Sony has just announced Sony E 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 OSS Lens. It is an optically stabilized 18-135mm F3.5-5.6 zoom lens for the Sony A6000 series E-mount APS-C mirrorless bodies with the light weigh of just 325 g. This new lens costs $598, available for pre-order at B&H/ Adorama/ Amazon. Sony also announced silver version of Sony a6300.
|Lens type||Zoom lens|
|Max Format size||APS-C / DX|
|Focal length||18–135 mm|
|Lens mount||Sony E|
|Number of diaphragm blades||7|
|Special elements / coatings||1 aspherical + 2 ED elements|
|Minimum focus||0.45 m (17.72″)|
|Motor type||Linear Motor|
|Full time manual||Yes|
|Weight||325 g (0.72 lb)|
|Diameter||67 mm (2.64″)|
|Length||88 mm (3.46″)|
|Zoom method||Rotary (extending)|
|Filter thread||55 mm|
Sony, a worldwide leader in digital imaging and the world’s largest image sensor manufacturer, today announced its 46th E-mount lens. This new APS-C lens features a versatile 18-135mm focal length, aperture range of F3.5-F5.6 And Optical SteadyShot™ stabilisation.
The new lens (model SEL18135) features a compact, lightweight design measuring only 67.2mm x 88mm and weighing in at a mere 325g, as well as a high magnification 7.5x optical zoom that covers the wide-ranging focal length of 18-135mm on APS-C or 27-202.5mm in 35mm equivalent focal length. The lens is an ideal fit for Sony’s popular APS-C sensor cameras including α6500, α6300 and α6000, and is an extremely useful tool for a wide range of shooting situations ranging from daily life to portraiture, landscape, nature and travel photography.
The E 18-135mm F3.5-5.6 OSS produces outstanding corner-to-corner sharpness throughout the entire zoom range thanks to its advanced design featuring one aspherical lens and two Extra-low Dispersion glass elements that minimise aberrations. This lens also allows photographers to produce close-up images with pleasing ‘bokeh’ or background defocus as a result of its maximum magnification ratio of 0.29x and minimum focus distance of 0.45m. It also offers built-in optical image stabilisation to support handheld shooting.
Additionally, the 18-135mm F3.5-5.6 Zoom lens offers fast, precise, quiet AF performance thanks to a linear motor, making it a perfect complement to the high speed shooting and impressive video capabilities of many of Sony’s mirrorless cameras.
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