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Optics: The Sony SELP18200 (E PZ 18-200mm F3.5-6.3 OSS)
power zoom lens is compatible with the
Sony α NEX-series interchangeable lens cameras and camcorders. The lens has a 35mm equivalent
focal length of 27-300mm, and is recommended for a wide variety of photos, from
wide, expansive landscapes to super telephoto sports and wildlife photos.
Power Zoom: The SELP18200 is equipped
with an electrically driven zoom mechanism. The power zoom allows you to perform
slow constant speed zooming that can enhance your movies, but is difficult to
achieve manually. You can vary the zoom speed depending upon your needs. The
zoom mechanism receives power from the camera battery, so no additional battery
Controls: The lens includes several zoom controls on the
side of the lens barrel. You can switch between Servo zoom and Manual zoom. When
set to Servo zoom, you can slide the zoom lever up or down--slightly for a slow
zoom and fully for a quick zoom. For a constant speed zoom, you can select High,
Medium, or Low Speed. When set to Manual zoom, you can rotate the zoom ring.
Optical SteadyShot (OSS): Equipped with Optical SteadyShot
(OSS), the lens compensates for blur caused by camera shake for normal handheld
photography. OSS also reduces the reliance on high ISO settings when shooting in
dark environments, which greatly enhances the effectiveness of the Hand-held
Twilight and Anti-Motion Blur shooting modes. Optical SteadyShot gives you a
4-stop shutter speed advantage when activated.
Focusing: The SELP18200 has an internal linear focusing
motor with an exceptionally quiet and smooth operation, which is essential for
high-quality movie recording. The lens can be used in the
auto-focus, Direct Manual Focus, or manual focus modes. You can switch between focusing modes
in the camera menu.
Lens Hood: The lens includes a rectangular-shaped lens hood
(ALC-SH125) to prevent unwanted light from entering the lens. Attaching the hood
increases the overall length of the lens by approximately 2". Unlike round lens
hoods, the ALC-SH125 cannot be stored by reverse mounting it to the lens.
Dimensions: The lens' zoom motor and controls give it an
unusual shape. The dimensions are: 3.319" W x 3.673" H x 4.1" D (4.617" with
||E PZ 18-200mm F3.5-6.3 OSS
|Angle of View
||17 elements in 12 groups
(1 ED glass element and 5 aspheric surfaces)
7-blade Circular aperture
||12" (W) 20" (T)