Best lenses for your Sony NEX-7: 14 wide-angle, standard and telephoto models analyzed!

By Kevin Carter - Wednesday July 03 2013

Lens Recommendations
Introduction | Sony NEX-7 lenses overview | Sony NEX-7 best lenses | The best lens for your Sony NEX-7 | Sony NEX-7 Lenses – Wide Angle | Sony NEX-7 Lenses – Standard | Sony NEX-7 Lenses – Super Zoom | Conclusion

Sony E 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 LE Versus Tamron 18-200mm F/3.5-6.3 Di III VC Sony E Versus Sony E18-200mm f/3.5-6.3:


If we look at the three super-zooms in our database measured on the NEX-7 the DxOMark Scores are similar but, as always, it pays to look at the fine print. As a straight comparison we can see the Sony E18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 is a better performer than the lighter, slightly cheaper LE version. Not only is it sharper (albeit mainly in the centre) but it has better transmission overall and lower Chromatic Aberration. The only downside Image Quality-wise is that the pricier, bulkier lens has more distortion (it’s particularly noticeable at 200mm).