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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
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. This well-rounded lens suits working in a variety of situations, making it an ideal zoom for travel applications, and the image stabilization helps to minimize the appearance of camera shake for sharper imagery when shooting handheld.
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Sony E 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 OSS Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Lightweight and Stabilized Versatility
  • 3Optical Design
  • 4Image Stabilization and Autofocus
By B&H Photo's
Lightweight and Stabilized Versatility
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. This well-rounded lens suits working in a variety of situations, making it an ideal zoom for travel applications, and the image stabilization helps to minimize the appearance of camera shake for sharper imagery when shooting handheld.
Optical Design
  • 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.
  • Rounded seven-blade diaphragm contributes to a pleasing bokeh quality when employing selective focus techniques.
Image Stabilization and Autofocus
  • 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.
  • Linear autofocus motor provides quick and precise autofocus performance and enables accurate and silent focusing while recording videos.
  • 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, suits working with close-up subjects.

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
Lens Format CoverageAPS-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
Length at Maximum Extension4.41" / 111.9 mm
Weight11.5 oz / 326 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight1.15 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)5.2 x 4.9 x 4.2"

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

Works as expected

By Louis
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2022-09-28

Good size for A6400, seems sharp as I would expect. I did not receive a warranty card for USA or a lens hood the Sony site shows a lens hood included, hope I didn't get a grey market lens, check the fine print!

Great camera & lens!

By John
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-06-11

Shot this the other day with the Sony 6400 and the Sony E 18-135 lens. A great combination!

Great travel lens.

By Jodi
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-06-01

I love a nice wide shot while traveling and this lens is perfect for on the go. It's fairly light and compact without losing much quality. Excellent for grabbing quick travel stills or video and great to zoom in quickly when desired.

An ok lense, but better options out there

By Nathan
Rated 2 out of 5
Date: 2021-04-20

I ended up returning this lens. Primary reasons. 1. The changing aperture bothered me way more than I expected. I found myself not zooming in because of it closing off. 2. The picture quality. While not terrible by any means, I ended up getting a Sigma 30mm prime lense...and am way happier. I don't have the zoom capabilities but in the end the picture quality...WOW! I added the 16mm to it and love the combo!

An APS-C lens that I like

By Marlon
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-02-11

At half the size and 58% of the weight of a dslr lens of similar focal length (27-202mm), this lens is useful for travel and when you're not on assignment and you're shooting for yourself and family. I don't normally buy aps-c format, but after purchasing a mirrorless Sony, and reading the reviews, i took a chance. I love the bokeh. I think Sony took this into consideration, because a lot of their mirrorless lenses have very nice bokeh. This lens is also incredibly sharp, but like with other lenses, stay under f/11.

great lence

By Moe
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-02-08

i was stunned by images that i took looks like pro. Wow.

Excellent lens

By Zac
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-05-14

Great for days when I don't want to carry around a bunch of lenses. Fast focus, sharp pictures, it's a great all around lens.

Great Travel Lens

By Justin
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-11-21

I'm a hobbyist photographer. I've been using Sony E-mounts for about 10 years (NEX-6, a6000, a6600). This lens blows away the old 16-50 kit lens they used to include with a new E-mount camera. I took only this lens and my a6600 on a work trip to California. I wanted to see if it could be used as my only lens for street, architecture and nature photography. The image quality was excellent (I was constantly pixel peeping after each photo or burst of photos). Will this replace your best prime lenses? Probably not. Is this an excellent all around travel lens? Totally. I'll no longer have anxiety about which lens(es) to bring when I have limited space in my luggage.

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No, it does not.
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Date published: 2022-07-08

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Asked by: Mike
Yes. This lens OSS will work with the a6400. Check reviews of this lens on B&H site.
Answered by: Bruce
Date published: 2022-06-15

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

Is this an auto focus or manual focus?

Is this an auto focus or manual focus?
Asked by: Jordan
The lens is both auto focus and manual focus. There is a switch on the left side of the lens barrel that allows the user to select either auto or manual. Nice to have this switch for critical focus or low light focus problems.
Answered by: Anonymous
Date published: 2019-06-30

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