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Sony 10-18mm f/4 OSS Alpha E-mount Wide-Angle Zoom Lens

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Product Highlights
  • Super Wide-Angle Zoom Lens
  • Sony E-mount Lens for NEX Cameras
  • 15-27mm Equivalency in 35mm Format
  • Aperture Range: f/4.0-22
  • f/4.0 Aperture Throughout Zoom Range
  • Optical SteadyShot Image Stabilization
  • Internal Focusing System
  • Three Aspherical Elements
  • Super Extra-low Dispersion Glass

The 10-18mm f/4 OSS Alpha E-mount Wide-Angle Zoom Lens from Sony is an ultra wide-angle E-mount zoom lens compatible with the Alpha NEX cameras and NEX Handycam Camcorders. In the 35mm format, the focal lengths are equivalent to a 15-27mm field of view which is extremely wide-angle with exaggerated perspectives- ideal for expansive landscapes, certain interiors and creative portraits and group shots.

With an aperture of f/4.0 throughout the zoom range, fast shutter speeds and low ISO settings can be used even in low light for bright, sharp images. With the Optical SteadyShot Image Stabilization system it is even easier to shoot blur-free photos and videos in low light, regardless of camera shake. Three aspherical lens elements reduce spherical aberration and distortion and Super Extra-low Dispersion glass reduces chromatic aberration for high quality images even at maximum aperture. Fast autofocus is facilitated by movement of the lens elements at the rear of the lens and the 7-blade circular aperture creates smooth, circular bokeh in the out-of-focus areas within the frame.

10-18mm f/4 Super Wide-Angle Zoom Lens
This lens offers a constant maximum aperture of f/4 through the entire focal length range, enabling the use of the widest aperture at every focal length. Even in low-light environments, such as outdoors at sunset, users will be able to take advantage of the bright aperture and use fast shutter speeds without unnecessarily raising ISO sensitivity. The 10-18mm (15-27mm in 35mm format) provides an ultra wide angle zoom for shooting landscapes, in tight quarters or for creative exaggerated perspectives.
Image Stabilization
Built-in Optical SteadyShot image stabilization system provides a 4-stop (approximate) shutter speed advantage, making it significantly easier to achieve crisp, blur-free images and video.
Internal Focusing System
Lens elements at the rear of the optical system move, allowing rapid auto-focus response.
Optics
Three Aspherical lens elements correct for spherical aberration and distortion, making it possible to shoot high-contrast, high-quality images with markedly less bleeding even at the maximum aperture. In addition, the optical system employs Super Extra-low Dispersion glass, realizing highly detailed images with reduced color aberration even at the 10mm focal length.
Circular Aperture
In low-light shots or nightscapes, out-of-focus light sources have a pleasing circular defocused effect.
Performance
Focal Length 10 - 18mm
Aperture Maximum: f/4
Minimum: f/22
Camera Mount Type Sony (E Mount for NEX)
Format Compatibility DSLR (APS-C Sensor)
Angle of View 109° - 76°
Minimum Focus Distance 9.84" (24.99 cm)
Magnification 0.1x
Elements/Groups 10/8
Diaphragm Blades 7
Features
Image Stabilization Yes
Autofocus Yes
Tripod Collar No
Environmental
Physical
Filter Thread Front:62 mm
Dimensions (DxL) Approx. 2.76 x 2.50" (70 x 63.5 mm)
Weight 7.94 oz (225 g)
Sony 10-18mm f/4 OSS Alpha E-mount Wide-Angle Zoom Lens
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  • Rear Lens Cap
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    Sony10-18mm f/4 OSS Alpha E-mount Wide-Angle Zoom Lens
     
    4.7

    (based on 38 reviews)

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Lightweight (29)
    • Consistent output (13)
    • Easy to use (13)
    • Fast / accurate auto-focus (13)
    • Strong construction (12)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Landscape/scenery (19)
      • Landscape photography (15)
      • Travel (13)
      • Low light (9)
      • Night photography (8)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Photo enthusiast (13), Enthusiast (9), Semi-pro photographer (6), Semi-professional (4)
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      5.0

      Sony e-mount super wide angle lens

      By Chuck

      from Metro NY

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Consistent Output
      • Durable
      • Easily Interchangeable
      • Fast / accurate auto-focus
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Indoors/Low Light
        • Landscape/Scenery

        Comments about Sony 10-18mm f/4 OSS Alpha E-mount Wide-Angle Zoom Lens:

        Outstanding lens for interior and super wide photos. Very light, well made and a pleasure to use.

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        5.0

        Must have E Mount Lens

        By Mertzen

        from TX

        About Me Professional

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Durable
        • Easy To Use

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Landscape Photography
          • Traveling

          Comments about Sony 10-18mm f/4 OSS Alpha E-mount Wide-Angle Zoom Lens:

          Wanted to expand in to the wide angle I purchased this as a second lens for my a6000. Amazed every time at the field of view at the 10mm side.
          Amazing for landscape. Should be useful for close quarters images as well.

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          5.0

          Highly recommended

          By Reiner

          from Switzerland

          About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Lightweight
          • Reliable

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Everyday use
            • Home
            • Infrared Photography
            • Landscape Photography
            • Traveling

            Comments about Sony 10-18mm f/4 OSS Alpha E-mount Wide-Angle Zoom Lens:

            Ultra Wide and fisheye is where the mirrorless systems really shine - obviously it seems to be much easier (and cheaper) to build good wide angle lenses for shorter lens flange/sensor distance.

            The (in my view totally outstanding) Rokinon/Samyang 8/2.8 Fisheye for NEX and the excellent 10-18 Sony both prove it. Little to no CA issues, limited flare issues, sharp to the corners stopped down and a small, lightweigt package you can take everywhere.

            I rarely leave home without this lens nowadays - something I couldn't say of the bulky and heavy Sigma 10-20/DSLR package I owned earlier.

            Yes, the built is a bit plasticky but sturdy and surely supports the lightweight. Zoom/manual focus have just the right resistance and picture quality is excellent (especially given the price/quality ratio).

            A NEX system is not complete without this lens - refreshing to see Sony (or whoever helped them) finally made it to create such a lens (the Sony A-mount "Tamron" 11-18 was always a big disappointment but finally this lens arrived!).

            btw. A hint for IR photography addicts: I used the 10-18 for some hundreds of IR photos so far and couldn't see a relevant IR spot issue ever - seems to be perfect for IR photography too - unlike the Sony 16/2.8 and Sony 16-50 which both have some issues with infrared - just another reason to love this lens!

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            5.0

            Youn can't this lens for the price.

            By Sharo

            from Dell Rapids, SD

            About Me Semi-Professional

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Lightweight
            • Reliable

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Everyday use
              • Landscape Photography
              • Traveling

              Comments about Sony 10-18mm f/4 OSS Alpha E-mount Wide-Angle Zoom Lens:

              The lens is exceptional. Every day street lens plus beautiful landscapes. There is some lens curvature at 10MM, but without looking at a brick wall it will be hard to see. Easily taken care of in PS. You may find a better lens, at twice the price.

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              5.0

              Great lens - I'm very satisfied

              By Alan

              from Woodside CA

              About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Lightweight

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Landscape Photography
                • Traveling

                Comments about Sony 10-18mm f/4 OSS Alpha E-mount Wide-Angle Zoom Lens:

                I'm using this lens for a variety of things but tested it in the woods at a spot which I've tested other lenses. The results exceeded my expectations. You can't really appreciate the detail in the attachment because it can't been view at full res,[*]

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                5.0

                Great Quality!

                By Gale

                from Murfreesboro, TN

                About Me Semi-Professional

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Lightweight
                • Smooth operation

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Landscape Photography
                  • Traveling

                  Comments about Sony 10-18mm f/4 OSS Alpha E-mount Wide-Angle Zoom Lens:

                  I'm very impressed with the quality of this lens. I've been a Canon L lens guy for 15 years and wasn't sure how a lens on a mirrorless camera would satisfy me. As a backup system, I'm not disappointed in the images this lens provided.

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                  4.0

                  Excellent!

                  By Poncho

                  from Miami, FL

                  Comments about Sony 10-18mm f/4 OSS Alpha E-mount Wide-Angle Zoom Lens:

                  Good sharpness, fast focus, small and light

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                  5.0

                  Great E-Mount UWA Zoom!

                  By PeteC

                  from Powder Springs, Georgia

                  About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Lightweight
                  • Reliable

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Everyday use
                    • Home
                    • Landscape Photography
                    • Traveling

                    Comments about Sony 10-18mm f/4 OSS Alpha E-mount Wide-Angle Zoom Lens:

                    Just got this last week and theres been a lot of rain so haven't been able to really test it out other than around the house. But it is sharp in the center wide open at f/4 and stopped down a bit sharpens up in the corners. And with the OSS it's great indoors for higher iso conditions.

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                    5.0

                    Excellent Lens

                    By Jim

                    from Vista, Ca.

                    About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Use
                    • Reliable
                    • Resolution Sharp

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Landscape Photography

                      Comments about Sony 10-18mm f/4 OSS Alpha E-mount Wide-Angle Zoom Lens:

                      I use this lens for Landscape and Architecture. It has very little distortion. The lens is tack sharp and autofocus is fast. Widest Aperture is F 4 from 10mm to 18mm. Auto focus is fast as expected in a wide angle zoom.

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                      4.0

                      Fun Lens

                      By neofilm

                      from Charlotte, NC

                      About Me Semi-Professional

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Use
                      • Lightweight

                      Cons

                      • Lens Distortion At 10mm

                      Best Uses

                      • Landscape Photography
                      • Small Rooms

                      Comments about Sony 10-18mm f/4 OSS Alpha E-mount Wide-Angle Zoom Lens:

                      Great lens for tight spots, I have used it at a wedding reception recently and in a band room for video with my Sony ea50uh. The image quality is very nice, the only draw back is the lens distortion at 10mm which is occasionally a cool effect but not always.

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                      5.0

                      Top-notch lens for NEX

                      By Sandy

                      from Franklin, TN

                      About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Durable
                      • Easy To Use
                      • Lightweight

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Everyday use
                        • Landscape Photography
                        • Traveling

                        Comments about Sony 10-18mm f/4 OSS Alpha E-mount Wide-Angle Zoom Lens:

                        This lens matches the angle of view of the Sigma 10-20 that I have used on my Pentax K5 DSLR but is much smaller and lighter, has OSS, and is a bit faster at the long end. It is well built and very sharp. Distortion at the wide end is easily eliminated by the lens profile and Upright tool in Lightroom 5. I will be selling the Sigma 10-20

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                        5.0

                        lovely for landscapes

                        By Matthew

                        from Yakima, WA

                        About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easy To Use
                        • Lightweight

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Landscape Photography
                          • Traveling

                          Comments about Sony 10-18mm f/4 OSS Alpha E-mount Wide-Angle Zoom Lens:

                          My other setup is a Nikon D800 with the 14-24mm lens. They are a joy to use but heavy to pack. I pair this lens with the NEX-7 to make hiking pleasant again and still get the landscape vistas I love. I also like the reasonable size so I can use the occasional filter again on the wide angles such as my infrared or variable ND filter.

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                          5.0

                          Great lens

                          By kki8910

                          from Santa Clara

                          About Me Getting Started

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Easy To Use
                          • Lightweight
                          • Reliable

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Landscape Photography
                            • Traveling

                            Comments about Sony 10-18mm f/4 OSS Alpha E-mount Wide-Angle Zoom Lens:

                            The lens is very good for landscape photography.
                            Smooth and fast autofocus.

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                            4.0

                            Great lens - opens up new possibilities.

                            By Trotterjay

                            from Connecticut

                            About Me Semi-Professional

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Durable
                            • Easy To Use
                            • Lightweight
                            • Reliable
                            • Very Handy Lens

                            Cons

                            • Wish It Was A Tad Sharper

                            Best Uses

                            • Architectural
                            • Landscape Photography
                            • Traveling

                            Comments about Sony 10-18mm f/4 OSS Alpha E-mount Wide-Angle Zoom Lens:

                            If you never had a 10mm,(15mm equiv.), wide angle you'll be shocked at the photo's possibilities that open up for you.

                            This lens presents great color, contrast with decent sharpness. I haven't noticed any color fringing that would bother me.

                            It's such a fun lens to have that I have to force myself NOT to use it because I'm overdoing it.

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                            5.0

                            Excellent Product

                            By Jmkmd

                            from Dallas, Tx

                            About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Durable
                            • Easy To Use
                            • Lightweight
                            • Reliable

                            Cons

                            • None

                            Best Uses

                            • Landscape Photography
                            • Traveling

                            Comments about Sony 10-18mm f/4 OSS Alpha E-mount Wide-Angle Zoom Lens:

                            Nice edition to the Sony e mount line. Highly recommend .

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                            • Yes

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                            5.0

                            Nice lens

                            By A Person

                            from Earth

                            About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Easy To Use
                            • Lightweight
                            • Reliable

                            Cons

                            • A bit pricey

                            Best Uses

                            • Landscape Photography
                            • Traveling

                            Comments about Sony 10-18mm f/4 OSS Alpha E-mount Wide-Angle Zoom Lens:

                            Works great for landscapes and narrow streets. Sharpness is good, even at f/4. I love these ultra-wide distortions it creates, although I noticed some barrel distortions as well (they get corrected in NEX-5 automatically). Chromatic abberations are noticeable, especially at f/4, but nothing too bad.

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                            5.0

                            Great Lens

                            By Chenpai

                            from Stamford, CT

                            About Me Casual Photographer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Consistent Output
                            • Durable
                            • Strong Construction

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Landscape/Scenery
                              • Night Photography
                              • Sports/Action

                              Comments about Sony 10-18mm f/4 OSS Alpha E-mount Wide-Angle Zoom Lens:

                              New to ultra wide angle but love the lens and perspective, great for capturing the great outdoors, whether it's the city, a harbor, or a forest.

                              Feels great, operates smoothly.

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                              5.0

                              The Best !!!

                              By rome

                              from Union, NJ

                              About Me Photo Enthusiast

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Consistent Output
                              • Fast / accurate auto-focus
                              • Lightweight

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Landscape/Scenery

                                Comments about Sony 10-18mm f/4 OSS Alpha E-mount Wide-Angle Zoom Lens:

                                I use this lens for my NEX 5n & 6. Its very versatile lens from 10mm UWA for landscape/citiscape and inside the house/building to WA for landscape and walk around. Pictures taken with the UWA is less fish-eye distortion compared to the competition. This lens is equivalent to 3 popular format lenses in one e.i. 10mm, 24mm, 28mm. I'll pair it with my NEX 6 when I travel this year.

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                                5.0

                                Excellent UWA for Sony NEX

                                By kptkarl

                                from Los Angeles, CA

                                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Consistent Output
                                • Durable
                                • Fast / accurate auto-focus
                                • Lightweight

                                Cons

                                • None So Far For Me

                                Best Uses

                                • Close Street Photography
                                • Landscape/Scenery
                                • Night Photography

                                Comments about Sony 10-18mm f/4 OSS Alpha E-mount Wide-Angle Zoom Lens:

                                This is by far my favorite E Mount lens that I have used. Landscapes, Cityscapes, up close street, long exposure nights, HDR. So versatile! Aperture of f4 might be a little slow for some but with OSS I'm able to shoot at 1/5 hand held if needed. Lightweight and built well.

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                                5.0

                                Why not G rated?

                                By BigMacUAE

                                from Dubai

                                About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Excellent image quality
                                • Light Compact
                                • Lightweight

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Interiors
                                  • Landscape Photography
                                  • Traveling

                                  Comments about Sony 10-18mm f/4 OSS Alpha E-mount Wide-Angle Zoom Lens:

                                  For an ultra wide zoom this lens is relatively compact and lightweight (compared to the full-frame, wide angle zoom on my Alpha 99 which weight more than the NEZ-7 and this lens combined!). Colours are bright and punchy, images are sharp across the frame at f8 and require no distortion correction in Photoshop. This is now my official walkabout lens on my NEX-7. I don't understand why Sony don't give this the G rating that it clearly deserves - it's certainly expensive enough!

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