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

reviewer#24470 date: Jan-16-2016
sharpness: 4.5
color: 5
build: 5
distortion: 5
flare control: 5
overall: 4.9
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:Zeiss Touit 12mm f2.8
price paid:NOK 6400
positive:Sharp, compact, OSS, very useful range.
negative:None so far.
comment:This is my second lens. I sold the first one because I was able to get a used 12mm Touit. Then I found out that I liked the zoom better, sold the Touit and bought a new zoom. It is less sharp in the corners wide open than the Touit (that's why I give it a 4.5 for sharpness.
Because of the OSS it actually has better low-light performance.

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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