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

reviewer#11560 date: Dec-27-2013
sharpness: 4.5
color: 5
build: 5
distortion: 5
flare control: 4
overall: 4.7
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:Tokina 11-16 in a mount
price paid:
positive:Nice and sharp
Relatively distortion free for an ultra wide
Constant aperture
Optical stabilisation
negative:Some coma
A little on the large size (but still lightweight)
Pricey for an aps-c lens.
comment:An excellent ultra wide angle. IQ is generally very good bordering on excellent. It's not as fast or sharp as the Tokina a mount lens but much light and is stabilised - the OSS us hardly essential on a wide angle but it's there and works well so I see it as a bonus... Blur free Handheld shots at 1/4 of a second are achievable with this lens. It's not a cheap lens but one I keep permanently on one of my nex cameras.

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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