Sony SAL 1118 11-18mm f/4.5-5.6

Super wide-angle zoom lens for Sony Alpha digital SLR cameras

Item #: 158L1118

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From capturing sweeping, panoramic landscapes to taking big group shots indoors at a family gathering, you just can't beat the convenience and performance of Sony's super wide-angle SAL 1118 zoom lens. Pair it with your Sony Alpha digital SLR camera and you'll get a huge field of view and versatile shooting options. The SAL 1118 uses aspherical lens elements and ED (Extra-Low Dispersion) glass to ensure accurate, razor-sharp images.

Product Highlights:

  • DT 11-18mm f/4.5-5.6 zoom lens with 35mm equivalent of 16.5-27mm
  • compatible with Sony Alpha digital SLR cameras
  • ED (Extra-low Dispersion) glass lens elements
  • 3 aspherical lens elements
  • minimum focus distance: 9.6"
  • minimum aperture: f22 (at 11mm)/f29 (at 18mm)
  • lens construction: 15 elements in 12 groups
  • attachment/filter diameter: 77mm
  • lens is 3-5/16" in diameter, 3-3/8" long
  • weight: 12.7 oz.
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
Supplied Accessories:
  • lens hood
  • front and rear lens caps

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What's in the box?

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  • SAL1118 Lens
  • Front lens cap
  • Rear lens cap
  • Lens hood
  • Owners manual
  • Warranty Sheet

Features and Specs

Brand Compatibility Sony
Image Stabilization No
Focal Length 11-18 mm
Maximum Aperture f/4.5-5.6
Weight 12.6875 ounces
Parts Warranty 1 Year
Labor Warranty 1 Year

Product Research



Product Overview: The Sony SAL1118 wide-angle lens is specially designed for the APS-size CCD image of the Sony DSLR-A100 camera. With the superior wide-angle performance and quick zoom, its 35mm-equivalent range of 16.5mm to 27mm excels at capturing fast action in close environments.

Compatibility: This lens is compatible with the Sony Alpha-series digital SLR cameras.

DT Lens Design: The DT lens design is a compact, lightweight design specifically for the APS-size CCD imager used in Sony Alpha-series cameras.

Internal Focusing System: The internal focusing system allows the internal lens elements to move, so the overall length does not have to change. This creates a lens that focuses quickly and doesn't change balance.

Aspherical Lens Elements: Three aspherical elements correct visual abnormalities more effectively across the entire zoom range, and they help reduce weight.

ED (Extra-low dispersion) Glass: Two ED glass lenses minimize flare and greatly reduce color abnormalities, giving you sharp and clear shots, even at full telephoto extension.

Circular Aperture: Because aperture blades form a near circle at the wide openings used for low-lights shots, spot light sources have a pleasing circular defocused effect.

Lens Hood: The included lens hood allows for better shooting in bright light. A lens hood can be used to reduce flare in bright light areas to ensure maximum image quality.

Note: When using the built-in camera flash, make sure to remove the lens hood to avoid blockage of the flash light.

Focusing: This lens can be used for auto and manual focusing. The focus signal in the viewfinder indicates the current degree of the focus.



  • Type of Lens: DT 11-18mm f/4.5-5.6 High Magnification Zoom
  • Filter Diameter: 77mm
  • Focal Length: 35mm Equivalent: 11-18mm
  • Focal Length: APS: 16.5-27mm
  • Angle of View: 104° - 76°
  • Maximum Aperture: f/4.5-5.6
  • Minimum Aperture: f/22-29
  • Maximum Magnification: 0.125X
  • Minimum Focus Distance: 0.8 feet
  • Lens Construction: 15 elements in 12 groups
  • Physical Dimensions:
    • Without Lens Hood or Lens Caps: Length = 3.371", Diameter = 3.271"
    • With Lens Hood and Lens Caps: Length = 4.964", Diameter = 4.182"
  • Weight: 12.6875 oz

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