Sony 10-18mm F4 OSS E-mount lens review by Reinhold_1

reviewer#12217 date: Mar-30-2015
sharpness: 5
color: 5
build: 5
distortion: 4
flare control: 5
overall: 4.8
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:Minolta - AF 17-35 F3.5 G
Sony - AF DT 11-18 F4.5-5.6 D
price paid:698,00 €
positive:Amazingly focal range at the lower end of the scale. The design-related distortion is compensated by the automatic fix relatively easily, fixed aperture (F4.0), built in OSS, sharp!
comment:Essential lens as part of my travel gear. The possibility of zooming allows precise framing eg in architecture and landscape. Not quite as good as the Minolta AF 17-35, but much better than the Sony DT 11-18!
Overall: Highly recommended!


Ideal combination with the new Sony E 3.5-5.6 / 18-135 mm OSS - focal lengths from 15 mm up to 405 mm with the lowest weight and reasonable image quality!

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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