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Images of E 18-135mm F3.5-5.6 OSS
Images of E 18-135mm F3.5-5.6 OSS
Images of E 18-135mm F3.5-5.6 OSS
Images of E 18-135mm F3.5-5.6 OSS
Images of E 18-135mm F3.5-5.6 OSS

Lightweight, Compact, High-magnification zoom lens

With broad zoom range extending from 18mm wide-angle to 135mm telephoto, the versatile lens covers a wide range of subjects and situations. It features compact, lightweight portability that maximises the APS-C format E-mount advantage, as well as fast, precise, quiet AF operation that make it an excellent one-lens solution for day-to-day shooting.

APS-C E-mount

Coupled with α E-mount cameras from Sony, APS-C E-mount lenses deliver big camera performance.

E 18-135mm F3.5-5.6 OSS
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  • 18mm18mm
  • 35mm35mm
  • 70mm70mm
  • 100mm100mm
  • 135mm135mm

7.5x zoom in a compact, lightweight lens

This lens weighs in at a mere 325g (11.5oz.), and is no larger than 67.2mm in diameter and 88mm in length. At the telephoto end of the zoom range the focal length is 202.5mm (35mm format equivalent), providing ample reach for general shooting as well as landscapes, wildlife, portraits, and more.

High corner-to-corner resolution

High corner-to-corner resolution

A new optical design that includes one aspherical element contributes to consistently high resolution from the image center right out to the edges throughout the zoom range, while two ED (Extra-low Dispersion) glass elements effectively suppress chromatic aberration.  Built-in optical image stabilization makes it easier to shoot blur-free images handheld.

Close-ups with beautiful background bokeh

Close-ups with beautiful background bokeh

Minimum focusing distance is just 0.45 m (1.48 ft) (0.29x max. magnification), making it easy to shoot close-ups of sweets, flowers, and wildlife that combine sharp in-focus subjects with beautiful background bokeh. Bokeh quality is enhanced by a circular aperture design.

Fast, precise, quiet AF is ideal for stills and movies

Fast, precise, quiet AF is ideal for stills and movies

A precision linear motor powers the lens’s AF system, for fast, precise, quiet operation that is ideally suited for movies as well as stills.

Lens Configuration

Lens Configuration

Impressive optical performance for Sony cameras, precision engineered for versatility and reliability in a wide range of applications.

[1] ED glass [2] Aspherical lens

MTF Chart

MTF Chart

MTF (Modulation Transfer Function) describes how well a lens can reproduce fine details, measured as the degree of contrast achieved between finely spaced lines.

[1]  Contrast (%)  [2] Distance from optical center of lens (mm)  [3] At 18mm [4] At 135mm [5] Spatial frequency [6] 10 line pairs / mm [7] 30 line pairs / mm [8] Max. aperture [9] F8 aperture [10] R: Radial values  T: Tangential values

Lens Controls

1. Zooming ring / 2. Focus mode switch / 3. Focusing ring 

E 18-135mm F3.5-5.6 OSS compatibility

Follow the link below for lens/body compatibility details.

Specifications & Features
  • APS-C high-magnification standard zoom lens

  • Advanced optical design incorporating an aspherical element for high corner-to-corner resolution

  • Advanced linear motor technology for fast, precise, and quiet focus control

Minimum Focus Distance
0.45 m (1.48 ft)
Maximum Magnification ratio (x)
0 29
Filter Diameter (mm)
325 g (11.5 oz.)

What's in the Box

Hood (model): ALC-SH153, Lens front cap: ALC-F55S, Lens rear cap: ALC-R1EM

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