Sony E 10-18mm f/4 OSS

Here’s our concise review of the Sony E 10-18mm f/4 OSS wide-angle zoom lens…

Sony E 10-18mm f/4 OSS

Sony E 10-18mm f/4 OSS

This E-mount lens is designed to work with Sony’s APS-C cameras, where it sports a 35mm equivalent of 15-27mm, making it ideal for capturing sprawling vistas. The wide f/4 aperture and image stabilisation also offer an advantage for those shooting in low-light.

The construction is impressive, with tough plastics keeping the weight down to a slimline 225g, making it an ideal travel companion. It boasts ten elements in eight groups, and includes Super ED (Extra-low Dispersion) glass, which helps combat chromatic aberration.

It has to be said that this lens isn’t the sharpest at f/4, with results best at the widest focal length. However, this lens is well-suited for those who are looking to capture as much of the scene as possible, with f/5.6-11 all returning great results. There is also evident vignetting found from f/4, which lessens considerably at higher f/stops. However, thanks to the size, weight and great performance at narrower apertures, consider this a must for Sony APS-Cs.

Find out more at the Sony website.

Pros
IS
Minimal distortion
Compact

Cons
Softer at f/4
Vignetting
Quite pricey

Spec
Max aperture: f/4
Min aperture: f/22
Min focus: 25cm
Elements/groups: 10/8
DxL: 70x64mm
Weight: 225g