Tamron 18-200 E-mount Lens Announced
Tamron 18-200 mm f/3.5-6.3 Di III VC NEX E-mount Lens
Tamron announced their first lens for the Sony NEX system. This is the first third party lens that will support autofocus and autoaperture on the NEX body. The lens is the 18-200mm Di III VC E-mount lens with maximum apertures at f/3.5 @18mm and f/6.3 @200mm. The lens is in direct competition with the Sony 18-200mm OSS lens. Let's compare the specs of the new Tamron E-mount zoom lens vs the Sony's super zoom lens.
|Combatants||Tamron 18-200mm Di III VC||Sony 18-200mm OSS|
|Maximum Aperture||f/3.5 @18mm|
|Lens Stabilization||Vibration Compensation (VC)||Optical Steady Shot (OSS)|
|Minimum Focus Distance||19.7 inches (500 mm)||11.8 in (300 mm)|
|Weight||16.2 ounces (460 g)||18.5 oz (524 g)|
|Length||3.8 in (96.7 mm)||3.9 inches (99 mm)|
|Lens Mount||Sony NEX E-mount||Sony NEX E-mount|
|Price||€669 (estimated $892)||€709 ($799 Street Price)|
The Tamrom 18-200mm E-mount will be available later this month. The street price should be well under $799.
Here is the official announcement from Tamron.