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Sony SEL1018 10-18mm Wide-Angle Zoom Lens
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- 10-18 mm super wide-angle zoom lens with a maximum aperture of F4
- Minimum focal length of 10 mm (15 mm in 35 mm-camera equivalency)
- Minimum Focus Distance : 0.82 ft (0.25 m), Maximum Magnification ratio : 0.1x
- Superbly detailed images
- Built-in OSS image stabilization (Optical SteadyShot)
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|Aperture Control Design||Aperture controlled by camera|
|Compatible Mountings||Sony E (NEX)|
|Focus Type||Stepper motor|
|Item Dimensions||2.76 x 2.76 x 2.52 inches|
|Item Weight||0.5 pounds|
|Lens Type||Zoom lens|
|Macro Focus Range||0.25 m|
|Manufacturer Warranty Description|
|Maximum Aperture Range||F4.0|
|Maximum Focal Length||18 mm|
|Maximum Format Size||APS-C / DX|
|Minimum Focal Length||10 mm|
|Minimum Focal Range||10 mm|
|Number of Diaphragm Blades||7|
|Photo Filter Thread Size||62 mm|
|Real Angle Of View||109 Degrees|
|Shipping Weight||1 pound|
|Style Name||US Version|
|Zoom Type||Motorized Zoom|
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|Compatible Camera Mount||Sony E (NEX)||Other||Sony E (NEX)||Sony E (NEX)||Sony E (NEX)||Sony E (NEX)|
|Focus Type||Stepper motor||manual-focus||Micromotor||Stepper motor||Micromotor||Stepper motor|
|Item Dimensions||2.76 x 2.52 x 2.76 in||71.12 x 2.3 x 71.12 in||2.44 x 0.91 x 2.44 in||2.48 x 1.77 x 2.48 in||2.4 x 60.6 x 1.7 in||2.48 x 0.79 x 2.48 in|
|Item Weight||7.94 ounces||0.6 lb||2.61 ounces||5.47 ounces||1 lb||2.43 ounces|
|Lens Type||Zoom lens||Wide-angle||Prime lens||Prime lens||Prime lens||Prime lens|
|Maximum Focal Length||18 millimeters||12 millimeters||16 millimeters||35 millimeters||19 millimeters||20 millimeters|
|Minimum Focal Length||10 millimeters||12 millimeters||16 millimeters||35 millimeters||19 millimeters||20 millimeters|
|Photo Filter Thread Size||62 millimeters||67 millimeters||49 millimeters||49 millimeters||46 millimeters||49 millimeters|
Super wide-angle zoom lenses are ideal for taking photos of sweeping landscapes and producing striking images with emphasized perspective. For mid- to high-level users who seek a wider minimum focal length than offered by standard wideangle zoom lenses, the SEL-1018 is the ideal choice.
From the Manufacturer
10-18mm f/4 Wide-Angle Zoom Lens
This super wide-angle zoom lens is perfect for taking photos of sweeping landscapes and producing striking images with emphasized perspective. Features incluse a constant maximum aperture of F4 and built-in Optical SteadyShot (OSS) image stabilization.
When changing your aperture to defocus the background, the light sources appear blurred. This ‘bokeh’ effect of the blurred background can be enhanced with circular aperture blades used in this lens. Conventional aperture blades have flat sides creating unappealing polygonal shaped defocussed points of light. α lenses overcome this problem through a unique design that keeps the aperture almost perfectly circular from its wide-open setting to when it is closed by 2 stops. Smoother, more natural defocusing can be obtained as a result.
ED (Extra-low Dispersion) glass
As focal lengths get longer, lenses built with conventional optical glass have difficulties with chromatic aberration, and as a result images suffer from lower contrast, lower color quality, and lower resolution. ED glass dramatically reduces chromatic aberration at telephoto ranges, and provides superior contrast across the entire image, even at large aperture settings. Super ED glass provides enhanced compensation for chromatic aberration.
Aspherical lens elements
Aspherical lens design dramatically reduces spherical aberration while also reducing lens size and weight. Spherical aberration is a slight misalignment of the light rays projected on the image plane. This is caused by differences in refraction at different points on conventional spherical lenses which degrade image quality in large-aperture lenses. Specially shaped “aspherical” elements near the diaphragm restore alignment of light rays at the image plane, maintaining high sharpness and contrast even at maximum aperture and can also be used at other points in the optical path to reduce distortion. Well-designed aspherical elements can reduce the total number of elements required in the lens, thus reducing overall size and weight. Advanced Aspherical (AA) elements are an evolved variant, featuring an extremely high thickness ratio between the center and periphery. AA elements are exceedingly difficult to produce, relying on the most advanced molding technology to consistently and precisely achieve the required shape and surface accuracy, resulting in significantly improved image accuracy and quality.
The distance encoder plays an integral part in ADI flash metering, which delivers high precision flash metering that is unaffected by the reflectance of subjects or backgrounds. The distance encoder is a lens component that directly detects the position of the focusing mechanism, and sends a signal to the CPU in order to measure distance to the subject. During flash photography, this data is very useful in calculating how much flash output is appropriate to the scene.
Lens-based optical image stabilization
Gyro sensors built into the lens detect even the slightest movement, and the stabilization lens is precisely shifted to counteract any image blur that might occur. The use of precision, quiet linear motors and technology inherited from high-end Sony professional camcorders results in exceptionally quiet, effective image stabilization that contributes to high-quality movies as well as stills.
Only the middle groups of the optical system move to achieve focus, so the overall length of the lens does not change. Other important benefits include fast autofocusing and a short minimum focusing distance. Also, the filter thread at the front of the lens does not rotate, which is convenient if you’re using a polarizing filter.
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Top Customer Reviews
I shoot a Sony A6000.
Check out this shot I took of the wedding chapel at the Conrad Tokyo.
I'm not a pixel-peeper, so my review is not a technical one. The other lenses I own are the original SEL18200 (truly love that lens, but you need light for it to shine, and I feel for the range and quality you get it is priced appropriately), the Zeiss SEL2418 (which is an amazing lens, but arguable expensive), and now this SEL1018.
What I have noticed is that the SEL1018 is the first lens that gives me the focal range I need for indoor shooting. For birthday parties, or when their are groups of people, I can get the whole group in the picture without having to push up against a wall. It is also very nice to have a range to zoom - it just makes framing things that much easier, especially when you are also interacting with people and don't want to take minutes to set up and compose a shot. The F4 aperture is not considered 'fast', but this lens has OSS and I find it fast enough for indoor shooting in moderate light. I waited a long time to buy this lens, primarily due to cost, but also because I had the SEL18200 which gave me the wide angle I thought was good enough and the 16mm Sony prime lens was out there and fairly inexpensive.
I'm getting a very high number of 'keepers' with this lens, the shots produced are really very nice, the focal range is great for indoors and allows me to zoom to compose quickly, and the F4 aperture is good enough especially considering OSS.
I should have bought this lens a long time ago.