Sony 18-135mm F3.5-5.6 OSS E-mount lens review by fjbyrne

reviewer#44310 date: May-31-2019
sharpness: 4
color: 4
build: 4
distortion: 4
flare control: 4
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 MP24MP24 MP36MP36 MP42MP42 MP
ownership:I own this lens
compared to:Sony 16-50
Sony 28-70
price paid:$498 (new)
positive:Good IQ, range, size and weight makes it a great travel lens. The most versatile lens I have for my A6000.
negative:Aperture drops pretty quickly and weather sealing would be nice but both of these things would increase the size or cost.
comment:I bought this lens when I was on vacation because I was tired of changing lenses. This lens paired with the 10-18 makes an excellent travel kit.

rating summary

lens image
  • total reviews: 5
  • sharpness: 4.70
  • color: 4.60
  • build: 4.80
  • distortion: 4.20
  • flare control: 4.80
  • overall: 4.62 - Home of the alpha system photographer
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