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Summary

The Sony E 10-18mm f4 OSS was the first ultra-wide zoom for Sony's cropped-frame / APSC mirrorless cameras, including the original NEX and later Alpha A5000 and A6000 series. Several years after launch, it remains the only ultra-wide option for these cameras from Sony, so it's fortunate it's a decent performer, delivering coverage equivalent to 15-27mm, a constant f4 focal ratio and optical stabilisation. Like other ultra-wide zooms, it's ideal for capturing expansive landscapes, dramatic architecture, large interiors or even big group shots when you can't step back any further, and the presence of a filter thread means you can mount filters for long exposure photography, but do check for potential vignetting if using a large filter mount system.

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Sony E 10-18mm f4 review-so-far

The Sony E 10-18mm f4 OSS is an ultra-wide zoom for Sony’s cropped-frame / APSC mirrorless cameras, including the NEX, A5000 and A6000 series; it’s not compatible with full-frame bodies. Announced in September 2012 alongside the E 16-50mm Power Zoom and E 35mm f1.8 prime, it’s the first ultra-wide zoom for the cropped E-mount cameras, upon which it delivers coverage equivalent to 15-27mm.

The E 10-18mm features a constant focal ratio of f4, optical SteadyShot Stabilisation, and has a closest focusing distance of 25cm for a maximum magnification of 0.1x. The optical design employs 10 elements in eight groups, a seven blade aperture system and a minimum focal ratio of f22. The barrel itself measures 70x64mm, weighs 225g, has a 62mm filter thread and comes supplied with a bayonet lens hood. In my review-so-far, check out a selection of sample images taken with a variety of Sony bodies.

 

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Sony E 10-18mm f4 sample images

 

Above: Model:ILCE-6500, Model:ILCE-6500, Shutter speed:1/3200, Aperture:4.0, ISO Sensitivity:320, Focal length:10.0 mm

 

Above: Model:ILCE-6500, Model:ILCE-6500, Shutter speed:1/3200, Aperture:4.0, ISO Sensitivity:250, Focal length:10.0 mm

 

Above: Model:ILCE-6500, Model:ILCE-6500, Shutter speed:1/3200, Aperture:4.0, ISO Sensitivity:320, Focal length:10.0 mm

 

Above: Model:NEX-6, Model:NEX-6, Shutter speed:1/1250, Aperture:4.0, ISO Sensitivity:100, Focal length:10.0 mm

 

Above: Model:NEX-6, Shutter speed:1/8, Aperture:4.0, ISO Sensitivity:800, Focal length:10.0 mm

 

Above: Model:NEX-6, Model:NEX-6, Shutter speed:4, Aperture:5.0, ISO Sensitivity:100, Focal length:18.0 mm

 

Above: Model:NEX-6, Model:NEX-6, Shutter speed:4, Aperture:5.0, ISO Sensitivity:100, Focal length:10.0 mm

 

Above: Model:NEX-6, Model:NEX-6, Shutter speed:2, Aperture:8.0, ISO Sensitivity:100, Focal length:10.0 mm

 

Above: Model:NEX-6, Model:NEX-6, Shutter speed:1, Aperture:5.6, ISO Sensitivity:100, Focal length:10.0 mm

 

Above: Model:NEX-6, Model:NEX-6, Shutter speed:1/400, Aperture:8.0, ISO Sensitivity:100, Focal length:10.0 mm

 

Above: Model:NEX-6, Model:NEX-6, Shutter speed:1/1250, Aperture:4.0, ISO Sensitivity:100, Focal length:18.0 mm

 

Above: Model:NEX-6, Model:NEX-6, Shutter speed:1/60, Aperture:8.0, ISO Sensitivity:100, Focal length:18.0 mm

 

Above: Model:NEX-6, Model:NEX-6, Shutter speed:1/125, Aperture:8.0, ISO Sensitivity:100, Focal length:10.0 mm

 

Above: Model:NEX-6, Model:NEX-6, Shutter speed:1/100, Aperture:8.0, ISO Sensitivity:100, Focal length:18.0 mm

 

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