The Sony SEL18200 Lens features many impressive qualities for photographers shooting at the wide end of the zoom range and working with still images. For instance, this Sony Lens includes a versatile zoom lens with a wide 11x optical zoom range, perfect for a wide range of shooting needs. In addition, the Optical Steadyshot with Active Mode on the Sony SEL18200 Lens allows for a stabilization system to make blur-free stills, but with the inclusion of automatic Active Mode video for stabilization while moving. This is an 18-200 mm f/3.5-6.3 lens with a circular aperture to provide for natural and attractive defocusing in the background. Along with the four aspherical elements providing optical performance, the Sony Lens has a built-in AF motor and aperture that are designed to be quiet and smooth. There are seven circular aperture blades on the 18-200 mm f/3.5-6.3 lens, and a non-rotating focusing ring. Additionally, this lens has an angle of view of 76 to 8 degrees. With the telephoto reaching up to 200 mm, and fast internal focusing, photographers can also use this Sony Lens for wildlife photography and sports or action images.