Sony 10-18mm f4 Zoom Lens APS-C

Compatible Cameras:  Sony FS7/ FS5/ a6000/ a6300

Sony 10-18mm f4 Zoom Lens APS-C

APS-C lens (Not for a7 series Full Frame cameras but fine on FS5, FS7, a600 a6300)
f4, Image stabiliser
Auto/ Manual Focus
Daily rate: £25

Recommended Accessories

Clip-on Matte Box £15
Lanparte Follow Focus (requires cog) £25

Our thoughts

The Sony 10-18mm zoom is an amazing little lens and really fun for getting a sharp and slightly mad wide-angle. It’s restricted by the fact that it doesn’t cover full frame, however it works nicely on the FS7, but can’t be used on the A7S other than in crop sensor mode. Despite its limitations, it’s a great accompanying lens for that ultra wide shot without the issues of fish-eye or vignetting.

Don’t be put off by the f4 aperture, these are very sensitive cameras and with a large chip you would rarely want a depth of field that is shorter than you can get with an f4 lens. The obsession with wide aperture lenses dates back to film days, when we were having to deal with very insensitive materials, and having a wide maximum aperture would determine whether you could shoot at all in certain situations.

The wider the aperture, the more difficult it is to design the lens, and the more expensive it is as a result. A wide aperture lens is always a compromise and a lot of the f1.4/f1.5/f2 lenses suffer from being a bit woolly around the edges when wide-open. For optimum performance f5.6 is the best stop to shoot at. As with all these lenses, they are predominantly designed for autofocus, and therefore are not ideal if you want to pull focus or for use with a follow focus, although possible.

Super wide-angle zoom lens

E 10–18mm F4 OSS (SEL1018)

From expansive landscapes to striking interior shots with dramatic perspective, capture it all with total precision – even in low-light conditions.

MOUNT
Sony E-mount
FORMAT
APS-C
FOCAL-LENGTH (MM)
10-18mm
35MM EQUIVALENT FOCAL-LENGTH (APS-C)
15-27mm
LENS GROUPS / ELEMENTS
8/10
ANGLE OF VIEW (APS-C)
109°-76°
MAXIMUM APERTURE (F)
4
MINIMUM APERTURE (F)
22
APERTURE BLADES
7
CIRCULAR APERTURE
Yes
MINIMUM FOCUS DISTANCE
0.25m (0.82ft)
MAXIMUM MAGNIFICATION RATIO (X)
0.1x
FILTER DIAMETER (MM)
62mm
IMAGE STABILIZATION (STEADYSHOT)
Optical SteadyShot
DIMENSIONS (W X H X D)
70.0 x 63.5mm (2-7/8 x 2-1/2in.)
WEIGHT
225g (8oz.)
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“35mm equivalent focal-length (APS-C)” and “Angle of View (APS-C)” are with interchangeable-lens digital camera incorporating APS-C type image sensors.
  • Lens hood (ALC-SH123: petal shape, bayonet type)
  • Lens front cap
  • Lens rear cap
Kit