Sony 10-18mm F4 OSS E-mount lens review by pegelli

reviewer#11427 date: Nov-3-2013
sharpness: 4.5
color: 5
build: 4
distortion: 4
flare control: 5
overall: 4.5
tested on:
  • film camera:Film camera
  • APS-C: 6MP6 MP; 10MP10 MP; 12MP12 MP; 14MP14 MP; 16MP16 MP; 20MP20 MP; 24MP24 MP
  • full frame: 12MP12 MP; 24MP24 MP; 36MP36 MP; 42MP42 MP; 61MP61 MP
ownership:I own this lens
compared to:Sigma 10-20/4-5.6
KM 17-35/2.8-4 D (on FF)
price paid:~ 600 €
positive:Very good WA zoom for e-mount, Still better in the corners then the A-mount Sigma 10-20/4-5.6 and a KM 17-35/2.8-4 D on FF
Constant f4
Nice contrasty and crisp images with pleasing color and rendering
Haven't seen much flare while using the lens
Distortion and vignetting easily corrected in Lightroom
Usable on Full Frame from around 12/13 mm until 16 mm (but don't forget to take off the hood when using it that way)
negative:Quite big vs. most other e-moaunt lenses I have (especially the diameter)
comment:If you're into landscapes or wide angle cityscapes it's a very good lens, allthough not really cheap. But you get what you pay for, a very decent performer that will bring you many great pictures.

rating summary

lens image
  • total reviews: 10
  • sharpness: 4.60
  • color: 4.90
  • build: 4.80
  • distortion: 4.20
  • flare control: 4.30
  • overall: 4.56 - Home of the alpha system photographer
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