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Sony E 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 OSS Lens (Silver)

BH #SO185535S • MFR #SEL1855
Sony E 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 OSS Lens (Silver)
Key Features
  • E-Mount Lens/APS-C Format
  • 27-82.5mm (35mm Equivalent)
  • Aperture Range: f/3.5 to f/32
  • Aspherical Elements
A versatile standard zoom, the silver E 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 OSS Lens from Sony is a wide-angle to short-telephoto designed for APS-C-format E-mount mirrorless cameras. The 27-82.5mm equivalent focal length range is benefitted by Optical SteadyShot image stabilization, which compensates for up to four stops of camera shake to produce sharper images when shooting handheld in difficult lighting situations. Also contributing to notable sharpness, the optical design incorporates aspherical elements to reduce spherical aberrations throughout the zoom range for increased clarity and minimized distortion. Rounding out this 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 is a sleek form factor that is well-matched to E-mount mirrorless cameras, along with a durable aluminum alloy finish.
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Sony SEL1855 Overview

A versatile standard zoom, the silver E 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 OSS Lens from Sony is a wide-angle to short-telephoto designed for APS-C-format E-mount mirrorless cameras. The 27-82.5mm equivalent focal length range is benefitted by Optical SteadyShot image stabilization, which compensates for up to four stops of camera shake to produce sharper images when shooting handheld in difficult lighting situations. Also contributing to notable sharpness, the optical design incorporates aspherical elements to reduce spherical aberrations throughout the zoom range for increased clarity and minimized distortion. Rounding out this 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 is a sleek form factor that is well-matched to E-mount mirrorless cameras, along with a durable aluminum alloy finish.

Standard zoom 18-55mm lens is designed for APS-C-format E-mount mirrorless cameras, and provides a wide-to-portrait length 27-82.5mm equivalent focal length range.
Aspherical elements are employed in the optical design to control spherical aberrations throughout the zoom range for increased clarity and sharpness.
Optical SteadyShot image stabilization minimizes the appearance of camera shake by up to four stops for sharper handheld images.
An internal focusing mechanism delivers quick, quiet, and precise autofocus that is well-suited to both stills and video applications.
Rounded seven-blade diaphragm contributes to a pleasing bokeh quality.
Aluminum alloy finish is both aesthetic as well as durable.

Sony SEL1855 Specs

Angle of View
76° to 29°
Minimum Focus Distance
9.84" / 24.99 cm
Optical Design
11 Elements in 9 Groups
Diaphragm Blades
7, Rounded
Image Stabilization
Yes
Dimensions (ø x L)
2.44 x 2.36" / 61.98 x 59.94 mm
Packaging Info
Package Weight
0.7 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
4.8 x 3.5 x 3.4"

Sony SEL1855 Reviews

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question

How does it do with a6300's video autofocus? Does it focus fast/well?
Asked by: Pat
Focuses fast and well.
Answered by: Jerry L.
Date published: 2018-08-27

question

Does this lens experience the mechanical problem that the SELP1650 does? That is, does it hang and refuse to register, making the camera unusable?Thank you.
Asked by: Anonymous
I have not had any problems with my copy of the 18-55mm
Answered by: Martin M.
Date published: 2018-08-28

question

Hi, I own an A7s and I need an original Sony lens for aerial shoting so I can use autofocus feature, that otherwise dosen't work with non-Sony lenses. My question here is, will autofocus with this lens work on my a7s and how good it is? slow and jittery or it works nicely ? I know i'll need to shot in aps-c mode btw.
Asked by: Gregor V.
If you plan to use a Sony A mount lens on an E mount camera, you need the A to E mount adapter, which will retain all electronic lens functions without issue.
Answered by: Heather S.
Date published: 2018-08-28

question

Considering the auto focus speed, this product will perform like SELP1650?
Asked by: Pablo P.
I don't think this is a bad lens but it didn't meet my needs. I opted to invest a lot more and opted for the Sony Vario Tessar T* E 16-70 f4 lens. It is a magnificent lens! What else would one expect from Zeiss? Sorry, I can't tell you anything about the SELP1650.
Answered by: Joe B.
Date published: 2018-08-28

question

is this compatible with a6000?
Asked by: Anonymous
Yes, this lens is compatible with the a6000. All features worked fine. Depending on your demands for quality this lens may be adequate. However, I found the lens inadequate and opted to upgrade to the Zeiss 1670. What a beautiful lens it is!
Answered by: Joe B.
Date published: 2018-08-28

question

Can this question be mounted onto a BlackMagic Pocket Cinema Camera>
Asked by: Anonymous
The Sony E-mount 18-55 is not compatible with the Black Magic Pocket Cinema camera.
Answered by: Heather S.
Date published: 2018-08-28
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