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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

Key Specs
Focal Length
18 to 135mm (35mm Equivalent: 27 to 202.5mm)
Maximum Aperture
f/3.5 to 5.6
Lens Mount
Sony E
Lens Format Coverage
APS-C
Focus Type
Autofocus
Image Stabilization
Yes
Filter Size
55 mm (Front)
Maximum Aperture
f/3.5 to 5.6
Minimum Aperture
f/22 to 36
Lens Mount
Sony E
Lens Format Coverage
APS-C
Angle of View
76° to 12°
Minimum Focus Distance
1.48' / 45 cm
Maximum Magnification
0.29x
Optical Design
16 Elements in 12 Groups
Diaphragm Blades
7, Rounded
Focus Type
Autofocus
Image Stabilization
Yes
Filter Size
55 mm (Front)
Dimensions (ø x L)
2.65 x 3.46" / 67.2 x 88 mm
Length at Maximum Extension
4.41" / 111.9 mm
Weight
11.5 oz / 326 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight
1.15 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
5.2 x 4.9 x 4.2"

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

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Does this lens have weather sealing?

Does this lens have weather sealing?
Asked by: Judy
No, it does not.
Answered by: Geren
Date published: 2022-07-08

Can this lens be used by A6000 camera?

Can this lens be used by A6000 camera?
Asked by: Kevin
The Sony a6000 is a APS-C camera and this is a APS-C lens so yes it will work.
Answered by: Dennis L
Date published: 2018-12-11

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

Does this product come with a Sony warranty if ...

Does this product come with a Sony warranty if ordered online? If so, how long?
Asked by: Aolin
Hi Aolin, Sony commitment to customer satisfaction is our top priority. Yes the lens will come with a 1 year Manufacturer Warranty from Sony. Thank you for checking. -Linda Sony Social Support
Answered by: SonyListens
Date published: 2023-07-28

I have a Sony A 6400. Will the image ...

I have a Sony A 6400. Will the image stabilization work with the 6400? I read somewhere that some Sony lenses require a 6500 or greater for the lens IS to work.
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

Is the manual focus ring mechanically connected ...

Is the manual focus ring mechanically connected or control by wire?
Asked by: Ryan
It's controlled by wire.
Answered by: Dang
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

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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