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The Sony SEL 18-55mm f/5.5-5.6 Lens was created to be used on Alpha NEX E Mount cameras. it's a standard zoom lens that acts like a 27-82.5mm lens on a 35mm SLR camera.. Covering viewing angles from 76 through 29 degrees, it's wide through medium zoom lens that is great for a wide diversity of subjects including landscapes and portraits. And, with such a short focusing space of just 9.7" (0.25 m), it lets you get in really tight for attention-grabbing close-up photos.
The lens is made up of 11 elements set out in 9 groups containing 4 aspherical surfaces allowing you to get clear pictures without distortions or aberrations. Its internal motor provides for effortless and quiet AF, which you will absolutely love even as you are shooting images in the HD video mode. The compact lens dimensions (only 2.4", 6.0cm) plus the light in weight (just 6.9 oz) perfectly harmonizes with the Sony Alpha NEX cameras that incorporates big image sensors into a incredibly compact case. The bottom line is high-quality still photo and HD video images without having the additional size and bulk of the typical DSLR camera.
Encompassing on-board Optical SteadyShot image stabilizer for un-cloudy handheld photos, the Sony E 18-55mm OSS zoom lens becomes a perfect travel companion. It features a potent 11x magnification ratio
A tad small. Although this is may be just nitpicking although when employing the NEX and making lens adjustments, people with medium or large hands find the lens is somewhat short for holding. This is easily fixed by simply attaching the lens hood, after that it's really an ergonomic pleasure. I
recommend you buy a case, pouch, or sleeve, because one is not included. Announced May 11, 2010
• For Sony Alpha NEX Cameras
• 27-82.5mm Range in 35mm Equivalent
• Auto and Manual Focusing
• Silent Autofocusing / Internal Motor
• Extremely Lightweight (6.9 oz, 194g)
• Minimum Focus Distance of 9.8" (0.25 m)
• 11 Elements in 9 Groups / 4 Aspherical
• 2.37" (6.0cm) Tall / 2.4" (6.2cm) Diam.
• Uses 49mm Screw-In Filters
• Sony SEL 1855 18-55mm f/5.5-5.6 Zoom Lens for Alpha NEX Cameras (Silver)
• Front Lens Cap
• Rear Lens Cap
• Lens Hood
• 1-Year Limited Warranty (Parts & Labor)