Sony E 18-135mm F3.5-5.6 Oss Review

By | 12/10/2022

Most people’s impression of “kit lenses” are that they are cheap, plasticky lens that camera makers parcel with cameras so that new owners at least have
something
to take pictures with.  Yous can throw that impression out the window with the Sony E xviii-135mm F3.v-5.six OSS, Sony’due south practise-it-all lens for their APS-C mirrorless cameras.  The 18-135 OSS (which nosotros’ll call it for short) was adult in 2018 and has become the premium kit lens choice.  I purchased a kit with my Sony a6600, and later on using the combo exclusively on a quick trip to Texas, I wanted to share my existent world observations.

The 18-135 OSS gives you a very versatile zoom range, starting at broad (27mm full frame equivalent) to fairly narrow telephoto (202.5mm equivalent).  While the maximum aperture starts reasonably wide (F3.five), it quickly closes to down to the much smaller maximum discontinuity of F5.vi as you zoom in.  It compensates by giving you an constructive Optical Stabilizer (OSS) that helps in lower light (and so long as your subject stays even so!)  Some other squeamish bonus is a premium linear motor focus arrangement which gives you fast, quiet, and accurate autofocus…and Heart AF works great!

The build is nice, simply not premium (no atmospheric condition sealing).  The lens handles well, with smooth zoom activeness and adequately proficient manual focus.  The optical performance is consistently practiced, budgeted excellent levels in the middle of the zoom range with a bit of a fade-off at the telephoto end (though the lens tin can even so deliver good results there).  At that place is some stiff butt distortion at 18mm, just the standard profile cleans things up well.  The 18-135 OSS retails for about $550 USD if purchased lone, though the price drops to about $400 when arranged with a photographic camera.  If you want more detailed analysis, check out my thorough video review here:

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Photos of the Sony eighteen-135 OSS

Photos taken with the Sony eighteen-135mm F3.5-5.6 OSS

 

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