18-200mm convenience Vs. 55-210mm for compactness?

Started Mar 12, 2012 | Discussions thread
ForumParentFirstPreviousNextNext unread
Flat view
SandyKHo
Senior MemberPosts: 2,505Gear list
Like?
18-200mm convenience Vs. 55-210mm for compactness?
Mar 12, 2012

I purchased a Nex 5N for it's size and portability (as well as low light iimage quality). Now I would like a zoom for it. It should arrive today.

'm contemplating the purchase of either the 18-200mm or the 55-210mm. I'm used to using an 18-270mm on my Canon 60d for everyday shooting, so I'm not accustomed to frequent lens swapping.

I saw a photo of the 5N with the 18-200 lens attached, and it appears that the 18-200 is about the same size as my 18-270 Tamron for the Canon, and the weight is close, defeating the purpose of getting the compact NEX.

I can buy the 55-210 AND the pancake 16mm for the same money I can buy the 18-200 for.

Is there anyone out there that bought the 55-210 and now regrets it because it requires too much lens swapping? I realize that its really just a matter of preference, but I'm curious how others feel.

Is one significantly sharper than the other?

Input would be appreciated. Thank you!

Sandy

-- hide signature --

God gave us an incredible world. See it, hear it, Touch it, taste it, smell it, PHOTOGRAPH IT!

 SandyKHo's gear list:SandyKHo's gear list
Canon PowerShot SD780 IS Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V Canon EOS 60D Sony Alpha NEX-5N Canon EOS 70D +13 more
Canon EOS 60D
If you believe there are incorrect tags, please send us this post using our feedback form.
ForumParentFirstPreviousNextNext unread
Flat view
Post (hide subjects)Posted by
ForumParentFirstPreviousNextNext unread
Keyboard shortcuts:
FForum PPrevious NNext WNext unread UUpvote SSubscribe RReply QQuote BBookmark post MMy threads
Color scheme? Blue / Yellow