I decided to expand my lens collection for my NEX-6 so I purchased the new Tamron 18-200mm tele-zoom lens today, the silver version. (just one more to go, the Sony 10-18mm). In Australia it retails around $750-$850, mostly online and mostly grey imported, but I was lucky today to get it for $660 in store, the last one in stock. The lens is actually smaller than I thought it would be, feels very firm and it's very, very, very well built. I had Tamron 18-270 (non PZD version) with my EOS 50D and the lens creep was a constant problem. With 18-200 that's not an issue as the zoom ring is very tight and it requires some effort to turn. I'm sure it will loosen with the time, but it has the zoom lock when we get there. It was the end of the day, so I really didn't have much of a chance and time to take some 'serious' shots, the daylight was fading and it was very cloudy. However, here are a few quick shots I managed to do on my way back to the car park. This is Jacinta (I think), she's the girl who sold me the lens. The shot was taken while it was still 'hers' Queen Street Mall (Brisbane) Southbank, shot taken from Victoria Bridge.