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Sony Announces 18-135mm E-Mount Lens Share This on LinkedIn   Share This on Google   Tweet This   Forward This

5 January 2018

Sony has added an 18-135mm f3.5-F5.6 zoom with Optical SteadyShot stabilization to its E-mount line-up. Designed for its APS-C sensor cameras and weighing 11.5 oz., the focal range covers the 35mm equivalent of 27-202.5mm.

The optical design features one aspherical lens and two extra-low dispersion glass elements to minimize aberrations. Its maximum magnification ratio is 0.29x and its minimum focus distance is 1.48 ft.

Additionally, the lens offers fast, precise, quiet AF performance thanks to a linear motor.


Highlights of the 18-135mm zoom include:

  • E-Mount lens/APS-C format
  • 27-202.5mm (35mm Equivalent)
  • Maximum aperture range: f3.5-5.6
  • Two ED elements, one aspherical element
  • Optical SteadyShot image stabilization
  • Linear AF motor
  • Minimum focus distance: 1.5 feet
  • Seven-blade circular diaphragm


Specifications for the new zoom include:

Mount Sony E
Focal Length 18-135mm (27-202.5mm 35mm equivalent)
Aperture Maximum: f3.5 to f5.6
Minimum: f22 to f36
7 diaphragm blades
Minimum Focus 17.72 inches
Magnification 0.29x
Optical Design 16 elements in 12 groups
one aspherical and two extra-low dispersion elements
Autofocus Yes
Image Stabilization Yes
Filter Thread 55mm
Dimensions 2.64x3.46 inches
Weight 0.72 lb.


Sony said the new zoom will ship next month for about $600. B&H is now accepting pre-orders.

Magnification, High Quality 18-135mm f3.5-5.6 APS-C Zoom Lens to E-mount Lens Lineup

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

SAN DIEGO, Calif. -- Sony Electronics has announced its 48th 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 stabilization.

The new lens (model SEL18135) features a compact, lightweight design measuring only 2.75x3.5 inches and weighing in at a mere 11.5 oz, 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 [!]6500, [!]6300 and [!]6000 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 1.48ft. It also offers built-in optical image stabilization to support handheld shooting.

Additionally, the 18-135mm f3.5-5.6 OSS 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 and $780 CA.

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