18-200 LE or 18-135? for my a6500

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Re: 18-200 LE or 18-135? for my a6500

paul wassermann wrote:

Photo-maestro wrote:

18-200 is not so good, much softer than 18-135.

But I prefer different zoom, for me the best option is 18-105 G. Little shorter than 18-135, but better build (better materials, this is G series) and constant aperture F4 across all focal lengths. Price and IQ of both (18-135 and 18-105 G) is similar, but IMO 18-105 G is still best option for Sony E / APS-C.


I have both 18=105 and 18-135. For just general, good light use, the 18-135 is my choice as it is smaller, lighter. The 18-105 is a better video lens with constant aperture, internal zooming so length doesn't change (better for gymbal use). However I personally do not like the power zoom feature..zooming electronically just doesn't work well for me. And if you turn the camera off, it resets to 18mm rather than staying at the last used focal length.

I agree that PZ is not the best feature and sometimes it is annoying. But I like 18-105 G for its build quality, images it produce and the constant F4. And the price is acceptable, not in range of newest F2.8 zoom from Sony.


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