Sony introduces E-mount 18-135mm F3.5-5.6 OSS lens for APS-C bodies

Sony has introduced an optically stabilized 18-135mm F3.5-5.6 zoom lens that is ‘an ideal fit’ for its a6000 series of mirrorless cameras. The lens, equivalent to 27-202.5mm on APS-C bodies, features 2 ED and 1 aspherical elements, a minimum focus distance of 45cm and a weight of just 325 g.

The 18-135mm F3.5-5.6 OSS will be available in February for $599/£570. We wouldn’t be at all surprised to see this lens kitted with the a6300 and a6500 at some point in the future.

Press Release

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 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. → continue…

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