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Sony E 10-18mm f/4 OSS

Sony  E 10-18mm f/4 OSS
Sony  E 10-18mm f/4 OSS
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  • Built-in Optical SteadyShot™ image stabilization up to 4 stops
  • Internal Focusing System
  • 7 blades (Circular aperture)
  • Metal mount
Sony  E 10-18mm f/4 OSS
Sony E 10-18mm f/4 lens construction
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Overview

Description by Sony:

The SEL-1018 super wide-angle zoom lens is perfect for taking photos of sweeping landscapes and producing striking images with emphasized perspective. If you're seeking a wider minimum focal length than offered by standard wide-angle zoom lenses, the SEL-1018 is the ideal choice for you. Featuring a minimum focal length of only 10mm (15mm in 35mm camera equivalency), the SEL-1018 wide-angle zoom lens delivers highly-detailed, super wide-angle photos. With a constant maximum aperture of f/4 through the entire focal length range, you'll be able to use the widest aperture at every focal length. Even in low light, you can take advantage of the bright aperture to utilize fast shutter speeds without needing to increase ISO sensitivity.

10-18 mm super wide-angle zoom lens
The SEL-1018 offers a constant maximum aperture of F4 through the entire focal length range, enabling use of the widest aperture at every focal length. Even in low-light environments, such as outdoors at sunset, users will be able to take advantage of the bright aperture and use fast shutter speeds without unnecessarily raising ISO sensitivity.

Built-in Optical SteadyShot™ image stabilization
The built-in Optical SteadyShot image stabilization system provides a 4-stop (approx.) shutter speed advantage, making it significantly easier to achieve crisp, blur-free images and video.

Superb image capturing capability
Three Aspherical lens elements correct for spherical aberration and distortion, making it possible to shoot high-contrast, high-quality images with markedly less bleeding even at the maximum aperture. In addition, the optical system employs Super Extra-low Dispersion glass, realizing highly detailed images with reduced color aberration even at the 10 mm focal length.

Circular Aperture
In low-light shots or nightscapes, out-of-focus light sources have a pleasing circular defocused effect.

Minimum focal length of 10 mm (15 mm in 35 mm eq.)
Thanks to a minimum focal length of only 10 mm (15 mm in 35 mm-camera equivalency), the SEL-1018 delivers finely detailed, super wide-angle photos, ideal for shooting majestic landscapes that can only be captured with super wide-angle lenses, as well as for producing striking photos with emphasized perspective.

Internal Focusing System
Lens elements at the rear of the optical system move, allowing rapid auto-focus response.

Reviews

After NEX users had to go for such a long time without a good ultra wide angle, now Sony is on target with its new E 10-18mm F4 OSS (SEL1018). We were very curious to see how it performs especially on the NEX-7, which is very challenging as many short focal lengths adapted from Leica M mount produced strong color shifts.

The zoom lens starts at a viewing angle of 109° comparable to a 15mm UWA lens on a fullframe camera allowing dramatic perspectives for close ups as well as for architecture and landscape photography. The lens is constructed 

Post date: 18/12/2012 - 00:00

"The right side is not 100% of the crispness of the center, but this is normal for the kind of lens, distance and subject matter at hand; for this class of lens the result is nonetheless very good and can be further improved with output sharpening. The results at f/8 and f/11 were ever so slightly sharper, but the difference would be hardly noticeable converted to JPEG for screen viewing. I show below the result for 10mm f/16, to illustrate the slight onset of diffraction's impact on resolution - if you can see it by comparison of center snippets just above and below. The image is still OK, and amenable to further improvement with output sharpening, but just not quite as good as its f/5.6~f/11 comparators."

Post date: 27/11/2012 - 00:00

Specifications

Specifications
Lens type: 
Zoom
Lens Mount: 
Sony E mount
Optical characteristics
Focal Length: 
10 - 18mm
Angle of view: 
109° - 76°
Max Magnification: 
0.1x
Lens construction: 
6 elements in 10 groups
Diaphragm Blades: 
7 aperture blades circular opening
Maximum Aperture: 
f/4.0
Minimum Aperture: 
f/22
Minimum Focusing Distance: 
0.25m
Stabilization system details: 
Up to 4 stops Optical SteadyShot™ image stabilization
Physical characteristics
Diameter: 
70.0mm
Length: 
63.0mm
Weight: 
225g
Filter Diameter: 
62 mm

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