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Sony Alpha SEL1855 E-mount 18-55mm F3.5-5.6 OSS Lens (Silver)

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  • Lightweight and features smooth and silent Auto Focus operation
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Color Silver Black Black Silver Silver Black
Compatible Camera Mount Sony E (NEX) SONY E-Mount Sony E (NEX) Sony E (NEX) Sony E (NEX) Sony E (NEX)
Focus Type Stepper motor manual_only Micromotor Stepper motor Micromotor Stepper motor
Item Dimensions 2.44 x 2.36 x 2.44 in 1.8 x 1.23 x 1.8 in 2.56 x 1.18 x 2.56 in 2.44 x 2.44 x 2.44 in 2.44 x 0.91 x 2.44 in 2.48 x 1.77 x 2.48 in
Item Weight 7.55 ounces 0.68 lb 4.09 ounces 7.13 ounces 2.61 ounces 5.47 ounces
Lens Type Zoom lens Prime Zoom lens Prime lens Prime lens Prime lens
Maximum Aperture f/3.5 f/1.7 f/3.5 f/1.8 2.8 1.8
Maximum Focal Length 55 millimeters 35 millimeters 50 millimeters 50 millimeters 16 millimeters 35 millimeters
Minimum Aperture 32 f/22 36 22 22 22
Minimum Focal Length 18 millimeters 35 millimeters 16 millimeters 50 millimeters 16 millimeters 35 millimeters
Photo Filter Thread Size 55 millimeters 49 millimeters 41 millimeters 49 millimeters 49 millimeters 49 millimeters

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Product description

Designed to match your a NEX camera , the SEL1855 standard zoom lens is lightweight and features smooth and silent Auto Focus operation, while offering a versatile, all-purpose range for beautiful shots. In 35mm equivalent, this zoom lens (18-55mm focal length, f/3.5-5.6 maximum aperture) covers wide-angle 27mm to 82.5mm midrange, which is ideal for capturing close-up portraits to expansive landscapes.

From the Manufacturer

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E 18-55mm F3.5-5.6 OSS Standard Zoom Lens

This 27mm wide angle to 82.5mm medium telephoto equivalent (35mm full frame format) range in a compact 3x E-mount zoom that is suitable for landscapes, snapshots, portraits, and more. Built-in Optical SteadyShot (OSS) provides approximately a four-stop image stabilization advantage, and an internal drive motor ensures smooth, quiet autofocus and aperture operation.

E 18-55mm F3.5-5.6 OSS Standard Zoom Lens

Technology

Circular Aperture
Aspherical lens elements
Distance encoder

Circular Aperture

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.

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.

Distance encoder

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

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.

Additional Features

Internal focusing

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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2010 Sony Electronics Inc. All rights reserved. Reproduction in whole or in part without written permission is prohibited. Sony is not responsible for typographic and photographic errors. Features and specifications are subject to change without notice. Sony, BIONZ, BRAVIA, BRAVIA Sync, Cyber-shot, Exmor, InfoLITHIUM, Memory Stick PRO Duo, Memory Stick Duo, the Memory Stick logo, Optical SteadyShot, Remote Commander, Smile Shutter, Stamina, SteadyShot, Theatre Sync, TruBlack, and Xtra Fine LCD are trademarks of Sony. Microsoft, Windows, and Windows Vista are trademarks of Microsoft Corporation. Mac OS and iMovie are trademarks of Apple Computers, Inc. HDMI is a trademark of HDMI Licensing LLC. All other trademarks are trademarks of their respective owners.


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