Sony E 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 OSS Lens

BH #SO18135E • MFR #SEL18135
Sony E 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 OSS Lens
Key Features
  • E-Mount Lens/APS-C Format
  • Aperture Range: f/3.5 to f/36
  • 27-202.5mm (35mm Equivalent)
  • Maximum Aperture Range: f/3.5-5.6
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Spanning a useful wide-angle to medium telephoto range, the E 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 OSS from Sony is a versatile 27-202.5mm equivalent zoom for APS-C-format E-mount mirrorless cameras. Complementing the range of focal lengths is an Optical SteadyShot image stabilization system, which minimizes the appearance of camera shake for sharper handheld shooting. Also helping to produce sharper imagery is a linear autofocus motor, which delivers quick and accurate focusing performance that is also quiet to suit video recording applications. Balancing with the handling attributes, this lens also sports an intelligent optical design that uses both extra-low dispersion glass and aspherical elements to control spherical and chromatic aberrations for high sharpness and clarity throughout the zoom range.
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Sony E 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 OSS Overview

Spanning a useful wide-angle to medium telephoto range, the E 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 OSS from Sony is a versatile 27-202.5mm equivalent zoom for APS-C-format E-mount mirrorless cameras. Complementing the range of focal lengths is an Optical SteadyShot image stabilization system, which minimizes the appearance of camera shake for sharper handheld shooting. Also helping to produce sharper imagery is a linear autofocus motor, which delivers quick and accurate focusing performance that is also quiet to suit video recording applications. Balancing with the handling attributes, this lens also sports an intelligent optical design that uses both extra-low dispersion glass and aspherical elements to control spherical and chromatic aberrations for high sharpness and clarity throughout the zoom range.

Versatile zoom designed for APS-C-format E-mount mirrorless cameras, this 18-135mm lens provides a 27-202.5mm equivalent focal length range.
Two extra-low dispersion elements help to reduce color fringing and chromatic aberrations in order to produce greater clarity and color accuracy.
One aspherical element helps to control distortion and reduce spherical aberrations for greater sharpness and accurate rendering.
Optical SteadyShot image stabilization helps to minimize the appearance of camera shake for sharper imagery when shooting handheld with slower shutter speeds. This stabilization system can also be combined with select camera's sensor-shift type image stabilization for more effective control of camera blur.
A linear autofocus motor provides quick and precise autofocus performance and enables accurate and silent focusing while recording videos. Additionally, a dedicated AF/MF switch allows for quick changing between focusing methods.
Minimum focusing distance of 1.5' along with a maximum magnification of 0.29x benefit working with close-up subjects.
Rounded seven-blade diaphragm contributes to a pleasing bokeh quality when employing selective focus techniques.
UPC: 027242909618

Sony E 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 OSS Specs

Focal Length18 to 135mm (35mm Equivalent Focal Length: 27 to 202.5mm)
Maximum Aperturef/3.5 to 5.6
Minimum Aperturef/22 to 36
Lens MountSony E
Format CompatibilityAPS-C
Angle of View76° to 12°
Minimum Focus Distance1.48' / 45 cm
Maximum Magnification0.29x
Optical Design16 Elements in 12 Groups
Diaphragm Blades7, Rounded
Focus TypeAutofocus
Image StabilizationYes
Filter Size55 mm (Front)
Dimensions (ø x L)2.65 x 3.46" / 67.2 x 88 mm
Weight11.5 oz / 326 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight1.15 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)5.2 x 4.9 x 4.2"
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Is the manual focus ring mechanically connected ...

Is the manual focus ring mechanically connected or control by wire?
Asked by: Michael
It's controlled by wire.
Answered by: Dang
Date published: 2021-03-01

How is this lens for close-up, e.g., wildflowers ...

How is this lens for close-up, e.g., wildflowers and butterflies; a6400?
Asked by: Matthew
Like most general purpose lenses, it will function, but it may not produce the results you might be looking for. It does not focus all that close, and with a slow aperture, you are are going to have to increase the ISO so as to keep the shutter speed fast enough to prevent motion blur when that bug moves. I suggest the Sigma 70mm f/2.8 DG Macro Art Lens for Sony E as another member has mentioned.
Answered by: Gary
Date published: 2021-02-10

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Would eye-AF still work with this lens on A7iii? Thanks!
Asked by: Dmitry
Yes.
Answered by: Rob
Date published: 2021-01-13

In what country is this lens manufactured?

In what country is this lens manufactured?
Asked by: Marvin
China.
Answered by: Greg
Date published: 2020-11-15

How much does this lens extend when zooming from ...

How much does this lens extend when zooming from 18-135?
Asked by: Michael
The lens extends 1 inch in length when zoomed from 18 to 135, not quite a 1/4 turn.
Answered by: Paul
Date published: 2020-07-18

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Can this be used on the A7R III?
Asked by: Jean A.
But a full frame E mount lens work great on APS-C E mount.
Answered by: Claude
Date published: 2019-09-10

For those of you that have used both: how would ...

For those of you that have used both: how would you compare the 18-135 with the 16-70 Zeiss (which is what I own) other than a little more reach?
Asked by: David
The Sony 18-135mm lens is a good consumer lens with a useful range of focal lengths. The Zeiss 16-70mm lens is a pro lens with a constant f/4 aperture. The Zeiss lens features very high resolution, allowing for greater edge sharpness, and much better cropping capability than the 18-135mm lens.
Answered by: Lenny
Date published: 2019-07-19

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Date published: 2019-05-28
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