Review of Sony E 3.5-5.6 / 18-55 OSS (Optical Steady Shot, E-mount)

Sony E 3.5-5.6 / 18-55 OSS (Optical Steady Shot, E-mount)

Sony E 3.5-5.6 / 18-55 OSS (Optical Steady Shot, E-mount). increase.

Navigation

  1. In short
  2. History
  3. Main Specifications
  4. Assembly
  5. Stabilizer
  6. Focusing
  7. Image quality
  8. Sample Photos
  9. My personal experience with the lens
  10. Lens prices
  11. All Sony E APS-C cameras
  12. All Sony E APS-C Lenses
  13. Results
  14. Additional materials on mirrorless systems
  15. User Comments
  16. Add your review or question on the lens

In this review, Sony E 3.5-5.6 / 18-55 OSS Optical Steady Shot, E-mount I will abbreviate as Sony E 18-55. In Radozhiv there was already a brief overview of this lens with a camera NEX-5but recently he again fell into my arm and I decided to do a separate review. Unfortunately, the appearance of the Sony E 18-55, which I visited in the review, wants the best, therefore, as illustrations of the appearance of the lens, I took images from official press releases, as well as from other open sources.

Sony E 3.5-5.6 / 18-55 OSS

Sony E 3.5-5.6 / 18-55 OSS

In short

The Sony E 18-55 is a universal stock lens for Sony NEX / Sony Alpha mirrorless cameras with an APS-C sensor. This lens most often came with a camera, such lenses are called 'whale' and they are considered the simplest with the smallest set of features. However, kit lenses have a bunch of positives, one of the most important being the low cost when buying a camera and lens kit.

Sony E 18-55 is well assembled, with a very quiet and fast focusing motor, a quiet stabilizer and the expected image quality. Threefold zoom makes the Sony E 18-55 a very convenient solution for beginners and amateurs.

The obvious drawbacks are the high cost of the lens when purchased separately from the camera, as well as minor optical drawbacks.

Sony E 3.5-5.6 / 18-55 OSS

Sony E 3.5-5.6 / 18-55 OSS. The lens is shown on the camera. Sony NEX-5R

History

Sony E 18-55 was introduced 11 May 2010 of the year and is one of the first three lenses for Sony mirrorless cropped cameras with an APS-C sensor. Simultaneously with Sony E 18-55, two more lenses were introduced: Sony E 18-200mm f / 3.5-6.3 OSS и E 16mm f / 2.8. Even the instructions for all three lenses are the same. At the same time, the first two Sony NEX mirrorless cameras were introduced: NEX-3 и NEX-5... Originally there was only a version of the Sony E 18-55 in a silver case. Version Sony E 18-55 in a black case appeared only with the exit NEX-7 24 August 2011 year.

12 September 2012 a similar lens was introduced Sony E 3.5-5.6 / PZ 16-50 OSS Power Zoom with electronic zoom and much more compact size when folded. 16-50mm f / 3.5-5.6 PZ OSS cannot be a replacement for Sony E 18-55, it is rather its complement.

Sony E 3.5-5.6 / 18-55 OSS can also be found under the name Hasselblad E 3.5-5.6 / 18-55 OSSsubmitted by 18 September 2012 years for cameras Hasselblad lunar and Hasselblad Lunar Limited Edition.

March 24 2014 years the lens was released Sony E 18-50mm f / 4-5.6that came with the camera a3500. In 2016, this lens was discontinued. Sony E 18-50mm f / 4-5.6 is not a logical continuation of the Sony E 18-55 or Sony E 16-50, as it lacks a built-in stabilizer, has a significantly weaker assembly and a much simpler optical design.

Sony E 3.5-5.6 / 18-55 OSS

Sony E 3.5-5.6 / 18-55 OSS in a black version of the body

Main technical characteristics of Sony E 3.5-5.6 / 18-55 OSS:

Review Instance Name Near the front lens E 3.5-5.6 / 18-55 OSS 0.25m / 0.82ft Ø49 ′

On '3.5-5.6 / 18-55 Optical Steady Shot E-mount' case

ID plate 'MODEL SEL1855'

Basic properties
  • APS-C E-mount - Lens designed for Sony mirrorless cameras with APS-C
  • SEL - Sony 'E' mount mirrorless lens. This lens has a short name and identifier 'SEL1855'
  • U.S.S (Optical Steady Shot) - built-in optical image stabilization
  • Internal stepping motor - internal stepper focus motor
  • Internal focus
  • Electronic focus ring
  • DMF (DDirectly Mannual Focus) - direct manual focus
  • Aspherical elements in the optical circuit
  • Rounded petals aperture
  • Two body colors to choose from: silver or black
  • Light weight
Front Filter Diameter 49 mm, metal thread for filters
Focal length 18-55 mm EGF for Sony cameras with APS-C sensor is 27-82.5 mm
Zoom ratio 3.06 X (usually just talking about XNUMXx zoom)
Designed by for Sony NEX mirrorless digital cameras
Number of aperture blades 7 rounded petals
Tags Bayonet mount tag, hood mount and focal length only
Diaphragm
  • 18 mm: F / 3.5-F / 22
  • 24 mm: F / 4-F / 25
  • 28 mm: F / 4.2-F / 25
  • 35 mm: F / 4.5-F / 25
  • 55 mm: F / 5.6-F / 32
MDF (minimum focusing distance) 0.24 m, the maximum magnification ratio is reached by 55 mm and is 1: 3.23
The weight 194 grams
Optical design 11 elements in 9 groups. The circuit includes 3 aspherical element (shown in pink on the optical diagram). The type of aspherics is unknown. The presence of such elements in the name of the lens is not indicated.
Optical design Sony E 18-55The image of the optical circuit is clickable.
Lens hood Bayonet, Sony ALC-SH112 (or analogue)
Manufacturer country Made In JAPAN (made in Japan), but there are versions made in Thailand
Period From May 10, 2010, September 12, 2012 augmented by a lens Sony E 3.5-5.6 / PZ 16-50 OSS Power Zoom
Instructions See
Price See

Rumor has it that the version of the lens in the black case is optically better than the version in the silver case, but I do not believe in these rumors.

Sony E 3.5-5.6 / 18-55 OSS. The lens is shown on the Sony NEX-5N camera.

Sony E 3.5-5.6 / 18-55 OSS. The lens is shown on the camera. Sony NEX-5N

Assembly

Sony E 18-55 was made in Japan and Thailand, there are no significant differences between lenses from different countries. The touch is pleasant and reliable. The retractable frame ('trunk') consists of 1 section. The trunk is plastic and, over time, may begin to hang out a bit (a small backlash appears, which is not critical).

The lens has metal bayonet mount. The zoom and focus rings are also made of metal, most likely some kind of magnesium or aluminum alloy is used. The zoom and focus rings have very thin notches between which dust and dirt can easily clog. These notches are quite easy to damage, for example, to scratch. Metal scratches over time begin to significantly spoil the appearance of the lens.

The change in focal length is smooth. Unlike many other kit lenses of the 18-55 class, the Sony E 18-55 trunk moves linearly - with increasing focal length it moves forward and vice versa. With other kit lenses, floating zoom is most often used, which is why the lens takes the smallest sizes at the average focal length, and the largest at the minimum and maximum focal lengths. The trunk of the Sony E 18-55 does not spontaneously change its size under its own weight; over time, problems with the trunk do not arise.

There is a bayonet mount mark and a mark on the case for quick installation of the hood. The lens uses a plastic hood, which is fixed in special grooves located near the front lens of the lens. The hood can be installed in the opposite direction for transportation. In this position, access to the focus ring is lost. When you change the focal length, the lens hood moves with the front of the lens. Unfortunately, only a black lens hood is available for the silver lens.

When changing the focal length, the rear lens moves in the middle of the lens body like a pump - it draws in and pushes out air. This can increase the amount of dust that accumulates in the inside of the camera.

On the back of the lens is a rectangular hood that cuts off excess light and prevents exposure.

The diameter of the front filter is 49 cm; many other Sony E lenses also have a diameter of 49 mm, for example, 16mm f / 2.8 or 55-210mm f / 4.5-6.3 OSS, which often go additional solutions to Sony E 18-55, and the same diameter under the filters makes life easier for the amateur photographer.

Sony E 3.5-5.6 / 18-55 OSS

Sony E 3.5-5.6 / 18-55 OSS, view from the bayonet side

Stabilizer

Sony E 18-55 uses an integrated image stabilizer Sony OSS (Optical Steady Shot). Stated that the stabilizer can compensate 4 stops by shutter speed (by Sony standards). In numerical terms, this means that you can shoot at shutter speeds 16 times slower than required by a lens without a stabilizer. For example, when shooting without the stabilizer of stationary objects, at a focal length of 55 mm, it is recommended to shoot at shutter speeds of 1/50 s or faster. With the gimbal on, you can theoretically shoot by 1/3 s.

In practice, I was able to take sharp 50mm handheld shots of stationary objects only at shutter speeds no longer than 1/15 of a second.

There is no switch on the lens responsible for stabilizer operation. The stabilization function is turned on in the camera menu.

There is no noise from the stabilizer. When using the lens, it seems that the stabilizer does not work at all. Perhaps it turns on at full power only during shutter release.

In general, the stabilizer confidently holds one and a half to two stops on shutter speed.

Sony E 3.5-5.6 / 18-55 OSS. The lens is shown on the Sony NEX-5N camera.

Sony E 3.5-5.6 / 18-55 OSS. The lens is shown on the camera. Sony NEX-5N

Focusing

The lens uses a built-in stepper focus motor. In some sources there is information that the motor is ultrasonic, similar to the Sony SSM, but most likely the Sony E 18-55 is just a stepper motor.

Auto focus speed medium closer to high. The focusing speed will depend slightly on the camera used. The first Sony NEX cameras for which this lens was developed used automatic focusing by contrast, which is sometimes slower than the hybrid focusing methods of subsequent generations of Sony Alpha. Auto focus is very quiet.

While working with cameras NEX-3N и NEX-5 focus accuracy was at a high level. With good lighting, there are practically no problems with accuracy, tenacity, and refocusing.

For manual focus, select the focus mode MF (Manual focus) or DMF (direct RF) in the camera menu, after which the focus ring will respond to rotation. With very smooth rotation, the focus ring rotates several full revolutions (from MDF to infinity). The electronic focus ring is more responsive to its rotation speed than to a specific rotation angle, which sometimes creates a tactile inconvenience. During auto focus focus ring remains stationary.

During focusing, the front lens remains stationary, as the lens uses internal focus. Thus, it is possible to use any filters without problems, for example polarizing or gradient.

The minimum focusing distance is 25 cm, while you can get the maximum magnification for macro photography 1: 3.23, which is quite good for a whale lens.

Other focusing features:

  • Focusing speed is almost independent of the selected focal length.
  • After the lens has lost accurate focusing, refocusing is fast enough.
  • The lens has no depth of field scale, focusing distance and marks for working in the infrared spectrum.
  • Focus shift (shift-focus) was not noticed during operation and testing.
  • The focusing speed depends heavily on the illumination, the selected focusing mode in the camera menu, and the focusing logic of each individual camera.
  • There is no focus mode switch on the case.
  • During manual focusing, the focus distance bar appears on the display of some cameras.
  • When changing the focal length, focusing practically does not go astray.
  • Sony E 18-55 has a small 'Focus Breathing' effect (changes in viewing angle during focusing).
Sony E 3.5-5.6 / 18-55 OSS (Optical Steady Shot, E-mount)

Sony E 3.5-5.6 / 18-55 OSS (Optical Steady Shot, E-mount)

Image quality

The Sony E 18-55 originally came with cameras that had a 14 MP sensor, but later it migrated to cameras with a 16-20-24 MP sensor, on which it already doesn't feel so confident. In general, the Sony E 18-55 shows an acceptable image quality for a whale lens, but still the lens has several significant flaws.

Sharpness

Overall, the Sony E 18-55 does not boast outstanding sharpness at wide apertures. At 18mm focal length there is good sharpness in the center of the frame, but it sags a lot closer to the edges and corners. 18mm corners and edges bounce back at F / 5.6. In the 20-40mm range at open apertures, the corners and edges are slightly better than 18mm. By closing the aperture to F / 8, you can get almost uniform sharpness across the frame. In the extreme position at 55 mm, there is also nothing surprising - a fairly sharp center of the image and weak sharpness at the edges and corners. But at 55mm focal length, to make more or less uniform sharpness across the entire frame, you need to close the aperture to about f / 11. After F / 11, no significant sharpening is observed due to diffraction.

Distortion

Automation of the camera very well corrects distortion during shooting in JPEG. But in the original RAW files, you can see strong barrel distortion of 18 mm and pincushion distortion in the range of 35-55 mm. At average focal lengths, the distortion is complex, manually it is completely difficult to remove.

Vignetting

Vignetting is not a serious problem, even at 18 mm and open diaphragms. Vignetting is well removed by some cameras when shooting in JPEG, as well as when processing RAW.

Aberration

The Sony E 18-55, like many other kit lenses, is not devoid of chromatic aberration. They are most noticeable in the corners and edges of the image. 18 mm chromatic aberration manifest most strongly and only grow with the closure of the diaphragm. On average HA slightly decrease when closing the diaphragm.

When working in backlight, the Sony E 18-55 catches a lot of glare and flare and is a rather weak lens in this regard.

For Sony E 18-55, there is a lens profile in popular RAW converters.

Sony E 3.5-5.6 / 18-55 OSS (Optical Steady Shot, E-mount)

Sony E 3.5-5.6 / 18-55 OSS (Optical Steady Shot, E-mount)

Subscriber photo examples

Photos were kindly provided by the reader of Radozhiva. All photos in the review are shown without processing. Camera used Sony Alpha NEX-3N. I converted the source RAW files with the original Sony Imaging Edge Viewer to JPEG format without further manipulation.

JPEG source files '.JPG' can be download from this link (58 photos, 890 MB).

Sony E 3.5-5.6 / 18-55 OSS. The lens is shown on the Sony NEX-7 camera.

Sony E 3.5-5.6 / 18-55 OSS. The lens is shown on the camera. Sony NEX-7

My experience

Whale lenses are very important. First of all, it is on them that the level of a particular system is determined. It is very strange that the Sony E 18-55 was not replaced by a similar relatively inexpensive lens, but with improved optical performance, as many other companies do. Face supplement 16-50mm f / 3.5-5.6 PZ OSS is still a slightly different lens, deviating from some of the things found in the Sony E 18-55.

Sony E 18-55 has obvious strengths and weaknesses, but in general it is a balanced lens for all occasions. For everyday tasks and even for holidays, it is excellent and performs its functions with a bang.

If you are a beginner and do not know if this lens will suit you, then my advice is very simple - Sony E 18-55 will be the best for a start.

Sony E 3.5-5.6 / 18-55 OSS. The lens is shown on the Sony NEX-7 camera.

Sony E 3.5-5.6 / 18-55 OSS. The lens is shown on the camera. Sony NEX-7

Prices

Prices for Sony E 18-55 are available see here. Sony E 18-55 is considered an obsolete lens and more and more often a whale lens acts instead of it. Sony E 3.5-5.6 / PZ 16-50 OSS Power Zoom.

Sony E 3.5-5.6 / 18-55 OSS. The lens is shown on the Sony NEX-F3 camera.

Sony E 3.5-5.6 / 18-55 OSS. The lens is shown on the camera. Sony NEX-F3


All Sony E-mount cameras with APS-C sensor

Sony E 3.5-5.6 / 18-55 OSS. The lens is shown on the Sony NEX-C3 camera.

Sony E 3.5-5.6 / 18-55 OSS. The lens is shown on the camera. Sony NEX-C3


All Sony E lenses for APS-C

  1. Sony 11 mm f/1.8 [BH Photo]
  2. Sony 15 mm f / 1.4 G [BH Photo]
  3. Sony 16 mm f / 2.8 [The Amazon | BH Photo]
  4. Sony 20 mm f/2.8 [The Amazon | BH Photo]
  5. Sony 24 mm f / 1.8 ZEISS ZA [The Amazon | BH Photo]
  6. Sony 30 mm f / 3.5 Macro [The Amazon | BH Photo]
  7. Sony 35 mm f / 1.8 U.S.S [The Amazon | BH Photo]
  8. Sony 50 mm f / 1.8 U.S.S [The Amazon | BH Photo]
  9. Sony 10-18 mm f / 4 U.S.S [The Amazon | BH Photo]
  10. Sony 10-20 mm f / 4 G PZ [BH Photo]
  11. Sony 16-50 mm f / 3.5-5.6 PZ U.S.S [The Amazon | BH Photo]
  12. Sony 16-55 mm f / 2.8 G [The Amazon | BH Photo]
  13. Sony 16-70 mm f / 4 U.S.S ZEISS ZA [The Amazon | BH Photo]
  14. Sony 18-50 mm f / 4-5.6 [The Amazon | BH Photo]
  15. Sony 18-55 mm f / 3.5-5.6 U.S.S [The Amazon | BH Photo]
  16. Sony 18-105 mm f / 4 G PZ U.S.S [The Amazon | BH Photo]
  17. Sony 18-110 mm f / 4 G PZ U.S.S [The Amazon | BH Photo]
  18. Sony 18-135 mm f / 3.5-5.6 U.S.S [The Amazon | BH Photo]
  19. Sony 18-200 mm f / 3.5-6.3 U.S.S [The Amazon | BH Photo]
  20. Sony 18-200 mm f / 3.5-6.3 U.S.S LE [The Amazon | BH Photo]
  21. Sony 18-200 mm f / 3.5-6.3 PZ U.S.S [The Amazon | BH Photo]
  22. Sony 55-210 mm f / 4.5-6.3 U.S.S [The Amazon | BH Photo]
  23. Sony 70-350 mm f/4.5–6.3 G U.S.S [The Amazon | BH Photo]

Third-party autofocus lenses for Sony E APS-C:

Many interesting manual solutions are provided by Chinese manufacturers and brands. 7Artisans, TTartisan, Meike, Neewer, PerGear, Kamlan, Brightin star, Mitakon Zhongyi, Venus laowa other. Autofocus Speed ​​Boosters are also interesting Viltrox Canon EF -> Sony E 0.71X и Metabones Canon EF -> Sony E 0.71X... List of full-frame cameras and lenses Sony FE (Full Frame E) here

Sony E 3.5-5.6 / 18-55 OSS. The lens is shown on the Sony NEX-C3 camera.

Sony E 3.5-5.6 / 18-55 OSS. The lens is shown on the camera. Sony NEX-3

Results

Sony E 18-55 is a simple and straightforward stock lens. Like the vast majority of kit lenses, the Sony E 18-55 does not shine in optical performance, but the convenient range of focal lengths and the availability of the lens on the market make it a very good budget solution for every day. Nowadays for Sony E 18-55 there was a replacement / addition in the face 16-50mm f / 3.5-5.6 PZ OSS, which in some situations will be better than this old man.

10 main advantages:

  1. high-quality assembly, metal bayonet mount, metal focus and zoom rings, bayonet type hood
  2. internal focus
  3. focus is very quiet and fast enough
  4. built-in image stabilizer, works quietly
  5. focus stepper motor (for 2010 the stepper motor was generally a godsend for the whale lens!)
  6. electronic focus ring
  7. aspherical elements in the optical scheme
  8. quite sharp images, especially on covered apertures
  9. lens availability in the secondary market (one of the most popular zooms for Sony E APS-C)
  10. under this lens there are profiles for popular RAW converters that can quickly eliminate some optical flaws

10 main disadvantages:

  1. high cost for a new lens from 2010 to 2012, which amounted to about $ 300
  2. the trunk of the lens may begin to hang over time
  3. internal components of the lens are made mainly of plastic
  4. it is difficult to find an option in the black case, after 10 years there is no direct replacement for this lens
  5. metal rings of focusing and zoom due to many ribs easily get dirty, and with scratches they look ugly
  6. quite large sizes, especially considering the tiny sizes of Sony NEX cameras for which it was designed
  7. on heavily covered apertures, the aperture has the shape of a heptagon
  8. there are no additional marks, for example, focusing distance, direction of rotation of the focusing ring, depth of field, etc.
  9. the operation of the stabilizer and the focus ring must be set via the camera menu. For example, 18-135mm f / 3.5-5.6 OSS have an AF / MF switch, while 70-350mm f / 4.5–6.3 G OSS there is a stabilizer operation switch
  10. optical imperfections inherent in such lenses. First of all - high distortion and low resolution at the edges and corners of the frame

Materials on the topic

  1. Full frame mirrorless systems... Discussion, choice, recommendations.
  2. Cropped mirrorless systems... Discussion, choice, recommendations.
  3. Cropped mirrorless systems that have stopped or are no longer developing
  4. Digital SLR systems that have stopped or are no longer developing
  5. JVI or EVI (an important article that answers the question 'DSLR or mirrorless')
  6. About mirrorless batteries
  7. Simple and clear medium format
  8. High-speed solutions from Chinese brands
  9. All fastest autofocus zoom lenses
  10. All fastest AF prime lenses
  11. Mirrored full frame on mirrorless medium format
  12. Autofocus Speed ​​Boosters
  13. One lens to rule the world
  14. The impact of smartphones on the photography market
  15. What's next (smartphone supremacy)?
  16. All announcements and novelties of lenses and cameras

Comments on this post do not require registration. Anyone can leave a comment. A wide variety of photographic equipment can be found on AliExpress, The Amazon и B&H Photo.

Material prepared Arkady Shapoval... Look for me on Youtube | Facebook | Instagram | Twitter | Telegram.

Add a comment:

 

 

Comments: 17, on the topic: Review of Sony E 3.5-5.6 / 18-55 OSS (Optical Steady Shot, E-mount)

  • Pavel Gorbunov

    Well, just a copy of Canon! Or is it already standard?
    And for “everyday tasks” a smartphone is better.

  • Ruslan

    I had this lens with a Sony A3000 camera.
    For a whale level, a very good lens gives a sharp detailed picture, especially when shooting statics, in the dynamics of the A3000 often smeared AF.
    It was possible to compare with the A5000 and the 16-50 lens, the picture quality is almost identical, you can find some minimal differences in favor of 18-55 when studying pixel by pixel images. But at 16-50 electronic zoom is extremely inconvenient: not only does it make noise, there’s also a small lag when zooming, and you won’t go to the right focus as quickly as you would like.
    There was also the opportunity to compare with the whales from Nikon, Canon.
    For interest, I am applying the result of the comparison. Photos were taken on the Canon 1100D + 18-55 IS II, Nikon D300s + 18-55 VR and Sony A3000 + subject.
    Shooting was made from a tripod. Focus was set on all 3 lenses at 35mm, aperture 4.5, shutter speed 1/30, stubs turned on, ISO 800
    100% quality - https://yadi.sk/i/m6bG9C2IpL5NVw
    80% quality - the picture is attached to the comment

    • Sergos

      On devices with good hybrid focusing, it works well and has a tracking focus, even on the Nex 5P misses, as on the contrast f-ke of the a3000,3500, etc., in low light conditions, the value is less.

  • Sergei

    In principle, a good whale lens for Sony E mount.
    Very affordable. -B / U can be found in good condition for $ 50-60.
    It requires good light and aperture, which Arkady has already written about here.
    In size it harmonizes well with the A3500 case.
    I recommend having, despite a number of shortcomings noted.

  • Sergos

    I chose from 4 pieces and I’m very satisfied. Then I chose a friend, I’m also satisfied, I like very sharpness. And we both never worried about the sharpness at the edges either in portrait photography or in landscapes, and we don’t shoot architecture at all. Well, Nikon 18-55 according to our tests like 18-55sal, by the way the first ones from Sony a100, were very good, and about the canons, yes
    I also don’t want to say “made in vietnam”, it would be much better to hang helios on the belly. I am more and more convinced, and if we compare optical circuits, Sony doesn’t get money for nothing. By the way, 18-50, simple, cheap \ not on sale separately \, but how it draws, in the corners, the sharpness was already surprised. I think it will be the cheapest zoom from Sony on the secondary housing. So I'll leave it at 16-50 - even cheaply, you don't need to choose

  • Sergos

    another one got during the exchange and even better on a nex 5n. yes and 7p is good, the matrix is ​​the same. the same 16 m-pixels in operation .. better for now the whale volume. did not come across ... did not work with fuji

    • Anton

      Lens for crop in full frame?

      • Andrei

        You seem to be confused. 7p is a sony nex 7, not a sony alpha 7 full frame camera model

        • Victor

          It seems that he was clearly not confused :)

          Nex 7r - such a model did not exist, and sergis wrote about the full-frame a7r, in which when a cropped lens is attached, the crop mode is turned on, where the same 16MP comes out.

  • Egor

    For use with more modern cameras that support hybrid focusing, the lens needs to be updated with firmware (available on the Sony website, updated simply through the body), otherwise it will focus in normal contrast mode. I myself preferred this one to the more modern plastic 16-50, sometimes I use it in tandem with the a6000.

    • Victor

      Roughly speaking, this lens is also made of plastic, with a thin metal “cladding”.

  • Egor

    excellent lens, here they write what is better than SEL1670Z
    https://www.dpreview.com/forums/post/53115219

    • Victor

      It's a pity the design is rather flimsy.

      • Egor

        Does it make sense now to take it completely new for 8t.r.?
        I will use it with A6300

        • Victor

          If not just new, but also with a guarantee - yes, quite.

          Otherwise, look for Avito, people have enough in their hands in a new state, and for 8p you will also be given a budget camera, something like 3n or f3.

Add a comment

Copyright © Radojuva.com. Blog author - Photographer in Kiev Arkady Shapoval. 2009-2022

Russian-version of this article https://radojuva.com/en/2019/10/sony-e-18-55-oss-e-mount/

Versión en español de este artículo https://radojuva.com/es/2019/10/sony-e-18-55-oss-e-mount/