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

BH #SO18135 • MFR #SAL18135
Sony DT 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 SAM Lens
Key Features
  • 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
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.
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Can I use this lens for my Sony a6300 E mount?
Asked by: Hector L C.
The Sony 18-135mm f/ 3.5-5.6 Telephoto Zoom Lens uses the Sony A-mount/Minolta MAXXUM lens mount, while the Sony Alpha a6300 Mirrorless Digital Camera uses the Sony E-mount lens mount. The two are not directly compatible. If you wish to use the above lens on the Sony a6300, you would need to purchase a lens adapter, such as the Sony A-Mount to E-Mount Lens Adapter (Black), B&H # SOLAEA3, for your needs. If you are interested in a lens that will attach to the a6300 without the use of an adapter, then the lenses with the closest focal length range and usage as a substitute to the above lens would be either the Sony E PZ 18-105mm f/4 G OSS Lens, B&H # SO181054, or the Sony 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 OSS Lens for NEX Cameras, B&H # SO18200LE.
Answered by: Manzell L.
Date published: 2018-08-28

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Can this lens fit Sony A350 ?
Asked by: Anonymous
Yes. Both this lens and the Sony a350 are Sony/Minolta A mount.
Answered by: Lawrence C.
Date published: 2018-08-28

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How is this lens in low light?
Asked by: Anonymous
The Sony 18-135mm f/ 3.5-5.6 Telephoto Zoom Lens would be decent for some low-light usage needs, though it would be helped by using a camera that also has good ISO performance. It is not the brightest zoom lens, and zoom lenses that are brighter than the f/3.5-5.6 aperture listed on the above lens typically have a shorter zoom range (and higher cost). A better option for low-light usage would be either the Sony 24-70mm f/2.8 ZA SSM II Vario-Sonnar T* Lens, B&H # SO2470282, the Sigma 24-105mm f/4 DG HSM Art Lens for Sony A, B&H # SI241054SO, or the more economical Tamron A09 SP AF 28-75mm f/2.8 XR Di LD Aspherical (IF) Macro Zoom, B&H # TA287528MAF.
Answered by: Manzell L.
Date published: 2018-08-28

will this work on alpha 77?

will this work on alpha 77?
Asked by: Dorsey
Yes, the DT 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 SAM Lens would work on the Sony SLT-A77.
Answered by: Kirk
Date published: 2022-03-03

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Will this lens fit the Sony A 380Is the SAL 18135 the same as the DT 18-135ThanksJoe
Asked by: Anonymous
Yes that lens is compatible on the Sony A380. And the lenses are really the same. DT is the branding of the newer lenses.
Answered by: Robert K.
Date published: 2018-08-28

Hi, how it'll work with Sony Alpha37?

Hi, how it'll work with Sony Alpha37?
Asked by: Alex
If you are referring to the Sony A37, yes it will. This is an A-Mount lens.
Answered by: Joseph
Date published: 2019-04-07

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Is this lens available in the E-mount?
Asked by: Sylvan T.
Hi Sylvan T, yes. This lens can be used with an Alpha E-mount camera. However, an adapter will be required and there will be some restrictions. You may refer to this link for more information: http://support.d-imaging.sony.co.jp/www/cscs/accessories/compatibility.php?area=gb&lang=en&mdl=SAL18135&cat=3 Regards, -Mark
Answered by: Sony Support Sony Expert
Date published: 2018-08-28

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Can you use this lens on a Sony A6000?
Asked by: Anonymous
Sorry I don't know the answer to that. It came with the Sony A65 that was purchased.
Answered by: Dana S.
Date published: 2018-08-28
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