Sony DT 11-18mm F4.5-5.6 is a Variable aperture Auto Focus (AF) Ultra-Wideangle Zoom
lens with APS-C / DX max sensor coverage, and it is designed to be used with Sony Alpha mount cameras.
Sony DT 11-18mm F4.5-5.6 is compatible with cameras that have Sony Alpha lens mount. Some of the latest released cameras that are compatible with the Sony Alpha lenses are Sony A68, Sony A77 II and Sony A58.
Size, Weight and Filter Thread
Size and weight is a very important decision factor when searching for your next lens. Sony DT 11-18mm F4.5-5.6 has a maximum diameter of 83mm and total length of 81mm when not extended .
Sony DT 11-18mm F4.5-5.6 has a filter thread of 77mm.
Sony DT 11-18mm F4.5-5.6 has a focal range of 11-18mm and 1.6X zoom ratio which has a 35mm equivalent focal range of 16.5-27mm when used on a APS-C / DX format camera.
Optical Image Stabilization
Sony DT 11-18mm F4.5-5.6 doesn't have an optical image stabilization system so the only option to stabilize the image taken with this lens is to mount on a camera body with IBIS (sensor based In-body image stabilization).
Sony DT 11-18mm F4.5-5.6 features Rotary (extending) zoom method where the length of the lens changes as you zoom in or out. This makes it possible to design the lens with a smaller minimum length ( generally when it is zoomed out) compared to internal zoom lenses. The disadvantages of this design are being harder to seal against dust and moisture, weight balance shifting while zooming and zoom creep in certain lenses.
Maximum Magnification Ratio
Sony DT 11-18mm F4.5-5.6 has a Max Magnification Ratio of 0.125x and has a minimum focusing distance of 0.25m. 0.125x means that the max magnification ratio is very low and not suitable even for modest close-up shots.
Sony DT 11-18mm F4.5-5.6 is a variable aperture lens with a max aperture of f4.5 and a minimum aperture of f22 at 11mm, and a max aperture of f5.6 and minimum aperture of f29 at 18mm .
Sony DT 11-18mm F4.5-5.6's optical formula consists of 15 elements in 12 groups .
Sony DT 11-18mm F4.5-5.6 comes with a removable petal shaped lens hood which is handy to reduce lens flare and glare in your photos.
Sony DT 11-18mm F4.5-5.6 is available in Black color.
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