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Sony10-18mm f/4 OSS Alpha E-mount Wide-Angle Zoom Lens
 
4.7

(based on 55 reviews)

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Pros

  • Lightweight (38)
  • Fast / accurate auto-focus (23)
  • Consistent output (22)
  • Strong construction (21)
  • Durable (18)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Landscape/scenery (34)
    • Low light (17)
    • Landscape photography (15)
    • Travel (13)
    • Night photography (12)
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    5.0

    Perfect Companion for my SONY a6000

    By Atlanta, JJB

    from Atlanta, GA

    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

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    Pros

    • Durable
    • Easily Interchangeable
    • Rugged
    • Strong Construction

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Indoors/Low Light
      • Landscape/Scenery
      • Night Photography

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

      I purchased this lens right before to Colorado vacation. Used for snow scene, buildings and mountains, interior, and landscape. The lens was completely satisfied for handling and image quality. My favorite lens with full size DSLR is 16-35mm, but I didn't want to carry that heavy lens under 7 degree, heavy snowing weather. But I got all the images I want with this lens. May be a little less image quality if I want to enlarge over 30-40. Otherwise, good enough quality. Overall, it is very nice lens. I love it!

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      4.0

      Great Lens

      By Hamid

      from NJ

      About Me Pro Photographer

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      Pros

      • Consistent Output
      • Durable
      • Easily Interchangeable
      • Lightweight
      • Rugged
      • Strong Construction

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Landscape/Scenery
        • Video

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

        I like the compactness of the lens. In my tests, it performed very well as far as sharpness and held focus well throughout the range.

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        5.0

        Very Strong Image Quality

        By ic2foto

        from Western PA

        About Me Pro Photographer

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        Pros

        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Landscape/Scenery

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

          So far I've only tested this lens at f/8 on a tripod - but that is how I will use it. With my copy the lens is sharp in the middle of the frame at all focal lengths. The best performance is at 12mm where it is excellent in terms of image quality with strong performance across almost the entire frame on the a6000. Only at the very outermost edge does the performance drop off.At 14-18mm the IQ goes from excellent to very good+ not having quite the same sharpness and contrast as the 12mm setting – but I'm being very critical.At 10mm the IQ is excellent across about ¾ of the frame before it begins to fall of at the edges. Still very usable and I've owned or tested a number of other expensive wide angle and wide angle zoom lenses that were not as good.I paid [$] for this lens which seems a bit high given the type of construction. It is not built like a Canon L lens. However, the image quality is better than several Canon L lenses that I have either owned or rented which cost about the same if not more. Bottom line – strong image quality by any measure and well suited to professional work. Beautiful contrast and color on the a6000. The 4.5 average rating for this lens is correct in my opinion.

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          5.0

          Great Lens!

          By Shea

          from Clearwater, FL

          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

          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:

            Sharp, light and excellent quality. My photos come out perfectly on this lens. I rarely have to photoshop anymore! Geat for indoors and scenic shots.

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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

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            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

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            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

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              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

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                        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

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                          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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