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Sony - 10-18mm f/4 Wide-Angle Zoom Lens for Most NEX E-Mount Cameras - Black-Front_Standard

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Best wide angle lens available from SONY

    Posted
    chroyaytch

    Highlights: Exceptional image quality, tack sharp, sturdy build, great for wide angle views or for small spaces. Accentuates perspective, enhances lines and angles. Smooth focus ring and zoom. Rectilinear 10mm, versus fisheye 10mm, so the lens maintains lines without curvature or distortion. Aberrations are minimal. Bokeh and depth of field are mostly non existent due to the wide angle view. When it occurs, the bokeh is not circular as claimed to be. Downsides: High price, small aperture. Big and bulky, It's quite heavy and looks awkward on the compact a6000. It would have better performance in low light with a larger aperture of at least f/2.8. For interior photos and nightsky, you will need to compensate with higher ISO or longer shutter speeds. f/4 is very slow for this price range, as this lens is not an ideal choice for low light. Overall, it's a great lens, but could be better considering the competition.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Must have

    Posted
    Eduardo007
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    So you are looking at this lens and I know exactly what's holding you back from buying it. It's not the build quality or functionality, but rather the price. I completely understand as I was in your shoes as well when I was about to purchase it. You are probably thinking do I get the 10-18 or 18-105. Will the 18 be wide enough? I can probably just use the 18-105 and get a lot more vocal range. Well I have both of those lenses and I have to say that they are the essential lenses for an aps-c camera. I have them on an a6500 and that built in optical steady shot with the lens' optical steady shot makes for some of the smoothest handheld video you will see. If you are more into photography you can set a slower shutter speed and you will be amazed with the results. I would highly recommend this lens or the 18-105 for your first lens on the Sony cameras. Unless you need the additional focal range I think you will do just fine with the wide 10-18 as it gets nearly everything in the shot.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    For Me, A Good Lens, Low Value

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    DMAtx
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    I have a Sony NEX-7, and the one remaining E-mount lens on my shopping was the "wide"; other than the Sony 18-55 kit lens and my Sigma 19mm, I still thought a wider lens would fill in what I perceived as a gap in focal range. After reading lots of reviews of the 10-18mm, I spotted it as an open-box offering on BB's site. I wanted to like it, and in many ways, I did - the images were pretty good, it has OSS, and the NEX-7 can do in-camera corrections. However, after comparing the image quality to an open-box Rokinon 12mm f2.0 manual lens costing less than a third of the open-box Sony's nearly seven bills, I simply couldn't justify spending that much on a lens that might not see that much use. I decided to return the Sony, as good a lens as I think it is - its cost/benefit might work out for others, just not for me.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great wide angle lens

    Posted
    davva
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    I recently used this to photograph the interior of hotel rooms and was very happy with the results. I think the Sony line of lenses with the constant F4 aperture are all pretty good. I also own the 18-104 and 70-200. This particular lens offers very sharp images even at F4, will be wide enough for just about any situation. I dont see this as a lens I will use often but when I need something wider than 18mm it is great.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good WA Lens for Sony a6500

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    BobB
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    This is an OK lens for the mirror-less a6XXX series of Sony cameras. It is moderate sized which is a plus on these small bodies. Images are acceptably sharp. The single negative, which I knew going in, is that f4 is the widest aperture. F2.8 or F2 would give much better defocus of the background and forground. But I really wanted this for landscape photos and it does give a very deep depth of field even at F8. 35mm equiv is 15mm-24mm which slightly overlaps the low end of normal and long zooms.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Amazing lens

    Posted
    Kyle
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    Quality Sony lens used for urban exploration on my A7SII has allowed me to capture hundreds of shots unobtainable from a different lens. A hint I did not find while researching - when capturing video with this lens, keep at 16mm focal length, any other length will capture a 'vignette' look of the outside lens casing.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    PERFECT for landscapes

    Posted
    jroussell
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    I absolutely love this lens! however, at $750 this lens is a bit pricey. I just picked up the Sigma 16mm f/1.4 lens! and I cannot wait to shoot with it (not to mention for $399) SO I "might" be selling this lens. I've had it for years and it's ALWAYS served me amazingly.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great lens

    Posted
    svllc
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    The Sony 10-18mm lens is sharp, compact and lightweight. This is a must have lens for landscape, architectural, and environmental portrait photography. I have attached two images, both taken with the Sony A6000 and the Sony 10-18mm lens. I'm very pleased with the results.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good wide lens, worth price

    Posted
    lotsofxeons
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    For 900 bucks, it is great. The f4 is a little slow, but there is nothing else. Distortion is ok, but an easy fix in post. Sharpness improves at f5 or more, and 10mm on crop frame is cool. As an added bonus, attach this to an a7 or a9, and between 12 and 16mm you get almost full coverage. Lot of distortion, but definitely cool for some unique shots, especially of the sky or storms.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great lens!!!

    Posted
    xadrianav
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    I'm new to the Sony a6300 camera, and I bought these lens because I was going on a family trip and they worked AMAZING!!! The pictures came out looking amazing, to the point where I didn't even have to edit any of the pictures. Overall, great purchase!! It was worth the money!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Sony 10-18mm Wide Angle Zoom

    Posted
    rstarrw
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    Purchased this to go with my Sony Mirrorless Camera a6000. I love the camera and this lens complemented my collection. I plan to use it for landscape photography when I travel to Yellowstone. So far, have just used it around my home. Excellent photos, easy to capture entire rooms within your home. Very nice lens and can't wait to put it to the test at Yellowstone.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Wide Angle Lens

    Posted
    DRUIZ
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    I was concerned about buying this lens dues to the desire to upgrade my camera to a full sensor later. But I have to be honest and admit it was a great buy and the product is incredible. I don't think I will be upgrading to a full frame camera in the near future, and I will continue using this lens for a while.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great wide angle lens

    Posted
    KT206
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    I have had my 10-18 lens for a year now and at first it took me awhile to find its sweet spot but once i got it down i have been taking great landscape photography. It’s a bit pricey but if you plan on using a lot it’s really worth it

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Compact Lens for Backpacking

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    TravelingR
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    Purchased this lens to take on an around the world trip due to its versatility and small size. I couldn't be happier with how the pictures came out from everything from safaris (a telephoto would have been more ideal) to hikes. Would definitely recommend.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Wide Lens

    Posted
    redflaym
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    I use this on my sony a6000 and it gives me about an actual 16mm (due to crop sensor). It is still a fantastic lens and the shots are clean on the edges so long as you use a tripod or have great handheld skills.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Lens For Wide Shots or Tight Spots

    Posted
    wither
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    This 10-18mm Lens can capture small Bedrooms and Bathrooms from corner to corner. This is a fun lens to have in my bag and I have used it to capture landscapes, cityscapes, full length of vehicles at minimum distance or tight spots, etc... The pictures are clear with minimum distortion or fish-eyeing.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great for Vlogging

    Posted
    Biggy
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    This is an excellent choice for a vlogging lens because it offers a very usable range of angle of view for close proximity vlogging. Because it is so wide it allows you to show yourself in your environment easier. It's also a great choice for landscape photography. It's an all around fantastic choice.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A must if you own a Sony A6300/A6500

    Posted
    MrJuanS
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    Before this lens I was using them Sigma 18-35 ,but the issue I was running into was that it was the lightest lens out there. So I picked up this Sony 10-18 and I'm so glad I did.super clear and Sharp lens and super light with OSS. The wide angle view makes this lens my new all around as a vblog lens.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    average image quality but compact

    Posted
    DesertSky
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    Sharp in the center but a bit fuzzy toward the edges of the frame even when stopped down to f/8.. Image quality is not as good as similarly or lower priced wide angle zooms I have on my Nikon, Canon and Olympus cameras. But if you value a compact package over everything else it is an okay lens.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Super Sharp

    Posted
    ValleyStreamDad
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    Love this lens. Super sharp and very wide. Big plus is being able to use this lens on my full frame A7II even though it’s not an E not an EF lens. A very fun lens to use in the city.

    I would recommend this to a friend