Sony E 18-55mm F3.5-5.6 OSS is a Variable aperture Auto Focus (AF) Superzoom Zoom
lens with Optical Image stabilization and APS-C / DX max sensor coverage, and it is designed to be used with Sony E mount cameras.
Sony E 18-55mm F3.5-5.6 OSS is compatible with cameras that have Sony E lens mount. Some of the latest released cameras that are compatible with the Sony E lenses are Sony ZV-E10, Sony A6600 and Sony A6100.
Size, Weight and Filter Thread
Size and weight is a very important decision factor when searching for your next lens. Sony E 18-55mm F3.5-5.6 OSS has a maximum diameter of 62mm and total length of 60mm when not extended .
Sony E 18-55mm F3.5-5.6 OSS has a filter thread of 49mm.
Sony E 18-55mm F3.5-5.6 OSS has a focal range of 18-55mm and 3.1X zoom ratio which has a 35mm equivalent focal range of 27-82.5mm when used on a APS-C / DX format camera.
Optical Image Stabilization
Sony E 18-55mm F3.5-5.6 OSS features an optical image stabilization system which helps to reduce the blur that occurs due to shaking during hand-held shooting.
Sony E 18-55mm F3.5-5.6 OSS 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 E 18-55mm F3.5-5.6 OSS has a Max Magnification Ratio of 0.31x and has a minimum focusing distance of 0.24m. For a non-macro lens, the 0.31x is considered a high magnification and will come handy for close-up shots.
Sony E 18-55mm F3.5-5.6 OSS is a variable aperture lens with a max aperture of f3.5 and a minimum aperture of f22 at 18mm, and a max aperture of f5.6 and minimum aperture of f32 at 55mm .
Sony E 18-55mm F3.5-5.6 OSS's optical formula consists of 11 elements in 9 groups . Special elements used in this design is 4 aspheric elements.
Sony E 18-55mm F3.5-5.6 OSS comes with a removable lens hood which is handy to reduce lens flare and glare in your photos.
Sony E 18-55mm F3.5-5.6 OSS is available in Silver and Black color.
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