Sony DT 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 SAM Lens

Sony DT 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 SAM Lens

Sony DT 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 SAM Lens

B&H # SO18135 MFR # SAL18135
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Product Highlights

  • A-Mount Lens/APS-C Format
  • 27-202.5mm (35mm Equivalent)
  • Aperture Range: f/3.5-5.6 to f/22-36
  • One ED Element & Two Aspherical Elements
  • Smooth Autofocus Motor (SAM)
  • Internal Focus
  • Minimum Focus Distance: 1.5'
  • Seven-Blade Circular Diaphragm
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Sony 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 overview

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An ideal lens for everyday carry on an APS-C A-mount camera, the DT 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 SAM Lens from Sony offers outstanding versatility in a relatively compact form factor. Offering an extremely versatile 27-202.5mm equivalent zoom range, this one lens can cover most general shooting scenarios. It also uses one extra-low dispersion element and two aspherical elements to combat aberrations and flare. Ensuring optimal performance is the Smooth Autofocus Motor (SAM), a built-in system that provides smooth, quiet, and quick focusing that works well with the internal focus design to provide a minimum focus distance of 1.5'. Additionally, it has a seven-blade circular diaphragm for smooth bokeh.

Covering wide-angle to telephoto perspectives, this 18-135mm zoom is designed for APS-C format A-mount cameras, where it will provide a versatile 27-202.5mm equivalent focal length.
A variable f/3.5-5.6 maximum aperture helps ensure that lens size and weight is kept to a minimum.
One extra-low dispersion glass element is 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.
By incorporating a Smooth Autofocus Motor (SAM) unit into the lens itself to drive the focusing element group, this lens is able to deliver smoother, quieter, and faster performance that coupled systems. Also, the internal focusing design helps to achieve a minimum focus distance of 1.5'.
Rounded seven-blade diaphragm contributes to a pleasing bokeh quality when employing selective focus techniques.
UPC: 002724284780

Sony 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 specs

Focal Length 18 - 135mm
Comparable 35mm Focal Length: 27 - 202.5 mm
Aperture Maximum: f/3.5 - 5.6
Minimum: f/22 - 36
Camera Mount Type Sony A
Format Compatibility APS-C
Angle of View 76° - 12°
Minimum Focus Distance 1.48' / 45 cm
Magnification 0.25x
Maximum Reproduction Ratio 1:4
Optical Design 14 Elements in 11 Groups
Diaphragm Blades 7, Rounded
Image Stabilization No
Autofocus Yes
Tripod Collar No
Filter Thread Front: 62 mm
Dimensions (DxL) 2.99 x 3.39" / 76 x 86 mm
Weight 14.04 oz / 398 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight 1.35 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 7.7 x 4.9 x 4.7"

Sony 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 reviews

DT 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 SAM Lens is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 12.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent buy! I was looking for a good walk around lens that would give me some reach when I didn't really want to carry my big zoom lens around. I was looking at both this lens and the ones made by Tamron for my Sony a77II. Based on other reviews that I saw I decided to go with the Sony lens. So far I would say I have made the right decision. The pictures are very sharp and all lengths and it focuses very fast. This will be the perfect lens to take when you need just a little more reach but bringing a big zoom would be a hassle.
Date published: 2017-01-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great walk-around utility lens I purchased this with a Sony SLT-A57 package, and am glad I went this route rather than the 18-55 kit lens combo. The 18-135 is a very practical range, that balances well on the A57 body. Really good IQ. While not the fastest lens out there, at least on the A57, AFs very quickly and accurately. Great colors.
Date published: 2012-11-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very Fine Lens This is an excellent walk around lens. Fast, sharp focus, and excellent color. I bought this lens for my A65 and liked it so much I bought another one for my A77. I have used it basically for landscape and the photos are excellent. To me it is a bargain priced lens and more than worth the price.
Date published: 2014-05-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The best choice for a Sony system I bought this lens to replace my Tamron 18-200mm travel lens and it was the right decision! The Sony lens is much sharper, faster, smoother and it provides much nicer Bokeh backgrounds. I've taken great landscape photographs as well as portraits and even pictures of flowers and nature look great. It's a must for anybody who uses Sony system. It worked great on my Sony A58 that I had previously and it works even better on my Sony A77ii.
Date published: 2016-07-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Sony DT 18mm-135mm This lens is worth the selling price and I recommend it to anyone requiring clear supper sharp photographs at every lens setting. Just the right lens for travel or in your own backyard.
Date published: 2014-08-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excelent product This lens is used as my basic tool for wildlife photography, used for walking around with before I change to a longer focal length lens on a tripod. It is more versatile than advertised and very easy to use.
Date published: 2014-12-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from sharp quick lens works well with my new Sony a77II
Date published: 2015-01-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Just like a pro! Both my wife and I transitioned from Minolta to SONY without a hitch. This lens fits the bill when the grandchildren are around. With 16,000 plus photos in iPhoto, I'm sure we will hit 17,000 in a short time. We had a long range zoom, it was fine. This zoom is short and sweet. Easy to use, as well as lighter.
Date published: 2015-06-01
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Designed for use with:

  • Sony Alpha A5100
  • Sony Alpha A68
  • Sony Alpha A77 II
  • Sony Alpha SLT-A77