The Tamron 18-200mm F/3.5-6.3 Di III VC (Model B011) is a new high-power zoom lens specifically designed for use with Sony E-mount NEX-series compact system cameras and video cameras. Compact and lightweight - weighing in at 460g - this 18-200 is perfectly matched to these small interchangeable lens digital cameras, and with its broad focal range from wide-angle to telephoto it is an ideal all-purpose or travel lens. Featuring a stepping motor that is optimized for contrast-detection AF used in NEX series cameras, AF is also improved when shooting video.
A Direct Manual Focus (DMF) function allows the user to make fine manual adjustments after initially focusing by AF. Equipped with VC (Vibration Compensation) this lens allows easy handheld shooting of sharp images with no camera-shake over a wide range of settings, from everyday snapshots to memorable travel scenes. Available in black or silver to go with the finish of your NEX.
*1. Length is the distance between the mount face and the tip of the lens. *2. Entire length is the distance between the tip of the lens and the tip of the protrusion. *The angle of view is calculated based on the latest image sensor size of Sony's NEX series. *The angle of view of the lens when used for video on the Sony digital HD video camera recorder NEX-VG10 is 32.4 - 360mm when converted to the 35mm format. NOTE: When using Continuous AF (AF-C) Mode -Due to an inherent characteristic of this TAMRON lens, when using the Sports Action mode on Scene Selection, the continuous operation of the focus search function may cause some fluctuation in the LCD monitor image. However, there will be no associated problems on photos taken in this situation. -In other Shoot Modes (P, A, S, M), when the focus mode is set to Continuous AF (AF-C), the same condition may also arise. There will also be no associated problems on photos taken in this situation. *As an alternative to either of the above settings, you can change the focus mode to Single-shot AF (AF-S) or Direct Manual Focus (DMF) and continue shooting. (*1) As the NEX series cameras (NEX-3, NEX-C3, NEX-5, NEX-5N as of December 8, 2011) have an image sensor equivalent in size to APS-C sensors, the angle of view is 27-300mm when converted to 35mm format. Note: This lens cannot be used with digital SLR cameras with built-in mirror box or conventional 35mm film SLR cameras *Specifications, appearance, functionality, etc., may be changed without prior notice.