Tamron 18-200 E-mount Lens Announced

tamron nex e-mount lens 18-200

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.

CombatantsTamron 18-200mm Di III VC
Sony 18-200mm OSS
Zoom Range
(27-300mm EFOV)
(27-300mm EFOV)
Maximum Aperture
f/3.5 @18mm
f/6.5 @200mm
f/3.5 @18mm
f/6.5 @200mm
Lens StabilizationVibration Compensation (VC)Optical Steady Shot (OSS)
Minimum Focus Distance19.7 inches (500 mm)11.8 in (300 mm)
Weight16.2 ounces (460 g)18.5 oz (524 g)
Length3.8 in (96.7 mm)3.9 inches (99 mm)
Lens MountSony NEX E-mountSony 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.

sony nex tamron e-mount lens 18-200

Tamron 18-200 Di III VC Available in Black or Silver

sony nex 18-200mm OSS zoomlens

NEX-5 with Sony SEL18200 Zoom Lens

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