18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 Telephoto Lens
I got this lens included with my VG30 and I must say I really enjoy it. The focus and zoom rotate very smoothly. The only thing that bothers me is the bump at the bottom of the lens. It makes it alittle uncomfortable to handle, but overall a great lens.
June 7, 2013
Best zoom lens for nex cameras
The only lens you need for nex 7 to make excellent still and video camera
This lens takes sharp and contrast pictures as well as professionally looking video due to image stabilization and smooth power zoom (you will only need to buy an external microphone the build in captures too much wind and other noises)
I also own nikon d 800 combined with nikon lens 28-300 and the pictures from nex 7 with 18-200 are sharper with better dynamic range and color. You get all that in very portable package that covers large range of photo opportunities in single twist of the ring. It's true you can get better sharpness color and dynamic range from zeiss 24/1.8 but you will miss a lot of photos where you simply cannot get close or you traveling and do not have enough time to find the best place to take the picture. The lens is to use primarily outside on sunny day. Indoor I would use my 50mm/ 1.8 due it's large aperture that allows for much lower Iso
The biggest negative is the power zoom motor combined with large diameter of the lens becomes difficult to hold by the lens.
June 5, 2013