Sony E 10-18mm f/4 OSS

Sony E 10-18mm f/4 OSS

Lens Summary

Brand: Sony

Also Known As: Sony E 10-18mm f/4 OSS

Lens Type: Zoom Lens

Format: APS-C / DX

Focus: Autofocus

Lens Mount: Sony E

Release Date: 2012-09-12

MSRP Price: $848

Made in: Japan

Production Status: In Production

Lens Description: The SEL-1018 super wide-angle zoom lens is perfect for taking photos of sweeping landscapes and producing striking images with emphasized perspective. If you're seeking a wider minimum focal length than offered by standard wide-angle zoom lenses, the SEL-1018 is the ideal choice for you. Featuring a minimum focal length of only 10mm (15mm in 35mm camera equivalency), the SEL-1018 wide-angle zoom lens delivers highly-detailed, super wide-angle photos. With a constant maximum aperture of f/4 through the entire focal length range, you'll be able to use the widest aperture at every focal length. Even in low light, you can take advantage of the bright aperture to utilize fast shutter speeds without needing to increase ISO sensitivity.

Sony E 10-18mm f/4 OSS Specifications

Lens Specifications
Lens TypeZoom Lens
Focal Length10-18mm
Mount TypeSony E
FormatAPS-C / DX
Compatible Format(s)APS-C Sensor
Compatible with TeleconvertersNo
Zoom Ratio1.8x
Optical SteadyShot / AntiShake (Image Stabilization)Yes
Aperture Information
Aperture RingNo
Maximim Aperturef/4
Minimum Aperturef/22
Maximum Angle of View (APS-C or smaller format)109°-76°
Optical Information
Lens Elements10
Lens Groups8
Diaphragm Blades7
Focus Information
Built-in Focus MotorYes
Direct Drive Super Sonic wave Motor (DDSSM)Yes
Internal FocusingYes
Minimum Focus Distance0.25m
Filter Information
Filter Size62mm
Accepts Filter TypeScrew-on
Physical Characteristics
Weather / Dust SealingNo
Mount MaterialMetal
Dimensions70 x 63.5mm
Other Information
Available in ColorsBlack

Lens Construction and MTF Chart

Sony E 10-18mm f/4 OSS Lens Construction and MTF Chart


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Ernie Whalley

Strange. I was expecting vignetting on my A7Rii but doesn’t happen. I bought the lens secondhand and between agreeing to purchase and handover I heard so many bad things about this lens, particular regarding QC. If so, I have one of the good ones. It’s pin sharp into the corners and the OSS, coupled with the light weight and short length, works a treat.
Going on a “Lifetime” trip soon armed with this gear + my trusty Nex 7 with a Zeiss 16-70. That, a charger and a flashgun is all I need. Nice change from all those years I lugged round 2 DSLRs and a big Metz gun!

p.s. the set-up advice for the A7Rii on this site is easy to understand and makes complete sense especially when slightly tweaked for personal need. Thanks.

Ed Cone

This lens is tack sharp and the equal of my Sony Zeiss 16 – 35mm. Vignetting is noticeable on my A7Rii, but easy to compensate for. Will be trying it on the Sony 6500 I just purchased.