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Add some serious zoom to your Alpha digital SLR camera with this high-quality Sony lens. Its versatile 35mm equivalent focal range of 27 to 375mm lets you capture impressive wide-angle shots and closeups of nearby subjects, as well as crisp photos of distant scenes. This is one lens you can definitely leave on your camera all day for shooting whatever comes up.

This Sony's compact, lightweight design makes it easy to use and carry. Its aspherical and extra-low dispersion lens elements give you sharp focus throughout the entire zoom range and help deliver clear, color-accurate images. The supplied lens hood (not pictured) reduces lens flare and allows better shooting in bright light, while the front and rear lens caps protect against dust and scratches.

Product Highlights:

  • DT 18-250mm f/3.5-6.3 Sony zoom lens
  • compatible with Sony Alpha digital SLR cameras
  • effective focal length:
    • 18-250mm with full-frame digital cameras
    • 27-375mm with APS-C sensor cameras
  • ED (Extra-low Dispersion) lens elements for clear images with well defined colors
  • 3 aspherical lens elements for superior image sharpness
  • zoom lock mechanism to prevent unwanted barrel extension when carrying lens/camera combination
  • minimum focus distance: 18"
  • minimum aperture: f/22 (at 18mm)-f/40 (at 250mm)
  • lens construction: 16 elements in 13 groups
  • diaphragm blades: 7
  • attachment/filter diameter: 62mm
  • lens is 3-3/8" in diameter, 3" long without hood or lens cap
  • weight: 15.5 oz.
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
Supplied Accessories:
  • lens hood
  • front and rear lens caps

Sony SAL18250 Lens Reviews

Average Customer Review:

4 Reviews

Sony SAL18250 Lens

Written by: Larry from Clearwater, FL on December 16, 2013

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Great zoom lens. Has the perfect range for everything from family shots to sporting events. It's also very quiet and comes with a butterfly lens hood which is a nice bonus.

Pros: Great zoom range in a single lens and the auto focus motor is much quieter than other lenses that I have used.

Cons: None that I have found


Written by: DJ from Northern Cali on June 16, 2012

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Lens has great IQ and a large usable focal range. Great for stills, not so great for Video due to focus noise.

Pros: Excellent IQ Great focal range

Cons: Focus Noise

The one

Written by: James .J from New Rochelle,NY on July 8, 2011

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I have tried a few lenses , This lens is the one . gives me all that i want .



knockdown sweet

Written by: sdog from Grand Junction, CO on February 3, 2011

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

This lens is must addition to the Sony alpha. Most people will never take it off their camera.
Beauty, eh?



Hands-on research

What's in the box?

Download owner's manual

  • SAL18250 Lens
  • Front lens cap
  • Rear lens cap
  • Lens hood (ALC-SH104)
  • Operating instructions
  • Warranty information

Features and Specs

Brand Compatibility Sony
Image Stabilization No
Focal Length 18-250 mm
Maximum Aperture f/3.5-6.3
Weight 15.5 ounces
Parts Warranty 1 Year
Labor Warranty 1 Year

Product Research



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

ED (Extra-low dispersion) Glass: ED glass minimizes flare and reduces color abnormalities, giving you sharp and clear shots, even at full telephoto extension.

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 blocking the light from the flash.

Focusing: This lens can be used for auto and manual focusing. To focus manually, set the camera body to manual focus and adjust the focus ring on the lens.

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

Zoom Lock: The Zoom Lock fixes the lens in its shortest position, so it won't move during transport.



  • Filter Diameter: 62mm
  • Focal Length: 18-250mm
  • 35mm Equivalent: 27-375mm (using an APS-C image sensor)
  • Angle of View: 76° - 6°30' (using an APS-C image sensor)
  • Maximum Aperture: f/3.5(wide)-6.3(telephoto)
  • Minimum Aperture: f/22(wide)-40(telephoto)
  • Maximum Magnification: x0.29
  • Minimum Focus Distance: 18"
  • Lens Construction: 16 elements in 13 groups
  • Physical Dimensions:
    • Without Lens Caps or Hood:
      • Length: 3.639" to 6.724" (extended)
      • Diameter: 3.022"
    • With Lens Caps and Hood:
      • Length: 5.299" to 8.333" (extended)
      • Diameter: 3.305"
  • Weight: 15-1/2 oz/440g

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