Sony E 10-18mm F4 OSS is a Fixed aperture Auto Focus (AF) Ultra-Wideangle Zoom
lens with Optical Image stabilization and APS-C / DX max sensor coverage, and it is designed to be used with E Mount
What type of photography is the Sony E 10-18mm F4 OSS lens good for?
The type of photography that you are planning to use the Sony E 10-18mm F4 OSS is an important decision factor. Here we have evaluated its suitability to various photography scenarios:
Reasons to Buy Sony E 10-18mm F4 OSS Lens
Here we've included a summary of the advantages and disadvantages of the Sony E 10-18mm F4 OSS lens in a list form to help you determine whether it offers the features you need.
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| Optical Image Stabilization
| Internal Focusing
| Fast Aperture at Tele end
| Constant f4 aperture throughout the range
| Extreme Wide-angle capability
| Minimum focus distance of 0.25m / 9.8 inch
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We couldn't find any significant Cons for the Sony E 10-18mm F4 OSS
Sony E 10-18mm F4 OSS is compatible with cameras that have a Sony E lens mount. Some of the latest released cameras that are compatible with the Sony E lenses are Sony A6700, Sony FX30 and Sony ZV-E10.
Sony A6700 with the Sony E 10-18mm F4 OSS Lens
Sony FX30 with the Sony E 10-18mm F4 OSS Lens
Sony ZV-E10 with the Sony E 10-18mm F4 OSS Lens
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Size, Weight and Filter Thread
Size and weight is a very important decision factor when searching for your next lens. Sony E 10-18mm F4 OSS has a maximum diameter of 70mm and total length of 64mm. It weighs 225g / 7.9 oz.
Below you can find a scaled side-by-side image of Sony E 10-18mm F4 OSS and Sony E 10-20mm F4 PZ G (Sony E mount) to get a better idea of how their sizes compare in real life. Check the detailed comparison of these two lenses here.
Sony E 10-18mm F4 OSS has a filter thread of 62mm. Below are links to the filters that we recommend you to consider for your Sony E 10-18mm F4 OSS:
Sony E 10-18mm F4 OSS has a focal range of 10-18mm and 1.8X zoom ratio which has a 35mm equivalent focal range of 15-27mm when used on a APS-C / DX format camera.
Optical Image Stabilization
The Sony E 10-18mm F4 OSS features an optical image stabilization system which helps to reduce the blur that occurs due to shaking during hand-held shooting.
Sony E 10-18mm F4 OSS MTF Charts
Below you can find the MTF chart of Sony E 10-18mm F4 OSS which would give an idea of the its contrast and resolution from the center to its edges.
Sony E 10-18mm F4 OSS features Rotary (internal) zoom method where the length of the lens doesn't change while you are zooming in or out. Even though this design has a size disadvantage in general compared to extending designs, it has the benefits of better sealing against dust and moisture, no zoom creep and no weight balance shift while zooming.
Maximum Magnification Ratio
Sony E 10-18mm F4 OSS has a Max Magnification Ratio of 0.1x and has a minimum focusing distance of 0.25m. 0.1x means that the max magnification ratio is very low and not suitable even for modest close-up shots.
Below are the 3 Ultra-Wideangle Zoom type Sony E mount lens alternatives with highest max magnification ratios:
Sony E 10-18mm F4 OSS is a fixed aperture lens with a constant max aperture of f4 from 10mm all the way to the 18mm .
Sony E 10-18mm F4 OSS's optical formula consists of 10 elements in 8 groups .
Popular Comparisons of Sony E 10-18mm F4 OSS
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