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

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Sony E 18-200mm F3.5-6.3 OSS review: specs and price

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

  • Smallest aperture at maximum focal length
    40fvs21.76f
  • Magnification
    0.35xvs0.22x
  • Minimum angle of view
    vs36.67°
  • Maximum focal length
    200mmvs62.86mm
  • Smallest aperture at minimum focal length
    22fvs21.47f
  • Optical zoom
    11xvs2.7x
  • Minimum focal length
    18mmvs28.18mm
  • Maximum angle of view
    76°vs61.26°

General info

1.weight

524g

Best

Samsung NX-M 9mm F3.5 ED

31g

2.Has a metal mount
Sony E 18-200mm F3.5-6.3 OSS

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

3.Includes lens hood
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.

4.Front element doesn't rotate
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.

5.Is a telephoto lens
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.

6.maximum focal length

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.

Best

Olympus M.Zuiko ED 75-300mm F4.8-6.7 II

300mm

Optics

1.has built-in optical image stabilization
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.magnification

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

3.minimum angle of view

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

Olympus M.Zuiko ED 75-300mm F4.8-6.7 II

4.1°

4.optical zoom

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

Samsung NX 18-200mm F3.5-6.3 ED OIS

11x

5.maximum angle of view

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

Samyang 8mm F/2.8 UMC Fish-eye

180°

Aperture

1.widest aperture

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

Leica Summilux-TL 35 mm f/1.4 ASPH

f/1.4

2.widest aperture at maximum focal length

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

Leica Summilux-TL 35 mm f/1.4 ASPH

1.4f

3.smallest aperture at maximum focal length

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

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

40f

4.aperture blades

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

Sony FE 16-35mm f/2.8 GM

11

5.Has rounded aperture blades
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.

6.smallest aperture at minimum focal length

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

Sony E 18-200mm F3.5-5.6 OSS LE

40f

Focus

1.Has full-time manual focus
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.minimum focus distance

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

Samsung NX 10mm F3.5 Fisheye

0.09m

3.Can focus to infinity
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.

4.Has focus motor
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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