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

(based on 45 reviews)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (31)
  • Consistent output (17)
  • Fast / accurate auto-focus (17)
  • Strong construction (17)
  • Durable (14)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Landscape/scenery (25)
    • Landscape photography (15)
    • Low light (14)
    • Travel (13)
    • Night photography (11)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Photo enthusiast (15), Enthusiast (9), Semi-pro photographer (7), Pro photographer (4), Semi-professional (4)
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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

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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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                    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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