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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
  • ALC-SH123 Petal Shaped, Bayonet Type Lens Hood
  • One Year Limited Warranty
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    Sony10-18mm f/4 OSS Alpha E-mount Wide-Angle Zoom Lens
     
    4.7

    (based on 51 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (38)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (12)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Lightweight (35)
    • Fast / accurate auto-focus (22)
    • Consistent output (20)
    • Strong construction (19)
    • Durable (15)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Landscape/scenery (30)
      • Landscape photography (15)
      • Low light (15)
      • Travel (13)
      • Night photography (11)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Photo enthusiast (19), Enthusiast (9), Semi-pro photographer (8), Pro photographer (5), Semi-professional (4)
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      4.0

      Best landscape Lens for A6000 very sharp

      By Ralph

      from Elgin, Illinois

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Pros

      • Lens Stabilization
      • Lightweight

      Cons

      • Dull Colors
      • Poor in Low Light

      Best Uses

      • Landscape/Scenery

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

      You have two options for doing landscapes with the A6000 - this lens and the 16-70mm Ziess Zoom lens. I like that this lens is smaller than the Zoom lens and allows you to do true wide shots. Colors are not vivid with this lens, but the images are really sharp. OSS is a great feature for handheld shots.

      The down side is with a maximum aperture of F/4 is does not allow in enough light on cloudy days. While the zoom range would allow you to use this as a standard lens - you would be disappointed compared to a fast prime lens.

      Overall a great special purpose lens.

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      5.0

      Great Lens!

      By art54

      from Simsbury, Ct.

      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

      • Poor in Low Light

      Best Uses

      • Landscape/Scenery

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

      Only had this lens for a short time, but I love the quality and results. Serves a need for wide angle shots.

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      5.0

      I want to leave this on my camera 24/7

      By mp0363

      from mountain view, ca

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Reviewer

      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 bought my a6000 (as an upgrade from the rx100) for two reasons. One, I needed fast focus of my fast moving kid. And, secondly, I wanted to be able to do things that I just couldn't my little camera. Grand scenery and cool shots of buildings, such as that which I found in South Lake Tahoe this past weekend was where this gem of a lens came in handy.

        I had time to practice once before our vacation, with shots of my kid at the local duck pond. It's not completely impractical to just leave this lens on the a6000 24/7 as I can get expansive scenery of my kid "in" play. Cool shots! I found it fast to focus and actually smaller, lighter than the Zeiss prime (SEL24F18Z 24mm f/1.8).

        While trying my best to shoot the scenery of Emerald Bay in South Lake Tahoe, my wife was walking around with my laughing son who was being introduced to snow and ice for the first time. I turned from the lake and the mountains snap, snap, snap, some quick shots of them when I realized it's only limit. I was (by lens) far away from my subject matter. So I zoomed with a quick turn of my lens from 10mm to 18mm and that got me closer, but I still was a bit limited in this instance.

        OK. I can live with that. It's why I got two lenses. I turned back to my project and snapped this one. Beautiful! I've never been able to get these kind of pictures.

        Later, I also experimented with interior shooting, since the hotel had this great second floor area for breakfast, a pond, and a swimming pool, looking back from our table we could watch the glass elevators go up and down. Pretty cool, my son and I thought. My rx100 would never have been able to get that picture. My Zeiss prime would not either.

        If I could buy only one lens, it would be this one. Fast, accurate, weighted nicely. I love it. I only took it off so that I could practice with the Zeiss 24. If you have the Sony a6000 (or 5100) then don't go on vacation without this lens.

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        4.0

        Not Quite a Zeiss - but Pretty Good

        By Glenn

        from Irvine Ca

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easily Interchangeable
        • Fast / accurate auto-focus
        • Strong Construction

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Landscape/Scenery

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

          This is a great Wide Zoom for an A6000. I bought this for when we wanted to downsize from the A7RI would give it a 5 stars if it weren't for comparison to the Zeiss FE 16-35 on my A7R which is just a killer lensComparing it to the Zeiss FE 16-35 there are a bit more internal reflections going on. Still clean enough to do a decent starburstBuild quality is great and very sharp. I cant see having an A6000 system for landscape without one.

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          5.0

          Great Lens

          By IDJ Photo

          from Baltimore, MD

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Fast / accurate auto-focus
          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Landscape/Scenery
            • Sports/Action

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

            Sharp, Small, and light weight, exactly what I was looking for to add to my new Sony Kit.

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            5.0

            Very sharp, love the straight f4

            By Touzonphoto

            from Miami, Fl

            About Me Pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Indoors/Low Light

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

              I bought it because I wanted a wide angle on the Sony A6000, and it works perfectly

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              5.0

              Excellent Lens

              By TonyK

              from Santa Monica

              About Me Pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Indoors/Low Light
                • Landscape/Scenery
                • Night Photography
                • Video
                • Weddings/Events

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

                Small and compact this lens delivers images worthy of its Zeiss heritage.Lens produces edge to edge sharpness and even illumination throughout the zoom range. Excellent IS

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                5.0

                Awesome

                By DRAKUJ

                from Belgrade, Serbia

                About Me Pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easily Interchangeable
                • Fast / accurate auto-focus
                • Strong Construction

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Indoors/Low Light
                  • Landscape/Scenery
                  • Night Photography
                  • Video
                  • Wildlife Photos

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

                  I'm professional photographer and will use this lens to earn fee. Wide is my favorite lens, use a lot in my carrier and the one is the best I ever shoot.

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                  5.0

                  Amazing Ultra Wide

                  By Curiosity

                  from Los Angeles, CA

                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Landscape/Scenery

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

                    This is an amazing wide angle lens! I just got back from France and I found myself using this lens almost more than my 18-200mm. It was especially useful in interior situations. The 10-18mm is really fun, and I'm having a blast playing with it!

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                    5.0

                    Best Lens for Selfies !!!

                    By Ulgah

                    from Bronx, New York

                    About Me Casual Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Consistent Output
                    • Durable
                    • Fast / accurate auto-focus
                    • Strong Construction

                    Cons

                    • Heavy

                    Best Uses

                    • Indoors/Low Light
                    • Landscape/Scenery
                    • Night Photography
                    • Selfies
                    • Sports/Action
                    • Video

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

                    ... i was looking for the best lens for my A5100 just for Selfies and after trying the prime lenses 35mm and 24mm, i settled for this!
                    ... it makes me look thinner in some strange ways and my friends love that we could fit in the screen.

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                    5.0

                    You Need This Lens in your Kit

                    By Tennessean

                    from Tennessee USA

                    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Consistent Output
                    • Easily Interchangeable
                    • Lightweight
                    • Sharp
                    • Strong Construction

                    Cons

                    • NONE

                    Best Uses

                    • Everything
                    • Indoors/Low Light
                    • Landscape/Scenery
                    • Macro Photography
                    • Weddings/Events
                    • Wildlife Photos

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

                    After the Zeiss 24mm f1.8, this should be your next buy for the Sony NEX. The high end of the zoom (equivalent 24mm) is a great walk-around wide angle, while the wider end is perfect for those interiors and even landscapes. It's a sharp, sharp, sharp lens that you'll find yourself going to more and more often. Highly recommended!

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                    5.0

                    Amazing lens

                    By MD California

                    from Torrance CA

                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Indoors/Low Light
                        • Landscape/Scenery

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

                        I use this lens with my alpha 6000. The 4.0 allows enough light to get really good interior shots.

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                        5.0

                        Usable with Sony A7

                        By DQ

                        from SoCal

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

                        Covers for me 12mm to 16mm full frame. Remove the rear baffle and 18mm becomes usable.
                        On a Sony A7 the lens is smallish, light, super wide, fast and with 12-18 range plus OSS what's not to like?

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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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