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Sony DT 11-18mm f/4.5-5.6 Lens

BH #SO111845 • MFR #SAL1118
Sony DT 11-18mm f/4.5-5.6 Lens
Key Features
  • A-Mount Lens/APS-C Format
  • 16.5-27mm (35mm Equivalent)
  • Aperture Range: f/4.5-5.6 to f/22-29
  • One ED and Three Aspherical Elements
Make sure you have the right tool to capture that vast landscape or tight architectural space by picking up the DT 11-18mm f/4.5-5.6 Lens from Sony. Designed specifically for Sony's APS-C A-mount DSLR cameras, it provides an equivalent zoom range of 16.5-27mm for ultra-wide imaging. It uses a variable f/4.5-5.6 maximum aperture to keep size and weight to a minimum while it incorporates various specialized elements to minimize aberrations and improve sharpness and clarity. Also, it has an internal focus mechanism that helps speed up autofocus performance to the minimum focus distance of 9.8". Additionally, it has a seven-blade circular diaphragm for smooth bokeh and it has a front filter diameter of 77mm.
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Sony DT 11-18mm f/4.5-5.6 Overview

Make sure you have the right tool to capture that vast landscape or tight architectural space by picking up the DT 11-18mm f/4.5-5.6 Lens from Sony. Designed specifically for Sony's APS-C A-mount DSLR cameras, it provides an equivalent zoom range of 16.5-27mm for ultra-wide imaging. It uses a variable f/4.5-5.6 maximum aperture to keep size and weight to a minimum while it incorporates various specialized elements to minimize aberrations and improve sharpness and clarity. Also, it has an internal focus mechanism that helps speed up autofocus performance to the minimum focus distance of 9.8". Additionally, it has a seven-blade circular diaphragm for smooth bokeh and it has a front filter diameter of 77mm.

This ultra wide angle zoom lens was designed for Sony's APS-C DSLRs where it provides an equivalent focal length range of 16.5-27mm.
It features a variable f/4.5-5.6 maximum aperture, which helps keep size and weight to a minimum.
One extra-low dispersion element reduces color fringing and chromatic aberrations while three aspherical elements control spherical aberrations for improved clarity and sharpness.
An internal focus mechanism provides quick, quiet, and precise autofocus performance and also contributes to more natural, intuitive manual focus control.
A rounded 7-blade diaphragm contributes to a pleasing bokeh quality when employing selective focus techniques.
UPC: 027242694293

Sony DT 11-18mm f/4.5-5.6 Specs

Focal Length11 to 18mm (35mm Equivalent Focal Length: 16.5 to 27mm)
Maximum Aperturef/4.5 to 5.6
Minimum Aperturef/22 to 29
Lens MountSony A
Lens Format CoverageAPS-C
Angle of View104° to 76°
Minimum Focus Distance9.84" / 25 cm
Maximum Magnification0.12x
Optical Design15 Elements in 12 Groups
Diaphragm Blades7, Rounded
Focus TypeAutofocus
Image StabilizationNo
Filter Size77 mm (Front)
Dimensions (ø x L)3.27 x 3.17" / 83 x 80.5 mm
Length at Maximum Extension3.33" / 84.7 mm
Weight12.7 oz / 360 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight1.6 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)8.4 x 4.9 x 4.7"

Sony DT 11-18mm f/4.5-5.6 Reviews

Great wide angle rectilinear lens!

By Towy
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2019-07-11

I really like this lens. Use it with a nex 3n and now with a a7II (at 15mm it fills the sensor)

wide-angle lens

By chiem
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2013-09-14

Couldn't be happier! I was looking at wide angle lenses and got stuck between 2 sony lenses (one of which was a carl zeiss. Im too lazy to look them up :P). So I went to my dealer who only had this lens in the wide- angle section, and i'm glad i chose it. It had a discount so i can't argue over the price. Quality is pretty good, with almost no noticable barrel distortion from what i've seen, and I also haven't seen any chromatic abberation or what so ever yet. I highly recommend this lens to anyone who needs some extra stuff from up close or just for daily use.

Great Lens for Many Uses

By thejumbo
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2012-03-22

I use this lens a lot, mostly for real estate/home interior shots. I purchased it specifically to get some great shots of a home theater that we submitted for an award, and have used it in nearly every home installation that we have done since. It has great color, and you never run out space to fit an entire room into a shot. I have dabbled a bit with portraits with this lens as well, and landscapes are great, but you have to be careful of the distortion that can occur with the wide angle.

this is a gift to my friend

By sandra rojas
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2011-12-18

for great picks

Great lens, with amazing color and DOF!!

By The Englishman
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2011-12-04

I bought this lens to use with my Sony NEX-FS100, and it delivered great DOF and color. This lens has a great angle of view with no noticeable distortion. I highly recommend this lens to anyone who needs to get close to their subjects.

Using with sony nex vg 10

By Celio Barros
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2011-10-10

It's necessary to shoot at my music studio, which is has a limited area. When attached to Sony Nex VG 10, it has limitations in low ligth compared to original lens (18mm-200mm). Anyway, it still works to my necessities. Remember: there is no autofocus with this lens attached to sony nex vg 10, so it'll take some time to be sure that focus is ok, considering the small lcd preview.

Noisy, not good for video.

By Vasilis
Rated 3 out of 5
Date: 2019-02-11

I bought this lens brand new with 2 years warranty for 250euros. Everywhere else I looked it costed at least triple the money, my guess is that they were trying to get rid of a-mount lenses such as this one. To the lens now. The lens is mainly made out of metal and plastic parts, the mount is full metal as well. You can clearly feel the difference in quality to the 18-55 SAMII. One huge downside is the noise of the auto-focus, it literally sounds like a drill and that makes it bad for videos. On the upside the focus ring moves independently which means that you wont need to twist filters like CPL every time you focus.  At the end, its a great lens for 250e and it comes with a hood too but I would prefer to change camera body than to spend 750 or more for this one. Cheers.

Wonderful Lens!

By Noah
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2015-02-23

I use this mostly for photography indoors. It creates a great wide angle scene with minimal distortion.

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