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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|
|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 Mountings||Sony E (NEX)||Other||Other||Sony E|
|Dimensions||2.76 inches x 2.52 inches x 2.76 inches||71.12 inches x 2.3 inches x 71.12 inches||3.43 inches x 3.78 inches x 3.43 inches||7 inches x 7 inches x 7 inches|
|Item Weight||0.5 pounds||0.6 pounds||1.22 pounds||0.57 pounds|
|Lens||Zoom lens||Wide-angle||Prime lens||prime|
|Maximum Aperture||4||2 f||2.8 f||2.8|
|Max Focal Length||18 mm||12||14||12 mm|
|Min Aperture||22||Information not provided||Information not provided||2.8 f|
|Min Focal Length||10 mm||12||14||12 mm|
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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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But for the consumer NEX cameras, we see a scattered, overlapped offering in their list of ultra-wide e-mount lenses. The first kit lens offered by Sony was a compact 16mm f2.8. Then Sony offered an Ultrawide converter attachment for this (VDL-ECU1) which has an effective focal length about 12.5mm. These two, when attached together, are actually quite good optically, for a total price about 300 bucks if you got the 16 in a kit. In addition, there is the Fisheye Converter (ECL-ECF1) in the same series which has a 180° field (distorted) for just 129 more dollars.
Recently Sony came out with the 10-18 mm zoom, f4, with image stabilization, but quite expensive at $850; a completely different approach which almost certainly is designed and made by different people.
Having all of these at hand, I performed a direct image quality comparison. To compare the 10-18mm zoom to the 16mm, I set both to f4. When I added the Ultrawide I matched the field of view by setting the zoom to 12.5mm.Read more ›
++ sharp center and good corners wide open, corners improve stepping down to F5.6
++ fast reliable AF
++ supports DMF (direct manual focus to change focus manually with focus ring after AF)
++ good build quality
++ has a focus and a zoom ring for manual use
++ good lens hood included
++ not heavy
- focus by wire limitations for long exposures (no end position for infinite focus, which makes it hard to focus using long exposure time)
- a little bit high prices
I compared this lens with the Tokina Pro DX 11-16 on a Sony A65 and overall I love this lens for it's compactness on the NEX-6 even if doesn't fit into a pocket, but it's a great and lightweight set for traveling and outdoor activities with a small backpack.
Regarding sharpness, I'm not saying this lens is soft but compared to Nikon's 16-35 F/4 and 14-24 F/2.8, it is. But that's very stiff competition and unfair is you look at the price delta. The SEL1018 has soft corners wide open but when stopped down a bit, it's plenty sharp enough. Only the most discerning pixel peepers will complain.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
beautiful lens, very crisp, quiet and fast AF. I'm impressed for a f4 lens.Published 8 days ago by M. Estrockito
A great lens to take with you on any trip. I like landscapes, taking shots of buildings (with people in front) and food. Read morePublished 17 days ago by Dr. Terry Simpson
I bought this lens thinking that I was probably going to return it since I wasn't sure how useful a 10-18mm would be on a regular basis, and couldn't justify the cost. Read morePublished 2 months ago by M&Esther
Perfect companion for Sony A6000. For fans of wide angle lenses this is perfect. Great zoom range and good picture quality. Ideal travel zoom.Published 5 months ago by Darwindan
I want to love it, anything shot at 10mm on the sides is severely distorted , especially when a few feet in front of camera. Read morePublished 5 months ago by F. Slowinski
Absolutely the best wide angle lens I have ever used. Not much lens flair and not a lot of distortion (key-stoning yes, barrel no). Read morePublished 7 months ago by John A. Wincek
I wanted a wide angle lens and I wanted it to be a zoom lens to give me options on the fly. I am not a professional, but I enjoy my hobby and felt like this lens gave me superb... Read morePublished 9 months ago by CautiousBuyer