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7.0
PC Mag Aug 14, 2012

If you're willing to trade image quality for the convenience of an all-in-one lens, this one fits the bill, but NEX shooters would be better served by pairing the standard 18-55mm kit lens along with the 55-210mm f/4.5-6.3 Telephoto Lens.

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8.0
SLR Gear Jun 14, 2011

Offering better performance than the kit lens, with more reach to boot, it's an obvious choice, so long as you don't mind carrying around a system that's more lens than camera.

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7.0
Photozone Aug 2, 2010

It's not a purposely under-designed lens for cost-cutting measurements. ... The optical quality is on a very decent level. ... The Sony lens is a pretty obvious choice for those seeking a one-lens-solution.

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7.0
Kurt Munger Apr 4, 2012

The Sony NEX 18-200mm F/3.5-6.3 is a fairly large lens, and as such, seems very awkward on the diminutive NEX-5. ... I'd highly recommend this lens when used for video, in which case you won't notice the soft images at the long end...

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