|DT||The lens is designed only for Sony APS-C digital SLR cameras.|
|SAM||The lens is equipped with micromotor to provide moderately fast and quiet autofocus.|
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|Diagonal angle of view:||76.3°-12° (Sony APS-C)
|Lens construction:||14 elements in 11 groups, including 2 ASPH, 1 ED|
|Closest focusing distance:||40 cm|
|Number of diaphragm blades:||7|
|Type of autofocus motor:||Micromotor (Minolta/Sony A)
|Full-Time Manual Focus:||Yes|
|Maximum diameter x Length:||Ø76 x 86 mm|
|Materials:||High-quality plastic barrel, metallic mount|
|Filter size:||62 mm|
The lens barrel is of moderate weight, made of high-quality plastic. The lens mount is metallic.
The lens features a zoom lock lever to keep the zoom ring fixed at the shortest focal length of 18 mm. This function is convenient for carrying a camera with the lens on a strap because it prevents the lens from extending.
The lens features AF/MF focus mode switch.
|AF||Autofocus mode with Direct Manual Focus.|
|MF||Manual focus mode.|
The lens uses front filters with standard size of 62 mm which are easy to find. They are also inexpensive.
The filter thread does not rotate during focusing which allows convenient use of different types of filters (including but not limited to polarizing and gradient).
Aspherical elements (ASPH, XA) minimize spherical aberration, astigmatism, coma and ensure excellent sharpness and contrast even at maximum aperture.
Low dispersion elements (AD, ED, LD, HLD, SD, UD etc) and fluorite elements minimize chromatic aberrations and ensure excellent sharpness and contrast even at maximum aperture.
It is one of a few Sony lenses equipped with Smooth Autofocus Motor which uses a special gear to allow the focusing ring to turn even in autofocus mode for DMF control.
|User Manual. Multilingual, Adobe PDF, 624 KB|
|User Manual. Multilingual, Adobe PDF, 1 MB|
Alternatives (AF, 15-152 mm)
|Sigma 18-125mm F/3.5-5.6 DC||2004||⊗|
|Sigma 18-125mm F/3.8-5.6 DC OS HSM||2008||⊗|