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

(based on 61 reviews)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (43)
  • Fast / accurate auto-focus (26)
  • Consistent output (23)
  • Strong construction (22)
  • Durable (19)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Landscape/scenery (39)
  • Low light (18)
  • Landscape photography (15)
  • Travel (13)
  • Night photography (12)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Photo enthusiast (22), Semi-pro photographer (12), Enthusiast (9), Pro photographer (7), Semi-professional (4)
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5.0

Perfect For Landscape Photography

By Mahone Bay Hoss

from Calgary, AB

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Pros

  • Easily Interchangeable
  • Lightweight
  • Very Sharp

Cons

  • NONE

Best Uses

  • Landscape/Scenery
  • Video

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

I use this lens with my A6000 when photographing landscapes. I absolutely love this thing. It's obviously not going to be a great walk around lens if you are on holidays but when you need to go wide it's awesome.

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4.0

A Great Lens for Landscapes

By RedBrookJoe

from Cape Cod, MA

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Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

  • Heavy

Best Uses

  • Landscape/Scenery

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

I recently purchased this wide-angle zoom for my Sony NEX-6 in preparation for a trip to Iceland. It's a great supplement to the camera's 16mm-50mm kit lens and gives me great opportunities for DHR landscapes and also some dramatic close-ujps. Focus seems crisp, with minimal distortion. This lens should help me capture the dramatic Icelandic landscape. A wider apperture would be a nice feature, but since I plan to use the lens mostly with a tripod, this is not a drawback. The lens is a bit heavy, but not too much so.

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5.0

Outstanding Lens on APS-C or Full Frame E-Mount

By Fiveform

from Central CT

About Me Semi-pro Photographer

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Pros

  • Fast / accurate auto-focus
  • Lightweight
  • Versatile

Cons

    Best Uses

    • ArchitectureInteriors
    • Landscape/Scenery

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

    Found out about the full frame coverage capabilities of this lens from YouTube and Brian Smith. Very good full frame coverage from approximately 14-16mm range in my experience, with 15mm being perfect on my A7. Proof is in the image. Check my attached photo sample...

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    5.0

    Worth every single penny!

    By Adam Layne Fisher

    from Greenville, SC

    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

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    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

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

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

      I originally considered this lens on the recommendation of Trey Ratcliff (stuckincustoms.com). He said this was an amazing wide angle lens, boy, was he right. I've had a few weeks to put it through it's paces and I'm completely blown away by this tiny lens that helps me capture HUGE looking shots. The distortion is really low and the rest I can take care of in Lightroom.

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      5.0

      Sharp lens, but not the best choice for the Sony A7R

      By alanmont

      from Mukilteo, WA

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      Pros

      • Lightweight
      • Tiny

      Cons

        Best Uses

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

          I knew that this lens would give up a few mm on either end on the A7R, not a big deal, 12mm to about 16mm works for me, but only getting 16MP of resolution defeats the purpose of shooting with a full frame 36MP camera body.

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          4.0

          E-Mount Wide Angle

          By Marty

          from Washington DC

          About Me Casual 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:

            Got this for my A6000, a move I made from my DSLR system as a compromise to cut down on space and weight when on travel. It's definitely much smaller and lighter than my DSLR wide angle and delivers on the field of view.

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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

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                    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

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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

                      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

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                        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

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                          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

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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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