Just in time for CES 2018, Sony has announced their first APS-C E-mount lens in a long time, the SEL 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 OSS E-Mount Lens along with a new silver finish a6300 camera.
The SEL 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 OSS offers a versatile focal range that should make it a perfect all-in-one lens for consumers and enthusiasts. It harnesses advances in lens design found in recent Sony FE lenses to provide corner-to-corner sharpness at all focal lengths. At just 11.5 oz (325 g) and 2.75 x 3.5 inches in size it’s also the lightest and smallest lens in its class.
The Sony E 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 OSS and Silver a6300 are available for Pre-Order Now!
New Compact, Lightweight E 18-135mm F3.5-5.6 OSS Features Outstanding Sharpness and Fast, Precise, Quiet AF for a Wide Variety of Still and Video Applications
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 minimize 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 stabilization 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.
Pricing and Availability:
The new E 18-135mm F3.5-5.6 OSS APS-C Zoom Lens will ship next month and will be sold for about $600 US and $780 CA