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Sony E 10-18mm F4 OSS

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

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Sony E 10-18mm F4 OSS vs Sony E 18-200mm F3.5-6.3 OSS

Sony E 10-18mm F4 OSS
Sony E 18-200mm F3.5-6.3 OSS
Sony E 10-18mm F4 OSS
Sony E 18-200mm F3.5-6.3 OSS
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Why is Sony E 10-18mm F4 OSS better than Sony E 18-200mm F3.5-6.3 OSS?

  • Weather sealed
  • 2.3f wider aperture at maximum focal length
    4fvs6.3f
  • 0.25m shorter minimum focus distance
    0.25mvs0.5m
  • 299g lighter
    225gvs524g
  • Has a silent focus motor built into the lens
  • Is a wide angle lens
  • 8mm shorter minimum focal length
    10mmvs18mm

Why is Sony E 18-200mm F3.5-6.3 OSS better than Sony E 10-18mm F4 OSS?

  • Has full-time manual focus
  • 12.5% wider aperture at minimum focal length
    f/3.5 vs4f
  • Can focus to infinity
  • 18f smaller aperture at maximum focal length
    40fvs22f
  • 9.2x greater zoom range
    11xvs1.8x
  • 0.25x Better magnification factor
    0.35xvs0.1x
  • 68° narrower minimum angle of view
    vs76°
  • 182mm longer maximum focal length
    200mmvs18mm

General info

1.Weather sealed
Sony E 10-18mm F4 OSS
Sony E 18-200mm F3.5-6.3 OSS

Device is protected with extra seals to prevent failures due to any kind of weather.

2.weight

225g

524g

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2.1g

3.Has a metal mount
Sony E 10-18mm F4 OSS
Sony E 18-200mm F3.5-6.3 OSS

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

4.Includes lens hood
Sony E 10-18mm F4 OSS
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.

5.Front element doesn't rotate
Sony E 10-18mm F4 OSS
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.

6.Is a wide angle lens
Sony E 10-18mm F4 OSS
Sony E 18-200mm F3.5-6.3 OSS

A wide angle lens is great for capturing larger areas of a scene, such as when doing architectural or landscape photography.

Optics

1.has built-in optical image stabilization
Sony E 10-18mm F4 OSS
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

1.8x

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.magnification

0.1x

0.35x

A true macro lens has a magnification of 1:1. This means that the image produced is a life-size representation of the subject being photographed.

Best

Leica Vario-Elmarit-SL 24-90mm F2.8-4 ASPH

14x

4.maximum angle of view

109°

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).

Best

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

318°

5.minimum angle of view

76°

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).

Best

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

Aperture

1.widest aperture at maximum focal length

4f

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/4

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.smallest aperture at maximum focal length

22f

40f

A smaller aperture reduces the amount of light reaching the sensor. This is important in bright conditions where a wider aperture could result in your image being overexposed. Another advantage is that with a smaller aperture you get a greater depth of field, and can keep all of the image in focus.

Best

Pentax HD DA 560mm F5.6 ED AW

45f

4.smallest aperture at minimum focal length

22f

22f

A smaller aperture reduces the amount of light reaching the sensor. This is important in bright conditions where a wider aperture could result in your image being overexposed. Another advantage is that with a smaller aperture you get a greater depth of field, and can keep all of the image in focus.

Best

Pentax HD DA 560mm F5.6 ED AW

45f

5.aperture blades

7

7

The aperture controls how much light gets through to the camera’s sensor. More blades is often an indicator of a better quality lens. It also allows you to achieve much nicer looking bokeh when blurring out your background, whereas a lens with less blades will often produce harsher, more polygonal bokeh.

Best

Lensbaby Velvet 85

12

6.Has rounded aperture blades
Sony E 10-18mm F4 OSS
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.

Focus

1.Has full-time manual focus
Sony E 10-18mm F4 OSS
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
Sony E 10-18mm F4 OSS
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

0.25m

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.

Best

Zeiss Batis 40mm f/2 CF

0.02m

4.has a silent focus motor built into the lens
Sony E 10-18mm F4 OSS
Sony E 18-200mm F3.5-6.3 OSS

Lenses with built-in focus motor focus faster and more quietly than lenses without a focus motor which rely on the camera's body focus motor.

5.Has focus motor
Sony E 10-18mm F4 OSS
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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