Not long ago I posted a thread asking for thoughts in comparing the two (or three, or four, depending on versions) all-in-one long zooms for the E-mount system, the SEL18200 (and so also the SEL18200LE, but not the SELP18200... confused yet?) and the newer FE SEL24240. https://www.talkemount.com/threads/14287/ My question came from my experiences on various vacations with my A3000 and now A6000 and combinations of the SEL1855 kit and SEL55210 zoom. Too often I have chosen the 55-210 on a vacation outing thinking I would need the long telephoto end but found I needed something wider more often. And as much as I'm capable of and not averse to swapping lenses on the fly, there are just times when it's not convenient or even workable. As such, I am thinking more and more about getting a more comprehensive one-lens travel solution (especially for a possible Thanksgiving weekend trip coming up - maybe a cruise, or maybe a jaunt up to NYC for the big parade). After perusing the forums here and looking for information on the various options, I believe I have narrowed it down to two lenses: - the SEL18200 (the original, silver, "fat" version - or perhaps the Hasselblad rebadged version now on sale at B&H), and - the SELP18105G. I've looked at many threads, including the following very helpful ones: https://www.talkemount.com/threads/14343/ https://www.talkemount.com/threads/22/ https://www.talkemount.com/threads/5613/ https://www.talkemount.com/threads/6566/ For the SEL18200 f/3.5-6.3 OSS, the obvious advantage is the nearly 11X range of zoom for a 35mm-equiv. of 27-300, covering about everything you could expect on a trip, except the ultra-wide range from say 10-18 (but that's a different issue, and a different lens). The downside seems to be the variable aperture leading to slower speed at the long end - it apparently hits f/5.6 around 50mm, and f/6.3 at 140mm. And some reports indicate softness at or near the long 200mm end. For the SELP18105 f/4 G PZ OSS, you sacrifice some range, between 105 and 200mm, but gain speed at the long end, where it remains a constant f/4 across the range. As a "G" lens, it reportedy has great color and good sharpness. But the downside is the noticeable distortion at the extreme wide and telephoto ends, and perhaps across the full range. Obviously distortion is not an issue for corrected JPEGs, but it's worth considering for RAW and possibly video. So, I'll throw it out to the esteemed members of the forum here, what are your thoughts on the 18-200 versus the 18-105G for all-in-one travel lens use? Anyone have and/or have used both? Thanks again in advance!