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

Standard zoom lens for Sony NEX-series compact system cameras

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This 18-55mm lens is a great choice for everyday picture taking with your Sony NEX-series compact system 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, which can be a good focal length for flattering portraits.

Product Highlights:

  • 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 OSS zoom lens
  • compatible with Sony NEX-series compact system 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
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
Supplied Accessories:
  • front and rear lens caps

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Sony SEL 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 OSS Reviews

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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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  • 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

Features and Specs

Brand Compatibility Sony
Image Stabilization Yes
Focal Length 18-55mm
Maximum Aperture f/3.5 (W) - f/5.6 (T)
Weight 6.875 ounces
Parts Warranty 1 Year
Labor Warranty 1 Year

Product Research


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).


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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