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Sony E 18-55 mm f/3.5-5.6 OSS

Manufacturer Sony
Model E 18-55 mm f/3.5-5.6 OSS
Lens style Universal zoom
Focal length 18 - 55 mm
Maximum aperture f/3.5 - 5.6
Angle of view 76.5 - 28.9 o
Closest focusing distance 0.25 m
Maximum magnification 1:3.3
Minimum aperture 32
Number of diaphragm blades 7
Auto focus type AF
Lens Construction 11 elements / 9 groups
Filter diameter 49 mm
Macro No
Available mounts Sony E
Dimensions 62 x 60 mm
Weight 194 g
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Average rating (2 owners reviews)
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Owners reviews (2)
  1. IKM
    IKM 23 May 2015, 16:27
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    IP 79.209.x.x
    Owner since: 2 years
    Price: 150 €
    User profile: Amateur

    Cons: Picture quality: poor sharpness and resolution. Slow open blend

    Pros: solid build

    Summary: This lens came as a bundle with the NEX7, the single body wasn't available at this time. I never found it much helpful and as soon as the Sony/Zeiss Sonar 24/1.8 was launched this zoom found a new home in a drawer. The price was low but it doesn't count if you're not satisfied with the quality. I never understood why Sony first launched the wunderful NEX7 with a lens like that.

  2. Gunnar
    Gunnar 23 February 2011, 12:22
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    IP 193.203.x.x
    Owner since: 3 months
    User profile: Amateur

    Cons: electronic MF ring, slow, focal range

    Pros: OSS works well, AF is fast and silent, descent IQ

    Summary: as a kitlens it was a no brainer, still relatively compact and therefor very usefull for everyday useage, nice build quality outside though all plasticy inside

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