Rated 3.4 out of 5 by 7
Rated 4 out of 5 by Juanito21 Good for travel
I bought this lens to go with a new A6000--a downsize from a full sized DSLR because we were going on a biking trip. The zoom range of this lens is great for casual travel. Although I'd like a faster lens, don't know that I'd want the added weight. I found the autofocus to be somewhat slow many times. For casual travel photos this is fine, but not too good for trying to catch action. I do not know whether the slowness is caused by the lens or the camera, though.
July 21, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by DrAJM Terribly slow, inaccurate focusing.
I bought a set of the NEX 6 and this lens. The camera was great, and focused great with the kit lens, but with this telephoto, it was terrible. It was slow, and at anything over 100mm, it would overshoot or undershoot and lock on out of focus. Totally useless. I returned both, and Sony sent me a new camera and new lens. They were the same. It was not a fluke-the product is terrible. I returned them also. I was really bummed because I really wanted that camera. At least Sony customer service is great.
March 23, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by Ffranky74 150-200mm bad
for in the 150-200mm lens 18-200LE will not be the focus and blur image
October 2, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by Arf2 Not a good performer
Was able to use this lens at the same time as the original version for instant comparison under identical conditions.
At 200 mounted on a CF Gitzo with RRS B60 Head, the image did not look sharp while focusing. Image file not sharp either. Tried the same with the original and was able to obtain a sharp image in the EVF and file.
Stopping down did not seem to make much difference with the LE version but the original was marginally better (still good wide open)
Acquiring focus was impossible at times but the old version would. This was under dark conditions.
Overall the zoom was stiff and not pleasant to use. For the slight increase in width and two ounce difference would go with the original version. Its a very good performer.
November 27, 2012