Sony SEL-18200 18 mm - 200 mm f/3.5 - 6.3 Telephoto Zoom Lens for E

67 mm Attachment - 0.35x Magnification - 11x Optical Zoom - MPN: SEL18200
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Sony SEL18200 - Zoom lens - 18 mm - 200 mm - f/3.5-6.3 OSS - Sony E-mount - for Handycam NEX-VG20; NXCAM NEX-FS100E, NEX-FS100EK, NEX-FS100U
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Product Title Sony SEL-18200 18 mm - 200 mm f/3.5 - 6.3 Telephoto Zoom Lens for E
Manufacturer Sony
Lowest Price $489.00 from Adorama
Power Score 4.3 | 32 Reviews
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3 Star Review   By chun on Sony - Official Store - Nov 21, 2012   

The lens itself is great. It has incredible range, great optical quality, and has a nice sturdy feel to it. The finish looks great too. But the huge size of the lens creates a very obvious shadow because the standard flash sits too low. This is not a problem that an $800 lens should have. If you don't want the shadow, it will cost you $63 + shipping for a flash extender. Its not so much the cost of the extender that bugs me, its the fact that Sony makes it so hard to obtain. There is no mention of it on sonystyle, no mention on the SEL18200 page, and most of the sales reps don't seem to know about it either. In fact, if another reviewer hadn't given the part # (A1787305A) and mentioned that you have to go to the seperate Parts & Accessories page, I probably wouldn't have found it, and probably would have returned the lens. If it isn't going to be included with the lens, there should at least be a direct link to purchase it from the lens product page, or it should be on the accesories page for the NEX series. Its like buying a new TV, getting it home, and then realizing the power cord is a $63 option, and you have to wait another week for it to be shipped. It makes no sense. If Sony is set on making money off of the extender, why not make the lens $850 and include it in the box? I'd rather pay more up front and get everything at once, instead of going on a wild goose chase trying to find a necessary "accessory."

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this is Excellent lens!
5 Star Review   By AWS123 on Sony - Official Store - Oct 28, 2012   

Image was shot at 94mm f/8 (Original). A touch of Fractal Sharpen, a little crop and vibrance, and the photo is truly stunning (Final version). This was an Auto HDR shot, the combination of 3 images. From my experience with much more expensive systems, this lens performs extremely well below 100mm. Above 100mm it is a slightly soft, but then so are most telephotos, and I don't use it in that range a whole lot. I almost always use Aperture Priority with f/8 dialed in for maximum sharpness (even above 100mm!). I would have been very happy to have a 18-100 or 18-120 lens rather than the 18-200, but there is no lens like that today. While this lens is big and heavy, it is still smaller and lighter than its counterparts from Canon and Nikon, and frankly, is sharper. It is really the ultimate "walk around" lens (I find 18-55 just does not cut it - although the 18-55 lens is no doubt a very good lens, it just does not have the zoom range I want). I would have been even more delighted if this was a 16-100 or 16-120 lens. Not that would be perfect, and would eliminate the need to switch lenses to get the 16mm wide angle - a must for nature photography (well, OK, with the wide angle adapter, going to 12mm is really cool). One other factor: at long zoom ranges, the lens tends to take a long time to focus in some cases. This is the disadvantage of contrast focus vs. phase as in the A77, but since I don't use that range much, I can live with it. At lower zoom ranges, it focuses just fine. My final comment is about HDR. This is a MUST HAVE feature of the Sony cameras! I was disgusted that I could take HDR photos on my iPhone, but not on my Canon system. Sony has done a really wonderful job on this feature, and it is fantastic in lighting situations like the one in the photo (a forest with sun and shade). No more shooting 3 images and fiddling around with HDR software back home. Of course I can still do that, but having this feature in the camera is fantastic!

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this is Excellent lens!
5 Star Review   By AWS123 on Adorama - Oct 28, 2012    ( See more reviews from Adorama )

veeeerrrry gooooooooood

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SEL 18200
5 Star Review   By CTPro on Sony - Official Store - Oct 21, 2012   

The review by mrbige does not do justice to this lens. Yes, it was first sold only with a video camcorder but it has great optics. The photo was shot at 200mm at iso 110 with a Nex-7 (1/500 f8). Image represents about 1/5 of original.

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SEL 18200
5 Star Review   By CTPro on Adorama - Oct 21, 2012    ( See more reviews from Adorama )

This lens is awesome. I bought it for my FS100, and couldn't be happier. The "lens-crawl" issue everyone else has been complaining about must have been resolved, as my lens does not do move unless I move it -- even when the camera faces 90 degrees to the ground. Auto-focus is super-quick and sharp, with zero CA.

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Slow Lens
2 Star Review   By maxxx on Sony - Official Store - Sep 19, 2012   

Took this lens on nature trip to photograph whales. The time it took to focus, if ever, was abysmally slow and amazing moments were completely lost. It's just not up to par with what is promised. Very disappointed.

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Slow Lens
2 Star Review   By maxxx on Adorama - Sep 19, 2012    ( See more reviews from Adorama )

Took this lens on nature trip to photograph whales. The time it took to focus, if ever, was abysmally slow and amazing moments were completely lost. It's just not up to par with what is promised. Very disappointed.

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It was made for the NEX 7
5 Star Review   By jnoeljr on Sony - Official Store - Jun 14, 2012   

Can't wait to get this lens but my NEX-5 manual states that a flash extender is needed for this lens. The extender is not listed as in the box with the lens and I don't see where it can be ordered separately.

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It was made for the NEX 7
5 Star Review   By jnoeljr on Adorama - Jun 14, 2012    ( See more reviews from Adorama )

When I discovered that the NEX 7 lets you use digital zoom with a zoom lense, the already significant range of this thing became amazing. But even without that newly-found capability, at 200 mm and using the viewfinder and the manual focus button, some ex

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Incredible Lens, A "Do-It-All" Wonder!
4 Star Review   By SonyNEXwannabee on Sony - Official Store - Apr 22, 2012   

27mm (35mm equiv.) max. wide angle is good, but 25mm or 24mm would be better. I've always found I need all the wide angle I could get, and then some - whereas giving up some telephoto (to get the wider angle), at the same zoom range, has never been a problem for me. At 11.1x zoom, 24mm wide still gives you 266.4mm tele. A litttle more wide angle and a little less tele would suit me fine. Bigger tele mm numbers are a diminishing return versus smaller mm wide numbers Or, hey, go from an 11.1x zoom to a 12.5x and get 24mm to 300mm.

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Sony SEL18200 - Zoom lens - 18 mm - 200 mm - f/3.5-6.3 OSS - Sony E-mount - for Handycam NEX-VG20; NXCAM NEX-FS100E, NEX-FS100EK, NEX-FS100U
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Product Title Sony SEL-18200 18 mm - 200 mm f/3.5 - 6.3 Telephoto Zoom Lens for E
Manufacturer Sony
Lowest Price $489.00 from Adorama
Power Score 4.3 | 32 Reviews
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3 Star Review   By chun on Sony - Official Store - Nov 21, 2012   

The lens itself is great. It has incredible range, great optical quality, and has a nice sturdy feel to it. The finish looks great too. But the huge size of the lens creates a very obvious shadow because the standard flash sits too low. This is not a problem that an $800 lens should have. If you don't want the shadow, it will cost you $63 + shipping for a flash extender. Its not so much the cost of the extender that bugs me, its the fact that Sony makes it so hard to obtain. There is no mention of it on sonystyle, no mention on the SEL18200 page, and most of the sales reps don't seem to know about it either. In fact, if another reviewer hadn't given the part # (A1787305A) and mentioned that you have to go to the seperate Parts & Accessories page, I probably wouldn't have found it, and probably would have returned the lens. If it isn't going to be included with the lens, there should at least be a direct link to purchase it from the lens product page, or it should be on the accesories page for the NEX series. Its like buying a new TV, getting it home, and then realizing the power cord is a $63 option, and you have to wait another week for it to be shipped. It makes no sense. If Sony is set on making money off of the extender, why not make the lens $850 and include it in the box? I'd rather pay more up front and get everything at once, instead of going on a wild goose chase trying to find a necessary "accessory."

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this is Excellent lens!
5 Star Review   By AWS123 on Sony - Official Store - Oct 28, 2012   

Image was shot at 94mm f/8 (Original). A touch of Fractal Sharpen, a little crop and vibrance, and the photo is truly stunning (Final version). This was an Auto HDR shot, the combination of 3 images. From my experience with much more expensive systems, this lens performs extremely well below 100mm. Above 100mm it is a slightly soft, but then so are most telephotos, and I don't use it in that range a whole lot. I almost always use Aperture Priority with f/8 dialed in for maximum sharpness (even above 100mm!). I would have been very happy to have a 18-100 or 18-120 lens rather than the 18-200, but there is no lens like that today. While this lens is big and heavy, it is still smaller and lighter than its counterparts from Canon and Nikon, and frankly, is sharper. It is really the ultimate "walk around" lens (I find 18-55 just does not cut it - although the 18-55 lens is no doubt a very good lens, it just does not have the zoom range I want). I would have been even more delighted if this was a 16-100 or 16-120 lens. Not that would be perfect, and would eliminate the need to switch lenses to get the 16mm wide angle - a must for nature photography (well, OK, with the wide angle adapter, going to 12mm is really cool). One other factor: at long zoom ranges, the lens tends to take a long time to focus in some cases. This is the disadvantage of contrast focus vs. phase as in the A77, but since I don't use that range much, I can live with it. At lower zoom ranges, it focuses just fine. My final comment is about HDR. This is a MUST HAVE feature of the Sony cameras! I was disgusted that I could take HDR photos on my iPhone, but not on my Canon system. Sony has done a really wonderful job on this feature, and it is fantastic in lighting situations like the one in the photo (a forest with sun and shade). No more shooting 3 images and fiddling around with HDR software back home. Of course I can still do that, but having this feature in the camera is fantastic!

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this is Excellent lens!
5 Star Review   By AWS123 on Adorama - Oct 28, 2012    ( See more reviews from Adorama )

veeeerrrry gooooooooood

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SEL 18200
5 Star Review   By CTPro on Sony - Official Store - Oct 21, 2012   

The review by mrbige does not do justice to this lens. Yes, it was first sold only with a video camcorder but it has great optics. The photo was shot at 200mm at iso 110 with a Nex-7 (1/500 f8). Image represents about 1/5 of original.

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SEL 18200
5 Star Review   By CTPro on Adorama - Oct 21, 2012    ( See more reviews from Adorama )

This lens is awesome. I bought it for my FS100, and couldn't be happier. The "lens-crawl" issue everyone else has been complaining about must have been resolved, as my lens does not do move unless I move it -- even when the camera faces 90 degrees to the ground. Auto-focus is super-quick and sharp, with zero CA.

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Slow Lens
2 Star Review   By maxxx on Sony - Official Store - Sep 19, 2012   

Took this lens on nature trip to photograph whales. The time it took to focus, if ever, was abysmally slow and amazing moments were completely lost. It's just not up to par with what is promised. Very disappointed.

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Slow Lens
2 Star Review   By maxxx on Adorama - Sep 19, 2012    ( See more reviews from Adorama )

Took this lens on nature trip to photograph whales. The time it took to focus, if ever, was abysmally slow and amazing moments were completely lost. It's just not up to par with what is promised. Very disappointed.

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It was made for the NEX 7
5 Star Review   By jnoeljr on Sony - Official Store - Jun 14, 2012   

Can't wait to get this lens but my NEX-5 manual states that a flash extender is needed for this lens. The extender is not listed as in the box with the lens and I don't see where it can be ordered separately.

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It was made for the NEX 7
5 Star Review   By jnoeljr on Adorama - Jun 14, 2012    ( See more reviews from Adorama )

When I discovered that the NEX 7 lets you use digital zoom with a zoom lense, the already significant range of this thing became amazing. But even without that newly-found capability, at 200 mm and using the viewfinder and the manual focus button, some ex

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Incredible Lens, A "Do-It-All" Wonder!
4 Star Review   By SonyNEXwannabee on Sony - Official Store - Apr 22, 2012   

27mm (35mm equiv.) max. wide angle is good, but 25mm or 24mm would be better. I've always found I need all the wide angle I could get, and then some - whereas giving up some telephoto (to get the wider angle), at the same zoom range, has never been a problem for me. At 11.1x zoom, 24mm wide still gives you 266.4mm tele. A litttle more wide angle and a little less tele would suit me fine. Bigger tele mm numbers are a diminishing return versus smaller mm wide numbers Or, hey, go from an 11.1x zoom to a 12.5x and get 24mm to 300mm.

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18-200mm f/3-6.3 Lens
5 Star Review   By Micorama on Sony - Official Store - Apr 2, 2012   

FYI: I'm a Sony loyalist to the end, but I do agree with some of the comments. Sony did drop the ball on not offering to buy extender off website or including it with lens. To get the Extender try 1 of the 3 options: 1.Direct Link: servicesales.sel.sony.... (Where I bought it from) 2.If Link doesn't work: servicesales.sel.sony.... Enter search text : A1787305A Drop down menu to : Part # Click search or 3. Buy it off ebay by searching for : A1787305A or FA-EX1s

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Good at all lengths
5 Star Review   By JKWCA on Sony - Official Store - Mar 14, 2012   

When I discovered that the NEX 7 lets you use digital zoom with a zoom lense, the already significant range of this thing became amazing. But even without that newly-found capability, at 200 mm and using the viewfinder and the manual focus button, some exceptional macro-like shots are possible, just as I had hoped. Using it just as a traditioanl zoom I also got a picture of a bird a quarter mile away that we had no idea as to what it was. Armed with that image we got the experts to tell us we had seen a wimbrel. Combined with the amazing NEX 7 - I have upgraded from being a totally satisfied NEX 5 user to being an ecstatic NEX 7 user - I can't think of why $899 isn't a pretty fair price. Remember, 18 - 200 is a lot of possibilities. Add the digital zoom (I know it reduces quality, but with 24mpx there is a little quality to be spared) and you have a lens that lets you rule the world.

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Excellent Image Quality
5 Star Review   By MrBigE on Sony - Official Store - Nov 7, 2011   

This is a must have lens for any NEX owner. The lens makes the camera perform at significantly better level providing broader control of your shots. As is typical, the included kit lens can only do so much - there's a reason they get bundled into the initial sale of the camera to get you started, but to extract maximum value from your camera, this is a must have purchase. Biggest negative is that the standard flash sits too low on the camera body and casts a shadow. This can be avoided by using the flash extender available at: www.servicesplus.sel.sony.com Part Number: A1787305A Price: $63 plus shipping Or wait for the new flash to be available this summer '11

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Multi-purpose lens
5 Star Review   By Christai on Adorama - Nov 7, 2011    ( See more reviews from Adorama )

This is a great multi-purpose lens. I wouldn't say it's a must have but it is certainly cover a wide range of focal length, allowing a photographer (namely me) to capture anything from landscape to portrait to macro without a need of switching lenses. As

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very soft lens
1 Star Review   By louis9 on Sony - Official Store - Oct 12, 2011   

This lens is awesome. I bought it for my FS100, and couldn't be happier. The "lens-crawl" issue everyone else has been complaining about must have been resolved, as my lens does not do move unless I move it -- even when the camera faces 90 degrees to the ground. Auto-focus is super-quick and sharp, with zero CA.

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Excellent Lens
5 Star Review   By Rody on Adorama - Oct 10, 2011    ( See more reviews from Adorama )

Great product. The pictures come out beautiful. Exactly the lens I wanted. The lens arrived fast, too.

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Great lens with a serious handicap
4 Star Review   By JBCA on Sony - Official Store - May 25, 2011   

the 18-55mm kit lens is WAY sharper in range and this lens is horrible after 70mm not worth the money this is a video lens it is no good for stills

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Great lens with a serious handicap
4 Star Review   By JBCA on Adorama - May 25, 2011    ( See more reviews from Adorama )

The lens itself is great. It has incredible range, great optical quality, and has a nice sturdy feel to it. The finish looks great too. But the huge size of the lens creates a very obvious shadow because the standard flash sits too low. This is not a problem that an $800 lens should have. If you don't want the shadow, it will cost you $63 + shipping for a flash extender. Its not so much the cost of the extender that bugs me, its the fact that Sony makes it so hard to obtain. There is no mention of it on sonystyle, no mention on the SEL18200 page, and most of the sales reps don't seem to know about it either. In fact, if another reviewer hadn't given the part # (A1787305A) and mentioned that you have to go to the seperate Parts & Accessories page, I probably wouldn't have found it, and probably would have returned the lens. If it isn't going to be included with the lens, there should at least be a direct link to purchase it from the lens product page, or it should be on the accesories page for the NEX series. Its like buying a new TV, getting it home, and then realizing the power cord is a $63 option, and you have to wait another week for it to be shipped. It makes no sense. If Sony is set on making money off of the extender, why not make the lens $850 and include it in the box? I'd rather pay more up front and get everything at once, instead of going on a wild goose chase trying to find a necessary "accessory.

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Love the lens
5 Star Review   By Photoshop on Sony - Official Store - May 20, 2011   

the lens are great the only big problem i have is that the flash extender dint come with it i called about 2 weeks ago to Sony parts and they said it was a whopping $129.99! and they were offering me a $20 discount! sorry but Sony F^$%#@ big time

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Mandatory Lens
5 Star Review   By df99 on Sony - Official Store - May 17, 2011   

This lens would have got at least 4 stars from me, if it is not because of the lack of the "rumored" flash extender. Without it, this lens is seriously handicapped. Sony, please do the right thing! The extender should have been included with the lens. Or at least make it available for purchase!

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Mandatory Lens
5 Star Review   By df99 on Adorama - May 17, 2011    ( See more reviews from Adorama )

This is a must have lens for any NEX owner. The lens makes the camera perform at significantly better level providing broader control of your shots. As is typical, the included kit lens can only do so much - there's a reason they get bundled into the initial sale of the camera to get you started, but to extract maximum value from your camera, this is a must have purchase. Biggest negative is that the standard flash sits too low on the camera body and casts a shadow. This can be avoided by using the flash extender available at: www.servicesplus.sel.sony.com Part Number: A1787305A Price: $63 plus shipping Or wait for the new flash to be available this summer '11

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I've got this for Xmas!
5 Star Review   By THX2468 on Sony - Official Store - Apr 30, 2011   

Could someone please tell me for a newbie like me on photography the difference between the 18-200mm f3.5-6.3 lens with the price tag of $799.99 and 55-210mm zoom lens which is $349.99 (besides the price difference). I have a NEX-5 and would like to buy another lens. I have the 16mm and the 18-55mm lens but would like to add another lens for my NEX-5? Any help is greatly appreciated.

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Sony SEL 18200
4 Star Review   Crutchfield.com   

Crutchfield has collected 4 user reviews for this product with an average rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars. The most recent reviewer said, "I love this camera system! This new lens will be the one I use most often, especially when traveling. The need to lighten the load of gear is critical and this system is ideal. The results are fantastic. The camera, with it's tilt screen, accepts lens changes easily and provides the complete range of possibilities as an SLR without the weight. "

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Would buy this product again
4 Star Review   By Pat on Adorama - Mar 14, 2011    ( See more reviews from Adorama )

Just received this lens and so far is doing all that I expected. Only con is that the lens is heavier than the camera. But still convenient for air travel over lugging all the DSLR equipment and lens through airport terminals and security.

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Wide Angle
4 Star Review   By joisa333 on Sony - Official Store - Oct 16, 2010   

It is a great lens but as instructions in box need a flash extender to work with flash otherwise you have shadows at the bottom of picture. --- Flash extender is not yet available will not even pull up with part number that came with the lens. --- Bad PR. Hopefully only due to everything that Japan is still going through. I hope Sony makes this part a priority since the lens does not work with the flash on in a quality known with the Sony products.

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Wide Angle
4 Star Review   By joisa333 on Adorama - Oct 16, 2010    ( See more reviews from Adorama )

27mm (35mm equiv.) max. wide angle is good, but 25mm or 24mm would be better. I've always found I need all the wide angle I could get, and then some - whereas giving up some telephoto (to get the wider angle), at the same zoom range, has never been a problem for me. At 11.1x zoom, 24mm wide still gives you 266.4mm tele. A litttle more wide angle and a little less tele would suit me fine. Bigger tele mm numbers are a diminishing return versus smaller mm wide numbers Or, hey, go from an 11.1x zoom to a 12.5x and get 24mm to 300mm.

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Sony, flash extender please!
3 Star Review   By SeriousReviewer on Sony - Official Store - Oct 13, 2010   

Love this lens. My pictures look much better with this lens as opposed to the stock lens it came with.

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Re Flash Extender
5 Star Review   By StanM on Sony - Official Store - Oct 12, 2010   

For those who are looking to purchase that flash extender FA-EX1S, you can place your order at Sony Parts Center (only for US customers). The part number to search for is A1787305A, make sure to choose Part Number in the drop down box. It is $62.95, currently back ordered. I wish the manual would have been more specific re that part.

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18-200
4 Star Review   By sdingeldein on Sony - Official Store - Oct 9, 2010   

Took this lens on nature trip to photograph whales. The time it took to focus, if ever, was abysmally slow and amazing moments were completely lost. It's just not up to par with what is promised. Very disappointed.

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Great lens!
4 Star Review   By cjb65 on Sony - Official Store - Oct 4, 2010   

Pre-release online literature from Sony noted that the flash extender would be included with the flash so I was disappointed to find that it was not included. A representative at Sony Style indicated it would be an extra $65 but is not yet available.

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Tack sharp lens
5 Star Review   By Culchie on Sony - Official Store - Sep 27, 2010   

I love the lens and it's great to move between the camera and camcorder with the same lenses. However, the press releases promised a bundled flash extended to help mitigate the shadows that show up if you try to use the NEX 5 flash and the lens at the same time. So far, Sony Parts and the Store are clueless in spite of a part number FA-EX1S

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How do I get the NEX camera flash extender?
5 Star Review   By AlbertInTexas on Sony - Official Store - Sep 23, 2010   

I was going to return this wonderful Xmas present because of the price, but after I tried it on my Nex-5 I've been taking tons of landscape photos, portraits and video with this lens and the images are wonderful on a well calibrated flat panel tele, computer monitor or high quality photo printer. The photos taken at 16:9 ratio are fantastic for a slide show on tele or a home theater projector. After using the camera with the original SEL1855 lens, this big lens makes a lot of difference as soon as you start to use it. More versatile and great zoom range. I don't need an HD video camcorder anymore with this lens, I just the microphone and I've to 2 in 1. I highly recommend it.

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