMC CS
Sony E 18-200mm F3.5-6.3 OSS

With full-time manual focus, you can move the focus ring whilst it is in AF (autofocus) mode. This means that you can make manual adjustments once the AF has finished, without changing to manual mode.

2.Can focus to infinity
Samyang Reflex 300mm F/6.3 ED UMC CS
Sony E 18-200mm F3.5-6.3 OSS

Many lenses allow you to focus to infinity. This is essential when you wish to take photos including far off objects, such as when shooting landscapes, in order to make sure everything is sharp and in focus.

3.minimum focus distance

0.9m

0.5m

This is the closest distance that the lens can focus. A shorter minimum focus distance allows you to get closer to your subject, and is particularly important when doing macro photography.

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Zeiss Batis 40mm f/2 CF

0.02m

4.Has focus motor
Samyang Reflex 300mm F/6.3 ED UMC CS
Sony E 18-200mm F3.5-6.3 OSS

Lenses with a built-in focus motor can autofocus even if the camera does not have its own focus motor.

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