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 E Mount
What type of photography is the Sony E 18-55mm F3.5-5.6 OSS lens good for?
The type of photography that you are planning to use the Sony E 18-55mm F3.5-5.6 OSS is an important decision factor. Here we have evaluated its suitability to various photography scenarios:
Reasons to Buy Sony E 18-55mm F3.5-5.6 OSS Lens
Here we've included a summary of the advantages and disadvantages of the Sony E 18-55mm F3.5-5.6 OSS lens in a list form to help you determine whether it offers the features you need.
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| Optical Image Stabilization
| Hood supplied
| Full-time Manual Focusing
| Minimum focus distance of 0.24m / 9.4 inch
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| Lens Extents while zooming
| Slow Aperture at Tele end
| Variable Aperture
Sony E 18-55mm F3.5-5.6 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 18-55mm F3.5-5.6 OSS Lens
Sony FX30 with the Sony E 18-55mm F3.5-5.6 OSS Lens
Sony ZV-E10 with the Sony E 18-55mm F3.5-5.6 OSS Lens
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. It weighs 214g / 7.5 oz.
Sony E 18-55mm F3.5-5.6 OSS has a filter thread of 49mm. Below are links to the filters that we recommend you to consider for your Sony E 18-55mm F3.5-5.6 OSS:
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
The 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.
Below are the 3 Superzoom Zoom type Sony E mount lens alternatives with highest max magnification ratios:
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.
Popular Comparisons of Sony E 18-55mm F3.5-5.6 OSS
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