Sony E 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 OSS Lens and Silver A6300 Officially Announced

Today Sony officially announced the new Sony E 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 OSS Lens and a silver version of the A6300. The US price of Sony E 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 OSS Lens is $598, the Silver A6300 is priced at $898. The new Sony E 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 OSS Lens and Silver A6300 will be available for pre-orders on January 10 at 11am ET.

Sony E 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 OSS Lens: $598 at B&H

Sony A6300 Silver: $898 at B&H

Sony E 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 OSS Lens Key Features:

  • E-Mount Lens/APS-C Format
  • 27-202.5mm (35mm Equivalent)
  • Maximum Aperture Range: f/3.5-5.6
  • Two ED Elements & One Aspherical Element
  • Optical SteadyShot Image Stabilization
  • Linear AF Motor
  • Minimum Focus Distance: 1.5′
  • Seven-Blade Circular Diaphragm

Press Release:

New Compact, Lightweight E 18-135mm F3.5-5.6 OSS Features Outstanding Sharpness and Fast, Precise, Quiet AF for a wide variety of still and video applications

Sony, a worldwide leader in digital imaging and the world’s largest image sensor manufacturer, today announced its 46th E-mount lens. This new APS-C lens features a versatile 18-135mm focal length, aperture range of F3.5-F5.6 And Optical SteadyShot™ stabilisation.

The new lens (model SEL18135) features a compact, lightweight design measuring only 67.2mm x 88mm and weighing in at a mere 325g, as well as a high magnification 7.5x optical zoom that covers the wide-ranging focal length of 18-135mm on APS-C or 27-202.5mm in 35mm equivalent focal length. The lens is an ideal fit for Sony’s popular APS-C sensor cameras including α6500, α6300 and α6000, and is an extremely useful tool for a wide range of shooting situations ranging from daily life to portraiture, landscape, nature and travel photography.

The E 18-135mm F3.5-5.6 OSS produces outstanding corner-to-corner sharpness throughout the entire zoom range thanks to its advanced design featuring one aspherical lens and two Extra-low Dispersion glass elements that minimise aberrations. This lens also allows photographers to produce close-up images with pleasing ‘bokeh’ or background defocus as a result of its maximum magnification ratio of 0.29x and minimum focus distance of 0.45m. It also offers built-in optical image stabilisation to support handheld shooting.

Additionally, the 18-135mm F3.5-5.6 Zoom lens offers fast, precise, quiet AF performance thanks to a linear motor, making it a perfect complement to the high speed shooting and impressive video capabilities of many of Sony’s mirrorless cameras.

Pricing and Availability

The SEL18135 will be available from February 2018, priced at approximately £570.

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