Review Lens: Sony DT 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 SAM

Lens Overview - Sony DT 18-135mm f/3.5

An ideal lens for everyday carry on an APS-C A-mount camera, the DT 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 SAM Lens from Sony offers outstanding versatility in a relatively compact form factor. Offering an extremely versatile 27-202.5mm equivalent zoom range, this one lens can cover most general shooting scenarios. It also uses one extra-low dispersion element and two aspherical elements to combat aberrations and flare. Ensuring optimal performance is the Smooth Autofocus Motor (SAM), a built-in system that provides smooth, quiet, and quick focusing that works well with the internal focus design to provide a minimum focus distance of 1.5'. Additionally, it has a seven-blade circular diaphragm for smooth bokeh.

Covering wide-angle to telephoto perspectives, this 18-135mm zoom is designed for APS-C format A-mount cameras, where it will provide a versatile 27-202.5mm equivalent focal length.
A variable f/3.5-5.6 maximum aperture helps ensure that lens size and weight is kept to a minimum.
One extra-low dispersion glass element is featured in the lens design to help reduce chromatic aberrations and color fringing for improved clarity and color neutrality.
Two aspherical elements are incorporated in the lens design to reduce astigmatism, field curvature, coma, and other monochromatic aberrations.
By incorporating a Smooth Autofocus Motor (SAM) unit into the lens itself to drive the focusing element group, this lens is able to deliver smoother, quieter, and faster performance that coupled systems. Also, the internal focusing design helps to achieve a minimum focus distance of 1.5'.
Rounded seven-blade diaphragm contributes to a pleasing bokeh quality when employing selective focus techniques.
UPC: 002724284780

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Focal Length18 to 135mm (35mm Equivalent Focal Length: 27 to 202.5mm)
Maximum Aperturef/3.5 to 5.6
Minimum Aperturef/22 to 36
Lens MountSony A
Format CompatibilityAPS-C
Angle of View76° to 12°
Minimum Focus Distance1.48' / 45 cm
Maximum Magnification0.25x
Optical Design14 Elements in 11 Groups
Diaphragm Blades7, Rounded
Focus TypeAutofocus
Image StabilizationNone
Filter Size62 mm (Front)
Dimensions (ø x L)2.99 x 3.39" / 76 x 86 mm
Weight14.04 oz / 398 g

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Lens Technical

Sony DT 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 SAM18-135mm F3.5-5.6 OSSFujifilm FUJINON XC 15-45mm F3.5-5.6 OIS PZ
Name Sony DT 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 SAMSony E 18-135mm F3.5-5.6 OSSFujifilm FUJINON XC 15-45mm F3.5-5.6 OIS PZ
Max Aperture At Min Focal f/3.5f/3.5f/3.5
Year 201220182018
Mount Type Sony Alpha DTSony EFujifilm X
Lens Type Lens Superwide,lens Wide,lens Medium,lens TelephotoLens Superwide,lens Wide,lens Medium,lens TelephotoLens Superwide,lens Wide,lens Medium
Auto Focus NoNoNo
Price $498$600$300
Lens Zoom ZoomZoomZoom
Lens Range 181815
Global 14.0183
Effective Mega Pixel 9.01
Distorsion 0.550165
Vignetting -0.864222
Tstop 4.99082
Ac 6.90983
Vignetting Ranking 6007
Tstop Ranking 9184
Ac Ranking 4256
Pixel Depth 24.3
Price Sensor 1200
Sensor Raw 24.24
Sensor Format Sensor Apsc
Type SemiProDSLR
Zoom Factor 111
Weight 1lb1lb1lb
Macro NoNoNo
Launch Date May. 2012Jan. 2018Jan. 2018
Brand SonySonyFujifilm


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