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Sony DT 18-250mm f/3.5-6.3 Lens

BH #SO1825035 • MFR #SAL18250
Sony DT 18-250mm f/3.5-6.3 Lens
Key Features
  • A-Mount Lens/APS-C Format
  • 27-375mm (35mm Equivalent)
  • Aperture Range: f/3.5-6.3 to f/22-40
  • Two ED and Two Aspherical Elements
Capture subjects both near and far with the vast zoom range of the DT 18-250mm f/3.5-6.3 Lens from Sony. Designed specifically for APS-C A-mount cameras, this lens is able to deliver an impressive 27-375mm equivalent zoom range. The optical design even incorporates two extra-low dispersion elements and two aspherical elements to combat aberrations and flare. Along with this, the lens features a zoom lock switch to prevent lens creep when not in use while an internal focus design helps provide a minimum focus distance of 1.5'. Additionally, it has a seven-blade circular diaphragm for smooth bokeh.
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Sony DT 18-250mm f/3.5-6.3 Overview

Capture subjects both near and far with the vast zoom range of the DT 18-250mm f/3.5-6.3 Lens from Sony. Designed specifically for APS-C A-mount cameras, this lens is able to deliver an impressive 27-375mm equivalent zoom range. The optical design even incorporates two extra-low dispersion elements and two aspherical elements to combat aberrations and flare. Along with this, the lens features a zoom lock switch to prevent lens creep when not in use while an internal focus design helps provide a minimum focus distance of 1.5'. Additionally, it has a seven-blade circular diaphragm for smooth bokeh.

Covering wide-angle to super telephoto perspectives, this 18-250mm zoom is designed for APS-C format A-mount cameras, where it will provide a versatile 27-375mm equivalent focal length.
A variable f/3.5-6.3 maximum aperture helps ensure that lens size and weight is kept to a minimum.
Two extra-low dispersion glass elements are featured in the lens design to help reduce chromatic aberrations and color fringing for improved clarity and color neutrality.
Two aspherical elements are incorporated in the lens design to reduce astigmatism, field curvature, coma, and other monochromatic aberrations.
A zoom lock switch prevents the lens barrel from accidentally extending when not in use.
The internal focusing design helps to ensure smooth fast autofocus as well as enables a minimum focus distance of 1.5'.
Rounded seven-blade diaphragm contributes to a pleasing bokeh quality when employing selective focus techniques.

Sony DT 18-250mm f/3.5-6.3 Specs

Key Specs
Focal Length
18 to 250mm (35mm Equivalent: 27 to 375mm)
Maximum Aperture
f/3.5 to 6.3
Lens Mount
Sony A
Lens Format Coverage
APS-C
Focus Type
Autofocus
Image Stabilization
No
Filter Size
62 mm (Front)
Maximum Aperture
f/3.5 to 6.3
Minimum Aperture
f/22 to 40
Lens Mount
Sony A
Lens Format Coverage
APS-C
Angle of View
76° to 6° 30'
Minimum Focus Distance
1.48' / 45 cm
Maximum Magnification
0.29x
Optical Design
16 Elements in 13 Groups
Diaphragm Blades
7, Rounded
Focus Type
Autofocus
Image Stabilization
No
Filter Size
62 mm (Front)
Dimensions (ø x L)
2.95 x 3.39" / 75 x 86 mm
Length at Maximum Extension
6.48" / 164.6 mm
Weight
15.52 oz / 440 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight
1.65 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
8.5 x 4.5 x 4.2"

Sony DT 18-250mm f/3.5-6.3 Reviews

great lens for apsc

By Carolyn
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-03-07

loved it when I owed it!

Workhorse of a lens

By Churchlady
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2018-01-09

Got this lens with my first Sony & loved it, but it had no lock and I hike with it all the time and really needed to lock the zoom while on my Cotton Carrier. �The new version has a lock, so I treated myself.

Extended warranty ?

By CJOutten
Rated 1 out of 5
Date: 2015-06-20

First year lens worked great. Photos of all kinds in doors, outdoors, poor lighting bright light lens performed as expected. Soon there after lens auto focus continuously. It was always searching. Even after locking in it would try to adjust again. Using it on a A57. Bought extended warranty at time of purchase. These people have been very nice to deal with but I have returned A57 and this lens two times and it is still doing the same thing. Called warranty people back the third time. Very sympathetic and said a supervisor would call me back in two days. This is day 4 and still waiting....... I have a kayaking whale watching trip planned for first week of August and am now wondering if I will have a camera or not to take on trip. I have always been a Sony guy. Everything electronic in my house is Sony. First time they have let me down.

Compact and Versatile

By Anonymous
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2015-06-18

I picked up this lens to use as the only lens on an African safari which has strict weight limits on luggage. I tested it out on a trip to the UK and used it indoors, outdoors, in all sorts of lighting conditions. Pictures were crisp and sharp and the wide range zoom allowed me to take shots from a moderate wide angle to long distance closeups. I am very pleased with the quality of the pictures at all focal lengths. The lens is a little slow, but that's a reasonable tradeoff for the versatile focal length.

CAUTION ON SONY 18-250mm LENS

By Colonel
Rated 1 out of 5
Date: 2015-01-27

Sony only has a warranty of 1 year for this lens. I had this lens for 2 years when suddenly the autofocus failed. When I called Sony their response was to buy an extended warranty plan next time. Says a lot about their quality and support. I take exceptional care with all my photo gear. Paid $ for a lens I can no longer use. Tamron gives a 6 year warranty on their lens. Recommend getting the Tamron 16-300mm or the 18-270mm lens or Sigma lens instead of Sony. B+H is the best.

An excellent for all occasional

By Duong
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2014-07-17

Picture ws taken in St. Maarten

Excellent Lens

By Ray
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2019-02-14

This is an excellent lens, very fast focus, sharp and clear photos, with very accurate colors thru all ranges.  It isnt necessary to carry different lenses to cover different situations, this lens cover then all.  I use it  with my ILCA-77M2 mostl;y and it also works very well with my A-65 and the A-77.  I have another SONY 18-250MM lens that I have used for 14 years with no problems, this last lens hepls to reduce changing lens to different cameras.  I highly recommend this lens.

Excellent Lens

By Ray
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2019-01-25

I have had this lens for 13 years and used it on the A-100, A-33, A-350, A-65, A-77, & A-77M2 quite extensively and have never experienced any problems of any kind so dont know what the cause of problems are.  Infact I have another one of this lens on order again.  Love it.

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Have had this lens for a little over 3 years, I love this lens, for some reason, the lens will stay in auto focus until I pass 70MM, tHave had this lens for a little over 3 years, I love this lens, for some reason, the lens will stay in auto focus until I pass hen it will not auto focus, have Have had this lens for a little over 3 years, I love this lens, for some reason, the lens will stay in auto focus until I pass to put it in manual to focus it, anybody, else have that happen?
Asked by: Michael
Read the reviews. If your lens is not having trouble with auto focus it will. Sent mine back three times and is still not fixed. This seems to be very common in this lens. CJOutten
Answered by: cliff o.
Date published: 2018-08-27

question

will it fit Alpha 7II?
Asked by: Mily S.
No. This is an A mount lens. The Sony a7II is an FE mount.
Answered by: Lawrence C.
Date published: 2018-08-27

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I want to make sure this lens will fit my Sony Model # SLT-A57 Thank you.
Asked by: Anonymous
The Sony 18-250mm f/3.5-6.3 DT Alpha A-Mount Wide-Telephoto Lens is fully compatible with the Sony A57.
Answered by: Christina S.
Date published: 2018-08-27

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This lens will fit my Sony Alpha 77 right? Any other recommendations for a good lens for traveling? Thanks!
Asked by: Anonymous
Yes, the lens is fully compatible with your A77 camera. Below is an alternate recommendation with a slightly broader overall range and better price tag. See the link below for details:http://bhpho.to/JAH3Jp
Answered by: Yos O.
Date published: 2018-08-27

I’m confused. Is this lens compatible with the ...

I’m confused. Is this lens compatible with the A99 II? It says on this website that it isn’t compatible with full-frame cameras (of which the A99 II is) yet on the Sony website it says that this lens is compatible. Some clarification would be great. Thanks.
Asked by: Matt
Hi Matt, the DT 18-250mm lens is compatible with the A99 II with some exceptions. 1) ADI Flash metering is available in combination with HVL-F58AM, F42AM, F56AM, F36AM, KONICA MINOLTA 5600HS(D), 3600HS(D) and 2500(D). 2) When you record movies with autofocus, the operating noise of the lens may be recorded. 3) The angle of view will be narrower down to that of APS-C size. 4) There is no support for hybrid phase detection AF.
Answered by: SonyListens
Date published: 2019-03-08

Hi. I’m getting mixed messages. This lense will ...

Hi. I’m getting mixed messages. This lense will work with the Sony a99 II right? This website tells me that this lens isn’t compatible with full frame cameras, of which the a99 ii is, yet the Sony website says it is compatible. Please advise.
Asked by: Matt
This lens is compatible, however the A99 II will be shooting in an APS-C mode. This lens will not cover the full frame of the A99 II, but you can still use it in a cropped sensor mode.
Answered by: Joseph
Date published: 2019-04-09

Is the Sony DT 18-250mm F/3.5-6.3 compatible with ...

Is the Sony DT 18-250mm F/3.5-6.3 compatible with the SLT-A58?
Asked by: Marc
Hi Marc, the lens is compatible with SLT-A58 but with following exceptions: ADI Flash metering is available in combination with HVL-F58AM, F42AM, F56AM, F36AM, KONICA MINOLTA 5600HS(D), 3600HS(D) and 2500(D). When you record movies with autofocus, the operating noise of the lens may be recorded.
Answered by: SonyListens
Date published: 2020-02-14

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Will this lens fit my sony a55?
Asked by: jeff z.
I use this lens with an a77. If the a55 is a full size DSLR, I can't imagine it wouldn't work.
Answered by: Mike O.
Date published: 2018-08-27
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