Sony gives a (sort of) firm date on the release of the new e-mount lens. The 18-200mm F/3.5-6.3 image stabilized lens will be available in September for a retail price of $799. That’s pricey, and much more than the current A-mount lens. I might also add, the new e-mount 18-200mm is substantially heavier and a little larger than the 18-200mm A-mount lens. When mounted on a NEX camera, you’ll mostly be holding the lens, not the camera.
Of course I’ll be doing a full review of this lens as soon as I can get one, and others during the month of September and October.
|New e-mount 18-200mm F/3.5-6.3 lens (left) available in September.