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

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Ideal for landscape photography and emphasizing perspective, this Sony SEL1018 10-18mm wide-angle zoom lens features built-in Optical SteadyShot image stabilization to produce crisp images and videos.

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Overall Customer Rating:
98% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (90 out of 92)

Features


Compatible with most NEX E-mount cameras

For use with your existing camera.

Built-in Optical SteadyShot image stabilization

Provides a 4-stop shutter speed advantage to achieve crisp, clear images and videos.

Circular aperture design

Produces a pleasing circular, defocused effect for low-light shots and nightscapes.

10-18mm focal length (15-27mm in 35mm equivalent)

Ideal for shooting landscapes, even in low-light conditions.

109°-76° angle of view

Lets you capture a wide area for greater detail.

0.1x maximum magnification

Ideal for versatile shooting, from snapshots to stunning landscapes.

f/22 minimum aperture and f/4 maximum aperture

For optimal light gathering, resulting in clear, detailed images.

3 aspherical lenses

Help correct spherical aberration and distortion, allowing you to shoot high-contrast images with minimal bleeding. Super extra-low dispersion glass produces highly detailed images with reduced color aberration.

Internal focusing system

Utilizes moving lens elements in the rear of the optical system for rapid autofocus response.


Customer rating

4.8
98%
would recommend to a friend

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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

    Posted
    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

    Good WA Lens for Sony a6500

    Posted
    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.

    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





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