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|Weight||1.06 lb (482 g)|
|Dimensions (DxL)||Approx. 3.07 x 4.33" (78 x 110 mm)|
|Filter Thread||Front:72 mm|
|Angle of View||77.4° - 15.6°|
|Minimum Focus Distance||1.48' (45 cm)|
|Focal Length||18 - 105mm
Comparable 35mm Focal Length: 27 - 158 mm
|Camera Mount Type||Sony (E Mount for NEX)|
I purchased this lens primarily for video, with added benefit of being able capture some decent photos when there is not enough time to change lenses. I did a lot of research before purchasing this lens, and it exceeded my expectations.
Great all around lens, zooms and focuses very quickly. There is some distortion at certain focal lengths, and chromatic aberration across the zoom range, but both are very well corrected automatically in Lightroom.
This new lens will no doubt be an excellent lens. But the SEL18200 is also an excellent lens. There likely will not be any noteworthy difference in image quality between the two lenses.
Just what I had hoped for
Clearly SONY wanted a lens that would satisfy both still photographers and the ones shooting video. I my world, thats not possible in any way.That said, this is the best so far, and I have indeed been around! Not super fast, but there is NO ramping and on cameras like the FS7, just raise the ISO.
We bought this lens to use on our Sony A6500 at my work (professional use), and I have to admit the range is useful but I don't care for the way it fires up on start up. Refocusing and re-centering the zoom after each time you start it up.
I have it for a few weeks and I really liked it. Why do I like it?1. The convenience of the zoom. I have the wide angle 17mm, 35mm, 50mm, and 85mm. If I use the 17mm, it's too wide to reach. If I use the 50 or 85, it's too close. This one will give me the perfect flexibility.2.
This is good for videoography with apsc mirrorlers but not good for photography becuse slow zoom ring and when it sleep and wake up it start 18mm reset my last mm. under 85mm over tecnical detail is not good corner.Video cons1- its long for gimbal .2- minimum focus distance is not enough.
The lens is truly a great value if all you want to do is take videos in the sun. It even works somewhat well with low-light photography. The lens fails, in my honest opinion, when you start taking low-light shots.
I bought this used. Lens was in greadt shape without any defects. This is a good lens for everyday use. It's no prime lens but constant F4 to reach out to 105mm is good.