Looking for high quality zoom lens, help!!

Started Apr 11, 2013 | Questions thread
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Victoria Jean New Member • Posts: 2
Looking for high quality zoom lens, help!!

Hi all.

I am looking for the best quality zoom lens for my Sony Nex 7.

I found a lot of discussion about the 18-200 here, but when I started researching my options, I found two different styles.

SELP 18200      at amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Sony-SELP-18200-E-Mount-Zoom-Lens/dp/B00B20OYVS/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1365717429&sr=8-3&keywords=sony+18200

SEL 18200       at amazon:  http://www.amazon.com/Sony-SEL18200-E-mount-18-200mm-F3-5-6-3/dp/B0042GFYLI/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1365717429&sr=8-1&keywords=sony+18200

The SELP version seems to be more for video, but how does it compare in still image quality to the SEL?  Again, I am wanting the best option for highest quality stills, not too concerned with cost at this point.  If there is another brand I should be looking at, by all means share. I am not limiting myself to the length of 200, so if a shorter length is better, I'm open.

I am new to Sony (come from Canon with L glass) so I have much to learn about any available stellar optics.

Any guidance offered is appreciated!!

Thank you,


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