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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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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)
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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

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        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

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            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

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              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

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                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.

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                  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

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                      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

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                        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

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                          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 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            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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