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      Sony E Mount 10-18mm f/4 WideAngle Zoom Lens

      The SEL-1018 provides a constant maximum aperture of F4 through the entire focal length range, enabling use of the widest aperture at every focal length. Even in low-light environments, such as outdoors at sunset, users will be able to take advantage of t ...  Show More
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      Manufacturer part SEL1018 | Dell part A7651002 | Order Code a7651002 | Sony
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      E 10-18mm F4 OSS E-mount Wide Zoom Lens

      This super wide-angle zoom lens is perfect for taking photos of sweeping landscapes and producing striking images with emphasized perspective. Features incluse a constant maximum aperture of F4 and built-in Optical SteadyShot (OSS) image stabilization.
      E 10-18mm F4 OSS E-mount Wide Zoom Lens

      Circular Aperture

      When changing your aperture to defocus the background, the light sources appear blurred. This 'bokeh' effect of the blurred background can be enhanced with circular aperture blades used in this lens. Conventional aperture blades have flat sides creating unappealing polygonal shaped defocussed points of light. α lenses overcome this problem through a unique design that keeps the aperture almost perfectly circular from its wide-open setting to when it is closed by 2 stops. Smoother, more natural defocusing can be obtained as a result.

      ED (Extra-low Dispersion) glass

      As focal lengths get longer, lenses built with conventional optical glass have difficulties with chromatic aberration, and as a result images suffer from lower contrast, lower color quality, and lower resolution. ED glass dramatically reduces chromatic aberration at telephoto ranges, and provides superior contrast across the entire image, even at large aperture settings. Super ED glass provides enhanced compensation for chromatic aberration.

      Aspherical lens elements

      Aspherical lens design dramatically reduces spherical aberration while also reducing lens size and weight. Spherical aberration is a slight misalignment of the light rays projected on the image plane. This is caused by differences in refraction at different points on conventional spherical lenses which degrade image quality in large-aperture lenses. Specially shaped "aspherical" elements near the diaphragm restore alignment of light rays at the image plane, maintaining high sharpness and contrast even at maximum aperture and can also be used at other points in the optical path to reduce distortion. Well-designed aspherical elements can reduce the total number of elements required in the lens, thus reducing overall size and weight. Advanced Aspherical (AA) elements are an evolved variant, featuring an extremely high thickness ratio between the center and periphery. AA elements are exceedingly difficult to produce, relying on the most advanced molding technology to consistently and precisely achieve the required shape and surface accuracy, resulting in significantly improved image accuracy and quality.

      Distance encoder

      The distance encoder plays an integral part in ADI flash metering, which delivers high precision flash metering that is unaffected by the reflectance of subjects or backgrounds. The distance encoder is a lens component that directly detects the position of the focusing mechanism, and sends a signal to the CPU in order to measure distance to the subject. During flash photography, this data is very useful in calculating how much flash output is appropriate to the scene.

      Lens-based optical image stabilization

      Gyro sensors built into the lens detect even the slightest movement, and the stabilization lens is precisely shifted to counteract any image blur that might occur. The use of precision, quiet linear motors and technology inherited from high-end Sony professional camcorders results in exceptionally quiet, effective image stabilization that contributes to high-quality movies as well as stills.

      Internal focusing

      Only the middle groups of the optical system move to achieve focus, so the overall length of the lens does not change. Other important benefits include fast autofocusing and a short minimum focusing distance. Also, the filter thread at the front of the lens does not rotate, which is convenient if you're using a polarizing filter.

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      Optics/Lens
      Lens TypeE-mount 10-18mm F4
      Lens Mount TypeSony E-mount
      Lens StabilizationOptical SteadyShot
      ApertureCircular
      Aperture (Max.)f/4
      Aperture (Min.)f/22
      Focal Length (35mm equivalent)10-18mm (35mm)
      15-27mm (APS-C)
      Filter Diameter62mm
      Lens Groups-Elements8 groups, 10 elements
      Minimum Focus Distance6.83"
      0.25m
      Angle of View109°-76° (APS-C)
      Aperture Blade7 blades (Circular aperture)
      Distance EncoderYes
      Exterior FinishBlack
      Lens Weight8 oz (225g)
      Maximum Magnification0.1x
      Steady Shot Mode:ActiveLens-based Image Stabilization (OSS)
      Weights and Measurements
      Dimensions (Approx.)2 7/8" x 2 1/2"
      (70 x 63.5mm)
      Weight (Approx.)8 oz (225g)

      • Front and rear lens cap
      • ALC-SH123 bayonet type lens hood (petal)

      The SEL-1018 provides a constant maximum aperture of F4 through the entire focal length range, enabling use of the widest aperture at every focal length. Even in low-light environments, such as outdoors at sunset, users will be able to take advantage of the bright aperture and use fast shutter speeds without unnecessarily raising ISO sensitivity.
      Thanks to a minimum focal length of only 10 mm (15 mm in 35 mm-camera equivalency), the SEL-1018 delivers finely detailed, super wide-angle photos, ideal for shooting majestic landscapes that can only be captured with super wide-angle lenses, as well as for producing striking photos with emphasized perspective.
      Three Spherical lens elements correct for spherical aberration and distortion, making it possible to shoot high-contrast, high-quality images with markedly less bleeding even at the maximum aperture. In addition, the optical system employs Super Extra-low Dispersion glass, realizing highly detailed images with reduced color aberration even at the 10 mm focal length.
      The built-in Optical SteadyShot image stabilization system provides a 4-stop (approx.) shutter speed advantage, making it significantly to achieve crisp, blur-free images and video.
      Lens elements at the rear of the optical system move, allowing rapid auto-focus response.
      In low-light shots or nightscapes, out-of-focus light sources have a pleasing circular defocused effect.

      Quick Specs


      Lens System
      Wide-angle zoom lens
      Intended For
      Camcorder, mirrorless system
      Mounting Type
      Sony E-mount
      Lens Aperture
      F/4.0
      Focal Length
      10 mm - 18 mm
      Optical Zoom
      1.8 x
      Min Focus Distance
      9.8 in
      Focus Adjustment
      Automatic, manual
      Lens Construction
      8 groups / 10 elements
      Special Functions
      Wide angle, zoom
      Filter Size
      62 mm
      Length
      2.5 in
      Weight
      7.94 oz
      Color
      Black
      Designed For
      Handycam NEX-VG900; α NEX 3NL, 3NY, C3, F3D, F3K, F3Y; α5100 ILCE-5100, ILCE-5100L, ILCE-5100Y

      General


      Length
      2.5 in
      Diameter
      2.8 in
      Weight
      7.94 oz
      Color
      Black

      Lens System


      Type
      Wide-angle zoom lens
      Special Functions
      Wide angle, zoom
      Intended For
      Camcorder, mirrorless system
      Focal Length
      10 mm - 18 mm
      Lens Aperture
      F/4.0
      Minimum Aperture
      F/22
      Focal Length Equivalent to 35mm Camera
      15 - 27mm
      Optical Zoom
      1.8 x
      Magnification
      0.1
      Image Stabilizer
      Optical (Steady Shot)
      Min Focus Distance
      9.8 in
      Focus Adjustment
      Automatic, manual
      Zoom Adjustment
      Manual
      Max View Angle
      109 degrees
      Min View Angle
      76 degrees
      Lens Construction
      8 groups / 10 elements
      Filter Size
      62 mm
      Diaphragm Blades
      7
      Mounting Type
      Sony E-mount
      Features
      Internal focusing system, aspherical lens, Super ED glass

      Miscellaneous


      Included Accessories
      Lens hood, dust cap, lens cap

      Compatibility Information


      Designed For
      • Sony Handycam NEX-VG900
      • Sony α NEX 3NL, 3NY, C3, F3D, F3K, F3Y
      • Sony α5100 ILCE-5100, ILCE-5100L, ILCE-5100Y

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