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Sony SEL 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 OSS Zoom Lens

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Our take on the Sony SEL 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 OSS Zoom Lens

by Dave Bar
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This 18-55mm lens is a great choice for everyday picture taking with your Sony NEX-series hybrid camera. On the 18mm end, you get a pretty wide-angle, "zoomed out" view that lets you capture a lot of the scene in front of you — great for capturing dramatic landscapes and cityscapes. On the 55mm end, you get a good bit of zoom, up to about 3X or so, which can be a good focal length for flattering portraits.

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Highlights:

  • 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 OSS zoom lens
  • compatible with Sony NEX-series hybrid digital cameras
  • effective focal length of 27-82.5mm
  • ideal for portraits and everyday shooting
  • optical SteadyShot image stabilization counteracts the effects of camera shake for more blur-free pictures
  • minimum focus distance: 9-13/16 in.
  • minimum aperture: f/32
  • lens construction: 11 elements in 9 groups
  • attachment/filter size: 49mm
  • lens is 2-1/2" in diameter, 2-3/8" long
  • weight: 6.9 oz.
  • warranty: 1 year
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Supplied Accessories:
  • front and rear lens caps

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Features and Specs
General
Brand Compatibility
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Sony
Image Stabilization
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Yes
Focal Length
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18-55mm
Maximum Aperture
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f/3.5 (W) - f/5.6 (T)
Weight
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6.875 ounces
Parts Warranty
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1 Year
Labor Warranty
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1 Year
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What's in the box?

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  • Sony SEL1855 E-mount 18-55mm F3.5-5.6 OSS lens
  • End cap (installed)
  • 49mm Lens cap (installed)
  • AL-C-SH112 Lens hood
  • Operating Instructions
  • Precautions Before Using sheet
  • Warranty sheet

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Features

Optics: The Sony E 18-55mm F3.5-5.6 lens is compatible with the Sony α NEX-series interchangeable lens cameras. The lens has a 35mm equivalent focal length of 27-82.5mm, and a 76°-29° field of view for capturing close-up portraits and expansive landscapes. It also has a smooth and quiet Auto Focus operation.

Focusing: The lens can be used with the NEX-series cameras in the auto-focus, direct manual focus, or manual focus modes. You can switch between focusing modes in the camera menu.

Dimensions: The lens has the following dimensions: Diameter=2.5", Length=2.375" (without lens caps).

Specifications:

Lens E 18-55mm F3.5-5.6
35mm Equivalent 27-82.5mm
Angle of View 76°-29°
Minimum Focus 0.82' (9.84")
Filter Diameter 49mm
f-stop f/3.5 - f/5.6 maximum
f/22 - f/32 minimum
Weight 6.875 ounces
 
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a good lens for travel of daytime

Written By Bao, Miami, Florida on Thursday, September 30, 2010
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I bought this lens almost 1 month ago. This zoom lens is sharp enough. Its optical result is over its price. A real good lens, with camera daily. But the aperture is a little low.
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