Compatible Cameras: Sony FS7/ FS5/ a6000/ a6300
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.
- Sony E-mount
- FOCAL-LENGTH (MM)
- 35MM EQUIVALENT FOCAL-LENGTH (APS-C)
- LENS GROUPS / ELEMENTS
- ANGLE OF VIEW (APS-C)
- MAXIMUM APERTURE (F)
- MINIMUM APERTURE (F)
- APERTURE BLADES
- CIRCULAR APERTURE
- MINIMUM FOCUS DISTANCE
- 0.25m (0.82ft)
- MAXIMUM MAGNIFICATION RATIO (X)
- FILTER DIAMETER (MM)
- IMAGE STABILIZATION (STEADYSHOT)
- Optical SteadyShot
Size & Weight
- DIMENSIONS (W X H X D)
- 70.0 x 63.5mm (2-7/8 x 2-1/2in.)
- 225g (8oz.)
- “35mm equivalent focal-length (APS-C)” and “Angle of View (APS-C)” are with interchangeable-lens digital camera incorporating APS-C type image sensors.
What’s In The Box
- Lens hood (ALC-SH123: petal shape, bayonet type)
- Lens front cap
- Lens rear cap