E PZ 18-200mm F3.5-6.3 OSS E-mount Power Zoom Lens

E PZ 18-200mm F3.5-6.3 OSS E-mount Power Zoom Lens

This "Powered Zoom" lens produces smooth constant-speed zooms that can be difficult to achieve manually. Other features that make this lens an excellent choice for moviemaking as well as stills include a wide 11x zoom range and Optical SteadyShot image stabilization that can keep your subjects sharp at all focal lengths, even when shooting handheld. E PZ 18-200mm F3.5-6.3 OSS E-mount Power Zoom Lens

Features

Circular Aperture

Circular Aperture

When changing your aperture to defocus the background, the light sources appear blurred. This 'bokeh' effect of the blurred background can be enhanced with circular aperture blades used in this lens. Conventional aperture blades have flat sides creating unappealing polygonal shaped defocussed points of light. α lenses overcome this problem through a unique design that keeps the aperture almost perfectly circular from its wide-open setting to when it is closed by 2 stops. Smoother, more natural defocusing can be obtained as a result.

ED (Extra-low Dispersion) glass

As focal lengths get longer, lenses built with conventional optical glass have difficulties with chromatic aberration, and as a result images suffer from lower contrast, lower color quality, and lower resolution. ED glass dramatically reduces chromatic aberration at telephoto ranges, and provides superior contrast across the entire image, even at large aperture settings. Super ED glass provides enhanced compensation for chromatic aberration.
ED (Extra-low Dispersion) glass
Lens-based optical image stabilization

Lens-based optical image stabilization

Gyro sensors built into the lens detect even the slightest movement, and the stabilization lens is precisely shifted to counteract any image blur that might occur. The use of precision, quiet linear motors and technology inherited from high-end Sony professional camcorders results in exceptionally quiet, effective image stabilization that contributes to high-quality movies as well as stills.

Optical image stabilization with Active Mode

Moving around while shooting movies means more camera shake that can cause blur. Although conventional image stabilization systems were not effective at compensating for this type of movement, "Active Mode" employs a wider range of motion for the compensation lens, achieving improved stabilization over a greater range of camera movement. Stabilization at the wide end of the zoom range is significantly improved, facilitating handheld movie shooting with minimum image blur.
Optical image stabilization with Active Mode
Internal focusing

Internal focusing

Only the middle groups of the optical system move to achieve focus, so the overall length of the lens does not change. Other important benefits include fast autofocusing and a short minimum focusing distance. Also, the filter thread at the front of the lens does not rotate, which is convenient if you're using a polarizing filter.

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Specifications

Optics/Lens
Lens Mount Type Sony E-mount
Lens Stabilization Optical SteadyShot with Active Mode
Aperture Circular
Aperture (Max.) f/3.5 - 6.3
Aperture (Min.) f/22 - 40
Focal Length (35mm equivalent) 18-200mm (35mm)
27-300mm (APS-C)
Filter Diameter 67mm
Lens Groups-Elements 12 groups, 17 elements (5 aspheric surfaces, 1 ED-glass element)
Minimum Focus Distance 11.88 - 19.68"
0.3 - 0.5m
Angle of View 76o- 8o
Aperture Blade 7 blades (Circular aperture)
Aspheric Elements 4 aspheric elements
Direct Manual Focus Yes
Focus Ring in AF Mode No Rotation
Internal Motor Yes (Stepping motor)
Lens Weight 22.9 oz (649g)
Low Noise During Movie Capture Excellent
Maximum Magnification 0.35x (APS-C)
Focus Control
Focus System Power Zoom
Weights and Measurements
Dimensions (Approx.) 3-3/4" x 4"
(93.2 x 99mm)
Weight (Approx.) 22.9 oz (649g)
Service and Warranty Information
Limited Warranty Term 1 Year Parts & Labor

What's in the Box

  • Front and rear lens cap
  • ALC-SH125 bayonet type lens hood (square)