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SonyE 10-18mm f/4 OSS Lens
 
4.8

(based on 90 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (72)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (17)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (56)
  • Fast / accurate auto-focus (42)
  • Consistent output (38)
  • Easily interchangeable (30)
  • Strong construction (30)

Cons

  • Heavy (3)

Best Uses

  • Landscape/scenery (56)
  • Low light (27)
  • Night photography (19)
  • Landscape photography (15)
  • Travel (14)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Photo enthusiast (29), Semi-pro photographer (17), Pro photographer (12), Enthusiast (9), Semi-professional (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (72)

Reviewed by 90 customers

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5.0

i like it !

By danny

from bronx

Verified Buyer

Comments about Sony E 10-18mm f/4 OSS Lens:

well it sharp nice lens only this is ois is ok not as good as my 18-105 f4 ois but i will be using this lens with a gimbal

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5.0

The perfect lens for architecture photography and Landscapes

By James

from Queens, NY

Verified Buyer

Comments about Sony E 10-18mm f/4 OSS Lens:

Just a dream lens to use. Focus w/o problem. A great addition to your e-mount lens.

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(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Excellent but pricey "wide" wide angle lens.

By drf

from New York City

Verified Reviewer

Comments about Sony E 10-18mm f/4 OSS Lens:

Excellent but pricey lens. The field of view is extremely wide and the focus (can be) tack sharp.

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(6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

best wide lens for sony e-mount

By Sultan

from Saudi Arabia

Verified Reviewer

Comments about Sony E 10-18mm f/4 OSS Lens:

this lens lets me shoot high buildings , wide area and landscape. I use it with my sony a6000 and I love the image quality.

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5.0

Great for what I do!

By Real Estator

from California

Comments about Sony E 10-18mm f/4 OSS Lens:

I bought this lense to shoot interiors for real estate. It really helped me get all of the room in the shot especially the smaller rooms. Sharp, not a ton distortion. Lite and easy to carry. Good value for what I do.

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5.0

Great wide lens

By Berthibal

from Miami

Comments about Sony E 10-18mm f/4 OSS Lens:

In my recent travel I took this lens along with my sony alpha a6300 and the type of pictures are outstanding, very neat quality and they are just beautiful. They look like they came out of a magazine. Very happy with this lens I totally recommend it!!

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(9 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Two Formats with One lens!

By Now Sony and Nikon shooter

from vermont

Verified Reviewer

Comments about Sony E 10-18mm f/4 OSS Lens:

I have a variety of wide angles including Sigma and Nikon, I could use them with an adapter, but wanted a native AF wide angle, I have both Nex7 and A7,, so, this lens interested me, one lens for both cameras, and wow,,, effectively a 15-27 on the cropped sensor, and really is a 13 to around 16 on the full frame. It is interesting that up at 18 it does vignetting again, so,,, between 10-13, it vignettes and again at the far range, but in the sweet 13-17 range, it works fine, super low distortion. I consider this lens a total must have if you are a Sony shooter. Light weight, sharp enough, low distortion, cropped and full frame ultra wide, guess I just have to end how I started,,, WOWWW!

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(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Wide angle joy!

By Gary

from Arlington, Tx

Comments about Sony E 10-18mm f/4 OSS Lens:

At the suggestion of Trey Ratcliff, I decided to try the Sony E 10-18mm f/4. I needed a wide angle for landscapes and cityscape. This lens fits the bill and I couldn't be happier. I shoot with the a7R, and the fit is perfect. Lightweight and small, but with big results. Love the lens!

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(8 of 17 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Highly Recommend

By Tom

from Texas

Comments about Sony E 10-18mm f/4 OSS Lens:

Love this lens - perfect for my A6300 and will also be use on my new A7RII when I get it.

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(7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

More versatile than expected

By Coffeeman

from Greater Seattle, WA

About Me Photo Enthusiast

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Consistent Output
  • Fast / accurate auto-focus
  • Lightweight

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Indoors/Low Light
    • Landscape/Scenery

    Comments about Sony E 10-18mm f/4 OSS Lens:

    After using this 10-18 mm lens for about half a year now, this one is a winner! My photos mainly record travel and events with kids, not attempts at serious art photography for display.

    Before getting this lens, I mostly shot from mild wide to mild telephoto, and was generally satisfied with that range. After purchasing this very wide zoom though, new possibilities opened up. Now It's easy to capture groups indoors without crowding them, or running out of space. Think birthday/holiday parties, etc. This lens is plenty fast enough to work with ambient light, especially considering the excellent image stabilization and the higher ISO settings that most cameras offer these days. If you need to use flash, put a real one on the hot shoe of your camera, otherwise you'll see the shadow of the lens if you just use the pop-up flash. No rating star ding for that design necessity.

    Outdoors, it's now possible to capture breathtaking expanses of scenery that you can only get with a really wide angle. The attached photo was taken at 4:20 PM, shooting into the afternoon sun, and taken at 10 mm focal length. Photo is straight off my a6000 camera, no processing or editing at all.

    For nearly any event or outing, I can cover pretty much any photo I want to take between this and Sony's 18-105mm power zoom lens. For my purposes, it's sharp, focuses quickly and well, and colors are deep and true.
    All in all, this Sony 10-18 super-wide has been a very nice surprise, finding its way onto the camera much more frequently than expected!

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    5.0

    Well built and sharp

    By Richard

    from Santa Fe, NM

    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Consistent Output
    • Durable
    • Easily Interchangeable
    • Fast / accurate auto-focus
    • Strong Construction

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Indoors/Low Light
      • Landscape/Scenery

      Comments about Sony E 10-18mm f/4 OSS Lens:

      I've had the lens only a short time and have not made many pictures with it, but it feels well built and produces sharp results with my Sony a6000. Makes a nice, compact travel outfit when accompanied by the 16-70 and the 55-210.

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      • No

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      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Great Lense

      By Photoman

      from Colorado

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Consistent Output
      • Easily Interchangeable
      • Fast / accurate auto-focus
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Landscape/Scenery
        • Night Photography

        Comments about Sony E 10-18mm f/4 OSS Lens:

        Great lense and it does just what it says. I love it.

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        • No

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        4.0

        Sony ultra wide

        By Brad S

        from Atlanta ga

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Consistent Output
        • Easily Interchangeable
        • Fast / accurate auto-focus
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Indoors/Low Light
          • Landscape/Scenery

          Comments about Sony E 10-18mm f/4 OSS Lens:

          Optics are good. Imaging is good. Not as crisp as I would have hoped, but that could be the sensor on NEX 7, but I have no way to verify

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          • No

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          5.0

          Good for video

          By Biju Viswanath

          from India

          About Me Pro Photographer

          Pros

          • Consistent Output
          • Easily Interchangeable
          • Rugged

          Cons

          • Heavy

          Best Uses

          • Indoors/Low Light
          • Landscape/Scenery
          • Video

          Comments about Sony E 10-18mm f/4 OSS Lens:

          Using it with Sony A6300. Sharp images. Good colours. Use it mainly for shorts and feature projects

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          • No

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          (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Awesome

          By sethsn

          from LA

          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Consistent Output
          • Durable
          • Easily Interchangeable
          • Fast / accurate auto-focus
          • Nice Bokeh
          • Rugged
          • Strong Construction

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Landscape/Scenery
            • Weddings/Events

            Comments about Sony E 10-18mm f/4 OSS Lens:

            I love this lens. It's tack sharp, focuses quickly, has excellent saturation and contrast and minimal chromatic aberrations. The lens is reasonably rectilinear out of the camera and spot on once corrected with the Lightroom profile.

            I've used it on my A6000s and an A7Rii. Of course on the A7Rii you only get around 18Mp from it since the body recognizes that APS-C format lens and crops accordingly.

            Being image stabilized you can hand hold it at stupidly long exposures and still get a sharp image!

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            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            I really like this lens

            By Slick

            from FL

            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Consistent Output
            • Durable
            • Easily Interchangeable
            • Fast / accurate auto-focus
            • Lightweight
            • Nice Bokeh

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Landscape/Scenery
              • Video

              Comments about Sony E 10-18mm f/4 OSS Lens:

              I use this on the A7rii in crop mode. It is very sharp and works really well. I would buy it again.

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              • No

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              (7 of 21 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              best 12mm- 17mm full frame lens

              By Ehco aux

              from Florida

              About Me Photo Enthusiast

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • Consistent Output
              • Durable
              • Easily Interchangeable
              • Fast / accurate auto-focus
              • Lightweight
              • Rugged
              • Strong Construction

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Indoors/Low Light
                • Landscape/Scenery
                • Night Photography
                • Weddings/Events

                Comments about Sony E 10-18mm f/4 OSS Lens:

                Yes Full Frame! For landscape and indoor/caves ect. Should have been my first lens for my Sony A7s. Bought when the price dropped and took for a spin. Yes f/4 but one stop from 2.8 and I had to shoot @ f/4 with two other lenses 12mm fisheye and 14mm that had bad coma that looked like star trails. This lens at 50 sec no trails @ 200x and needle sharp star focusing at less than infinity. No color glow around stars. Great color, very sharp and clear.

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                (8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Best little travel companion!

                By terBald

                from WV

                About Me Pro Photographer

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

                • Consistent Output
                • Durable
                • Fast / accurate auto-focus
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Landscape/Scenery
                  • Video

                  Comments about Sony E 10-18mm f/4 OSS Lens:

                  I purchase this lens last spring for a trip through central Europe. It stayed on my A6000 the whole time. I also brought along my A7ii and the kit lens that came with it. I was just blown away by the quality of the little guys compared to the full frame big brother. If you shoot landscapes and/or architecture this must be in your bag (strike that) on your camera!

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                  (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  SUPER for video

                  By Egill Bjarki

                  from Hong Kong SAR

                  About Me Pro Photographer

                  Verified Reviewer

                  Pros

                  • Lightweight

                  Cons

                  • Weak Casing

                  Best Uses

                  • Video

                  Comments about Sony E 10-18mm f/4 OSS Lens:

                  This little thing looks deceiving, it packs a punch above its weight. To some the amount of plastic materials using in it's construction might be negative. For me that is a huge advantage. I am able to use this lens on a very small 3 axis gimbal (MS1) with both A7RII and A7SII. The best 4K video quality from the R model is in S35 mode, making the 10-18mm lens the best wideangle option. As for the S model, I like to use it for the 120fps HD setting, cropping 2.2x into the FF sensor. The lens is sharpest towards the 10mm end. Having OSS sealed the deal for video use, very happy with it, although it is a little pricy.

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                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Oh my, this lens is awesome!

                  By Chickenfootchuck

                  from Miami, FL

                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Consistent Output
                  • Durable
                  • Fast / accurate auto-focus
                  • Lightweight
                  • Strong Construction

                  Cons

                  • Ummmm None

                  Best Uses

                  • Landscape/Scenery
                  • Night Photography

                  Comments about Sony E 10-18mm f/4 OSS Lens:

                  Use this with my Sony NEX-7, is an excellent lens. Great for landscape and close quarters photos. Small, lightweight, fast autofocus...a fantastic lens! Very little fisheye distortion. Love this lens!

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                  • Yes

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