Sony DT 11-18mm f/4.5-5.6 Aspherical ED Super Wide Angle Zoom Lens

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It Can Acquire Interior Scenes
With Super Flexibility

Sony DT 11-18mm f/4.5-5.6 Aspherical ED Super Wide Angle Zoom Lens

Sony 11-18mm Lens The Sony DT SAL-11-18mm f/4.5-5.6 Lens gives you the capability to quickly focus while zooming from a super-wide-angle up to wide-angle. it can acquire interior scenes with super flexibility and take care of fast action in tight situations. The DT design is engineered specifically for the APS-C CCD sensor of almost all Sony alpha cameras, while it acts like 16.5mm to 27mm SLR Film lens giving you lots of latitude in layout and composition.

The lens elements located at the back of the 11-18mm optical system move, making quick auto-focus response available. Aspherical elements remedy frame distortion giving you more visually precise super-wide-angle photos.. The ED Glass lenses are reduce flaring and greatly minimize chromatic aberrations, giving you images with crisper focus and more precise separation of colors. In poor-light images or nights shots, out-of-focus sources of light give off a delightful circular defocused appearance.

$699 is really a lot of coin for an 11-18mm lens if you already possess an 18-250 or similar lens. Apart from the cost it's a great performer, although you may not get all that much benefit from it given the short zoom range, unless you happen shoot lots of interior real estate as I do. You're also going to need to come up with a 77mm filter. So it really gets down to how much you're going to shoot with it.

Note! Serious vignetting results when mounting DT lenses on 35mm SLR cameras.

Aug 29, 2011. Announced Jun 15, 2006 ✓


Internal Focusing System
Lens elements at the rear of the optical system move, allowing rapid auto-focus response.

Aspherical Lens Elements
Aspherical elements correct frame distortion to provide more visually accurate super-wide-angle shots.

ED (Extra-low Dispersion) Glass
ED Glass lenses minimize flare and greatly reduce chromatic aberration, giving you photos with sharper focus and more accurate color separation.

Circular Aperture
In low-light shots or nightscapes, out-of-focus light sources have a pleasing circular defocused effect.

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Lens styleZoom lens  
Max Format Size APS-C / DX  
Lens focal length11 18 mm  
Stabilization type No  
Camera mount Sony Alpha  
Angle of view 104 to 76 (digital format)  
Largest aperture opening F4.5 - F5.6  
Smallest aperture opening F22.0 - F29.0  
Includes aperture ring No  
Total diaphragm blades 7  
Aperture annotations Circular aperture  
Total Elements 15  
Number of Groups 12  
Minimum focus distance 0.25 m (9.84")  
Maximum magnification ratio 0.125 x  
Autofocus type Yes  
Lens motor Screw drive from camera  
Full time manual focus Unknown  
Focusing method Internal  
Lens distance scale Yes  
Depth of field scale Yes  
Overall weight360 g (0.79 lb) 12.7 oz  
Lens diameter 83 mm (3.27")  
Overall length 81 mm (3.17")  
Lens color Black  
Zooming method Rotary (extending)  
Filter thread size 77 mm  
Lens hood included Yes  
Lens hood code petal hood  
Tripod collar included No

Lens Includes

Sony SAL-1118 11-18mm f/4.5-5.6 DT Lens for Select Alpha & Minolta Digital SLR Series
Front & Rear Lens Caps
Lens Hood
1-Year Warranty


Sony DT 11-18mm f/4.5-5.6 Lens

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