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

reviewer#16300 date: Jul-11-2015
sharpness: 4
color: 4
build: 5
distortion: 4
flare control: 3
overall: 4
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:Nikon 12-24 f4
price paid:750 USD (used)
positive:Solid build
Nice and sharp all over from f8
Acceptably sharp even wide open
Usable 12-15mm range on full frame with very minor vignetting
Constant f4
negative:A bit soft in the corners wide open
comment:An excellent UWA zoom option for both APS-C and full frame, although technically it's not a full-frame lens. There's no other native E mount option for a UWA zoom, so the fact that this lens is very acceptable on full frame is a real bonus (I originally bought it for use with the NEX-6). Nice contrast and excellent color rendition.

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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