Sony 18-55mm NEX Standard Zoom Lens

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Sony 18-55mm NEX Lens 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

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Lens styleZoom lens  
Max Format Size APS-C / DX  
Lens focal length18 55 mm  
Stabilization type Yes (Optical Steady Shot)  
Camera mount Sony E (NEX)  
Angle of view 76-29  
Largest aperture opening F3.5 - F5.6  
Smallest aperture opening F22.0 - F32.0  
Includes aperture ring No  
Total diaphragm blades 7  
Aperture annotations circular  
Total Elements 11  
Number of Groups 9  
Coatings / special elements 4 aspheric elements  
Minimum focus distance 0.24 m (9.45")  
Maximum magnification ratio 0.31 x  
Autofocus type Yes  
Lens motor Micromotor  
Full time manual focus Unknown  
Focusing method Extending front  
Lens distance scale No  
Depth of field scale No  
Overall weight214 g (0.47 lb) 6.9 oz  
Lens diameter 62 mm (2.44")  
Overall length 60 mm (2.36")  
Construction materials steel mount, aluminium alloy barrel  
class="label">Lens ColorSilver  
Zooming method Rotary (extending)  
Filter thread size 49 mm  
Lens hood included Yes  
Tripod collar included No  
Notes Sony E mount

Lens Includes

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)


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Sony 18-55mm NEX Standard Zoom Lens Reviewed by Gene Wright on . Rating: 5